Star Wars #1

by Alan Rapp on January 14, 2013

in Comics

Set immediately following the Battle of Yavin, Dark Horse’s new ongoing series features the Rebellion struggling after their biggest success – destroying the Death Star. With limited resources Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and Wedge Antilles search for a new home base for the Rebellion on the edges of the galaxy.

As first issues go Star Wars #1 isn’t bad, but I was confused by the puzzling choice of making Leia a fighter pilot. The Princess has plenty of skills, but I can’t ever remember this being one of them (and I’ve read a boatload of Star Wars novels and comics).

After our heroic triumvirate barely survive and Imperial ambush, Mon Mothma gives Leia her own command cut-off from the rest of the Rebellion with two objectives. First, to find a new base. And second, to discover if the Empire has a spy within the Fleet.

We also get an appearance by Darth Vader, haunted by his failure at Yavin. Reassigned by the Emperor, the Dark Lord of the Sith should have plenty of opportunities to try and make up for his mistakes and begin his search for young Skyalker. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $2.99]

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