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Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of A Jedi #1

by Alan Rapp on June 2, 2021

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Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of A Jedi #1 comic reviewSet between the events of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, the first issue of the four-issue mini-series offers a solo mission for Luke. The series is an adaptation of the young adult novel and the first issue puts Luke on the surface of the planet of Devaron pulled by a calling in the Force he doesn’t quite understand after being shot down by Imperials.

The beginning of a larger story, the first issue really serves to set up the three remaining issues to come ending with Luke on the edge of the forbidden Eedit Temple. The issue also introduces us to a few characters, such as Farnay and Sarco Plank as locals who feel like they will have a larger part in the story as it unfolds.

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Star Wars #13

by Alan Rapp on May 20, 2021

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Star Wars #13 comic reviewStar Wars #13 acts as a lead-in to Marvel’s upcoming arc which will crossover through their various titles including Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra. Set after the events of The Empire Strikes Back, “Prelude to War of the Bounty Hunters: The Hunt for Han” give us Luke, Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3PO, and the Wookie Sagwa searching for Boba Fett still in possession of Han Solo frozen in Carbonite.

It’s always interesting to see how artists choose to clothe Luke outside of established continuity, here in his end of Star Wars clothes sans jacket. The search takes them to Nar Shaddaa where someone under the name of Jango Fett has been making a reputation in the local arena.

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Darth Vader #11

by Alan Rapp on May 10, 2021

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Darth Vader #11 comic review“Into the Fire” concludes as Darth Vader reaches the surface of Exegol in search of the Emperor. Although Vader fights off a few guards, and defeats a crowd of the Sith supporters shown in The Rise of Skywalker, Darth Vader #11 sadly doesn’t offer any more context to the group on the Emperor’s secret base nor reveal any more detail about them. Other than the one unexpected item Vader discovers in the laboratory, the base on Exegol offers no surprises or reveals (either because Greg Pak had nothing to add to the underdeveloped plot hole left from the film or wasn’t given permission to fill it).

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  • Title: Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Cut and Run
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Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Cut and Run television review

The first normal-length episode of the series, “Cut and Run” sets up the template for what life on the run for Clone Force 99 (all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) will look like. The team travels to Saleucami and introduces Omega (Michelle Ang) to former Clone Trooper Cut Lawquane (Dee Bradley Baker) and his family. It’s a little unclear what help the Bad Batch hoped to get from the family as things shift almost immediately to the clones working to get the family off the planet which is now under Imperial control. The rest of the episode centers around the team forging passes to get the team off-world (rather than simply take them aboard their ship and drop them off anywhere in the galaxy, completely under the Empire’s nose since they only discover the ship after the Bad Batch notify them as part of the convoluted plan).

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  • Title: Star Wars: The Bad Batch – Aftermath
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Star Wars: The Bad Batch - Aftermath television review

Opening at the end of the Clone Wars, the first episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch catches up with Clone Force 99 (all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) on Kaller with the genetically mutated clone squad riding to the rescue only to see the rest of the clones turn on Depa Billaba and her Padawan. Returning to Kamino confuses the clones even more where the discover an Empire has risen, the “regs” have gotten more dickish than usual, and Admiral Tarkin (Stephen Stanton) has arrived to reexamine the role of a clone army within the First Galactic Empire. The look of the series mirrors the group’s appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as the fan-favorites begin their own series of adventures.

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