Star Wars Volume 1: Skywalker Strikes
By Jason Aaron, John Cassidy (illustrator), and Laura Martin (illustrator)
This was super fun from start to finish.
Star Wars Volume 1: Skywalker Strikes collects issues #1 – #6 of the ongoing series. It starts after the end of Episode IV (the destruction of the Death Star) and initially goes about the consequences that happen after destroying the Death Star. The Empire is in denial of the rebel propaganda and are desperate to stop them before they become more dangerous than they already are.
The story told was a simple one that I enjoyed. It starts off with Luke, Han, Leia and the crew trying to destroy the largest weapons manufacturing plant that is under Imperial control, with some surprising delays occurring. After loosing Ben Kenobi on the Death Star, Luke feels lost and starts on a journey to find what it means to be a Jedi. Meanwhile Han and Leia are scouting locations in the Outer Rim for potential bases for the Rebel Alliance. And to say that this volume ends on a cliffhanger is an understatement!
The art style was suitable for the events that are occurring, with minor changes taking place detail-wise between the issues but close enough over the 6 issues collected. The battle scenes were stunning, a lot more acrobatic than what occurs in the original trilogy (think more of the battle style of the prequel trilogy). But as much as I love that battle style visually, it does not fit into the narrative that the original movies have layed-out.
Such a great read. Cannot wait to read Volume 2.
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