Star Wars Volume 2: Showdown On The Smuggler’s Moon Review

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Star Wars Volume 2: Showdown On The Smuggler’s Moon

By Jason Aaron, Stuart Immonen (illustrator), and Simone Bianchi (illustrator)

Volume 2 collects issues #7 – #12 of Star Wars. Click here for my review of the first volume: Skywalker Strikes.

Volume 2 keeps a very nice pacing throughout. The first issue may be the only exception, with it being in a form of an Obi-Wan Kenobi flashback (which did feel out of place until the reason as to why it occurred at the end of the issue became apparent).

The art style was very similar to that of the first volume, but (in my opinion) it seemed to include more bigger panel included which I loved. I absolutely love how Darth Vader is drawn in this! Darth Vader almost, yes almost, seems scarier in this comic series than in the movies. He is the overbearing shadow that is lurking and you have no idea what his plans are since not much is known of the time in-between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back.

The story was easy to follow and continues the plot twist that occurred at the end of the first volume. With Luke and R2 still separated from Han and Leia, I found that I was able to understand how close that the group had become after having to work together in Episode IV.

An excellent addition to this ongoing story and I cannot wait for Volume 3.

5/5

Have you read Star Wars Volume 2: Showdown On The Smuggler’s Moon? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

Check it out on Goodreads here.

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