Star Wars: Chewbacca Review


Star Wars: Chewbacca

By Gerry Duggan (text), Phil Noto (illustrator)

Star Wars: Chewbacca collects issues #1 – #5 of Chewbacca.

I am impressed as to how easy it was to interpret Chewbacca’s emotions and what it was that he was saying, considering all he says are variations of arrrrgggghhhhh.

The story line follows Chewbacca who has crash-landed on an Imperial controlled planet an his struggles with the local as he try to acquire the parts that he needs to fix his ship. It is a fairly simple storyline that goes where you expect it to.

The art style use a lot of pastels, which did not work for Chewbacca but showed off the new planet perfectly. In all honesty, not much about this art style was stunning and made me stop to look at any of the images.

The best thing about this comic book is how Duggan and Noto managed to capture Chewbacca’s emotions with his lack of human facial expressions and his lack of English. This could have turned out horribly as making it obvious what Chewbacca is trying to say would not have been an easy thing to accomplish.


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One thought on “Star Wars: Chewbacca Review

  1. I picked this up in a discounted bundle some time ago and was surprised by how good it is. Normally I’m not a big fan of Gerry Duggen’s writing yet this fairly straight forward story is kind of charming. Also, it gives Chewbacca the medal that he deserved.

    Phil Noto’s art takes a while to get used to, and his style isn’t for everyone, but he’s a master of visual storytelling. He makes great use of background and foreground to expand on the environment, with little nudges of character development hidden every now and then. He also usually does his own coloring. What’s really impressive is that he did all the art and colouring in the entire Black Widow run written by Nathan Edmondson and not one issue was ever delayed.


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