Script: Matt Kindt
Pencils: Marco Castiello
Inks: Dan Parsons
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb
Lettering: Michae Heisler
Cover Art: Adam Hughes
Variant Cover Art: Matt Kindt
The Death Star has been destroyed at the Battle of Yavin, but the Rebel Alliance is still on the run from the Empire. They are working to recruit more people to join their cause and take the fight to the Empire. This is where we begin in the first issue of the latest Star Wars miniseries from Dark Horse comics.
This chapter in the Star Wars saga opens on Corellia with what I’m assuming is the main character, who throughout everything we never learn his name. The story is told entirely from his point of view. He has a message to meet a Rebel contact at a specified time and location. He doesn’t know what to expect, but what happens is far beyond anything he could’ve imagined. First his contact is none other than Han Solo himself and it doesn’t take more than a few seconds for everything to quickly go wrong.
Our main character is not one that I would call a hero. He doesn’t really do anything in this first issue that could be called heroic. But that’s not to say anything bad about him. Before he can even process one of the many things happening to him he is swept up in the adventure, side by side with Han Solo and on the run from the Empire.
The main character (Guy? MC?) shows some promise to become something more than what he is here. We are just as confused as he is about what’s going on, but it’s in the serial style where we are dropped into the story already in progress and pulled along for the ride. A really fun addition to the story is the hero worship angle. Han can’t do anything without our Man being impressed by him. Han clearly has an agenda here, or else he really has gone completely insane.
Matt Kindt’s first foray into Star Wars is quite an impressive one. This first issue is non-stop action and mystery. Marco Castiello’s art keeps up with Kindt’s fast paced story and together they give us an action story that never stops long enough for the reader or the characters to stop and catch their breath.
The mystery of what the heck is going on has me wanting to know more.
Advanced Review Copy (ARC) courtesy of Dark Horse. All staff members can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.