Review: Star Wars #6

Star Wars Review banner 6 Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Cassaday Colorist: Laura Martin Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos Cover Artists: Cassaday & Martin Luke Skywalker has gone to Obi-wan Kenobi's hut on Tatooine, but Boba Fett is one step ahead and laid a trap for him.  On the other side of the galaxy Han and Leia are hiding from the Empire at an old smuggler's base.
Star Wars 6

Star Wars #6

The book opens with Luke blinded by Boba Fett's flash grenade, unaware of who or what is attacking him.  Boba Fett seems to be the exact opposite of how he was in the last issue, gone is the ruthless bounty hunter willing to torture and murder an innocent kid in front of 50 strangers.  Now he seems to be toying with Luke, he's almost making jokes.  Without going as far as Robot Chicken, this is probably as close to a humorous Fett story as we are going to get.  It's a good fight, but Luke doesn't really seem to be showing any injuries for the amount of damage that Fett seems to do. While Luke tries to escape from Boba Fett, Han and Leia are trying to escape the Empire.  Last issue Han blew their cover on a mission and they were forced to descend into a planet that seemed to be nothing but winds and storms.  Turns out there is a planet under all that nastiness with a hidden smuggler base, well less a base and more a cave with some supplies.  Before Han can make his move on Leia, another ship shows up and things get complicated for everyone. By the time this review is posted the news has already spread all over the internet, and frankly it's not that big of news.  The mysterious masked person hunting Han Solo this whole time turns out to be Sana Solo, Han's estranged wife.  Clearly there is more to this story than we have been told.  She is introduced as a cliffhanger to be resolved in issue #8.  Issue #7 is an Obi-wan Kenobi fill in story.  She has been almost as ruthless as Fett in her pursuit of Han, even firing on them and coming out with a blaster rifle drawn.  It seems clear that this was not exactly a healthy relationship, or possibly even a willing one. The story wraps with the same scene we saw in Darth Vader #6.  Fett delivers the news to Vader, who doesn't take the news well.  It's a great scene and the cross over between the two books really makes the two stories feel connected and the whole universe feel more cohesive. This issue was a big step up from the previous one.  Jason Aaron's writing is great, really getting into the voice of the characters, especially finding the right balance for Luke and his abilities.  John Cassaday's art continues to be exciting and very cinematic in the action.  The creative team has set up quite a few storylines to keep things interesting, only down side is we have to wait two issues to see how this all resolves.
4/5 Kath Hounds

4/5 Kath Hounds

About the Author

Paul joined the EUCantina staff in 2012, combining his love of Star Wars and his obsession with comic books. He has been a Star Wars fan since the early 80's and is always finding a way to tie Star Wars into every facet of his life. Paul lives in Virginia. He loves movies, plays guitar and is TK-5990, a proud member of the 501st Legion.