Review: Star Wars #9

Star Wars 9 Review Banner Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Stuart Immonen Inker: Wade Von Grawbadger Colorist: Justin Ponsor Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos Cover Artists: Immonen, Von Grawbadger, Ponsor Luke Skywalker has a lot to learn about being a Jedi and life outside of Tatooine.  He is more than a simple country boy, but he is getting himself deeper and deeper into trouble with some very dangerous characters.
Star Wars 9

Star Wars #9

Luke is still on Nar Shaddaa, trying to book passage to Coruscant and the Jedi Temple.  As if that wasn't bad enough, someone has stolen his lightsaber.  It's unclear if there was time for Obi-wan to give Luke the "this weapon is your life" speech or not, but Luke is not letting anyone make off with his lightsaber.  He could definitely stand to learn a thing or two about this from someone like Ahsoka. The chase ends as Luke finally catches up to his pickpocket and we get what might be one of my favorite exchanges yet.  The thief says "...you're insane" and Luke responds "I'm a Skywalker"  I don't know if Luke realizes how perfectly accurate that statement is, but I loved it.  However, things are just getting started for Luke as he is now captured by Grakkus the Hutt who has a penchant for all things Jedi.  Luke was looking for lost information about the Jedi, but I don't think this is what he had in mind. Grakkus captures Luke and forces him to open a Jedi holocron.  Luke manages it and we get a variety of messages from Jedi, some we know and some we don't.  It's a great reminder of Luke's natural talent in the Force. Meanwhile, on the other side of the galaxy, Han and Leia are dealing with his alleged wife, Sana Solo.  She has alerted the orbiting Imperial fleet to their whereabouts but doesn't realize that Han is a fugitive as well.  Leia once again saves them all.  We don't get any new information on Sana, but it looks like we will be getting more about her in the next issue. Jason Aaron continues to deliver the quality Star Wars action, witty banter, and escalating danger that we love.  Stuart Immonen's art and layouts keep the action moving and interesting while also making sure we are able to follow it.  This creative team while still fairly new has given us a great Star Wars story with the promise of even more to come.
4.5/5 Kath Hounds

4.5/5 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.