Review: Shattered Empire #4

Shattered Empire Review banner 4 Writer: Greg Rucka Artist: Marco Checchetto Colors: Andres Mossa Cover: Marco Checchetto Letterer: VC's Joe Caramagna The Rebel Alliance was victorious at the Battle of Endor, defeating the Emperor and destroying the Death Star.  However, victory is not what they expected.  Three months have passed since the Battle of Endor and it's been a non-stop fighting as they push the Empire back.
Shattered Empire 4

Shattered Empire #4

Shara Bey and her husband Kes Dameron are trying to get out of the fighting, but not before she is pulled into one last mission for Luke Skywalker.  He's on a secret mission to recover something the Emperor stole from the Jedi temple on Coruscant. The mission is pretty straightforward, impersonate an Imperial officer, get clearance into the secure vaults, steal the items and then make their way out.  When have things ever gone to plan for the heroes?  Shara's summation and impersonation of an Imperial officer is great, but where her acting skills leave off, Luke's Jedi skills take over.  Watching Luke take on the Stormtroopers is incredibly satisfying.  My only complaint was I wanted more Luke action. Greg Rucka's writing continues to impress.  Through all four issues, he built a great story upon the foundation of the Star Wars we know so well.  Marco Checchetto's art and layouts kept the story moving quickly and kept the action exciting and tense. This is the final issue of this mini-series.  We will be seeing more of the Dameron family very soon, but I hope that we get to see more of Shara and Kes as well.  In just a few issues, she became a great character and one that I want to see more of in the future.  I honestly was not expecting the ending we got.  As I got to the last few pages I fully expected things to go another direction, but I'm very pleased with where we ended up and it does open up a few interesting ideas for The Force Awakens and beyond.
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.