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.
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.