Review: Kanan #8

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Writer: Greg Weisman
Artist: Pepe Larraz
Colors: David Curiel
Cover: Mark Brooks
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Kanan and the crew of the Ghost have gone to the planet Kaller.  He was searching for his former partner when he was attacked and severely injured.  Now he is recuperating in a bacta tank and is remembering the time when he first met his master during the Clone Wars.

Kanan 8

Kanan #8

Kanan’s flashback story continues here.  We get just a single page of the “present” before jumping back more than 15 years prior to the Clone Wars.  A bomber has attacked the Jedi temple and Kanan, then known as Caleb Dume, has been separated from the other padawans while talking with Master Depa Billaba.

As the explosions go off and with the temple in danger, Billaba quickly returns to action, but it’s only with Caleb’s help are the two of them able to make a difference.  Caleb sees that she is a very powerful Jedi Master, but he is much more than an average padawan as well.  Even without realizing it they quickly begin to work together as a team.

This issue feels like a lost episode of The Clone Wars.  After spending so much time in this era, coming back to it feels natural.  While Caleb and Billaba are able to become the heroes and help save the temple, the final pages become bittersweet as we see that they have been assigned to the Clone Battalion that would later change everything.  The story has nearly come full circle.

Greg Weisman once again has written a great story full of emotions and action.  Pepe Larraz’s art with David Curiel’s colors continues to give this book such a unique visual style and flair.  I’m not certain where else this story can go from here, but I know that I trust this creative team to give us a great book.

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.