Writer: Gerry Dugan
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
When we last left Chewie and Zarro, they had sent a droid packed full of explosives up with Jaum to the Star Destroyer in orbit. Unfortunately, they were captured and sent to the same Star Destroyer.
I have to admit I’m pretty impressed with Zarro by this point, she has faced down some pretty nasty things in this series and managed to keep her wits. Here she even manages to outwit an Imperial officer, of course from some of the officers we’ve met that doesn’t seem very difficult. She is a fun character and I hope that we get to meet her again at some point.
We almost got a translator droid to give us an idea of what Chewie has actually been saying all along. Unfortunately, that droid met the wrath of a Wookiee, most likely intentionally. He seems to mostly agree with what Zarro is saying about him, so I guess at this point it’s not really important what he’s saying.
This whole series has been a serious of daring escapes, and this issue is no different. This time, it’s from within the hangar of a Star Destroyer. It’s a fun and inventive way for them to escape the ship, although I think Chewie needs a bit more practice flying a fighter. Zarro gets a few fun lines about his piloting skills.
The issue closes out with a touching moment between Chewie and Zarro as he gives her his medal from the Battle of Yavin. Turns out he did get one but it’s not really part of his warrior look. The last pages are Chewie finally getting to complete his mission, returning home to Kashyyyk and to his family, unfortunately bearing bad news for a young wookiee.
This has been a fun series, not sure if it really needed to be 5 issues or if they could’ve told the same story in less time, but this final issue gives it a satisfying conclusion. Gerry Dugan’s writing is a lot of fun and Phil Noto’s art continues to be terrific. I wouldn’t have guessed that I would enjoy a Chewbacca centric story as much as I did.