In Review: Star Wars #23

Synopsis: The Rebels have pulled off the impossible…they’ve stolen a Star Destroyer. But why? To what end? Can they hold her together? And who’s in charge of this madness, anyway...

Synopsis: The Rebels have pulled off the impossible…they’ve stolen a Star Destroyer. But why? To what end? Can they hold her together? And who’s in charge of this madness, anyway – Han or Leia?

Review: Picking up from the last issue in which our heroes nicked themselves a Star Destroyer. This issue flashes back to Leia and Luke first hatching the plan to Admiral Akbar.

Of course running a Star Destroyer with a  skeleton crew has his fair share of problems and Han, Leia and Luke are pretty much encountering most of them. Han wants to park up in some other system in order to initiate repairs whereas Leia wants to keep going.

This difference of opinion inevitably causes a row between the two and fun and games follows suit in the form of a race between them to win the prize of being captain. But with them being on an imperial ship. Leia takes the opportunity to cheat.

Elsewhere Luke goes out on patrol in a Tie Fighter and takes Sana with him. Sana instructs Luke in how to fly the imperial fighters and the two take time to get to know each other. There patrol takes on an interesting turn when they find an alliance ship, which is the admiral they are supposed to meet. He is dead. Sana spots danger and coaxes luke to turn tail and head back to their stolen Destroyer in order to warn the crew.

The comic ends with a great cliffhanger as Captain Kreel and his special detachment of Stormtroopers cut their way on board. Their mission. To steal the ship back.

This for me is one of the better ‘Star Wars’ stories that Jason Aaron has written. I love the huge bold plot to steal a Star Destroyer. It plays out like you could imagine a ‘Star Wars’ movie playing out.

I loved the interaction between Han and Leia in this story and the race was utterly ridiculous, but a fun diversion.

The artwork by Jorge Molina is really cool. I loved how he drew the race between Han and Leia, but absolutely loved the work he did of Luke in the cockpit of a Tie Fighter.

Great issue. Can’t wait to read the next one. I kind of want it now.

9.7
Star Wars #23
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.8
  • Colours
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

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