In Review: Star Wars #26

With one of our rebel crew captured and imprisoned…we turn once more to the journals of Ben Kenobi…and a legendary adventure of Jedi Master…Yoda!

Synopsis: With one of our rebel crew captured and imprisoned…we turn once more to the journals of Ben Kenobi…and a legendary adventure of Jedi Master…Yoda!

Review: Picking up from the last issue in which C3PO is captured. This story kind of sees the rebels debating on wether to mount a rescue and Scar Squadron looking to go against orders and keeping the droid.

This story line leads to a somewhat tedious back and forth between R2D2 and Luke Skywalker, which Segues into the journal of Obi Wan, which this times goes to a story that took place prior to the Clone Wars. A story, which centres on Yoda and a new Padwan and a mysterious planet full of children who seem to exhibit force powers.

When compared with the massive story arc, which came to a brief halt last issues. This is somewhat of a slow burn of a story, which I found pretty run of the mill.

Obi Wan gets very little dialogue given that the story is taken from his journal. And he also gets landed with some damn awful dialogue, which wouldn’t have been out of place in a 1960s episode of the old Batman series. The line just didn’t feel very Star Wars to me.

For me. This is Jason Aaron on an off day. I didn’t hate the story, but I didn’t love it either.

The artwork continues to be really strong and Salvador Larroca’s drawing of Yoda up close was kind of a thrill to see.

Hopefully this story picks up a little more next issue because this opening chapter was really hit and miss with me.

8.9
Star Wars #26
  • The Ark
  • Iffy dialogue for Obi Wan, which felt not very Star Wars
  • Covers
    9.0
  • Story
    7.5
  • Art Work
    9.2
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.5

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 When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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