Synopsis: “COLLISION COURSE” Reeling from the events on JEKARA and forced to confront the reality of her own choices and losses, LEIA ORGANA meets QI’RA to discuss the person they both have in common – heroic smuggler HAN SOLO! How has he influenced their lives to that point? And how will it change their fate moving forward?
The two loves of Han Solo’s life finally get to meet as Qi’ra seeks a meeting with General Leia of the Rebel Alliance. Qi’ra tells Leia about how she had gotten her agents to help facilitate her failed rescue attempt of Han. She also tells Leia about her past with Han and where they came from. This makes for an interesting meeting that ends with Qi’ra telling Leia that Crimson Dawn will be there for her to call on should she need help. After all. The Crimson Dawn has no love for The Empire.
As with previous issues, Ramon Rosanas does a solid job on the artwork and gets the character likenesses down fairly well. I particularly enjoyed the sequence in which we see a young Han and Qi’ra in a flashback. Also, the micro-expressions between Leia and Qi’ra during their meeting were pretty bang on.
This is a great issue that gives us a scene that I don’t think we’ll ever get to see replicated on film or in animation. The meeting between Leia and Qi’ra felt pretty epic and the conversation that they have was every bit as compelling as I thought it would be. I also liked the fact that Qi’ra and Crimson Dawn seem to be on the same side as the Rebellion. At least insofar as to how it will serve them. It will be interesting to see how that story develops in the various crossovers. Hopefully, Disney+ and Lucasfilm will eventually get around to resurrecting Crimson Dawn on the big or small screen because it will make for an interesting series or movie series.
Overall. “COLLISION COURSE” lives up to the hype and I can’t wait to read the next issue. And revisit this entire story arc when it gets released as a collected volume.