In Review: Star Wars (2020-) #21 STRANDED ON A STAR DESTROYER!

Synopsis: STRANDED ON A STAR DESTROYER! After a mission gone wrong, ace Rebel pilot SHARA BEY (POE DAMERON’S mother) was left for dead aboard the TARKIN’S WILL, a huge...
STRANDED

Synopsis: STRANDED ON A STAR DESTROYER! After a mission gone wrong, ace Rebel pilot SHARA BEY (POE DAMERON’S mother) was left for dead aboard the TARKIN’S WILL, a huge Star Destroyer. Shara survived and has been hiding deep inside the massive ship ever since, evading COMMANDER ZAHRA’S notice. But her time is up. Can she live long enough to escape?

 

The Story

It’s been a while since we saw Shara Bey. When last we saw her she had managed to hide out on the Tarkin’s Will. But was left stranded by her squad. This issue catches up with her and shows what she has been up to. The story starts when the Rebels receive two messages from Shara Bey. One with the various weak spots in the Imperial Fleet. The other is for her Husband Kes Dameron.

Understandable Kes is not happy with Mon Mothma’s decision to leave Shara on Tarkin’s Will until such times as they can get her out safely. Indeed, in her message to Kes. Shara points out that she plans to make her own escape. But unfortunately for Shara Commander Zahra has figured out where she’s been hiding.

 

Artwork

We get some solid artwork in this month’s issue as we get a whistle-stop tour of The Tarkin’s Will, which includes some areas of the ship that have been closed off. We get a great series of panels where we see Shara nearly blow her cover when she is dressed as a Storm Trooper in a rather beaten-up suit. Artist  Ramon Rosanas does a pretty decent job of illustrating the damaged parts of Shara’s Stormtrooper Uniform.

But as always. The best is saved for last. When we see Commander Zahra in her combat gear and ready to fight. I loved the image that is more or less a silhouette of the two women battling each other with only their faces visible.

 

Overall

This is a pretty solid story, which gives us a little more insight into who Poe Dameron’s parents were. I really enjoyed reading Shara’s descriptions of what she has had to do to stay under the radar of the Imperials. And also liked how Kes argued to a point with Mon Mothma in order to try and get authorization to lead a rescue mission. This part of the book put me in mind of Poe Dameron’s run-ins with Vice Admiral Holdo from The Last Jedi. Only somewhat better written and in a story that actually makes sense. 

Question remains. Will Share remain stranded or will she get away from Commander Zahra?

 

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9.8
Star Wars (2020-) #21
  • Story
    9.5
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

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