Synopsis: This month in Star Wars The Rebel Fleet is reunited at last, and Leia Organa, Mon Mothma and the other Alliance leaders send a strong message to the galaxy that the resistance to Palpatineâ€™s rule remains as strong as ever. Meanwhile, Lady Qiâ€™ra of Crimson Dawn has activated her sleeper agents across the galaxy, instructing them to cause chaos for the Empire by any means necessary!
General Leia launches a mission that sees The Rebel Fleet take out an imperial base during some celebrations for Empire Day. This attack has the knock-on effect of the Empire sending out an inspector to their new Death Star to check on the security and such. Meanwhile, Leia and Mon Mothma plan their next missions and plot a series of small attacks designed to publically humiliate the Empire.
Elsewhere on the Death Star Lady Qi’ra’s nephew and his wife have been sent orders to create havoc, which sees them having to also plan their own escape from the oppressive Empire, in a shuttle that will get used again by a certain Han Solo in the future.
AndrÃ©s Genolet does okay with the artwork but is a little inconsistent when it comes to the character likenesses of Leia and Luke in the early part of the book. Thankfully they looked close enough to not completely pull me out of the story. But it was still noticeable.
Charles Soule makes clever use of continuity here. Especially when it comes to Lady Qi’ra’s nephew stealing a certain Imperial Shuttle, which we all know will get used again in Return of The Jedi. I also quite enjoyed the inspection of the Death Star and the fact that it is not revealed to be the death star until the very last panel.
Overall. This is a really strong setup for the penultimate few issues that will lead directly into the Return of The Jedi timeline.