In Review: Star Wars (2020-) #36 – DISASTER LOOMS FOR THE REBEL ALLIANCE!

DISASTER LOOMS FOR THE REBEL ALLIANCE!
REBEL

The Story

With Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader preoccupied with a disturbance in the force. General Leia and the rebel fleet initiate a daring mission to destroy some monuments in the Emperor’s base on Coruscant. According to Admiral Akbar, the mission is doable, but in order to get close to their target. Lando and his small attack group will have to get rather mucky before they can engage in their attack run.

 

The Artwork

Andrea Di Vito draws some really fun panels for this story. One moment that I particularly enjoyed was the first part of Akbar’s plan in which a cargo freighter full of a very smelly fertilizer has to undergo an imperial inspection. The character drawings of the Imperial Officers holding their noses and covering their faces were lots of fun. Of course, the fertilizer, which is very smelly is concealing a deadly secret. But the visual of some droids stirring a lot of liquid like fertilizer keeps it in a liquid state for a fun one to see.

 

Overall

Charles Soule comes up with a genius plot for this story, which is something I could easily envisage being used in an animated series or even a feature film. The Rebel plan to sneak four small attack fighters past the first responding defenses of Coruscant by hiding them in a freighter that is basically carrying liquid shit as cargo is not only fun but it is genius. It also feels a little bit like a call back to Han, Luke, and Leia escaping from the detention wing of the death star via the trash compacter in A New Hope. Only it’s kind of the reverse of that.

I also loved how this story sets up things for Nien Nunb who goes on to be Lando’s co-pilot in the Death Star attack in Return of the Jedi.

9.6
Star Wars (2020-) #36 - DISASTER LOOMS FOR THE REBEL ALLIANCE!
  • Covers
    8.8
  • Story
    9.7
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    10

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