In Review: Star Wars (2020-) #45 – THE GREATEST TRIAL IN THE GALAXY CONTINUES!

THE GREATEST TRIAL IN THE GALAXY CONTINUES!
TRIAL

Synopsis: THE GREATEST TRIAL IN THE GALAXY CONTINUES! LANDO CALRISSIAN is on trial for crimes against the ALLIANCE. The evidence is clear, and his friends have turned against him, from LUKE SKYWALKER to LEIA ORGANA. Lando’s only hope…is DARTH VADER?

 

The Story

Lando’s trial has started and things are not looking great. However, when Mon Mothma is kidnapped by a group known as the Scarabi. Hoping to use the kidnapping as a means of getting Lando let off the charges. His advocate Georgio tries to put her spin on the Corellian codes of justice, but General Madina is having none of it. Georgio does however manage to get a sympathetic testimony from Princess Leia who only wants the trial to be conducted properly.

Having heard coverage of Mon Mothma’s kidnapping in the last issue. Lando recognizes the voice of one of her kidnappers and feeds the information to Chewbacca because he does not want to use his knowledge about the Scarabi as a bargaining chip to get let off. Georgio chastises Lando for this as she doesn’t understand her old friend’s loyalty to the rebellion.

 

The Artwork

Madibek Musabekov puts together some fantastic art for this issue. I was impressed with the colours and line work used in the panels where with see Kes Dameron and his team investigating the crime scene of where Mon Mothma’s kidnapping took place. I also enjoyed the run of panels where Leia’s testimony provides a few flashback panels to the events we saw in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.

 

Overall

Writer Charles Soule continues to intrigue and give readers plenty to chew over with his characterizations and subplots. I enjoyed the sequence where Leia gets questioned about Lando and how she explains that his actions in betraying his friend Han Solo were not committed for selfish reasons.

I look forward to seeing how all of this plays out in the next issue.

9.6
Star Wars (2020-) #45 - THE GREATEST TRIAL IN THE GALAXY CONTINUES!
  • Covers
    9.3
  • Story
    9.7
  • Artwork
    9.8
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.8

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