Synopsis: THE PATH TO JEDI WISDOM…OR A DEADLY TRAP OF THE DARK SIDE? THE FORCE led LUKE SKYWALKER to someone who can provide him with great insight into the path to JEDI wisdom…But their meeting will change Skywalker FOREVER. Luke thought his duel against his father, Darth Vader, was the ultimate test. But Luke’s trials have only just begun. The galaxy needs Luke Skywalker. And a Jedi needs a weapon! Meanwhile, Vader continues his search for his long-lost son, and the REBEL ALLIANCE finds itself on the verge of losing all hope.
Picking the story up from where last month left off. Luke has found a Jedi called Verla who thought her Jedi days long behind her. When Luke finds her. Verla doesn’t take kindly to it and attempts to kill him, but thanks to an intervention by R2D2 she is unable too. Thankfully Luke doesn’t hold a grudge and manages to reason with Verla who talks about her past and gives Luke the location of a Jedi Temple from the Republic Days where he can find himself a lightsaber, but could all of this be to good to be true?
Jesus Saiz continues to provide some brilliant artwork for this issue. The panels where Verla is telling Luke about her experiences of running away from Vader and his inquisitors are fantastic. I also really enjoyed the sequence that takes place in the Jedi Temple, which makes for an exciting Lightsaber duel.
Charles Soule creates another action-packed issue, which expands on Luke Skywalker’s journey to becoming the Jedi that we eventually see in ‘Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi’, but we also get a little foreshadowing for the much-derided ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ during the sequence where Verla warns Luke about his future relationship with the Force. Hopefully, we’ll get to see a lot more mythology surrounding the force in future issues.