December 2, 2023

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Comic Review: Star Wars Volume 3

Leia has to deal with a prison break of sorts while Han and Luke are off having other misadventures in this continuation of Marvel's Star Wars line.

I’ve said it before, I am saying it now, and I will certainly say it again:  Marvel has been doing right by all things Star Wars.

The saga in the series with the same title continues in volume 3, subtitled Rebel Jail.

After a story from an annual dealing with a Rebel spy learning just how dark the Empire can be, we jump to tha main story as Princess Leia is delivering Doctor Aphra, a prisoner since the Vader Down crossover, to a secret prison the Rebellion had stashed in a hidden space.  Along for the ride is smuggler Sana Starros, the woman who claimed to be Han Solo’s wife, and the two droids C-3PO and R2-D2.  Where are Han and Luke?  Off having a separate, more humorous adventure.  Chewbacca?  He sits this story out.  Things seem to be going OK when suddenly there’s a prison break.

But no one is breaking out.  Someone is breaking in for reasons that I won’t be revealing here.

The volume includes an Obi Wan Kenobi lost adventure, and it’s the usual fun I get from Marvel’s Star Wars line.  Jason Aaron writes a good story, doing a good job on a long game while making for good stops along the way.  I’m a bit less enamored with Leinil Yu’s artwork, but what we have here fits the characters.  This series may not work as well for me as that great Darth Vader series, but it still largely works.  Eight out of ten actual nerf herding moments.