Review: Star Wars #17

And here we are again for the CB monthly review of Star Wars. This one is a doozy, folks. For some of you, it may have felt like forever to get to this point, and for others, maybe not so much, but I have definitely been eager to find out how Brian Wood was going to handle this whole marriage thing. We all knew that it wouldn’t take place, especially if you have any knowledge of the universe itself. We all knew that something terrible was going to happen here on Arrochar, and we knew that some of these folks were dirty, but to see it all get to this point, well that just made it all worth the wait. And it was so well executed too. The start of this arc was a little slow, but the more that I read this series, the more that I see that being the norm. I wish that it didn’t have to be that way, but for it all to be as impactful as it is here, I’m starting to think that it’s necessary. As the rebels prepare for the wedding of Leia and her prince, darkness looms over Arrochar. Han has a gut feeling that he can’t shake, and Luke finds out that the rebellion’s new friends are so friendly. Hold on tight, folks, the thermal detonator has been activated. Be careful avoiding the shrapnel.

Star Wars #17 CoverI’m super psyched that there is some Luke/Ben dialogue here. I have been aching for some. No disrespect intended, but it just hasn’t felt like I was reading Star Wars lately. And I won’t spoil it for anyone, but there is another awesome moment that finally hits the pages. Something I thought I’d never get to see, especially because of the time period that this story takes place. I guarantee that you’ll all be as pleased as I was. But aside from all that, the script was very well written. Great dialogue all around. We have definitely been set up for some more great stuff next month.

The art seemed way tighter this time. As I’ve said before, I’m not an artist, I don’t know what it takes for art to be consistent throughout an issue, but whatever it takes, it was definitely done this month. This definitely stands to be some of Crety’s best work on the series so far.

I can’t wait to see how this all unfolds in the next couple issues. I know that it won’t be a simple transition from this to wherever our heroes eventually end up. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that they were all screwed. Looks like we’ll just have to be patient.

Score: 4/5

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Stephane Crety Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Price: $2.99 Release Date: 5/14/14 Format: Ongoing, Print/Digital