REVIEW: Star Wars Adventures #2

It’s easy to see that IDW and Disney have a long-term winner on their hands with Star Wars Adventures. This is the type of comic that has been a staple in the young readers market for decades. The stories are simple, the art is clean, and the comic adds just enough additional information to the property without really mucking up continuity to make the comic worth the cover price. This is a book designed to last.

All of the creative minds involved here are on point. The first story of Rey saving Unkar Plutt from a group of gunmen is quick, easy to understand; yet has enough action that the plot never drags. The artwork is cartoony, but in the best way possible. I can see this design easily leading into a line of action figures in the future.

The second story is a flashback tale provided by Emil Graf, who recounts to his droid companions, Boo and Crater, the story of the heroic Rebel pilot Evaan Verlaine whom leads a small invasion force that infiltrated an Imperial Star Destroyer, thanks to the pilot’s brave effort the Rebel base on Yavin was saved. All of this happened just after the events of “Return of the Jedi”.

I’m confident that this is a series that will hang around on comic racks for a long time if IDW maintains this high quality in story and art. Each creator involved put their best foot forward and it shows. With the impending release of “The Last Jedi” just around the corner there is only going to be increased interest in a series like this. It’s uplifting to know that the next crop of young Star Wars fans will be introduced into the expanded universe through such a high quality comic.

Final Thoughts: Sure it’s cliché to say, but the force is strong with this book.

Final Score: 4 ½ out of 5 Wookies

Star Wars Adventures #2
Story: Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet
Art: Derek Charm, Elsa Charretier
Colors: Sarah Stern
Letters: Tom B. Long
Publisher: IDW Publishing


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