Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Star Wars: Shattered Empire (graphic novel) - Paul's REVIEW

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Title: Star Wars: Shattered Empire

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Marco Checchetto, Angel Unzueta, & Emilio Laiso
Recent Release Date: November 17, 2015

Synopsis: For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end of Star Wars Episode VI Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star — and into the chaos of a Shattered Empire. It's the explosive lead-in to this winter's blockbuster big-screen Star Wars revival, and everything you need to know is right here! Collecting JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - SHATTERED EMPIRE #1-4, PRINCESS LEIA #1 and STAR WARS (1977) #1


Review: This is one of the few stories set after Return of the Jedi. The first panels take place at the end of the Battle of Endor. Poe Dameron's parents are the focus of this book, primarily his mother. Though the main cast does make cameos. 

I like the groundwork this places for the post-ROTJ universe. The red messengers from Palpatine were really cool. I also really liked seeing Naboo and Leia's force sensitivity come into play again in a subtle way. I'm very interested in what happens to the things Luke recovered at the end of this short graphic novel.

I felt like this was a cool beginning, but I wish it had been longer. The trade paperback includes the first volume of two other comics because Shattered Empire itself is so short. I'm hoping we get more stories that pick up on these threads. I give this graphic novel a 5/5.


1 comment:

  1. This definitely looks awesome!!!

    Also I nominated you for the Liebster Award. I hope you continue it and good luck!

    Keep up the great work!