Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Star Wars: Kanan, Vol. 2: First Blood - Paul's Review

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Title: Star Wars: Kanan, Vol. 2: First Blood

Writer: Ryan Graudin
Artists: Pepe Larraz and Andrea Broccardo
Release Date: May 31, 2016

Synopsis: Continue to explore the early days of Kanan Jarrus, the sensational star of STAR WARS REBELS! You've seen Kanan's last adventure as a Padawan, now witness his first! The boy who was Caleb Dune must find his feet as the Clone Wars rage all around him. When the Jedi Temple comes under attack, what can a mere Padawan do to make a difference? Caleb and his new master, Bilaba, will take command of their own clone troop, and lead them into the furious Battle of Mygeeto. But lying in wait for them there are a pair of Separatist Generals, one of whom is one of the most deadly threats in the entire galaxy! Can Caleb and Bilaba survive Grievous?


Review: I love that this comic takes place in the Clone Wars era. My favorite Star Wars comics were the ones that are now Legends that took place during this era. Depa Billaba is featured in this book and its so cool to see her interacting with Kanan. Depa doing the tests blindfolded was really cool.

There is a lot of action in this book. The art style is perfect for it.

Of course, there are references to other Star Wars characters. Rae Sloane!!! And I thought I saw the younglings from the Clone Wars tv show, but I may have been mistaken. The crew of Rebels also appears and they are drawn more realistic.

I give this book a 4/5. I definitely recommend it to Star Wars fans of the tv shows Clone Wars and Rebels.