Age of Rebellion: Luke Skywalker #1

Age of Rebellion – Luke Skywalker #1

Writer: Greg Pak
Artists: Chris Sprouse, Scott Koblish, and Stefano Landini
Inkers: Karl Story, and Marc Deering
Colorist: Tamra Bonvillain
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Cover Artists: Terry and Rachel Dodson

Age of Rebellion – Luke Skywalker #1 is kind of interesting. It’s a Luke story set before Return of the Jedi, probably in the time gap after The Empire Strikes Back. Luke helps the Rebels out on a mission and they get cut off by an Imperial Star Destroyer. All the while, Luke has to deal with the Emperor who is messing with his head via the Force.

The story starts off strong with good artwork and action as Luke deals with some Imperial droids. However the artwork quickly shifts to a much less detailed and enjoyable style that leaves a lot to be desired. The story, however, still packs some punch as the Emperor is introduced and starts playing mind games with Luke. He sort of leads him down a what if day dream. Luke thinks about leaving the Rebellion and the war, starting a new life on a planet and living in peace. He’s brought back to reality, though, and saves the day once again. But the what if scenario, as well as the Emperor’s influence, are very interesting points in the story. Sadly, it’s not enough to make it a great comic. The story could have been a little better, a little tighter, especially with the ending and how Luke shakes off the Emperor and how the Emperor accepts the setback. The artwork could have been way better. I have no idea why there are three artists for this issue, but I can only guess there were issues meeting timelines. The end result is a Star Wars comic that doesn’t raise the bar very high in terms of quality.

As is, I give this issue a three out of five metal bikinis as it did have some interesting, worthwhile ideas, but it needed a little better oversight to push it through and make it a good one.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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