Star Wars #70

Star Wars #70

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Pretty much everyone’s missions go wrong in Star Wars #70. Luke tries to get Force advice from a thief, Han and Leia get double crossed by her ex-boyfriend, and Chewbacca and C-3PO are about to run into Darth Vader.

The issue starts out with Luke and Warba as their stolen landspeeder gets deactivated. They hide out in a cave and Luke asks her about how much she knows about the Force. The dialog falls apart a little with Luke because he seems too desperate and naive to be asking, practically begging, what he’s asking for. It makes him more a caricature of himself than a real person. Regardless, Warba has no intentions of being serious and tells him they should rob a bank next instead of helping the Rebellion and fighting the Empire.

Afterwards, Han and Leia get in trouble in the honeymoon suite as they go sneaking off into service corridors. Leia puts her trust in her ex-boyfriend and he backstabs them. Elsewhere, Chewbacca and C-3PO are still trying to figure out how to help the rock people. Little do they know that Darth Vader has shown up with the Star Destroyer, so things are about to get interesting. All the stories end on a climatic point, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens next. From a writing perspective, it’s not bad. There’s some fun elements, some good build up of the suspense and action, and most of the dialog is good.

The artwork is even better. Not every panel is drool worthy, but some of them really are worth a second look. One of my favorites is the scene of the Falcon diving down away from the Star Destroyer above it with a little inset panel showing an in-the-cockpit view of 3PO and Chewie. It’s a simple and yet very well done full page panel that captures the false sense of movement, action, and suspense. It’s a great shot with a very cinematic feel.

With great artwork and a good story, I give Star Wars #70 a four out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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