Star Wars Annual #3

Star Wars Annual #3

Writer: Jason Latour
Artist: Michael Walsh
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Cover Artist: Michael Walsh

Star Wars Annual #3 is one of the best stories Marvel has put out yet. It’s a simple Han and Leia story set on the world of Odona. It’s a snow planet, and a figure from Han’s past has returned to square some old debts.

First off, the writing in this issue is top notch. Not only does Jason Latour nail the dialog of Han and Leia, but there’s also a great story that plays out. The badguy in the issue gets a full background and character arc. There’s a group of mercenaries, plus the snow world feels different enough from Hoth to not feel like a cheap location ploy. Heck, there’s even some cool monsters. All those essential and even non-essential Star Wars elements come together to tell a great little self-contained Star Wars story that anyone can pick up and enjoy.

The only weak link is the artwork, and even there it isn’t too bad. Michael Walsh has a nice style that’s cartoony but still packs in some detail and does a great job of conveying the story. Whether it’s a blaster fight or a wintery storm blowing in, he captures the action. Plus there some great compositions in the panels that accentuate the emotion of the characters and the scenes. Coupled with the dialog and the breakdown of the story, it works really well.

With pretty good artwork and a great story, I give Star Wars Annual #3 a five out of five metal bikinis. This one was a lot of fun and worth checking out.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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