Star Wars #9 Review

– by Michael Connally
   

The Force is strong with this one.  Jason Aaron continues to show Luke's growth from farm boy stuck on Tatooine to a powerful Jedi. Luke is on the hunt after a thief stole his lightsaber.  With the help of R2-D2, Luke is able to recover his lightsaber but not before he meets Grakkus the Hutt.  A Hutt that has a fascination with the Old Jedi Order.  Grakkus is a collector of anything Jedi with his necklace of lightsaber handles to a warehouse of Jedi relics. 

I can only imagine if the Jedi Starfighter in the warehouse belonged to either Obi-Wan or Anakin.  Where the story hits its peak is when Luke is forced to open a relic using the Force while being threatened by Grakkus.  Luke is confronted by holograms of Jedi’s of the past who offer advice to whomever opens the relic.  The last Jedi who appears seems to be Ahsoka Tano.  Where the story hits a snag though is when it picks up with Han, Leia, and Sana (Han’s Estranged Wife).  The story is slowed down at this point with nothing really moving forward except the three of them are trying to escape the Imperial planet. 

The story ends with R2-D2’s emergency signal to rescue Luke is picked up by the Rebels with only Chewbacca willing to go save his friend.  The artwork of Immonen, Von Grawbadger, and Ponsor continues to be strong as they have taken over from Star Wars #8.  The panels of Luke fighting the Magnaguards make the comic pop right out. This team has me looking forward to the next installment.

Overall Score 8/10

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