Jake’s Take On…Star Wars #1

Star Wars #1 Marvel Comics 2015

Jason Aaron, John Cassaday and Laura Martin successfully take readers back to the Galaxy Far, Far Away in the latest chapter of the “Star Wars” comic book franchise. (Artwork cover property of Marvel Comics)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

Whenever I see the iconic Star Wars logo, John Williams’ brilliant score goes off in my head and I am transported back to a galaxy far, far away.

For the first time since 1987, Marvel Comics released a comic book adaptation of George Lucas’ celebrated science fiction franchise.

The new Star Wars creative team: Jason Aaron (Wolverine & The X-Men), John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men) and Laura Martin (Avengers vs. X-Men) had the daunting task of breathing new life into the force! Were they successful? Read on to find out…

Warning! Spoilers are ahead!

The latest adventures of Luke Skywalker and company focuses on the Rebels’ attempt to overtake the Corellian Industrial Center. Using Han’s connections to Jabba the Hutt as cover, the Rebels make their way into the base and try to shut down its main power core and destroy the Galactic Empire’s largest factory!

As they hunt for the building’s core, Luke continues to discover the force and finds countless captured slaves and helps them escape. Unfortunately, their operation becomes more complicated and chaotic as Darth Vader arrives on the scene and is waiting to confront Luke. To make matters worse, a group of scavengers are dismantling the Millennium Falcon and the only person that can stop them is…C-3PO!

Spoilers end here!

This is a spectacular first issue!

Marvel architect and Kansas City local Jason Aaron delivered a stunning script that will make readers fall in love with the classic characters once again. From a hyper C-3PO to the villainous Darth Vader, Aaron proved that he could transport the iconic characters outside their comfort zone with this highly paced debut issue.

Two other Marvel staples, artist John Cassaday and Laura Martin, have delivered impeccable artwork in past collaborations such as Astonishing X-Men and the first four issues of Uncanny Avengers. However, they outdid themselves with the gorgeous artwork. I got chills when I saw Luke Skywalker confidently held his lightsaber, Darth Vader made his first appearance and the Rebels encounter Imperial Walkers.

Final thoughts & grade: The latest Star Wars franchise is alive and well and it is in good hands! This will be the first time that I am picking up a Star Wars comic and I am looking forward to see what adventures Jason, John and Laura take our favorite Rebels this year. A



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