Artoo and Threepio must save a planet without the use of violence.
Dark Horse approached the late Brian Daley (author of the Radio plays and the
original Han Solo novel trilogy) to work with Anthony Daniels (you guys know
who these people are, why am I wasting your time on this stuff?) on a comic
After Daley's passing the script was finished by Windham. His script had
Artoo's lines in English and 3P0's blank. Anthony Daniels then came in and
wrote all of 3P0's dialog.
I remember watching the Droids TV series as a kid, so while the Dark Horse
'Droids' series provided some nostalga, I didn't get into them like the more
Forget every other 'Droids' story you've seen... this one's different. The
tone is darker and the story has a little bit of depth. Don't think that this
means there's no humour. There's comic relief, just not a silly tone. Daley
truely knew how write a story in the SW universe.
3P0 has a lot of lines, but considering Daniels was a co-author that's to be
expected. They're done well, but comics is a tough medium to have one of the
two co-stars not speaking. The subtleties of R2's emotions that work in his
on-screen beeps don't happen here.
I'd just as soon 3P0 not have had to ride on a swoop bike.
This 48 page issue is fully painted. If you haven't seen this comic, you
should at least pick it up in the store and flip though. This is a first for
Star Wars comics and the results are very impressive.
Not only do the droids and known species look great, but I quite liked the
design of the two warring species. There's something about painted comics that
lends a unique a sense of realism.
The story is the best I've read in the Droids series, but is only average as
general comic stories go. However, the art is a refreshing change from the
uninspired fare of the recent SW efforts.