Leia discovers Savan's identity and the crew sets out in the Falcon to stop her.
Guri undergoes delicate reprogramming.
This title is definitely taking a different turn than I expected after the
first couple of issues. Rather than exploring the depths of an individual
journey to humanity, we're actually seeing an ensemble piece following the
ideas of the original SOTE. I guess it would have been quite a stretch for
Guri's quest for humanity is no longer in words or story at all, but simply
silent splash pages of memories of the horrors she has seen. There's nothing
wrong with this, per se. I was simply hoping for more insight into what it's
like to be a droid in the SW universe.
I have mixed feelings about the roles of the movie seven. On the positive
side, I'm occasionally enjoying the edgy Han-Leia relationship (though after
ROTJ one would think that these two would be beyond "denying their feelings"
stage) and the non-perfection of Luke. Both of these anchor the otherwise
generic story into the timeline. However, the dialog on the Falcon continues
with the same unauthentic quality that plagued the last issue. There doesn't
seem to be any reason for Lando, Chewie or the droids to be there. (I'm taking
Perry's word for it that shutting down organized crime is a worthy task for
our heroes while trying to establish a government.)
The art maintains its high standards from previous issues. Other than the
continuing struggle with Mark Hamill and the droids, the movie characters and
the Falcon are well done. There's a nice mix of new and familiar species (the
"scum for hire" lineup is nice). The fleeing Quarren was cool and Savan's
Rodian sidekick is a hilight throughout.
The memory splash pages may be lacking in insight, but they'd make great
If you occasionally buy comics mainly for the art, you might want to pick this
one up... but the story alone isn't worth the price of admission.
6.5/10. Marginal recommendation.