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XWing X-Wing Rogue Squadron #27 [Family Ties (Part 2 of 2)]
Story: Michael A Stackpole
Pencils: Jim Hall
Inks: Gary Martin
Colors: Perry McNamee
Editor: Peet Janes

Summary

The rogues team up with a pair of Corsec security to solve the Fel baby kidnapping.


EnsViews Comic Review
Reviewed 02/06/98

Regular readers of Batman comics will tell you that while it is hard to compare... the art and story of the cartoony "Animated Adventures" series has greater consistent quality than the other "serious" titles. It is clear to me that this issue falls in the "Adventures" genre and it is reviewed as such...

Story
Uncharacteristically, we don't get a whole lot of character development nor unique insights into the life of a Rogue. What we get is a fun adventure with our crew on land rather than in the air, and it works. I must admit that a lot of the dialog struck me as clever and made me smile.

If the story had a weakness, I'd say it's the ending after the rescue is complete where it felt a bit like pages were being filled. One panel of ironic Corran Horn "foreshadowing" would have been enough.

Art
First, this issue pulls off an impressive feat in changing pencilers in mid- stream without a noticeable change. If I hadn't counted out the pages to see where the change happened I might have missed it altogether.

I liked the art style as a change of pace. It suited the story very well. It's hard to find words to define this style without making it sound inferior to other comic styles. It's simpler... but keep in mind that it's much harder to convey the same message using fewer lines.

Summary
Remember that simpler does not mean inferior. This is a high quality issue and is nice as a brief change of pace. (But now... back to the war.)

7.5/10. Recommended.

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