Rogue One #6

Rogue One #6 (of 6)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Emilio Laiso
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Rogue One #6 wraps up the comic adaptation of the film, and while there isn’t much that differs from the final film, there is some nice artwork.

The issue opens with Blue Squadron racing through the shield gate as it closes. There’s some panels of the dogfighting in the air, some of the ground battle, then it goes to K-2SO as it leads to his death. Emilio takes the time to do a little something extra with each of the death panels. It’s adds an extra poignancy to each one. From there it’s on to Bodhi struggling with the cable, Jyn and Cassian climbing for the data tape, and then it’s time for Chirrut’s death, then Bodhi’s, then Maze. Jyn faces down Krennic, Cassian shoots him, the Death Star fires, and Jyn and Cassian meet their end. Vader’s corridor slaughter gets one page, and one page later, the story is over. To cap it off, the end the comic with the crawl from Episode IV: A New Hope, which is a very nice touch.

So, with some shinning moments with the artwork, some of the most tense and emotional scenes in the movie all condensed down into one comic issue, does Rogue One #6 warrant a purchase? Maybe. I have to admit, this is probably the strongest issue in the adaptation, and there isn’t even any extra material. Yet it tells the best part of the entire movie. The death scenes are beautifully captured. And I have to admit, that addition of the crawl at the end is great.

In all honesty, I’d recommend skipping all of the previous issues and just getting this one. It would be cheaper than buying all of them individually or waiting for the trade paperback. This one is good enough on it’s own to scratch that itch of reading a comic adaptation of Rogue One. I give it a four out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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