Star Wars #24
Star Wars #24
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Jorge Molina
Colorist: Matt Milla
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Cover Artists: Mike Deodato and Rain Beredo
Star Wars #24 kicks into high gear as Scar Squad spreads chaos on the Harbinger. Nothing goes right for the Rebels as they lose control of the ship. One by one Scar Squad engages the heroes and threatens to take back control of the star destroyer.
The issue starts out with a false calm. Leia and Luke are still focused on the mission and are oblivious to the ill omen of their former admiral being strapped to the outside of ship and left to die before being blown up by Sana. Han is cautious, but Sana is the only one who realizes the danger they’re in. Of course it’s not long before Scar Squadron makes themselves known.
We get some names for the squad members this time around and plenty of action. Misty leads a group to take out the bridge. Zuke single handedly captures the engine room before duking it out with Chewbacca. Kreel engages Luke in a lightsaber contest and Cav and knife guy give Sana some problems. There’s lots of action, chaos and fun. It’s the highlight of the issue.
One-upping the story is the Vader factor. In this issue, we find out that Scar Squad is under orders from Vader. In fact this whole mission is Vader’s doing. It raises a lot of questions, but it also makes sense when tied into all the other Marvel comics. Vader has been enlisting a lot of extra help and he has his sights set on Luke. This all about him making a play to get his son. While we know it won’t be successful, it’s still kind of interesting to see how this will play out.
Visually this comic is interesting in a different way. Molina’s style varies between a 70’s cartoon parody illustration vibe to more realistic depictions. Some panels look normal, some look odd. The contrasting styles don’t mesh well together and it gives a weird feel to the issue. Sometimes it feels like you’re looking at a MAD magazine comic strip. Then again, other panels fit right in and look fine. It’s a jarring inconsistency.
Overall I give Star Wars #24 a four out of five metal bikinis. It’s not perfect but it’s still good and enjoyable.
Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.