Star Wars #35

Star Wars #35

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Colorist: Edgar Delgado
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Cover Artist: Mike Mayhew

Star Wars #35 tells a one off issue featuring Han, Chewie and Grakkus the Hutt. Mon Mothma and General Draven send Han on an intel mission to find out where Grakkus’ cache of weapons are hidden. They take him for a ride on the Falcon and that’s where the fun begins.

There’s a couple angles to this issue. On one side there is Grakkus who tries to sweet talk Han into giving up on the Rebellion and returning to his true calling, smuggling. On the other side, there’s Han getting into and out of trouble at each turn. Whether it’s dealing with Imperials or a treacherous Hutt, Han manages to keep the upper hand. In telling these two angles of the story, Jason Aaron knocks it out of the park with the dialog. Han sounds like Han, and Grakkus comes off as a manipulative Hutt. Everyone rings true to character. Best of all, it’s a fun little story.

The artwork is also pretty good. My one complaint is the way the human skin tones are depicted differently than everything else in the issue. The affect does make the humans look more photo realistic, but the artistic style stands out and makes them look funny compare to all of the other things drawn and colored in the panels. It’s a double edged sword. Han looks great, but he stands out in each panel, especially when Grakkus is sharing the page with him. The two different art styles tend to clash more than they blend. It’s not terrible, though. I have seen this done worse, and it almost works.

At the end of the issue, there is a tease for the next story, and it’s a fun tease. With a good story and decent artwork, I actually really liked this issue, which is a nice change of pace as of lately. I give Star Wars #35 a five out of five metal bikinis. If you haven’t been following along with the comics, this one stands on its own well enough that you can pick it up and enjoy it without having to read anything else.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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