Star Wars #47

Star Wars #47

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Colorist: Guru-eFX
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Cover Artist: David Marquez & Matthew Wilson

Star Wars #47 is an okay issue as we get some scenes of Mon Cala opera and some under water action with the infiltration of Strokill Prime. There’s a little bit of action with a giant fish creature, and a few stormtroopers get stunned, but that’s it. The rest of the issue is dialog driven as it moves the plot along. It’s a bit bare.

The issue opens with the incognito moff arriving for the opera. Threepeeio plays a big part as he translates for the impostor posing as the moff and provides some help along the way. There is some groundwork laid that could lead to the moff being found out. Elsewhere, Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca and the real moff deal with a giant underwater creature that’s a nod to The Phantom Menace. Afterwards they shoot their way into the Imperial base and find Lee-Char. What they find is the only real surprise in the issue, and it’s about the only thing of note as well.

The story doesn’t have a lot to it in this issue. There’s not a lot of action, not a lot of important plot elements, and not a lot of character development. It’s an okay story. Mostly, it just drives things along to get to the reveal at the end and leave everyone waiting for the next issue. Personally, I feel like this one needed more substance to stand on its own.

The art is good. Larroca brings the sea creature to horrific life, though it’s pretty much just an eel with an angler fish head. The action and panels are pretty straight forward, but everything looks good. The coloring and lighting does a good job of making the art pop and to help cement the feel of the environments.

With good art and an okay story, I give this one a three out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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