Star Wars #6
Star Wars #6
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: John Cassaday
Colorist: Laura Martin
Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos
Cover Artists: John Cassaday and Laura Martin
Star Wars #6 is pretty fun. Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker fight, Han tries to seduce Leia in his secret smuggler’s hideout, and several secrets are revealed. With good artwork, characterizations, and storytelling, this one’s worth checking out. Now for some spoilers.
The Luke and Boba fight is pretty cool. Once again Fett is beaten by a blind guy. However, he at least puts up a fight this time around. Jason Aaron does a good job of giving Fett some personality without turning him into total Fett fan service. It’s nicely done and results in some fun panels for John Cassaday to illustrate.
Han and Leia’s plot thread is where the big question mark comes in. The lady who has been tracking Han down turns out to be his wife. I know, WTF? It’s such a surprise move, I have no idea what to think about it. Who is this lady? How can he have a wife? We’ll see where this one goes, but it some pretty heavy uncharted ground.
The icing on the cake is Vader. After losing Luke, Fett has to deliver the bad news to Vader. He doesn’t take it well. But it’s not Fett’s failure that make him angry, it’s the identity of the pilot who blew up the Death Star: Skywalker. At this point. John Cassaday comes in to show Vader’s brewing anger with cracking transparisteel glass. The shattered viewport shows his anger, but also puts him on the edge of suicide as his fury dances with self-destruction. It’s a good effect.
With fun action, dialog and characters, Star Wars #6 is a good comic. The artwork is good, the story progresses nicely and there’s even some surprises. I give it a five out of five metal bikinis.