Star Wars #64

Star Wars #64

Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Angel Unzueta
Colorist: Guru-eFX
Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Cover Artist: Gerald Parel

The final pieces of Leia’s plan fall into place in Star Wars #64. Everything goes smooth without issue. Too smooth. Yet it isn’t the bad guys who will be throwing a monkey wrench into this situation. Instead, it appears the good guys themselves will be messing things up.

The issue opens with Tunga the shape shifter returning after successfully getting an eye scan of Queen Trios. They then infiltrate the Spike, seal up most of the guards, and take control of the planet. Luke, Chewbacca, R2, Benthic and the partisans then go in to finish off the op. However, Benthic and the partisans get other ideas. Rather than just hurting the planet, the plan on killing it. Leia may have messed up in hiring such extreme agents to be her muscle on this mission.

The story does a good job of mixing some humor with some tension. There’s a lot of movement in this issue, but not really a ton of action since the mission goes so smoothly. To make up for that, it relies on the shifting alliances of the good guys who aren’t as unified in purpose as they need to be. With the partisans planning to hijack this mission for their own personal revenge, everything could go terribly wrong. The issue ends on a cliffhanger, so the reader is left in the dark on how wrong things will go. It’s a good move for the story and makes for a satisfying issue.

The artwork is pretty solid throughout with good character work and good environments. The coloring and the action are all well done. Even the character likenesses are good. Zero complaints there.

With great art and a good story, I give Star Wars #64 a four out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

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