Star Wars #71

Star Wars #71

Writer: Greg Pak
Artist/Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Letterer: Clayton Cowles

Star Wars #71 really is a halfway point between stories as each storyline just inches forward a bit more without really getting too much further along. To be honest, I think there are too many storylines and it’s killing the pacing.

The issue opens on K43 with C-3PO and Chewbacca. C-3PO starts talking with the elders of Kakra who call him Cousin Ore since he’s made of metal. They try to tell him to be wary of the beings made of flesh, then they ask him to speak on their behalf. Wherever that storyline is going, Vader shows up and declares he wants to make an alliance. Keep in mind there is still some bombs that need to be disarmed or the whole planet will blow up. Elsewhere on Lanz Carpo, Han and Leia are still fighting with Dar. Well Leia is as Han is too incompetent to fight him whereas Leia is now a skilled martial artist. She beats up Dar who then magically changes his mind about things and tries to talk them into a better solution for their problem. The issue wraps on Sergia as Luke is still hanging out with Warba and not finding any Imperial probe droids. She talks him into robbing bank when she really is just trying to steal his lightsaber. However, he pulls it off so she’s still stuck with him.

Each storyline on it’s own doesn’t really get anywhere. The pacing of each is so slow that they’re all boring. If Greg Pak would have focused on one, maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad, but by doing three simultaneous stories, it’s just not working.

The artwork by Philo Noto, however, is a bright spot with the comic. The visuals are all great. But it’s not enough to save the comic. Great visuals and a mediocre story still make for a mediocre comic. I give this one a two and half out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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