Star Wars Adventures #1

Star Wars Adventures #1

Better the Devil You Know, Part 1

Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Derek Charm
Letterer: Tom B. Long
Cover Artist: Derek Charm

Tales From Wild Space: Stop, Thief!

Writer: Cavan Scott
Penciller: Jon Sommariva
Inker: Sean Parsons
Colorist: Charlie Kirchoff
Letterer: Tom B. Long

Star Wars Adventures #1 a kid’s comic that packs a lot of fun into one issue. With colorful artwork and two different stories to enjoy, this one does a good job of taking Star Wars and having some fun. It’s a nice start from IDW.

The first story is “Better the Devil You Know” part one. It follows Rey and is set sometime before the events of The Force Awakens. Scavenging some junk, she has a run in with some thugs, and later learns that Unkar Plutt has been kidnapped. With his replacement being even worse, Rey comes to the conclusion that she has to rescue Unkar. The story is well written, fun, and the artwork works well with it. The colors are bright and the linework is cartoony but it looks good.

The second story is Tales From Wild Space: “Stop, Thief!” This one is set as a story framed within another story. So it starts with a kid named Emil, his droids named Crater and Boo, and his pet lizard-monkey Noni. Emil tells a story to Crater about how one time Obi-Wan Kenobi and Dexter Jexter dealt with a thief on Coruscant. Again, it’s a fun little story, this time with different artists, but still great artwork.

Afterwards there is a little profile on Emil’s ship the Star Herald, and then a cover gallery for all the cover variants of Star Wars Adventures #1 (note: they’re all displayed on one page).

Overall, Star Wars Adventures #1 was a fun read. I liked reading a Rey story, and it was refreshing to get something not stuck in the old films. Since this one is just part one of the story, it leaves you hanging for more, and there’s certainly interest to see how it’ll play out. On top of that, I liked the original characters for the Tales From Wild Space story. It’s an interesting bunch with some quirky potential. I’m assuming they’ll be used in the future as a further framing device, but I wouldn’t mind seeing them go on some adventures of their own. That said, the Obi-Wan story was good, too.

Whether your an adult or a kid, Star Wars Adventures #1 is worth checking out. I give it a five out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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