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Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes (Star Wars (Marvel)) (original 2015; edition 2015)

by Jason Aaron (Author), John Cassaday (Illustrator), Laura Martin (Illustrator)

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"Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebels opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory so far - the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against Darth Vader and his evil master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes wrong, Han and Leia must think fast to make their escape - while Luke comes face-to-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital - and dangerous - secret mission. But can they succeed without Luke?" --… (more)
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Title:Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes (Star Wars (Marvel))
Authors:Jason Aaron (Author)
Other authors:John Cassaday (Illustrator), Laura Martin (Illustrator)
Info:Marvel (2015), 160 pages
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Star Wars, Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes by Jason Aaron (2015)

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Excellent start to the Star Wars comics from Marvel. I'm enjoying the story which takes place shortly after A New Hope. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series as it goes on, plus the extended series for each character (Leia, Vader, Lando).

No need to read any Star Wars comic before this. ( )
  nmorse | Dec 3, 2019 |
Never an easy task - squeezing in a new story within the confines of the known Star Wars films.
This book does a nice job of showing us Han, Chewie, Leia and Luke fighting the empire - and Luke confronting Vader, as well as his own doubts. Add in some Boba back story, this does a nice job of adding to the Galaxy Far, Far Away. ( )
  mrklingon | Apr 22, 2019 |
Picked this up for two quid including postage because... why not? I haven't read a Star Wars comic since I collected the individual issues of Dark Empire back in 1992. No good reason, but there are other things, even other comic books, to read. But for two quid this was a whole lot of fun. The artwork captures the likenesses of Leia, Luke and Han with eerie precision, but it is the Leia, Luke and Han of the 1970s. There is a graininess and simplicity at work here that is of a piece with the original movies. This was a whole ton of fun. ( )
  asxz | Mar 13, 2019 |
3* for the plot with an extra star for the wonderful artwork. ( )
  leslie.98 | Aug 23, 2018 |
This comic takes place right after New Hope. The Rebellion has been attacking Empire outposts. Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and R2D2 are in a Tatoonie ship and are pretending to be the delegation to meet the Empire for negotiations as representatives for Hutt. Chewie and C3PO are hiding out at the Millennium Falcon which is stored in the trash heap for their escape. Chewie is getting in position to fire upon the stormtroopers as they march to the delegation.

The Empire higher ranks inspect Han's credentials and he passes since he is a smuggler who is associated with Hutt. R2D2 causes a distraction and Han and Leia go to the power station to shut it down and cause an overload that will blow it up. Luke, meanwhile, has uncovered some slaves being held and frees them. While all this is happening the Empire's delegate for the negotiations arrive and it's Darth Vader.

Against Han's wishes, Leia orders Chewie to take a shot at Vader and when he does Vader easily blocks it and flings Chewie away. When they check in with C3PO with how the ship is doing they find that some small scavengers have been taking parts from the ship and he can't operate the autopilot. When he goes to confront them he gets taken by them instead.

When Luke hears that Vader is there he ignores Ben's advice to run away and instead goes to face him and of course gets his ass handed to him. Han and Leia have commandeered an ATAT walker and are fighting but they are in danger and need Luke to help them so he leaves Vader to try to help them. But none of them know how they will get away and the Empire guards have discovered their plan to overload the system and have stopped it so everything they came here to do has been futile. Or has it?

This is a kick-ass story with lots of action and heart. Luke aches to avenge his father even though he lacks the skill right now and Vader still has no idea who he is and will gladly destroy him. Han has finally put his face with the Rebellion and added his name to the Empire's list of people to kill which is quite a commitment for him. And Leia is pushing herself too hard and trying to accomplish too much. Each is going through something really big in their lives. Especially Luke. The comic leaves it with a cliffhanger. I accidentally read the book, Showdown On Smuggler's Moon, that came after it first so I know what comes next. [http://nicolewbrown.blogspot.com/2017/05/star-wars-showdown-on-smugglers-moon-by.html]. It's also a great book. Anyway, enjoy these books on this special day: May the Fourth Be With You Day. ( )
  nicolewbrown | May 4, 2018 |
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The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebels opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory so far — the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against Darth Vader and his evil master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes wrong, Han and Leia must think fast to make their escape — while Luke comes face-to-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital — and dangerous — secret mission. But can they succeed without Luke? Plus: the menace of Boba Fett! Collects Star Wars (2015) #1-6.
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