Comic Review: The Star Wars #4

Check out my reviews of The Star Wars #1The Star Wars #2 and The Star Wars #3.

The Star Wars #4 continues Annikin and Luke’s quest to save Princess Leia — in the most juvenile manner imaginable. I rolled my eyes twice before I got to the end. This was a fun excercise, but I wish Rinzler would have taken even more artistic liberty. The Star Wars screams of the time the screenplay was written: when men were men, women learned to hush their mouths and pout, kids were stupid, and dads died coughing and telling their sons how much they made them proud.

the star wars #4

I enjoyed the first issue immensely, and two wasn’t so bad, except for the punching Leia part. I didn’t really enjoy three, and now I find myself bored with issue four. If something doesn’t pick up in issue five, I may have to give up on The Star Wars.

Plot

General Skywalker and Jedi-in-training Annikin Starkiller have a deadly encounter with mounted Stormtroopers! An encounter with outlaws in a cantina leads to a meeting with smuggler Han Solo! And a Jedi makes the ultimate sacrifice to save one of Princess Leia’s younger brothers!

The Deets

Writer: Jonathan Rinzler
Artist: Mike Mayhew
Colorist: Rain Beredo
Cover Artist: Nick Runge

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[Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me to review this comic.]

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