Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes
by Jason Aaron; illustrated by John Cassaday and Laura Martin
(Marvel Comics, 2015, 160 pages)
Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes collects the first six issues of this new series by Marvel. The story picks up after the Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star. Han Solo and Princess Leia try to escape. Skywalker fights Vader. C-3PO ends up a pile of talking metal. Chewbacca fixes the Millennium Falcon just in time. Vader goes to Jabba the Hutt for resources. Luke, along with R2-D2, returns to Tatooine to find his origins. Boba Fett attacks them.
It has all the characters and exciting storylines you want from Star Wars. The artwork is great with the characters closely resembling those in the film. The dialogue also captures the personalities of the characters in the film–especially C3PO’s comedic rambling and the sarcastic love/hate relationship between Han Solo and Princess Leia. Luke Skywalker seems a little more insecure than I remember him in the movie, going on and on about how he is not really a Rebel, but he eventually becomes a hero. I highly recommend this volume and look forward to Volume 2 if the characters continue to stay true to the film trilogy.