Review: Star Wars: Yoda #1
When it comes to Star Wars, there are so many iconic characters. Han Solo is my personal favorite. He was cool before I knew what the word meant. Then there’s Lando Calrissian. That was the first time I saw a man of color have that much power onscreen. Boba Fett showed the world that a man of few words can be the most mysterious and gain such popularity. Then there’s the iconic Darth Vader, the most imposing figure in pop culture, voiced by the immortal James Earl Jones.
Yoda, while loved in his debut, has grown in popularity. Both iconic and enigmatic, fans as are still finding out new things about him. In every story he’s in, he is both revered and feared, almost the most formidable character in the Star Wars universe. In Star Wars: Yoda #1, we find another gem about who Yoda was before we meet him in the original trilogy.
The issue debuts with Yoda deep in the swamps of Dagobah, where a former apprentice has used the Force to reach out to him. He remembers back to his time in Turrak, where they are being invaded by foreign invaders, but sends a message to Coruscant, which is received by the Jedi Temple. Yoda, despite his stature as Grandmaster, decides to answer the call himself, as he senses the danger there and the need of the force. By the issue’s end, he defeats the invaders and decides to stay, until the problem is eviscerated.
Overall, Star Wars: Yoda #1 is a fun debut issue which will have fans wanting more. The story by Scott is fun. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that looks to shows s a different side to this icon.
Story: Cavan Scott Art: Nico Leon
Color: Domo Sánchez-Almara Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review