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Review: Star Wars #35

Star Wars #35 is the second of two issues featuring tales of the Star Wars underworld! Han and Chewie are sent on a musion to smuggle…for a Hutt?!

While I’ve always enjoyed bigger stories that tie into the greater Star Wars narrative, there’s something about self-contained ones that you can just sit back and enjoy without having to know a whole lot or be stuck into reading multiple issues. One-shots feel rare in today’s comic world and Star Wars #35 (as well as the previous issue) pull off exactly that in a way that’s satisfying for everyone.

Writer Jason Aaron does an amazing job of giving us two issues that we can enjoy on their own but at the same time have so much packed in that Star Wars fans will be satisfied with the small winks and nods. Here a certain Hutt (not Jabba) comes into play and it’s one that has dropped in and out of Marvel’s new Star Wars comics.

What Aaron does well is also give us twists and turns to the point we never really know what’s up Han’s sleeve until things are revealed. When the final things are in play and the “twist” is shown the story is even more enjoyably than its expected swagger and quips. The ending delivers and delivers in a great way.

That’s helped by the art of Salvador Larroca who nails it with the Star Wars world and gives Han his signature smirks throughout the issue. It’s not just what’s being said and the action but also the small details of the corner of his mouth or how his head is cocked. Larroca captures everything that made Harrison Ford’s performance great.

By the time I got to the end of the issue it’s clear we need more one-shots in comics that anyone can pick up and enjoy and anyone doesn’t need years of backstory to get the full story. This does that and includes so much for those who have stuck with it all. Aaron pulls off the impressive with that and shows why he’s one of the best writers in comics.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Salvador Larroca Cover Art: Mike Mayhew
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Star Wars #35

Star Wars #35

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Mike Mayhew
Rated T
In Shops: Aug 30, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• Two issues featuring tales of the Star Wars underworld!
• First, Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits!
• Then, Han and Chewie go back to smuggling…for a Hutt?!

Preview: Star Wars #34

STAR WARS #34

JASON AARON (W) • SALVADOR LARROCA (A)
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
Star Wars 40th Anniversary Variant Cover by DANIEL ACUÑA
Action Figure Variant Cover by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER

  • A Tale of the Star Wars underworld!
  • Sana and Lando join forces on Coruscant to swindle some credits!

32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99

Preview: Rocket #4

Rocket #4

(W) Al Ewing (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Mike Mayhew
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 09, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• On the lam and in the gutter, Rocket needs cash – lots of it, and yesterday.
• That means tommy guns at dawn – as Rocket steals from an interplanetary mobster who makes the Kingpin look like Aunt May!
• Guest-starring Deadpool, the sad clown of space! Nyah, buy it, see?

Preview: Rocket #3

Rocket #3

(W) Al Ewing (A) Adam Gorham (CA) Mike Mayhew
Rated T+
In Shops: Jul 12, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• Rocket in the hoosegow! He’s doing bird in the toughest stir in the sector – the brutal space prison they call…the Colon!
• It’s a living hell with no exits and a tailor-made punishment for every inmate – and if Rocket can’t break out in one night…
• …he’ll get broken out? Wait, what? How does that work?

Marvel Reveals Some Marvel Legacy Creative Teams

This fall, a new day will shine on the Marvel Universe with your favorite heroes as Marvel kicks off Marvel Legacy.

Yesterday, Marvel announced the following creative teams and Legacy titles:

FALCON #1: TAKE FLIGHT! PART 1
Written by RODNEY BARNES
Art by JOHN CASSARA

THE INCREDIBLE HULK #709: RETURN TO PLANET HULK PART 1
Written by GREG PAK
Art by GREG LAND

X-MEN GOLD #13: MOJO WORLDWIDE PART 1
Written by MARC GUGGENHEIM
Art by MIKE MAYHEW

X-MEN BLUE #13: MOJO WORLDWIDE PART 2
Written by CULLEN BUNN
Art by JORGE MOLINA

Preview: Star Wars #33

Star Wars #33

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Salvador Larroca (CA) Mike Mayhew
Rated T
In Shops: Jul 05, 2017
SRP: $3.99

• The Hero of the Rebellion & the Princess of the Revolution!
• Luke and Leia finally get some time alone.
• Unfortunately, it’s stranded on a desert island.

And More Marvel Legacy Covers are Revealed

Marvel has been “shaking” up the industry today with their homage gifs showing off covers from their upcoming Marvel Legacy reboot which blends the old and new and brings numerous series back to their original numbering.

Check out even more covers below and round one and round two.

  • Venom: Francesco Mattina
  • She-Hulk: Duncan Fegredo
  • Monsters Unleashed: Daniel Mora
  • Black Bolt: Christian Ward
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Alex Ross
  • All-New Wolverine: Kris Anka
  • Black Panther
  • The Mighty Captain Marvel
  • Daredevil
  • Doctor Strange
  • Generation X
  • The Unbeatable Squirrel-Girl
  • Spirits of Vengeance: Ken Lashley
  • The Defenders: Szymon Kudranski
  • Jean Grey: Mike Mayhew
  • X-Men Gold: Ben Caldwell
  • Spider-Gwen: Khary Randolph
  • Spider-Man: Mark Bagley
  • Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider
  • The Unbelievable Gwenpool
  • Iron Fist
  • Thanos
  • Uncanny Avengers
  • Spider-Man vs. Deadpool
  • The Mighty Thor: Stephanie Hans
  • Ms. Marvel: Jake Wyatt
  • Falcon: Elizabeth Torque
  • Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man: Paulo Siqueira
  • Weapon X: Val Staples
  • Marvel Two-In-One: Edgar Delgado

Preview: Planet Of The Apes/Green Lantern #4 (of 6)

Planet Of The Apes/Green Lantern #4 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Robbie Thompson, Justin Jordan
Artist: Barnaby Bagenda
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Movie Poster Incentive: Mike Mayhew
Classic Incentive: Paul Rivoche
Spectrum Incentive: Felipe Massafera
Unlockable “Vintage” Action Figure Variant: David Ryan Robinson
Price: $3.99

The origin of the Universal Ring revealed! Battle of the Red and Green Lanterns on the Planet of the Apes! As Cornelius’ corruption manipulates the mutants into an army of ring bearers, Hal Jordan and Zira will do all they can to save him before it’s too late.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Comes To Marvel This April – Your First Look!

The Rebellion comes to Marvel Comics this spring as one of the biggest films of 2016 becomes one of the biggest comics of 2017! Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside the Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #1 – the new series available wherever comics are sold on April 5th! Written by Jody Houser with art by Emilio Laiso and Oscar Bazaldua, join the harrowing group of Rebels as they embark on a life or death mission to save the galaxy!

All appears lost in the fight against the tyrannical Galactic Empire. The Rebellion has discovered the existence of the Empire’s ultimate super-weapon. The Death Star. With the power to wipe planets from existence, the Death Star’s existence spells doom for those seeking freedom. All hope now lies in the hands of new heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor. Their last ditch gambit to steal the Death Star plans are all that stands in the Empire’s way!

Plus – this 6-issue adaptation of the blockbuster film is set to feature story material not seen on the big screen!

The film that took the world by storm jumps from the silver screen to the comic page!

Featuring covers by Phil Noto, Terry Dodson, John Tyler Christopher, Mike Mayhew, and Joe Quinones.

Almost American
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