Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi #2 (of 2)
(W) Jason Fry, Alec Worley (A) Ruairi Coleman In Shops: Jun 30, 2021 SRP: $5.99
The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Empire’s dreaded Death Star, but the Imperial Starfleet continues hunting the rebels throughout the galaxy. Luke Skywalker now seeks to support the Rebellion as an X-wing fighter. But as he flies with the pilots of the Red Squadron, Luke feels the stirrings of the Force. And this farm boy turned fighter pilot begins to suspect that his destiny lies along a different path.
When you are born, you don’t really think of the notion of being different as good. When we get immersed into society, we tend to feel like blending in is the way. This is especially true for children of immigrants where we are often taught not to make a splash. It is only when we get older we see the beauty in being different.
As we grow into teenagers, we may struggle with our identity but we eventually find ourselves. This enlightening may happen at any time but when it does happen, your eyes are opened for the first time. This is usually when most appreciate that journey. In the first issue of the clever adaptation of Jason Fry’s Star Wars Adventures: Weapons of A Jedi, we find Luke Skywalker struggling with this same inner turmoil.
We find Luke shortly after the Rebellion has destroyed the Death Star, and he is becomes tasked with a new assignment that sees him go undercover to retrieve communication logs from the Empire. He and C3PO go undercover as hyperspace agents but find trouble in the way of an Empire freighter which they get into a dogfight. This leads him to a planet called Devaron to repair his ship, where the locals are suspicious of him but the Force guides him there for another purpose. By the issue’s end, he enlists the help of two locals where he uncovers a hidden Jedi temple.
Overall, Star Wars Adventures: Weapons of A Jedi #1 is a fun side adventure of a Luke Skywalker still unsure who he is meant to be. The story by Fry and Worley is exciting. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent debut issue that should excite fans of Star Wars everywhere.
Story: Jason Fry and Alec Worley Art: Ruairi Coleman, Chris OHalloran, Amauri Osorio, and 49 Grad Medienagentur Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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(W) Jason Fry, Alec Worley (A) Ruairi Coleman In Shops: May 26, 2021 SRP: $5.99
The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Empire’s dreaded Death Star, but the Imperial starfleet continues hunting the rebels throughout the galaxy. Luke Skywalker now seeks to support the Rebellion as an X-wing fighter. But as he flies with the pilots of the Red Squadron, Luke feels stirrings of the Force. And this farm boy turned fighter pilot begins to suspect that his destiny lies along a different path.
writer: Max Bemis artist: Ruairí Coleman covers: Rahzzah (A), Jorge Fornés (B), Brian Level (C) Brian Level (RI-Virgin), Jorge Fornés (RI-B/W), Brian Level (RI-B/W) FC | 32 pages | $3.99 | Superhero Adventure | Teen+
Get into the groove…the bad groove! Terror meets his grooviest villain yet in this back flashin’, fist smashin’, non-stop action trip through the life of a criminal and back again, with justice being served left and right! Get in the groove… the BAD GROOVE!
Black Terror’s trusty sidekick gets his own story!
Imagine being born with the memories of a life you haven’t lived yet, a life of crime fighting and adventuring, only to find out that no one believes you and, honestly, couldn’t care less. This is the story of Black Terror’s trusted sidekick…TIM! (It’s just Tim.)
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Paolo Villanelli, Ruairi Coleman (CA) Will Sliney Rated T In Shops: Dec 04, 2019 SRP: $3.99
ONE AGAINST A WORLD
• Jedi Master Eno Cordova will have to use all his wits and training if he hopes to survive the mysteries of the Dark Temple! • Meanwhile Jedi Padawan Cere Junda strikes a blow in the hopes of ending the battle with the Daa Corporation’s army. But was it too late? • If Cordova and Junda hope to survive they’re going to need to get off Ontotho. And they can’t do that alone! • It all ends here! Read the shocking conclusion to the epic comic series featuring characters from the videogame STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER.
The Nemesis of Crime is back in a new limited series by writer Max Bemis this October!
In this series, Bob Benton aka the Black Terror, is living in the 1970s and contending with his post-war mental health as well as the rapidly evolving social landscape around him. Say Anything band frontman and acclaimed comics writer Bemis is joined by artists Matt Gaudio and Ruairí Coleman. Rounding out the team on colors and letters are Brittany Pezzillo and Taylor Esposito.
Each issue of the series acts as both the next chapter and a standalone deep dive into the Black Terror’s life and the chaotic 1970s setting. Fans can expect to see Black Terror’s infamous plain-named sidekick Tim, cult leaders, mobsters, experimental drugs and more. Bemis has described the title as a bit of an Alan Moore take, but less depressing and with some 70s Batman DNA.
Dating back to the Golden Age, the Black Terror was created in 1941 by Richard E. Hughes and Don Gabrielson. Under the hero’s stark costume is pharmacist Bob Benton, who developed a formula which granted him powers. Often joined by his sidekick Tim, the pair vowed to stamp out evil during the war. Such legendary creators as Batman artist and Joker creator Jerry Robinson and world-renowned novelist Patricia Highsmith contributed to his original stories. His tales continue today in series published by Dynamite.
This terrific tale is wrapped in terrifying covers by some of the best artists in comics. Actually, they aren’t too scary. Francesco Francavilla contributes the most haunting of the bunch. While Jorge Fornés has some fun with the skull & crossbones emblem for some pirate-themed fun. David Nakayama inspires some terror with his cover. Erica Henderson has Mr. Benton flying high. Adam Gorham rounds out the superpowered squad with a brooding rooftop Terror.
writer: Amy Chu artist: Edu Menna covers: Stuart Sayger (A), Ruairí Coleman (B), Rodney Buchemi (C), Photo Cover (D) Stuart Sayger (RI-Virgin), Ruairí Coleman (RI-B/W), Rodney Buchemi (RI-B/W) FC | 32 pages | Rock ‘n’ Roll | $3.99 | Teen+
Jay and Mania’s cross-time, KISS chasing adventure continues as they track down the hard rocking band of thieves to retrieve the Demon King’s sword and attempt to keep Jay’s soul from being permanently trapped in the barren desert known as The Waste Land!