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
IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review