Title: Star Wars: Skywalker Strikes
Author: Jason Aaron
Illustrated: John Cassady and Laura Martin
Series: Star Wars (Volume #1)
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Pages: 160
Genres: Comic Book, Sci-Fi
Source: Own

The greatest space adventure of all returns to Marvel! Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebels opposing the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory so far — the destruction of the massive Death Star. But the Empire’s not toppled yet! Join Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they fight for freedom against Darth Vader and his evil master, the Emperor! But when a Rebel assault goes wrong, Han and Leia must think fast to make their escape — while Luke comes face-to-face with Darth Vader! In the explosive aftermath, a humbled Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Meanwhile, Leia and Han undertake a vital — and dangerous — secret mission. But can they succeed without Luke? Plus: the menace of Boba Fett!

A goal of mine is to read more comics and graphic novels this year and I couldn't have picked a better one to start with. I absolutely love Star Wars and reading this comic was so much fun. The writing was witty and there were many moments where I was laughing out loud. I loved how many of the original characters made an appearance in this volume - you had the gang of Han, Luke, Leia, Chewie, R2-D2, and C3PO as well as Darth Vader, Jabba, and Bobba Fett.

So I'm guessing that this comic book ties in the events that happened after A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, and that this story line is what Jason Aaron imagined to happen between the two movies. I think he did a great job with creating a story line that doesn't seem to be out of place when compared to the movies, and I honestly can't wait to see how the stories continue in Volume 2.

The artwork in this comic is something that I have to praise as well! The illustrators, John Cassady and Laura Martin did a phenomenal job. The images were stunning to look at and perfectly captured what the actors looked like in the original trilogy. This comic book was just hands down amazing and I highly suggest it if you enjoy Star Wars, even if you haven't read a comic book before!

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