Thursday, October 1, 2015

Luke's Lightsaber Lost and Leia Has a Price on Her Head in Star Wars #9


Marvel and Lucasfilm continue to deliver the kind of spectacle George Lucas's space saga has become known for with Star Wars #9. Most of the credit goes to Writer Jason Aaron and Artist Stuart Immonen. Both of these talents put forth their best effort to bring readers surprising tales accompanied by illustrations which capture the spirit and look of a world millions of people have come to know and love. It continues to amaze me how much the characters in the comics resemble the actors who portray them.

In Star Wars #9, Luke’s lightsaber has been stolen and he must retrieve it! Meanwhile, the Imperials are closing in on Han and Leia... set upon them by a mysterious woman from Han’s past!

Star Wars #9 is rated T for Teen. It contains violence, profanity, and frightening and intense scenes for younger readers. If you and your children watch the "Star Wars" movies, then you know what to expect here.

You would think that reading a story that takes place between two movies that already happened would take some of the suspense out of your experience. However, Star Wars #9 still manages to raise your blood pressure and make you forget most of the characters you're catching up on are going to be okay. For me, the excitement is knowing that what's being taken in is officially recognized as canon for the first time ever. I can't wait to see where they take our favorite heroes and villains next in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Star Wars #9 is available in print and Kindle editions.

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