19 March 2014

Return of the New Jedi Order, Episode III: Chewbacca by Darko Macan et al.

Comic trade paperback, n.pag.
Published 2001 (contents: 2000)
Borrowed from the library
Read February 2014
Star Wars: Chewbacca

Story: Darko Macan
Pencils: Brent Anderson, Igor Kordey, Jan Duursema, Dave Gibbons, Dusty Abell, John Nadeau, Martin Egeland, Kilian Plunkett, Rafael Kayanan
Inks: Willie Blyberg, Igor Kordey, Jan Duursema, Dave Gibbons, Jim Royal, Jordi Ensign, Matin Egeland, Kilian Plunkett, Rafael Kayanan
Colors: Nathan Eyring, Matthew Paine, Angus McKie, Dave Nestelle, Dan Jackson
Lettering: Vickie Williams

Year One of the Invasion (Month 2)
This comic picks up shortly after Vector Prime, taking place in the lull between the Praetorite Vong beachhead and the arrival of the main force of the Yuuzhan Vong. During this time, C-3PO and R2-D2 travel the galaxy, recording testimonials from those who knew the fallen Wookiee warrior, friend and foes alike. I didn't much like the tales that mostly featured Wookiee characters-- they're hard to tell apart, and I think rendering Chewie's dialogue into English misses the point-- but most of these are decent little tales. I particularly liked "Ssoh; or, A Slaver's Lot," where Chewbacca leads a mass uprising, and "Wedge; or, A Pilot's Anecdote," a tall tale about just how dangerous a Wookiee can be. "Han; or, An Empty Galaxy" was also quite good: poor guy.

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