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Star Wars 8

Star Wars #8

Story by Brian Wood

Art by Ryan Kelly, Dan Parson, and Gabe Eltaeb

Review by Mara Wood


Once again, Wood’s Star Wars series continues to grab readers from the first page and keep them guessing until the final panel. With the Rebellion in search of a new home, it is up to Leia and her team to find a suitable base and plug the information leak within the ranks.

Wedge and Luke go undercover on The Devastator while Han and Chewie pull some incredible maneuvering to escape Slave I. Leia, in the meantime, encounters something very strange at Alderaan’s graveyard. On the surface, not a whole lot happens in this particular issue. However, it’s a great issue for Kelly to shine.

There is a certain amount of admiration due to Star Wars artists. Bringing to paper the starship battles we saw on screen is no easy feat. Kelly brings dynamism to the encounter between Slave I, the Millennium Falcon, and a ton of garbage never skips a beat. The likenesses of the actors are easy to discern without being caricature-like.


If you are looking for a solid comic series that delivers new tales on a classic series, look no further than Star Wars. Each issue builds upon the last, giving readers of the series the satisfaction of knowing that Wood has a definite direction for the story. The art, first by D’Anda and now Kelly, is some of the most satisfying comic book art out there. Be sure to grab the first trade of Star Wars and get hooked!

About The Author

Columnist and Talking Comics Co-Host

Mara Wood holds a Ph. D. in School Psychology. Currently, she works for a public school system assessing students for educational placement. Her research focus is comic books and how they can be used in therapy and educational settings. She tends to spend most of her day reading comic books, writing about them, and thinking about comic books (kind of a one-track mind…). Mara’s other hobbies include reading manga and Star Wars novels, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. She co-hosts Talking Comics and Talking Shojo, and you can find her on twitter (@megamaramon) or on her blog,

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