Monday, October 19, 2015

Star Wars Chewbacca #1 Review - Just for the Hell of It


Writer: Gerry Duggan
Art: Phil Noto and VC's JoeCaramagna
Cover price: $3.99
Release Date: October 14, 2015

*Spoilers ahead, score and summary at the bottom*

Chewbacca #1 is the beginning of Marvel's newest Star Wars miniseries and it begins with a nice start. Most people know Chewbacca as Han Solo's awesome smuggling partner, but with a character that has no real dialogue, people were wondering if Chewy can actually carry a title or if we were interested in a Chewy solo. In reality, Chewbacca was the only good thing in this book.

The opening crawl tells that Chewbacca is on a mission in the outer rim, but his personal ship is a hunk of junk and he is stranded on a planet where slaves work in mines. We follow one little girl named Zarro who had to run away from her father because of his debt to Jaum. She runs away to get help for her father, but no one is helping her. Officials are after her and the only person who is there to help her is our hero Chewbacca. After hiding her,she accompanies Chewy while trying to convince him to help her people. Chewbacca then decides to help her, that's where it ends. I did not like the story in this book, the whole plot with the slaves was not interesting and it was easy to get lost in. The positive in the story was the interaction between everyone. The dialogue between Zarro and Chewy's reaction was really fun.

The art in this book is absolutely beautiful. The colors are vibrant, the art is smooth and pleases the eye. I am reading a lot of the other Star Wars comics and this is the best looking chewbacca yet. Chewy looks so good in this book. There is an interesting art technique that is in this book, but there are focus panels with blurry surrounding like in film, but I don't see a lot of this in comics, but this was great.

Bits and Pieces:

Chewbacca begins his miniseries on an okay foot, but it is not looking good story wise. The interactions with Chewbacca are entertaining and some of the dialogue is fun. The art is really stunning with great colors and the best drawn Chewbacca in today's comics. The story needs to pick up, but the art is great. Chewbacca is the only highlight in this book, which makes sense, but disappointing for his own miniseries.

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