Monday, November 14, 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens #6 Review
Written by: Chuck Wendig
Art by: Luke Ross, Frank Martin, Guru eFX and Clayton Cowles
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 9, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion
Ughhh here we go again. At least I can be happy about the fact that this is the last issue of this adaptation. It’s no secret that I haven’t been the biggest fan of this book, but let’s see if that changed this month.
We start off with a less-than-gut-wrenching scene of Kylo Ren killing Han Solo and Leia breaking down when she senses it. I admit that this still hit me in the feels but it was mainly because I was remembering how awesome this was carried out in the movie version, not because it was particularly sad here.
Moving to a scene of Kylo Ren hunting down Rey and Finn in the woods, we get some fun light saber duels. First Finn protects Rey as well as he can, but eventually she has to fight for herself and ends up getting some good shots in on Kylo Ren, who becomes a whole lot more of a pussy whenever he takes off his helmet.
The Resistance ends up taking down the First Order’s massive Starkiller Base and everyone gets away relatively unscathed. Back with the rest of the Resistance, Leia hugs Rey (for some reason she doesn’t even hug Chewie) and R2-D2 decides he’s ready to show the rest of the map to Luke. The issue ends with Rey traveling to Ahch-To to find Luke and offering him his light saber.
I can’t say this was the worst issue of the series thus far, but it still wasn’t good at all. The one positive I can take away from this issue was that the art looks better than it has in any of the past issues, so there’s that. When it comes down to it, if you want to know what The Force Awakens was all about, just buy the movie.
Bits and Pieces:
This book is bad. Even though the art this issue was slightly better than the other issues, I still didn’t enjoy this. I can’t say I would recommend it to anyone, Star Wars fans or not.