Monday, October 17, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #5 Review

I Want To Be Free Of This Pain

Written by: Chuck Wendig
Art by: Luke Ross and Frank Martin
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 12, 2016
Review by: Josh Vermillion

I don’t like to bad mouth people because this is there livelihood and I’m just some guy writing reviews, but this is not a good book. I really don’t have much more to say than that. So let’s just get into this so we can get to the end.

We pick back up with Finn and Poe reuniting at the Resistance base for a page. Then it’s right inside to see Leia learning that BB-8’s map isn’t complete and won’t lead them to Luke. Han and Leia talk about how they lost Kylo Ren to the dark side, but it really wasn’t their fault.

Kylo Ren is holding Rey hostage aboard Starkiller Base and tries to steal the information about the map out of her mind using the Force, but she repels him. So Kylo sulks off to complain to Snoke and gets told to bring Rey to him. Too bad Rey has already figured out how to control people’s minds with the Force and gets away.

Han, Chewie, and Finn break through the base’s shields by going in a lightspeed. They get inside and force Captain Phasma to lower the shields before throwing her into a trash compactor. Poe and his team of fighters prepare to make their move on the thermal oscillator as Finn and Han find Rey.

The team inside is going to help Poe by setting explosives inside the oscillator. As Han is going around planting the bombs, he sees Kylo Ren. He tries to convince Kylo Ren to come back to him and his mother, but instead he gets stabbed through the chest.

Okay, so yeah. This book still isn’t good. The art doesn’t look very good and none of the big moments seem that big. The death of Han Solo still struck a chord with me, but not like it did seeing the movie. I just don’t like this book.

Bits and Pieces:

Once again we have another issue that doesn’t hit any of the same notes as the movie. This gets a little bump for doing a pretty good job on the big death at the end, but that’s about it.


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