Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes (Star Wars (Marvel)) Paperback – October 6, 2015
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John Cassaday is an American comic book artist and writer, known for his work on Planetary, Astonishing X-Men and Captain America. He lives in New York City
- Publisher : Marvel; 1st edition (October 6, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 160 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0785192131
- ISBN-13 : 978-0785192138
- Reading age : 9 years and up
- Grade level : 4 and up
- Item Weight : 10 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.75 x 0.25 x 10.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #62,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Based upon their past history with Star Wars, I must admit I was a bit wary to pick this up. I was relieved to discover that my apprehensions were unwarranted. Marvel is making some great Star Wars comics. I wouldn't be suprised that some of the folks at Dark Horse where brought over, when Marvel took over.
Well enough history, This seriies focuses on the heroes of the OT ( Luke, Leah, Han, ..etc) just after the events of Episode IV ( A new hope). The rebels are on the run, but still trying to fight back. The story is very engaging, and a lot of fun. I must say, I really like the dramatic tone of the series. Dark Horse liked to tell more dark or mature Star Wars story, and even though I appreciated this, I am glad that this series is geared to a much more broad readership. This series does not "kiddify" the Star Wars Saga, but embodies the fun adventure that makes Star Wars so enjoyable to so many people.
The artwork isn't impressionistic at all, but it is still fresh and visually captivating.
The story does a good job of staying within the Canon and continuity, but still delivers a creative story line, that is very engaging. This series has made one very significant contribution to the Star Wars canon, but I won't spoil it. On top of all of this, this series is a great stepping in point for those who never read or followed the Dark Horse Star Wars comics.
Overall, I am really impressed with this series, and would recommend it to any Star Wars or comics fan. Defnitely pick it up and give it a shot, I don't think it will dissapoint.
The art is great. The banter between Leia and Han is spot on. I can hear Mark Hamill's voice in my head when Luke speaks. Situations are familiar and fresh, all at the same time. It's a fantastic book. It's exactly what I want in a Star Wars book. The universe even grows, the way the universe does with each film, with this book. Instead of, "Wow, there are super star destroyers now. Wow, what are those/ Walkers? Wow, a new character, Lando! Wow, how cool are speederbikes? Wow, Palpatine was from Naboo! Wow, stormtroopers are clones!" And so on. In this book...well, I won't spoil it. You'll just have to read it. But, I'll tell you that....this new information about the Star Wars universe made the news when it was published as a single issue.
You want a gripe? OK, I'll give you one. I'm not sure how I feel Darth Vader facing Luke long before their encounter on Bespin, or how I feel about Boba Fett being hired to find Luke long before the bounty hunter went after Solo as the smuggler and Leia escaped Hoth. It feels a bit too "ret-conned" to me, like the prequel movies.
But, don't let that hold you back. This is good Star Wars story telling. Action and Adventure in a galaxy far, far away.
Top reviews from other countries
Story takes place between New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back and goes paralell with Vader Vol.1 with a bit of cross-over. It's no way confusing but rather fun to read the contact points in these two volumes.
I liked the artwork very much, it gives a lot of dramaturgical peak points, so as the textwork is superb.
I definitely will get the other volumes following this one, my favourite era of the whole SW universe and as I'm not an obsessed "single issue collector" I'm happy to have the thematically arranged volumes on my shelf.