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Book Title: Star Wars, Volume 2: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon|
The author of the book: Jason Aaron
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 561 KB
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: January 26th 2016
ISBN 13: 9780606383417
Read full description of the books:The new Canonic Star Wars comics keep truly great!
I got this storyarc on its single comic book issues but I chose to make the review using this TPB edition to make a better overall review. The story is set after the events of “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” but before the events of “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back”. This TPB edition contains the issues #7-12 from the title of “Star Wars” in its new Marvel Canonic run.
Writer: Jason Aaron
Illustrators: Simone Bianchi & Stuart Immonen
THE DIARY OF AN OLD JEDI
While the main storyarc is Showdown on the Smuggler’s Moon, developed from the issue #8 to issue #12; however the issue #7, it’s a stand-alone tale about the days of Ben Kenobi at Tatooine, keeping watch from afar of a very young Luke Skywalker.
Luke is able to know about this, thanks to the finding of a diary written by Kenobi with the intention of that Luke would receive it (if so, well, it could be a good idea giving it to him, back when both were at Kenobi’s house, before leaving to Alderaan, since it was plain luck (not matter if Kenobi didn’t believe in such things as luck) that Luke would decide to return there looking for anything useful in his Jedi training).
The tale is really good since it explains some things, like why the lack of training Luke since he was a kid (it’s a weak explanation but at least it’s logic). Also, you can appreciate how hard is for Kenobi, his radical change in his status quo. He isn’t a military general anymore, but more important, he can’t be a Jedi neither. He is forced to keep low profile to avoid Imperial detection, but worse, he needs to allow injustices to happen around him.
Obi-Wan is “dead” and now there is just “Ben”, but being Jedi wasn’t a job for him, it was his way of life, his faith. How to find a reason to stay alive when you can’t be yourself anymore?
INTRODUCING MRS. SOLO
Han Solo and Princess Leia are looking for options of planets, for a new base, for the Rebel Alliance. They are travelling in a stolen Lambda-class Imperial shuttle, but hasty call put them in troubles and they need a place to hide.
Han has just the right place, but they won’t be alone for much time.
Imperial forces are right behind them, but the really awkward is that a female bounty hunter appears,…
And she is claiming to be Han’s wife, and ready to collect the bulged bounty that exists over Leia’s head.
Leia’s wrath easily could destroy entire planets.
Yep. Things aren’t never easy for Han.
JEDI GARAGE SALE
Luke hoped to find something else than just a diary, sure, he values it a lot, but hardly it will helping him to make any progress in his broken Jedi training.
So, Luke has an idea…
…a very bad idea.
Luke takes his X-Wing (along with R2-D2) to Nar Shaddaa, known also as “The Smuggler’s Moon” (due ALL its inhabitants are criminal elements), asking for a discreet transport to make a travel to Coruscant, the Galactic Empire’s capital world, to look for the old Jedi Temple.
There are two problems with, the already very bad, Luke’s plan…
One: There isn’t a Jedi Temple per se anymore, the building is the Imperial Palace now, home of our beloved Emperor Palpatine.
Two: Luke won’t be anywhere near of there, in fact, he won’t leave “The Smuggler’s Moon” at all, since his Lightsaber and himself will become the newest additions in the largest private collection of Jedi-related artifacts, property of Grakkus, the Hutt!
But Luke’s captivity won’t be long, since he will be kinda trained by the mysterious Gamemaster (a trusted servant of Grakkus, the Hutt) to fight to the death in Grakkus’ arena to the amusement of the entire criminal community of Nar Shaddaa.
Good that Chewbacca and C-3PO are flying to the rescue, in the Millennium Falcon,…
…Bad that they will find first, Dengar, notorious and dangerous bounty hunter!
So, the things are going for our heroes as always…
…yep, that bad!
Excellent storyarc, strong in the Force!!!
Read information about the authorJason Aaron grew up in a small town in Alabama. His cousin, Gustav Hasford, who wrote the semi-autobiographical novel The Short-Timers, on which the feature film Full Metal Jacket was based, was a large influence on Aaron. Aaron decided he wanted to write comics as a child, and though his father was skeptical when Aaron informed him of this aspiration, his mother took Aaron to drug stores, where he would purchase books from spinner racks, some of which he still owns today.
Aaron's career in comics began in 2001 when he won a Marvel Comics talent search contest with an eight-page Wolverine back-up story script. The story, which was published in Wolverine #175 (June 2002), gave him the opportunity to pitch subsequent ideas to editors.
In 2006, Aaron made a blind submission to DC/Vertigo, who published his first major work, the Vietnam War story The Other Side which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Miniseries, and which Aaron regards as the "second time" he broke into the industry.
Following this, Vertigo asked him to pitch other ideas, which led to the series Scalped, a creator-owned series set on the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation and published by DC/Vertigo.
In 2007, Aaron wrote Ripclaw: Pilot Season for Top Cow Productions. Later that year, Marvel editor Axel Alonso, who was impressed by The Other Side and Scalped, hired Aaron to write issues of Wolverine, Black Panther and eventually, an extended run on Ghost Rider that began in April 2008. His continued work on Black Panther also included a tie-in to the company-wide crossover storyline along with a "Secret Invasion" with David Lapham in 2009.
In January 2008, he signed an exclusive contract with Marvel, though it would not affect his work on Scalped. Later that July, he wrote the Penguin issue of The Joker's Asylum.
After a 4-issue stint on Wolverine in 2007, Aaron returned to the character with the ongoing series Wolverine: Weapon X, launched to coincide with the feature film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Aaron commented, "With Wolverine: Weapon X we'll be trying to mix things up like that from arc to arc, so the first arc is a typical sort of black ops story but the second arc will jump right into the middle of a completely different genre," In 2010, the series was relaunched once again as simply Wolverine. He followed this with his current run on Thor: God of Thunder.
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