Set between the original movie and The Empire Strikes Back, the comic presents classic characters in their prime. Everyone “sounds” exactly as they should, and Jason Aaron’s scripts also manage to make the events feel exciting and consequential without contradicting the established continuity—not an easy task when the main story has already been told.
Artist John Cassaday excels at drawing relatively realistic figures, as well as cinematic panels, making him the perfect choice to draw this initial storyline. The characters look like their respective actors (or costumes) as much as we can reasonably expect.
It’s essential reading for any diehard Star Wars fan, and it will help tide you over until the next movie.
Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: John Cassaday
Publisher: Marvel Comics
How to Read It: back issues; Marvel Unlimited; Comixology; Star Wars vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes (TPB)
Appropriate For: ages 11 and up