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STAR WARS #3

Princess Leia formed a secret squadron of stealth X-wings to help expose a spy within the Rebel ranks. But taking command puts her at odds with Luke Skywalker at a time they need solidarity more than ever—especially when the spy has alerted the Empire to Han Solo’s latest venture!

* Dream team: Brian Wood, Carlos D’Anda, and cover artist Alex Ross!

* Perfect starting point for new readers!

* Fan-favorite Star Wars classic-era characters!

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D'Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Alex Ross

Price: $2.99
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  1. The Alex Ross covers are amazing!

    • Agreed!

    • Disagreed!

    • What!?!?

    • @WheelHands- I find your lack of faith disturbing.

    • Haha! Just never been a fan.

      He’s a fine painter. Kingdom Come is a masterpiece. But his compositions are tired. His interiors are stiff. His layouts are bizarre. His women are hideous. He’s also in for a slump when that beefy guy he uses for every superhero finally gets too old to model for him.

      He was also photo-tracing before it was cool. In this case, it’s particularly irritating because any Star Wars fan can google the exact promotional photos he uses for “reference”. Except on this cover Han looks about 15 years older than he should, so it’s probably a photo from The Fugitive if I had to guess. The previous two covers have just been too busy for their own good.

      And in my personal interactions with him, he came off as kind of a prick. He’s got an ego the size of the Death Star. But really, I just don’t care for his work.

    • HA. @WheelHands that is hilarious. While I love his covers, I do agree with you on all points. His Women look like dudes, and his Charles Atlas version of Superman and Shazam is not to my tastes. I’d take Adan Hughes covers over Ross’ anyday…..

      Still loving this series, and I certainly won’t complain about having him on covers of a Star Wars series….

    • Alex Ross does seem like a complete cocksucker. I once said so on a Around Comics forum after he was interviewed and had this one guy go off on me like I had just stabbed his mother.

  2. I love this series so much!
    I only hope Marvel is smart with handling this when the Darkhorse licence expires next year.
    I really hope the ONLY change they make to this title is slapping a marvel logo on the cover. Don’t mess with the Artist, writer, numbering or anything…

  3. Honestly, I enjoyed the first issue, but I loved the second. At first, I was extremely turned off by the art–it seemed to be inconsistent from panel-to-panel–but after last issue, I am hooked. Space scenes are done beautifully and characters “feel” right. Brian Wood continues to impress. I have never read DMZ or Northlanders, but I am reading The Massive…absolutely beautiful. And, of course, the Alex Ross’ covers never hurt.

  4. Anyone else notice their copy was missing the digital code?

  5. Get some, Luke! Thattaboy!!

    Did we just read how Skywalker lost his virginity? Help me out, EU fans.

  6. This just doesn’t feel like Star Wars to me.
    In the first issue Han really didn’t sound like himself, It seems weird that Leia is suddenly a fighter pilot, Luke is a bit of a dick and the new characters are just a bit bland and don’t seem interesting at all. The grand scale and fast paced excitement is missing for me.
    But everybody else seems to like it, so it must just be me

    • I’m not the biggest Star Wars fan, but I’ve been shocked by how much I like this book. I kind of agree that Han hasn’t really connected with me just yet, but I think Luke and Leia’s characterizations make complete sense.

      Leia was both a Princess and a Senator of an entire planet during a time of war — I think it makes total sense that she’d have received some military training from a young age. I can suspend my disbelief enough to think that maybe in the course of that training, she really took to flying and stuck with it, at least as a way to blow off steam.

      Luke is a young guy, right? Like maybe 21 years old? So I can totally imagine that being The Guy that blew up the Death Star might turn you into kind of a self-important dick for a while. I know of many young men who have turned into bigger dicks over much smaller victories.

      It’s cool if you just don’t like it, but I think these are believable characters.

    • Funny because when I read this series I feel like Han’s voice is the one that Wood really nailed the best. I “hear” Harrison Ford when I read a lot of these lines.

    • I agree that all the character development makes sense as a sequel to the first film. My problem is that Luke’s personality doesn’t really develop between the first 2 star wars films, but this characterization of Luke is quite noticeably different. I guess he evolved and then changed back between the movies. Just doesn’t sit right with me.

    • I think that in the movie Luke was kinda like that really nice kid that got along with everybody and kept out of trouble. But this version of Luke seems kinda different, like he`s uber cocky and over confident. I`m not entirely sure if Wedge and him were friends before Luke joined the Rebel Alliance but Wedge seems to notice a difference in him in that one panel where Luke and Prithi are getting out of the X-Wing

  7. I just love this series. It’s not perfect but damn is it close. I smile the entire way through every issue. Can’t help but give it a five every week. Few comic series have ever given me the warm and fuzzies like this series.

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