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Star Wars Adventures Issue 12 Comic Book Review

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More prequel era stories! Huzzah!

In the twelfth issue of “Star Wars Adventures,” there are two stories titled “Intermission, Part 1” and “Tales From Wild Space: A Small Push.” Written by Elisa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet, part 1 of “Intermission” revolves around Anakin telling the Jedi Council a story about a vacation trip with he and Padme Amidala meeting an actress named Risha Synata. Risha persuades the two to check out her museum and this is where the trouble begins.

As a fan of prequel era stories, I was all in on this one. It’s always fun to see Anakin and Padme adventures and this is no exception. Without going into spoilers, I will say this museum trip offers up plenty of geektastic visuals for fans of the saga. In terms of the actress character, I was amused that there was a sort of “Sunset Boulevard” vibe to her. That’s not something I expected to see!

As for the art by Elsa Charretier, it’s a little too sketchy (literally) for such a vivid and visual story. The story required the skill of an artist with a keen eye for details and backgrounds and Charretier isn’t quite up to the task. The coloring by Sarah Stern is also a bit of a letdown as the art here really required a specific color style for many of the panels.

The second story here is writer Scott Peterson’s “Tales From Wild Space: A Small Push.” It’s a short but poignant story in which Mace Windu saves an orphan Twi’lek and changes her life. It’s an on the nose story about helping others, but I enjoyed how it tied into Emil’s story at the end instead of Emil and company telling the story as usual.

The art by Mauricet is, again, a little rough around the edges but it’s serviceable. The bright and impressive color work by Valentina Pinto definitely benefits the tale a lot.

The comic concludes with a “Dispatches From Wild Space” segment containing a Count Dooku spotlight and another piece of Emil answering a letter IDW as well as comic ads and a cover art gallery.

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July 24, 2018 - Posted by | Book review | , , , , , ,

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