Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Star Wars Annual #3

Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Star Wars Annual #3

This review of Star Wars Annual #3 contains minor spoilers.

You can learn a lot about a person when they’re under pressure, under the gun and overwhelmed.

Thanks to the tight storytelling of writer Jason LaTour and artist Michael Walsh, our understanding of the unique dynamic between Han Solo and Princess Leia is on solid ground, even if the earth beneath them is constantly quaking.

Their 33-page story in Star Wars Annual #3 is a fast-paced journey, drawing inspiration from the Indiana Jones franchise, while upholding the standard for brisk Star Wars action and adventure.

Not that at it’s all laser blasts, explosions and starships.

There’s some compelling wordplay throughout this story, with Cowles’ lettering adding emphasis where needed and ensuring a solid flow for readers.

The upshot? It’s a great story about what motives people to do what they want to do and what they must do, heroic or otherwise, while showing that villains are motivated by a great deal more than we may truly know.

Star Wars Annual #3 is in comic shops now, selling for $4.99, and on Comixology.

(For more detail and discussion, listen to Comics With Kenobi #35, due out Oct. 3.)

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