IDW Publishing makes a strong debut with the first of its five-issue Star Wars: Forces of Destiny series, while in the pages of Marvel’s flagship Star Wars monthly, Luke Skywalker’s bright light dims as he tackles a very real vestige of the dark side on the Jedha moon in issue 41 of Star Wars.
This review of Star Wars #41 contains minor spoilers.
For Luke, the light side dimmed toward darkness.
The religious overtones that underline Star Wars #41 aren’t subtle, but unsettling. Kieron Gillen’s words fold the time and space of the Saga that we, as readers, already know.
In doing so, Gillen’s examination of the vagueries and expectations of faith — that which one believes isn’t necessarily truth — presents Luke Skywalker with a challenge to his malleable optimism about the Force and what he needs.