It’s another episode of our youngling — and not so youngling — focused Young Padawans Edition.
The lead story which focuses on Finn from Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Landry Walker and Eric Jones, who helmed the popular DC Comics title Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade! It is lettered by Tom B. Long.
The backup feature, Tales from Wild Space, is co-written by actor Alan Tudyk and Shannon Eric Denton.
It features Cassian Endor and K-2SO from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was illustrated by Arianna Florean, colored by Monica Kubina and lettered by Christa Miesner and Tom B. Long.
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There’s no sophomore slump for IDW Publishing’s Star Wars Adventures #2.
In fact, the second outing in two weeks for the new series is just as good as the debut issue, proving without doubt that an all-ages Star Wars comic is not just viable, but vivacious.
Issue two, like the first, sports a main story and a backup tale from Wild Space. Both are equally charming, splendidly paced and adroitly written and illustrated.
This issue also marks a milestone, too, with artist Elsa Charretier making her comics writing debut, co-scripting the Tales From Wild Space backup “The Flat Mountain of Yavin” with Pierrick Colinet.
When IDW Publishing chief creative officer and editor-in-chief Chris Ryall jumped up on the publishing panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando to announce Star Wars Adventures, I was intrigued.
Marvel’s been publishing Star Wars comics since January 2015 and has, largely, done a fine job with adding to the Saga’s canon and giving readers monthly does of stories and adventures.
But Ryall spoke of how Star Wars, as George Lucas has said, was for kids. So it made sense to have a comics series that appealed to them, too, since the Disney acquisition and Dark Horse Comics’ loss of the publishing license.
Having read the first issue of Star Wars Adventures, IDW Publishing and Lucasfilm have taken the mandate to heart, offering up a heady blend of adventure that’s not just accessible to an all-ages audience, but proffers up storytelling and visuals that are bountiful, buoyant and brimming with enthusiasm.