Star Wars (2020-) #7 by Charles Soule
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ah, Tarkin, the Star Wars novel that keeps on giving…
Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t a bad comic by any stretch of the imagination, I’m just getting tired of what feel like endless call backs to the Tarkin novel, and the fact that every comic has to include a pointless reference to the High Republic right now…would probably be less annoying if the High Republic stuff hadn’t ended up being delayed until next year.
But, more significantly, I don’t really buy the Death Star’s destruction, and Tarkin’s death, as a motivation for Commander Zahra’s specific grudge against Princess Leia. It’s not like Leia was directly involved in the attack on the Death Star or even coordinated it from the ground.
Nevertheless, it was an excellently illustrated comic, and despite the issues I raised above it’s still a well written book. I guess I’m anxious to see the plot take some bigger strides in bridging the gap between Empire and Jedi. Maybe it would be nice to follow Lando in his quest to find Han for a while…?