A slightly frustrating issue as, despite being expertly written and drawn, it doesn’t get where we want to go until the final page. I was promised Exegol, dammit!
This is one disadvantage to reading a series like this in single issues, rather then in trade paperback form. Issues like this, which basically serve to move us from the end of the previous issue to the start of the next, feel somewhat unsatisfying. In tpb format that’s not a problem because you can just keep reading, but as single issues…I now have to wait.
Still, there’s good stuff here, with Vader taking on a giant, Lovecraftian space squid. That’s not something you get to type every day…
Oh, and I’ve just realised that Ochi definitely survives all of this because he ultimately dies on Pasana.