Star Wars: Rebellion #15 (Vector pt. 7)

Star Wars: Rebellion #15 ( Dark Horse / Williams / Weaver / Glass)

” The biggest Star Wars event of 2008 has reached the Rebellion era. Now, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Chewie will have to deal with “Vector” as it crosses their paths and changes the galaxy!
It has been twenty years since Darth Vader’s encounter with the power of the Muur Talisman. As the power of the Rebellion grows, Vader’s thoughts turn to the ancient Sith relic: though he was unable to harness its power, might it be used as a weapon against the enemies of the Empire?
Luke and Leia are walking into a trap, one which may close on both sides!”

I’ve never Rebellion, but I think I may have to go pick up some trades. I am very impressed by the writing of Rob Williams and the art of Dustin Weaver.  They are both very solid, especially the art of Dustin Weaver.  He portrays the heroes of the Rebellion with enough familiarity (i.e. the actor’s faces) and enough of his own nuances that it makes it new again.  Couple that with Rob Williams ability to harness the tone of each character and you’ve got a great team to bring us new adventures of beloved characters.

On to Vector!  Set about nine months after the Battle of Yavin, Darth Vader remembers a battle he had about nineteen years ago with a possessed Jedi he found in Sith sarcophagus.  He left this Jedi, Celeste Morne, stranded on a desolate planet and now has plans to retrieve her as a weapon against the rebellion.  In this issue, everything goes as planned.  Celeste is able to get  a new army of Rakghouls and is met by Luke Skywalker and the other heroes of the rebellion.

I can see where Vader thought this would be a good idea, but I can also see where this is going to backfire.  I have a feeling that the Rakghoul army will get out of hand and Vader will have no choice but to partner with Skywalker and his lot to stop an enemy that threatens them all.  Then it’s off to the land of Star Wars: Legacy to see how Cade Skywalker and his band of bounty hunters will deal with Celeste and her Rakghouls.

Grade: B+

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Updated: August 7, 2008 — 11:29 pm

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