Rating if the Book Were a Movie: PG
Writer: Amanda Diebert
Artist: Lucas Marangon
Colors: Michael Atiyah
Letters: Tyler Smith
Cover: Lucas Marangon
Editors: Brett Israel, Shantell Larocque, and Matt Dryer
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Story: 3.2 Stars
Artwork: 3.4 Stars
Cover Artwork: 3.4 Stars
Dialogue: 3.4 Stars
Mechanics: 3.5 Stars
Editing: 3.5 Stars
About the Book:
Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #1 is a short story that takes place between episodes two and three of the movies. Padme is on a diplomatic mission with Senator Yarua, a Wookiee from Kashyyk. When their party is captured by separatists, the Jedi Council sends Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker to rescue them.
Like many of us, Star Wars will always hold a special place in my heart. It was one of the only franchises we both loved. We may have had trouble seeing eye to eye on some things; but we could always find common ground in a galaxy far, far away.
I am a big fan of any stories that help fill gaps in between episodes/movies in a franchise. This story is no exception. We get action. We get to see Anakin struggle with his patience. We also get to see Obi Wan continue to be the best Jedi nobody seems to want to talk about.
I liked this cover. Anakin’s smirk while the party is completely surrounded tells you everything you need to know about him. He believes he can succeed in any situation. The poor battle droids don’t stand a chance.
The artwork on the interior pages is solid. We get unique facial expressions as Obi Wan communicates in Wookiee. We get terrific depictions of Anakin trying to be more mature. My personal favorite is when we get to see General Grievous in action. His character may not be as developed as others in the franchise; but he is a sight to behold in battle.
As a geek on a budget I believe that this first issue of Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories is well worth the price of admission. It has a good moral to it and we get a lightsaber battle! What more can a Star Wars fan want?!