Rating: 4/5 – Answering Questions About a Setting from the Last Jedi.
By ComicSpectrum senior reviewer Shawn Hoklas.
The Last Jedi left a lot of unanswered questions at the end of the movie which look as though they will be filled in by future comics, novels, etc. For example, there’s the big questions like just how did Snoke come to power and where are the Knights of Ren? As well as the smaller questions like just who is Benicio Del Toro’s character, and where did the base on the salt planet Crait come from? This second question is answered with this one-shot, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait.
This one-shot is written by both Ben Acker and Ben Blacker with some really pretty art by Mike Mayhew. The interesting thing about this one-shot is that it isn’t really a “Last Jedi” story. It’s set in the original trilogy timeline and to be honest, you’d be perfectly fine reading this without ever seeing the Last Jedi. It does give some backstory to the planet, but that’s about it. It definitely fits within the original trilogy canon as it stars Luke, Leia and Han, but I was hoping to see a bit more of a tie-in to what we just recently saw on screen.
Mayhew’s art captures the look of the main characters, and Leia looks photo realistic. That may turn some fans off, but I quite enjoyed it even though at times she looks real and Luke looks “drawn”. I’d definitely recommend reading this if you’re a fan, although it is by no means required reading and of all the questions left unanswered by the movie, this was probably the least interesting one. At the end of this issue there’s a preview of the next one-shot which shows Benicio Del Toro’s character behind bars. He was my least favorite character in the movie so I’m hoping that his one-shot can turn him into a character I enjoy.
Reviewed by: Shawn Hoklas
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