Published: May 22nd, 2019
Writer: Ethan Sacks
Penciler: Will Sliney
Cover Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards
Across the galaxy, Dok-Ondar is known as the procurer of the rarest antiquities in the universe. But the most priceless of his relics come with a darker cost. And with the First Order’s hunt for the hidden Resistance heating up, planet Batuu might soon turn into the most dangerous place in the galaxy.
Must start by saying I absolutely love the cover! Tommy Lee Edwards has very cleverly used original trilogy characters to help bring a depth of detail of the background is brilliant! He has really caught how I feel Batuu and particularly Black Spire Outpost will be when I get chance to visit. For the variant, Will Sliney and David Curiel have given us a really cool look at the cast for the main story of the series. Sometimes I wish Marvel would think about quality over quantity with its cover variant choices of recent times, but this issue gets the balance right! 2 really good covers for this issue, without doubt.
The First Order are constantly looking for any Resistance members and this search leads them to Dok Ondar, but as usual the Resistance team are one step ahead of them. Our intrepid Resistance team are looking for a super weapon. No, it’s not another Death Star! It is a Sith relic that is feared that Kylo Ren may come in search of. Dok Ondar wants to keep this relic from the First Order, especially Kylo Ren, and for me his character strikes a parallel with Lor San Tekka.
After centring on Han and Chewie in issue 1, we are now treated to a tale from Dok Ondar about Greedo and him acquiring the lightsaber of Jedi Master Ki-Adi Mundi. Now Greedo always seems to get a pretty bad press from many Star Wars fans after the manner of his demise in A New Hope. Here we see him portrayed as quite ruthless, while not delivering his main target, his quick thinking saves him a load of trouble when reporting back to Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. He has been teamed up with Takvaa to kidnap a Givin. For those who don’t know the Givin species, they have brilliant minds when it comes mathematics. In fact, they have super human abilities with figures and probability solving. So, we can only imagine what Jabba wants him for. To learn more about the Givin species, Star Wars: Heir to the Jedi by Kevin Hearne is well worth a read.
As I said in my review for the first issue, I’m enjoying the main story being used to introduce the back story of the Black Spire Outpost. It was always going to be needed to help fans buy in to this place built for Galaxy’s Edge at Disney Land and its need to have some tangible association. So, we are starting to see more of the environment that we will witness when we step into our real life fantasy land. I did like the way that when Wooro takes on the Wookiee in the market place how the shops are stocking items similar to those available within the theme park. Again, another integrational item that gives that credibility to the back story.
Another good issue from the team and I really like what Ethan Sacks has done so far. I really did like the artwork in this issue. Will Sliney’s recent work has been of a really good quality and that has continued here.
Next time out, its Hondo Ohnaka, another character I love!
This issue was released on 22nd May 2019 and is available via the Marvel App and all good comic book stores. This issue retails at $3.99.