Comic Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation #7

Published: April 3, 2019
Rating: Rated T
Writer: Robbie Thompson
Penciler: Will Sliney
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

The synopsis;

THE FINAL SHOWDOWN! HAN SOLO is out of options and out of allies, and DRYDEN wants him dead… Will BECKETT’s double-cross be Han’s undoing? Will Han do the right thing despite that it could cost him and CHEWBACCA their lives? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, featuring material not seen in the film!

The review;

Here one final time. Thank goodness! I have to say that this adaptation has been a disappointment. You will notice from the synopsis that it says material not featured in the film…maybe a page. And you know what? That’s the stuff I want to see more of, those little hints at what happens in the gaps in the film. But they are never fully realised. Here we see what happens to Han and Chewie after they are finished on Savareen. I want to see that, I want to know what they had to do to get back to Lando. But one page…three panels…it’s not enough!

I don’t want to keep repeating myself but Marvel need to think about what they are doing with their future adaptations. We no longer live in a world where we have to go endless years, months, heck, sometimes just weeks, without being able to see a movie. The purpose of an adaptation needs to change to what it is needed to be. It can’t be a simple repeat, otherwise we might as well just watch the film.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, The Last Jedi adaptation by Gary Whitta is the perfect example of what needs to happen. Giving us the same thing we’ve watched but from someone else’s point of view, changing it enough so we (as the reader) get something more than if we just watched the movie.

I’ll stop now so you don’t have to endure my repetition. Unless you are a completest, you don’t need this comic, this series in your collection. And Marvel? Thompson is a darn good writer that is wasted here. That Imperial Cadet Series Two you are thinking about doing? Put him to work on that so he can show us he can write some damn good Han Solo (because he can!). That’s it!


Solo is a seven part series available from Marvel. This issue is available via the Marvel App and all good comic book stores. This issue retails at $3.99.