Ink acting, as coined by Jeff McGee, is the art of vividly illustrating a crush realization that what you knew was a lie. Phil Noto perfects this process in the pages of the rollicking and freewheeling Star Wars #74 that sees Greg Pak give new voice to the dedication and sacrifice of C-3PO setting readers up, if even by coincidence, for The Rise of Skywalker in December.
In Jedi Fallen Order — Dark Temple #4, Matthew Rosenberg gets Cere inside the mysterious temple but at what cost to the Jedi code?
Finally, in Target Vader #5, Robbie Thompson spun us around with a plot twist we didn’t see coming in a book that featured three artists to maximum effect.
As for news, the bounty of covers for next month’s The Rise of Kylo Ren is plentiful, as are those for Empire Ascendant #1, the book end to Marvel’s first phase of Star Wars comics.