Reviews: Chewbacca & Kanan

Two Star Wars digital comics reviewed from Marvel Comics

Chewbacca (2015-) #2 (of 5)

Known as the skilled co-pilot of the infamous Millennium Falcon, the legendary Wookiee warrior Chewbacca will star in his very own limited comic series! After the battle of Yavin, Chewbacca is on his own when he crash lands his ship on an Imperial occupied planet. Now stranded, Chewie finds himself caught in the middle of trying to return to the rebellion and helping a young and feisty girl in need. Writer Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, 1872, Hulk) and artist Phil Noto (Black Widow, X-23, and Uncanny X-Force) bring us a never-before-seen tale of the heroic Wookiee we all know and love.

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Part two of this five issue mini-series looks deeper into the mind of Chewbacca as he assists with a rescue mission. I did like the flashback for him when he needs to go into the confined space. Looking back at his time as a slave and the conditions he was in. The fact that we can’t understand Wookie is still dealt with here, and the cliffhanger looks interesting. We’ve still got three more issue in this story and it feels like we’re almost finished – I wonder how this will be spread across the arc?

Kanan #7

We’ve seen Kanan’s last adventure as a Padawan…now we go back to his first adventure! See Caleb Dume’s first steps in the Clone Wars!

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After being stabbed in the back last issue, Kanan is now healing and while that happens we get a lot of flashback. These flashbacks are of Kanan and other younglings as they go through the trials and the first meeting with Kanan/Caleb’s meeting with their eventual master. It’s a really good read, giving some history to the future Rebel and his mindset, as well as looking at the effect the war has on the Jedi themselves – mentally and physically!

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