SW7N Review: Marvel’s Star Wars #2.

Darth VaderThe second issue of Marvel’s ongoing Star Wars comic book series is out. Check out our review after the jump.



Excerpt from the review:

The issue picks up right where #1 left us, a subterranean corridor with only Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, accompanied by their ignited lightsabers. Despite whatever undercutting this may do to the gravity and general assumption that their first face to face encounter was in ESB, I feel the writers and artists are handling it great.




Luke’s face exudes a healthy amount of terror, but this is a different Luke Skywalker than the one we knew before. He’s fearless and when the option of running or facing the Dark Lord of the Sith is out before him, he chooses the latter. It’s nothing short of bold, but I like how the writers underscore that ignorance plays a part in it, because as soon as Vader simply takes the lightsaber out of Luke’s hand using the Force, you can tell Luke realizes he’s in over his head.



For the full review join our host Kyle in The Cantina. BEWARE OF SPOILERS!



Marvel’s Star Wars #2: story by Jason Aaron, art by John Cassaday, colors by Laura Martin, letters by Chris Eliopoulos, cover by John Cassaday, Laura Martin.


You can order a digital copy or check out which is the nearest comic book store near you at Marvel.com or at Comixology.com.



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24 thoughts on “SW7N Review: Marvel’s Star Wars #2.

  • February 4, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    I know I’m going to get beat up for saying this, but I believe in a separation of Marvel and Star Wars just as I believe in a separation of Church and State.

    • February 4, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      The dark side clouds everything

    • February 4, 2015 at 11:42 pm

      Except this series is never crossing over with Marvel. Not canonically, anyway. They just publish comics that exist outside of their universe.

  • February 4, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    i wanna see how han solo lost jabba’s money in the way to tatooine

    • February 5, 2015 at 1:36 am

      It’s in the classic comic.
      Pirates robbed him, Crimson Jack aka Redbeard a old friend of Han.

      • February 5, 2015 at 2:17 am

        That’s unlikely to be the same in the new canon. Why does this continue to be a point of confusion?

    • February 5, 2015 at 4:54 am

      Just read the entire article at MakingStarWars and it is very interesting. Ties up the bulk of the rumors/leaks that we’ve been exposed to and makes for a decently plausible plot but it opens several big bags of questions in the process tho.

      -Just WHO/What is Kylo Ren and what is his backgroud, where does he come from and why is he soooo drawn to the dark side?

      -If the going canonical consensus is that only practitioners of the light side of the Force are eligible to learn to retain their identities and live on in spirit after death, then just who or what are these spirits tormenting Luke that seem to be haunting this place/crypt?? The Nightsister leader, Mother Talzin, seems to have been the only other known entity that was able to manipulate the physical world from the spirit side as a dark sider. Is JJ/Kasdan taking the plunge to explore the more mysterious spiritual elements of the dark side and/or dark magic?

      Very interesting indeed especially if true…

  • February 4, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Posting this here because of anon facility.
    Not particularly a fan(more of a Trekker) but was interested when very reliably informed that new SW film is roughly based on a few already published stories one of which involves the dismembered hand of Darth Vadir.

    • February 5, 2015 at 1:38 am

      Darth Vadir’s dismembered hand is now canon again.
      Please stay at Trek.

      • February 5, 2015 at 5:11 am


      • February 5, 2015 at 1:18 pm

        I’ve told it exactly as I was told. I never mentioned anything about canon.

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:35 am

    I liked it, though the mayhem with the walker is a bit over the top IMO.

    I just wanted to mention (again) a little detail that stood out to me: when Vader Force-pulls the laser sword from Luke’s hand, it confuses Luke (“How did you… “). Of course, he’s not familiar with that ability because he’s never seen or used it before; lifting objects by the Force wasn’t introduced until ESB.

    I wonder whether that time in the Wampa cave will be the first time Luke tries to do this successfully.

  • February 5, 2015 at 12:49 am

    So… how many times will Luke officially confront Vader now?

    • February 5, 2015 at 3:12 am

      not sure how many times Luke will confront Vader, but hopefully less is more…one of the things that irked me with the EU of old was how many times Solo faced off with Fett…after awhile it got old, no surprises, and it just made the baddest bounty hunter in the galaxy look inept…glad the EU is being re-written, and i hope they don’t trod the same ground with the new continuum.

  • February 5, 2015 at 1:06 am


  • February 5, 2015 at 1:06 am

    is the new comic series canon?

    • February 5, 2015 at 1:09 am

      From the Disney takeover on, everything that gets released is canon. So, yes.

  • February 5, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Just finished reading it. I love the action. This series is going to be good! Almost makes me feel like its 1977 again. I have all the classic Marvel Star Wars comics from the early years, and I think these will be a jem for a whole new generation of fans.

  • February 5, 2015 at 6:36 am

    There’s only one thing about the new Star Wars continuity that has me afraid: Marvel gets offbeat director Jon Favreau followed by Joss Whedon. Star Wars gets JJ “Steven Spielberg wannabe” Abrams.
    I know that a lot of people like JJ, but I’ve yet to see something from him that’s actually good.
    The odds are against us…

  • February 5, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Featuring both the AT-AT from ESB and the speeder bike from ROTJ was a bit too on the nose for me. Are they restricted to portraying gear that has already appeared in canon? Or maybe they are playing it safe for the first few issues.

    My fear is that (especially given the JJ Abrams connection) this title will end up like the recent Star Trek comics, which (like ST:ID) just re-tell old Star Trek stories in the new timeline. Abrams now has the reputation as a successful re-treader, and given recent output (Rebels, Marvel’s Star Wars) I’m finding it harder to be optimistic that there will be anything interestingly new in Star Wars from here on out.

    Nightmare scenario: I (who strongly dislike the prequels) find myself looking back a year from now saying “At least George Lucas tried out new ideas in each of *his* Star Wars films.”

    • February 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

      I’m with you on the AT-AT and Speeder Bike, but also when 3PO got dismantled, I actually groaned and winced at this, it’s all be done before (or after if you like). The Vader confrontation kinda makes Vader look inept.

  • February 5, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    This issue was fun and exciting. I generally have enjoyed the series so far. I even liked the encounter with Luke and Vader. The encounter laid the foundation for Vader’s obsession with Luke and paved the way for his discovering Luke’s identity. The only problem I had (which isn’t huge but it made me question some things) is when Luke has his Inigo Montoya moment and tells Vader in anger “You killed my Father!” – In light of this statement in the comic, it makes his statement in TESB “He told me enough…he told me you killed him!” kind of unnecessary. But that being said, I guess it’s not impossible that he would feel the need to say it twice. Overall though, good read.

  • February 7, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I think Lucasfilm/Marvel needs to add some writers into the mix who are not avid fans who consider it a dream come true to live out their childhood wishes. There is a place for that sure, but there’s a vacancy of fresh ideas (or the story group is afraid to let the writers be creative and are shooting them down). Either way, this air is stale and someone needs to open a door.

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