This review contains spoilers
After the action of Star Wars #1 I have to admit I’m disappointed with #2. The art is really good still and I like where the story is going, but this issue is almost entirely setup for the series going forward. Generally we’d get setup on on or two parts of the story, but here each group is pretty much all story setup. Hans and Chewbacca run into some action but that was quick and mostly uneventful. Luke and Wedge have a short action section but, without spoiling too much, it has little weight behind it. Otherwise though it is all dialog.
However, while there is not action the art, story and lettering do a great job of portraying Leia’s emotion. It seems like the writers really want to put some focus on her, and so far she really shines. On the Empire’s side we get a quick introduction to Colonel Bircher. He seems like he should be a fun adversary. Extremely confident with skills to match. We’ll have to see how he plays out in the future story line.
Besides the art itself I am still also really enjoying the panel layout. While still being mostly rectangular they still fit in unique ways on each page that enhance the story. Hopefully all the setup in Star Wars #2 means that we’ll get some really fun story progression and action in Star Wars #3. Until then we’ll have to live with the slow burn we’re getting this time. I enjoyed it enough to stick with it but if the pace stays slow like this I’m not sure how long that will keep up.