Writer: Kieron Gillen
Artist: Salvador Larroca
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Released: August 7th, 2018
Received: Marvel Unlimited
Issues: Star Wars 44-49
Many fans of Star Wars have been enjoying the fact that the adventures have continued onward in comic book form. Myself included. I’m painfully behind in the series, but have finally gotten around to reading Star Wars, Vol. 8: Mutiny at Mon Cala.
The Alliance is in desperate need of allies. That is not an uncommon need, all things considered. This time, Leia, Han, Luke, and the rest of the Rebels, have their hopes and dreams set on the Mon Calamari. The question is, will things go according to plan?
Star Wars, Vol. 8: Mutiny at Mon Cala is a fun and diverting tale. As with many of the plots so far, it’s easy to have an idea of where things will go. At least, in the long run (the downside of having a series set between known points in time).
That being said, it is still absolutely worth the read. It’s fascinating to learn a bit more about Mon Cala, and it’s people. I’ll admit that this is a bit of a weak point for me, despite always enjoying their presence in general.
Naturally, that made this whole tale a bit more engrossing for me, as I was eager to learn anything and everything. Likewise, I always enjoy seeing Leia in her take charge mode (and yeah, I know that this is also fairly constant for her).
I’ll admit a certain level of bias, as I tend to enjoy Kieron Gillen’s writing style, something which I feel like you can easily spot, even in an expansive world like Star Wars. Here what could have been just a typical side quest (because let’s be honest, that’s really all this is) is instead something a bit more entertaining.