Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Ramon Rosanas
Release Date: July 28, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
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Star Wars #15 written by Charles Soule with art by Ramon Rosanas, is a tie-in to the “Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event. The issue follows two different storylines. The first features Luke Skywalker as he joins the Starlight Squadron as they journey on a mission to find and save some lost fleet divisions. Unfortunately, they soon find themselves face-to-face with an Imperial Star Destroyer – Ultima II. Can Luke & his alliance fighters pull off another victory as they did at the Battle of Yavin? Meanwhile, on Jekara, The Vermillion (fortress flagship of Crimson Dawn), Leia, Chewie, and Lando await Luke’s arrival to assist in their mission to rescue Han. Things become even more complicated for them, as unexpected guests soon arrive on the scene.
Star Wars #15 is a fun issue that reminded me of the ending of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, as much of the issue focuses on Luke and his allies in their X-Wing fighters trying to take out the Star Destroyer. With that being said, it’s nice to see that things don’t go exactly like the ending of the movie. The second part of the story is much shorter and is the part of the issue that ties into the “Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event. Unfortunately, nothing happens to advance the overall storyline of the crossover. The real gem of this issue is the artwork by Ramon Rosanas. I really enjoy the details and coloring (shout-out to colorist Rachelle Rosenberg) as it elevates the overall enjoyment of the story. Also, the main cover by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story & Neeraj Menon is absolutely beautiful in both overall detail and coloring.
Although Star Wars #15 doesn’t do much to advance the “Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event storyline, it is still an enjoyable read that most fans will enjoy. If you like X-Wing action – this one’s for you. If you’re a reader of this series or the “Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters” crossover event, it’s worth picking up. If you’re a new reader you could read this as a “stand-alone” issue, but it’s not a good place to start if you are interested in the overall crossover event.