Writers: Sam Maggs & Landry Walker
Artists: Liana Kangas & Nick Brokenshire
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: July 28, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
Star Wars Adventures #7 comprises two short stories. The first written by Sam Maggs with art by Liana Kangas entitled “The Princess and the Bog – part 1” features Luke & Leia combing the galaxy in search of a new home base for the rebellion. They eventually find themselves on the planet Bogano where they encounter a very unusual fellow. The second installment entitled “The Crimson Corsair and the Crime Lords of the Barren Rim,” is written by Landry Walker with art by Nick Brokenshire. In this story, Pirate Gruk captures the Crimson Corsair’s first mate – Quiggold with plans to lure the Corsair out. After some discussion with his new prisoner, Gruk soon realizes that things may not go according to plan.
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Star Wars Adventures #7 is a “tongue in cheek” issue that sets its sights on appealing to younger readers. Although the series as a whole is geared to the younger Star Wars fan, this issue, even more than the others, makes this point. In the first story, nothing happens. No, seriously – nothing happens. Luke & Leia have some light-hearted discussions as they scout out the planet Bogano looking for a new rebel base. They meet a very cute little creature who leads them to a place on the planet where they see – well, no spoilers here. But, umm, yeah, like that’s about it. I’m guessing the action will come in part two next month. The artwork by Liana Kangas was very different, and not to my liking of style. It reminds me a lot of the style of the Sunday morning newspaper comic strips. I’m not saying it’s bad, just that it’s not a style I personally prefer in a Star Wars comic book. Maybe it WILL appeal to younger readers. I’ll leave that decision to them! The second story by Landry Walker featuring Gruk & Quiggold also had no action. It’s a dialogue story of “what if.” Quiggold is a cute character and again – it may appeal to younger readers as intended. It was cool seeing the Corsair, but again – he doesn’t do anything. The artwork by Nick Brokenshire was fine and fits the style of the overall story.
Star Wars Adventures #7 is a very different type of Star Wars comic book that may appeal to younger fans. It’s light-hearted, and at times funny, but doesn’t have much action. If you’re a “younger” reader who enjoys these types of stories – go snag a copy. If you’re not into the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek type of Star Wars stories, you can pass on this issue.