Writer: Alec Worley
Artist: Ruairi Coleman
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Release Date: June 30, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
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“Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi #2” written by Alec Worley with art by Ruairi Coleman is the second installment in a two-issue miniseries based on the junior novel by Jason Fry. In this concluding issue, Luke reaches the “ruins of Eedit” and is guided by the Force (and Ben) to continue his Jedi training. Luke soon finds himself battling flesh and blood adversaries in place of his training remotes.
“Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi #2” is a fun read. Alec Worley takes us on an exciting journey that Star Wars fans interested in reading about Luke’s training in becoming a Jedi will enjoy. Some readers might feel there are too many pages with Luke training using the “training remotes.” However, I personally enjoyed these pages as they reminded me of Luke’s training with Obi-Wan aboard the Millennium Falcon in the original Star Wars movie. Worley also does a nice job of balancing action and character development along with having a villain equal to Luke’s current ability level. Since this series is based on the novel by Jason Fry, I’m not sure how much of the character development Worley wrote himself. Be that as it may, in this reviewer’s opinion – the writing is well done.
The artwork by Ruairi Coleman is a nice compliment to the story. Yes, the artwork is a bit cartoony, but that is to be expected in a series that is trying to reach younger readers. I also like the coloring and layouts of this book. Chris O’Halloran does a very nice job of keeping the colors consistent throughout, with a mixture of both light and dark panels. The layouts are also worth a shout-out, as most pages consisted of four or more panels per page.
“Star Wars Adventures: The Weapon of a Jedi #2” is a fun book that most readers of the first issue will enjoy. If you haven’t read the first installment but are looking for a comic that is a simple, light-hearted, fun take on the Luke Skywalker character – check this out.