The one-shot comic from Marvel spotlights Beckett’s crew, Val and Rio, and his nemesis, Enfys Nest, in a tale set before the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
StarWars.com has given us an in depth look into Star Wars: Beckett, the all-new Marvel comic inspired by the notorious gunslinger from Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Like any good prequel, Marvel’s latest one-shot comic Beckett #1 adds depth to multiple moments in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The story gives us more of both Enfys Nest’s Cloud-Riders and the trio of scoundrels – Tobias Beckett, Val, and Rio. If you’ve been wondering why there’s such bad blood between the two crews, this is definitely the comic for you.
Stylistically speaking, Beckett #1 leans into the western adventure storytelling aesthetic from the opening credits to the final page. The oversized story is divided into three parts with each chapter getting an appropriately western title. Artist Edgar Salazar leads things off with “The Man in Black.” Marc Laming draws “To Live and Die on Hovun IV.” And Will Sliney brings it home with “You and the Bantha You Rode In On.” (Sadly, Beckett does not actually ride a bantha in this comic.) Each artist’s work is noticeably different, making each act feeling distinct, yet their styles are complimentary especially with Jordan Boyd’s colours as a unifying element.
Beckett #1 tells its own contained, small-scale story yet gives us more of some of the most intriguing supporting characters from Solo. We’re still left wanting more of Beckett, Val, Rio, and Enfys but that’s just a sign of a job well done. For now, we’ll have to settle for a comic with death, deception, and drinks. What else could a reader want?
Star Wars: Beckett from Marvel comics is available NOW!
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