Comics Review | Star Wars: Vol. 10 – The Escape
On the run from the Empire, Han, Luke, and Leia take some time off on the planet Hubin.
Han hires Sana Starros to smuggle himself, Luke, Leia, R2-D2, and C-3PO to the rest of the scattered Rebel fleet. But when the route they are taking to avoid the Empire leads them directly to a Star Destroyer, they are forced to flee in an escape pod to the isolated planet of Hubin. Hubin is peaceful and untouched by the Empire or the Galactic Civil War. The trio gets some downtime, but when Luke gets antsy and disobeys their host’s request, Star Squadron finally catches up with them.
Star Wars Volume 10: The Escape | Written by Kieron Gillen, art by Andrea Broccardo and Angel Unzueta
This volume gave the group a much-needed break from the rigors of war. When the individual issues were coming out, one of them caused quite a stir for featuring a shirtless Han Solo chopping wood. Luke also got some essential training from the leader of the Markona, and it gave Leia time to plot her revenge against Trios. Each of the three played a role in bringing the Markona into the Rebellion by showing their individual traits as they unknowingly passed the leader’s tests. A personal favorite, though, was the cover of Issue 57/Chapter 2, which featured a spoof of the painting American Gothic featuring Leia and Han.
It also introduced us to the Markona, a group of former mercenaries who settled on the planet. I was really intrigued by the Markona, and some of their histories are given here, the rest only alluded to. But with their warrior ways and armor, they remind of the Mandalorians. I even found myself wondering if we might see them again in other media. Perhaps they’ll make an appearance in The Mandalorian. One can only hope.
New Artist Alert
This volume switches up the artist. Andrea Broccardo for issues 56 & 61 (Chapters 1 & 6) and Angel Unzueta for issues 57-60 (Chapters 2-5). I really like both of these artists. Broccardo has worked on Poe Dameron Annual #2, Kanan, and the Screaming Citadel story arc. Unzueta has worked on Shattered Empire’s Naboo Storyline and worked on Poe Dameron with Phil Noto. His other Marvel work includes Cable and X-Force and Captain America: Sam Wilson.
I look forward to seeing where the story goes from here as the Rebels take their revenge on Queen Trios.
Star Wars Volume 10: The Escape by Kieron Gillen, Andrea Broccardo and Angel Unzueta is published by Marvel Comics and is available to buy NOW!
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