September 27, 2023
Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Review

The Forces of Destiny shorts get their own comic tie in with this collected edition of IDW’s Star Wars Adventures

Each story in this collection centers one or more of the female heroes of a galaxy far, far away. Spanning every era, these one-shot stories tie in perfectly for fans of the Forces of Destiny web series.

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Leia, Han, and Hera track a lost Rebel ship on Hoth to raid it for parts to fix Echo Base. Leia has a hard time keeping her unruly Tuantuan mount under control. But when a Wampa hiding in the downed ship attacks, it’s the Tuantuan that saves Leia in the end. The Leia short is written by French comic book artist and writer duo Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet. Charretier also did the art. Charretier is a regular contributor to this series, and Colinet can be seen as her writing partner on several of her stories.

Star Wars Forces Of Destiny - Leia


This story is a comic adaptation of the “Sands of Jakku” and “BB-8 Bandits” episodes of Forces of Destiny. However, there are a few added scenes of adventure taking place before the start of the episodes. Comic author Jody Houser also previously wrote the comic adaptations of Rogue One and Thrawn, as well as the Age of Republic mini-series. She has also contributed to numerous DC titles and other media tie ins.

Artist Arianna Florean is a regular contributor to Star Wars Adventures.

Star Wars Forces Of Destiny Rey


Hera and Chopper go to an agricultural outpost called Fekunda to help the residents resist the Empire. However, the Empire is already there. With a little encouragement from Hera, it’s not long before the small colony succeeds in running the Imps out. Comic author Devin Grayson has penned many titles for DC, including the Nightwing titles. She has also written for Marvel’s Black Widow, X-Men: Evolution, and contributed to the War of the Realms event.

Eva Widerman is a comic book and concept art artist. In addition to art for RPGs, she was the artist for Tamora Pierce’s Tortall: A Spy’s Guide drawing that world’s creatures and monsters, and bringing to life, at least for me, the things I’ve only been able to imagine up to now (If you haven’t yet read Pierce’s work, you don’t know what you are missing).

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny Hera

Ahsoka and Padme

Padme asks Ahsoka to check her apartment’s security before an important dinner party with the Arthurian delegates. However, things don’t go as planned. This is an expansion on “The Imposter Inside” episode. Author Beth Revis is a YA author. She wrote the Jyn Erso YA novel Rebel Rising and the Across the Universe and Give the Dark My Love series.

Artist Valentina Pinto is a regular contributor to Star Wars Adventures.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny Ahsoka and Padme

Rose and Paige

While on D’Qar the Resistance is need of resources and a way to explore the planet. Rose has an idea to use scrap to build wheeled vehicles that run on batteries, but not everyone is supportive. With a little encouragement from Paige and General Organa, Rose just might save the day.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny Rose and Paige

Final Thoughts:

Deliah S. Dawson is the author of Phasma and Black Spire. She is also the co-author of The Tales of Pell with Kevin Hearne. Nicoletta Baldari is a comic book artist for IDW. She has contributed to Tales from Vader’s Castle, Big Hero 6 comic, The Incredibles 2 comic, My Little Pony, and more. This star-studded cast of authors and artists consists almost completely of women, with Elsa Charretier’s partner Pierrick Colinet being the only man. This collection is great for young female fans who want to see their favorites take center stage. It’s also a great way to introduce new artists and authors.


Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny is published by IDW Publishing and is available to buy NOW!


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Melissa Villy is a regular Staff Writer for Future of the Force. She is a passionate Star Wars fan and is the custodian of the FOTF Jedi Archives. Follow her on Twitter @JediLibrarian42 where she uses the force frequently!


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