Star Wars Adventures Fight The Empire Review

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 9: Fight the Empire!

Join your favorite Rebel heroes as they fight the Empire in this installment of IDW’s Star Wars Adventures

Join the fight against the Empire in Star Wars Adventures. This collection of short stories all involve the fight against the Empire. Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Lando Calrissian all take center stage in their own story.

Star Wars Adventures Fight The Empire

Swoop Racers

In this first story, Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are on a mission to get supplies for the Rebellion.  However, Han can’t resist a good race. To double the money Leia gave them, Han enters a swoop bike race. But when he’s recognized as wanted by the Empire he might come to an untimely end.

This story was by Cavan Scott and illustrated by Derek Charm. Both are regular contributors to Star Wars Adventures. Scott is also part of The High Republic writing team.

Star Wars Adventures Fight The Empire

A Matter of Perception

In the second story, Princess Leia is on a survey mission with the droids to find a possible Imperial patrol. But the Stormtroopers she ends up finding might not be who she thinks they are.

This story is by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet and illustrated by Charretier. This French duo are regular contributors to the series. Their stories regularly feature the Saga’s female characters.

A Race for Answers

After the battle of Endor, Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca are on a mission to get information on the pirates robbing the Rebellion’s supply lanes. They enter a Battle Race to find their informant, none other than former pod racer Sebulba! But when the Empire shows up, the mission might be over before it starts.

This story is by Ian Flynn and illustrated by Tony Fleecs. Fleecs illustrated the “Secret Agent Droids” story. This is Ian Flynn’s first contribution to Star Wars Adventures.

The Heist

In this latest of the “Tales from Wild Space”, Emil Graf tells a story about Kabe the Chadra-Fan patron of Chalmu’s Spaceport Cantina. Kabe, needing credits to buy her favorite drink, blue milk, overhears a conversation where another patron is trying to hire someone to steal from an Imperial Cruiser. She decides to do the job and successfully outwits the Stormtroopers and officers.

This one is by Shane McCarthy and illustrated by Nicoletta Baldari. Baldari also illustrated the Paige and Rose short story and part of the Vader’s Castle miniseries. McCarthy also wrote “Tales of Villainy: The Hostage”.

A Tauntaun Tail

In this “Tale from Wildspace”, Emil Graf tells his droid companions about a very special Tauntuan.  Rebak has an extra long tail, and when a Rebel Soldier finds her injured, he takes her in. Later, she uses that tail to sweep Stormtroopers off their feet.

This story is by Jon Waterhouse and illustrated by Tony Fleecs. This is Waterhouse’s first story for Star Wars Adventures.

Majordomo, Major Problems

Another “Tale from Wildspace”. In this one, Bib Fortuna is trying to take a break, but Jabba won’t let him, even on his birthday.

This story is by Arie Kaplan and illustrated by Drew Moss. This is Arie Kaplan’s and Drew Moss’s first contributions to Star Wars Adventures.

Verdict

I really enjoyed the stories set in the Rebellion era. They were fun and provided just enough action and adventure. However, this volume was a little heavy on the “Tales from Wildspace”.  Usually, there are two and this volume had three. I’m not always a fan of these “Tales”, but I like that they serve to teach a lesson.

As always, these stories are perfect for young fans who love graphic novels and are great family read together. While aimed at Younglings and Padawans, they can be enjoyed by fans of all ages.

Star Wars Adventures: Fight The Empire is published by IDW Publishing and is available to buy NOW!

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