REVIEW: Ship to Ship in STAR WARS #15
In Star Wars #15 by Charles Soule, Ramon Rosanas, Rachelle Rosenberg, and Clayton Cowles, with a main cover by Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, and Rai Beredo, we see a side-adventure that adds some texture to the ongoing War of the Bounty Hunters event. Plus, the issue includes some amazing Star Wars action that you have to see to believe!
What is this, a crossover episode?
But first, let’s talk about how this issue continues in the tradition that has been established for this ongoing Marvel Comics event: the integration of many different elements from every corner of the Star Wars galaxy.
In Star Wars #15, titled “Friends and Enemies,” we meet Starlight Squadron, which is led by Luke Skywalker.
And fun fact: among the ranks of the Starlight Squadron is Mart Mattin, a character who originally appeared in the eighth episode of Star Wars Rebels season three, “Iron Squadron.”
This character has a few special elements that make him perfect for this issue!
For one, his original ship in the episode of Rebels, a YT-2400 Corellian freighter known as “Sato’s Hammer,” was based on Dash Rendar’s shp named “Outrider,” the main ship from the Star Wars Legends story Shadows of the Empire, which took place on the timeline between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, just like the War of the Bounty Hunters event.
Plus, Mattin is named after Matt Martin, a member of the Lucasfilm story group. Oh boy, oh boy, those real-life people keep finding their way to a galaxy far, far away (and I don’t just mean Batuu)!
In addition to Mattin, Starlight Squadron also includes L’ulo L’ampar among its ranks.
L’ampar is a character who will be familiar to longtime fans of Soule’s Star Wars comics, because he was part of Black Squadron in the ongoing Poe Dameron comic! While that comic came out a few years ago, it actually takes place quite a few years later in the Star Wars galaxy chronology.
However, that just goes to show how well this comic event has tied every corner of the galaxy together, like the carpet in the Big Lebowski’s living room!
Star Wars #15
In addition to plenty of crossovers, this issue also features some great starship action. Marvel Blog’s suggestion: you will especially want to pick up this issue if you are a fan of the aerial dogfights from the original Star Wars trilogy!
And while you may at first question why this issue is a tie-in to War of the Bounty Hunters… by the conclusion of the comic, you will totally understand why this story needed to be told at this point in the narrative.
Did you get a chance to pick up Star Wars #15, Marvel Blog True Believers? If so, which Variant did you get (I picked up the Ewoks Variant by Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, and Neeraj Menon, and I have no regrets)? Let us know in the comment section!