Han Solo vs The Dragon Void
By Randy Guiles (@giggityguiles)
Back in June we saw the return of our favorite scoundrel in comic form as he got his own mini-series from Marvel. Han Solo #1 gave us a nostalgic feel for the original trilogy and began a journey to help shed light what Han and Chewie went through after the destruction of the first Death Star. Fair warning there will be some minor spoilers here from Han Solo #1.
Quick recount of where we left off in the last issue. Han Solo, smuggler extraordinaire, is having trouble finding his place in the galaxy after the destruction of the Death Star. He pulls back from the rebellion until Leia gives him a mission that is crucial to the Rebels. Using the cover of piloting in the most famous and dangerous race in the galaxy, the Dragon Void, Han must decide what is more important…fame and money or the Rebellion.
Summary of Han Solo #2: Han is in the thick of the first dangerous challenge of the Dragon Void, but trouble isn’t too far behind as the Empire decides to take an interest in the race.
This issue starts us in the thick of the first challenge of the race, showing us what we already know about Han as a pilot. We also get a glimpse of some of his morals that helped him grow into the character we saw in the movies. Learning more about the way Han thinks during situations of high stress is great. Not lost in the action is the reason behind his entrance in the race as Chewie helps keep Han focused on why they are in the race in the first place.
Overall it is a solid 2nd issue as we get some character development on Han and we learn more about the personalities of the racers he is up against. Even though the race is extremely dangerous, the Empire showing up adds an additional threat that will further shape and mold Han as the series continues. Issue #3 is due out in August. 4 out of 5