The Good: This book is SO Star Wars. That's really the only way to describe it. In the past, a lot of Star Wars books haven't really felt that "Star Wars" to me. I'm not going to mention which ones, but this one, you can REALLY picture this stuff taking place in between films! Look, first and foremost the book has spectacular writing and unbelievable art, thanks to writer Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday, but I think what helps even more is that the recent "reset" of the Star Wars expanded universe, which rendered almost everything that came before it "imaginary tales" helps a LOT. When reading this story we don't have to worry about a novel or another comic or newspaper strip that it conflicts with. THIS is what happened!! This issue has a TON of great stuff. There's some great moments between Vader and Jabba, a great fight scene between Leia and the Rebel leaders, and last page shocker that I've been waiting for since this book was announced.
The bad: One of the planets named in the book sounds a little more like a Star Trek planet than a Star Wars planet.
The Verdict: Duh! BUY IT!!!! Why would you not? OK, if you're not a Star Wars fan, I guess you wouldn't, but otherwise, yeah, you really need this.
-And, I know it's on every other blog, site, phone, tablet, and television out there, but let's watch the new Star Wars trailer again. Why? JUST BECAUSE WE CAN!