STAR WARS: CHEWBACCA
Wookiee gets comic bookiee
released OUT NOW! Publisher Marvel Comics
Writer Gerry duggan
Artist Phil Noto
Marvel’s latest character-centric Star Wars miniseries has to tackle an interesting problem: a lead character who only communicates in growls. He may not be talkative, but Chewbacca makes for an engaging hero, and this new five-issue story delivers a fun standalone adventure for Han Solo’s best buddy.
Shortly after the Battle of Yavin, Chewie has embarked on a secret mission, only to get stranded on Andelm-IV thanks to a malfunctioning spacecraft. All he wants is to fix his ship and leave, but fate brings him into contact with Zarro, a punky teen who’s desperate to free her father from enslavement to a local gang lord.
These first three issues see Chewbacca solving problems via lots of roaring and punching, and writer Gerry Duggan spins a light but enjoyable tale with a healthy mix of action and humour. On the visual side, Phil Noto’s art brings a lush, characterful feel to the story and also captures plenty of Chewie’s personality. The plot is maybe a little too lightweight, but the end result is an enjoyable adventure romp firmly positioned on the “Space Western” side of Star Wars. Saxon Bullock
Phil Noto started his career in 2D animation, and worked on Disney films such as The Lion King and Lilo & Stitch.
A walking, noisy, carpet.