Synopsis: This month in Star Wars – SHE WILL HAVE REVENGE! COMMANDER ELLIAN ZAHRA has been tasked by the terrifying DARTH VADER with the job of tracking down the remnants of the REBEL FLEET, scattered since the BATTLE OF HOTH. From the bridge of her flagship the TARKIN’S WILL, she hunts the galaxy, eradicating all resistance, her secret goal to destroy LEIA ORGANA. But why such hate for the PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN? The truth – will be REVEALED!
Picking up from last month’s issue. Leia and the rebels are looking to reform the fleet, but Commander Zahra stands in her way. This issue has a look at Zahra’s character and her connection to the wider Star Wars universe. We learn that Zahra was an apprentice to the late Grand Moff Tarkin who trained her to be merciless. Through some nice flashback storytelling, we get further insight into Zahra’s character. Added to that we also learn why the hunt for Princess Leia is so personal to her.
Ramon Rosanas’ art continues its job in furthering the story and in so doing provides us with some stunning visuals. I particularly enjoyed the sequence of visuals where Zahra was sent to hunt down a Rebal terrorist known as Bernium Ro. I also liked the artist’s take on the imperial probe droids, which Zahra uses to try and expand her mission parameters.
Added to this. We get some great panels of the Rebel Fleet taking on Zahra’s Star Destroyer and her tie fighters.
This was a solid issue, which did a great job of exploring the backstory of Commander Zahra while simultaneously providing us with a few fun nods to characters from the wider Star Wars universe. The story provides a little cameo from Director Krennic and Galen Erso gets namechecked at the start of the issue.
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