Synopsis: The Star Destroyer Harbinger, a massive weapon of Imperial war. Also the target of the rebels’ new top-secret plan. Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa for “The Last Flight of the Harbinger”!
Review: The cover for this issues shows a scene in which a squadron of X-Wing Fighters are veering away in formation from the Harbinger. It’s a dramatic cover, but somewhat of a standard trope when compared to the fantastic unorthodox cover that we had in the first part of this story with issue 21.
The story picks things up from the Rebel Alliances point of view and sees Luke, Han and Leia on a mission to steal a Star Destroyer. In this case the Harbinger.
The dialogue is quick and frantic and the voices of the characters are very in keeping with what you would expect from ‘Star Wars’. I particularly enjoyed the banter between Han and Leia as Han was berating her for having missed the target on their first bombing attempt.
The first half of this book sees much of the action take place in space. Jorge Molina’s depiction of the Millenium Falcon and a few Squadrons of X-Wings taking on Tie Fighters and the Harbinger are exhilarating. Molina does a great job of conveying the action and keeping it synch with the frantic dialogue of Red Squadon’s radio chatter as penned by writer Jason Aaron.
Where the art falls down a little for me is in the character likenesses. Molina does some good work here, but they feel a little Saturday Morning cartoony for my taste. But its always going to be somewhat subjective when it comes to art styles.
Overall though. This is a pretty tight story. I loved the suspense that both writer and artist managed to convey when it all seemed like Han, Chewie, Leia and Luke were done for as the Star Destroyers reactor was jettisoned amid a massive explosion.
My guess is the third issue will see Sergeant Kreel and his Elite Squad of Stormtroopers dispatched to mess with the rebels. I look forward to seeing the potential stand off.