Review: Star Wars Smuggler’s Run #2 (IDW)

Writer: Greg Rucka (Book) Alec Worley (Comic adaptation)
Artist: Ingo Romling
Letterer: Amauri Osorio
On Sale: 27/01/2021

Join Han Solo and Chewbacca on a space adventure in this comic book adaptation of the Greg Rucka book.

PLOT AND STORY

Han and Chewie are tasked with a dangerous mission from Princess Leia to rescue an important member of the rebellion. Hot on their tails are the Galactic Empire who will stop at nothing to capture them all.

Alec Worley has adapted this Greg Rucka book really well into a condensed two part mini adventure for all ages. A fun one and done adventure of our favourite scoundrel and his ever loyal co pilot makes this an easy and enjoyable read.

ARTWORK

Being set shortly after the events of A New Hope, this series brilliantly captures the rough and depressed economy being enforced on people by the empire. Ingo Romling has recreated a young Harrison Ford in his version of Han Solo, the unaging Chewie and they look great on the page together. I also found the character Commander Alica Beck fit in with her imperial uniform but menacing with a robotic eye.

The visual representation of the city Motok stood out for me in this book. The rundown streets look like a Star Wars world but the colours used to show the smog and pollution surrounding the city give it a very unique vibe while complimenting the story and the planet’s history.

FINAL THOUGHTS 

Smuggler’s Run is a fun adventure for Star Wars fans young and old. This isn’t bringing anything new to the universe but does explore a period in time that will have been very interesting for two of the most popular characters Han Solo and Chewbacca.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by IDW Publishing and received no incentive to review this comic.

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