Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Library Books: Star Wars Adventures

While at work the other day, I found two Star Wars Adventures graphic novels (Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya and Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands).  They are both really quick reads (I read them both in like 20 minutes).  Both stories take place before the Rebellion, with Slavers from long before the movies (all of them) and Hollow Moon a few years before A New Hope.

Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya was the one I chose to read first (I thought it took place before Slavers, but in reality it doesn't).  Han and Chewie get busted for cheating in a casino.  The owner (Sollima/Solly) demands that Han retrieve a droid stolen from him by the Imperials.  Unfortunately he won't let Han take Chewie, wanting to keep the wookie as collateral so Han has to follow through. As soon as Han leaves, Solly tosses Chewie into an arena, believing the wookie will be dead in a day (or less); Solly has greatly underestimated Chewbacca though.  The Han story was alright, but the Chewbacca stuff really made this story awesome!

Chewbacca and the Slavers of the Shadowlands was told as a flashback.  The beginning of the story has Han, Chewie and Leia escaping from somewhere.  Once the danger is over, Chewbacca starts telling this story from his past. 

When Chewie was the wookie equivalent of a teenager, he was determined to prove he was an adult.  So he took some of his friends into the Shadowlands, a place forbidden to them.  But while there they encounter slavers.  Rather than go and tell the adults, Chewie is determined to stay and fight; that decision has tragic consequences.

Overall I really enjoyed reading these.  They were short and fun (the first one especially!); I really recommend them for fans of the Star Wars universe.

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