Sunday, November 8, 2015

Comic Book Review - Chewbacca #1 - Marvel Comics

Written by: Gerry Duggan
Art by: Phil Noto

Chewbacca is stranded on a planet, needing a part for his ship.  While he is out "earning" the money for the part, he meets Zarro, an escapee from a nearby prison labor camp who needs help rescuing her father and others.

I have to admit, I was a little hesitant picking up this first issue.  I was fearing we would see Chewbacca thought balloons because how else are we to know what's going on?  Luckily Gerry Duggan knows how to write a Chewbacca book and this issue is basically through Zarro's world view.

Zarro and her father were imprisoned due to Dad's debts.  They have been told they will work off the debt but nobody really feels they are truly getting out of there.  So with dear old Dad's help, Zarro escapes and steals the closest speeder she can find and heads to town.  Everyone in town recognizes the speeder as coming from Jaum's prison camp and apparently, nobody messes with Jaum.

Now here's where Zarro meets Chewbacca.  She follows him back to his ship and spends time coaxing him into helping her rescue her father and her friends.  The Wookie roars totally work with the story as they're sized just right to convey what Chewie is thinking.  Unlike other characters in the Star Wars universe, Zarro has no idea what Chewbacca is saying so she is reading his body language, just like the reader.  

This is a fun book and worth checking out if you liked Chewbacca in the Star Wars films.  If not(yeah, I hear there's people who haven't seen the films, weird) you should watch the movies first to get a sense of Chewbacca the character.

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