Published on November 9th, 2020 | by Tim Chuma
Star Wars #8 (2020) Review
Summary: Zahra continues her vendetta, seemingly with the endorsement of the Empire but how long will their approval last?
Zahra vs Leia
Following up from the events of the previous episode it briefly flashes back to just after the Battle of Yavin when Darth Vader and the Emperor are trying to work out what to do. Darth Vader remembers Tarkin had a protégé they could use in the hunt for the Rebels and personally recommends Zahra. “This will either be your best day or your worst day” that is some job interview at least the hiring panel can’t choke you over Zoom.
Back in the present (seems to be some time after the Battle of Hoth but before Jedi as Lando is flying the Millennium Falcon) , Zahra leads a boarding party onto Leia’s flagship against the better judgement of the other commanders. She has a target in mind but does not meant to kill them right now, but wants to demoralise them and make sure they are fearful.
This was another entry in the “from a certain point of view” as Zahra views the Rebels as “terrorists” as she lost her “family” for a second time when the Death Star was destroyed and now has a vendetta to fulfil. The Emperor and Darth Vader are well aware of this and are happy to use her as a means to an end. Considering what happened to Vader for doing the same thing (around the same time I believe) they may have different priorities when it comes to other people.
Some great art in this and great action scenes from the space battles to the interior fight scenes. All the gang is here from the original trilogy apart from Han Solo so it is worthwhile for fans of that era.
I would recommend this to even the more casual Star Wars fan as you can still drop into this without having to know too much of the back story.
Writer: Charles Soule
Penciler: Ramon Rosanas
Cover Artist: Carlo Pagulayan
Published: November 04, 2020