Imperials attack Karrde's smuggler gathering who vow revenge. Luke and Lando break Mara free so that
she can show them Wayland... just before Thrawn launches an attack to destroy Coruscant.
Every time I watch one of the SW films, I wish I could forget everything I
know about it and really see it again for the first time. That's the only
problem with "Last Command" as we wrap up the trilogy. I wish I didn't know
how this was going to end. (Actually, I wish it ended a little differently,
but we'll get to that next month...)
What more can I ask for? All the characters are smart (there's no greater cop-
out than stupid characters), the story is multifaceted and the dialog is
sharp. Baron continues to do a wonderful job of compressing a novel into comic
form while retaining the richness of the story.
This sets a standard that only X-Wing is in the same ballpark with. I'd love
to see Dark Horse take on a well-planned multithreaded 24 issue epic of
original material as a change of pace from the mini-series format we usually
I never expected to see SW art I liked as much as HTTE, but I think this title
is arriving at the same level of beauty. The level of detail relayed by
Biukovic/Shanower is astounding. Most artists can make large panels and
closeups look good, but smaller figures suffer. Reread this issue and take a
look at the small figures... they aren't undefined blobs, but remain detailed
While you're looking at that, take another look at the poses (every character
feels alive). This round, I noticed how well the hair is done. Chewie
examining the dead animal is wonderful... but not easy to achieve. I was also
struck by the wonderful ship design and the other pieces of technology (guns,
data cards, gardener droids and the like).
I thought the Mezzic character was really cool, along with his active
toothpick and reflective goggles.
I simply have no complaints and am saddened that it will all end in two