The Wheels Start Turning (Star Wars #63)

User Rating: 3.5

Writer- Kieron Gillen

Artist- Angel Unzueta

Colorist- Guru-eFX

Letterer- VC’s Clayton Cowles

Cover Artist- Gerald Parel

Variant Cover Artist- John Tyler Christopher


In this issue, we continue the revenge plot from the last issue.  Leia has assembled her crack team and they are ready to execute the plan.  A plan that involves getting revenge on the queen of a mining planet and dealing a hefty blow to the Empire.


I’m pretty sure I mentioned the last time I talked about this series that I like heist movies and that this felt a lot like a heist movie.  It still feels like a heist movie, so I’m into it.  In the last issue Leia assembled her crew and now they’re going to try and pull off her plan.  To add some more tension to the story there are some characters who aren’t one hundred percent sure about the plan.  They’re going along with it, but not without expressing their doubts or nerves.

The rest of the characters are going into this with a level of confidence that I’m afraid is going to blow up in their faces.  Nothing ever seems to go off absolutely perfect in stories like these, so it’ll be fun to see how these characters work together to deal with any problems that come up.  If they work together at all.  We’re going to have to sit back and wait to find out.  Overall, these are things I enjoy seeing in stories and it’s fun to see them played out with Star Wars characters.  That world has so much going on in it that it can be fun to see more than what the movies give us.

Of, course, my biggest contention with this series remains to be the art.  As long as I’ve been reading this I’ve not been a fan of the art.  It just doesn’t work for me, at least not consistently.  There are moments where I do enjoy the art, but those moments don’t occur often enough.  I do have to admit though, that I enjoy the lighting.  It’s a lot more dramatic than then you would expect from a comic book and I find that really enjoyable.

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Sarah Bieniek

Sarah Bieniek

I live in the desert and spend a lot of time reading comics and any science fiction I can get my hands on.
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I am so far enjoying the story in this arc, but I’m still struggling with the art of the series overall. While the art doesn’t work for me personally, I don’t feel like its taking anything away from the story.
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