Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Review of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Infinities," Dark Horse Comics

 Review of

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Infinities, Dark Horse Comics

Four out of five stars

Alternate Star Wars story

 There seems to be a strongly emerging principle in the entertainment industry, if you are not making enough money or have run out of ideas along the original plotline, create an alternate history. In this storyline, Luke is presumed dead, and Leia is being trained by Yoda in the ways of the force on Dagobah. However, Darth Vader still believes that Luke is alive, refusing to believe that he died on Hoth.

 Han and Chewie end up on Tatooine and are in the clutches of Jabba the Hut. Angry at Solo dumping his valuable cargo, Jabba refuses to listen to all attempts by Han to bargain. The only value they have for Jabba is as entertainment in a battle with murderous creatures. Vader is sparing no effort in his search for Skywalker, all of the Empire resources at his command are being utilized.

 While the story is entertaining, there is always something disquieting about alternate storylines in a well established fiction story. When you know how it turns out, any attempt at doing otherwise has to be done even better than before. This does not quite get to that level.

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