Marvel’s Star Wars: Age of Rebellion is the second wave of one-shot comics exploring major and minor characters through new bite-sized stories. This time we jump into the Galactic Civil War, also known as the Original Trilogy era. Do these new stories hold up to the overall great Age of Republic stories? Read on to find out with a recap of the first three issues – Princess Leia, Grand Moff Tarkin, and the 3-part Special.
Think back to the last time you watched Episode I: The Phantom Menace. We aren’t here to talk about how much you liked or disliked it. It could be 1999, it could be ten minutes ago. I don’t care. Actually, I want to talk about a curious throwaway line. Anakin Skywalker and his mother Shmi are sitting at dinner, giving some insight to their guests Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jar Jar Binks, and Queen of Naboo, Padme Amidala, about life on Tatooine. A sandstorm rustles and wails outside, and then Anakin gives some insight into the cruel methods used to keep slaves in line. He mentions a transmitter inside his body (as well as all local slaves) that will detonate if the slave attempts to escape.