Yoda planet-side, everybody had matching spears! Somebody went into a cave and there they saw blue rock…it wasn’t just rock, it was a rock monster! Rock monster! (If anyone gets that, I’ll be incredibly impressed…) So, yeah, anyway…comic book day! I’m so…eh, who am I kidding, I’ve completely run out of steam on this Yoda and the Stonepower story arc…it’s the revenge of the kaiju egg from the Poe Dameron series…just when you thought it was safe to go back to the comic book store…ba-na-nahhhhh! (That’s the Jaws music, just fyi…) Okay, enough vamping, I didn’t like this book, but read all about it below!
Star Wars #29
We found out in the last issue that the rock mountain was actually a living rock creature, and now Yoda and Garro are nursing it back to health in the Force. I will say that I did enjoy the wind/breath, lava/blood imagery, but the overall idea of reanimating this rock monster with the Force is pretty meh at best. And the way that Garro “saves” Yoda by joining back up with the people that banished him to die when he really didn’t have to shows that he truly was the “master” because he didn’t learn a thing…it was interesting to see both sides of the war of children (symbolism that war is childish?) doing their meditation rituals, and I liked the idea that the rock monster was more or less a living puppet of the Rockhawkers, but do I like Luke meeting Garro on his odd, uncharted planet? No, no I don’t. Would it be cool if Luke went there and found the corpse of the rock monster? Yes. That he went looking for it feeds into old Luke’s seeming obsession with finding ancient Jedi teachings, but I really don’t see what they’re going for by having Garro be there…and why’s he there and not back on Tatooine? Why was he ever on Tatooine? If he was able to escape his world, why’d he go back? And, for the love of god, why is there yet another book in this arc?!?! I’ve been saying that I have high hopes for how this is going to end up, but now I just desperately want it to be over…so, cross your fingers for a conclusion next week…please…
And, yeah, that’s all I have. This is probably the least I’ve written about a comic for months, but I just can’t bring myself to add any more depth because, frankly, I don’t think there’s much else there…am I being too hard on this arc? Maybe. I’m sure there are people out there that love it (I really hope there are), but it’s just not for me…I’m ready to leave this arc graying in the dust like a decaying rock monster and move on to the crossover story arc coming up with Doctor Aphra…so, what do you think? Are you on the edge of your seat with this arc, or are you ready for it to be over as well? What’s your favorite/least favorite part? How do you think the business with Luke and Garro will pan out? Give the book a thorough second read and let me know what you think in the comments…or I’ll puppetmaster a rock monster with my overwhelming stonepower and send it after your comic collection…until next time, TWS out.