Review - Star Wars Adventures: Flight of the Falcon (@IDWPublshing)

"It's okay to be impressed. I'm impressed with myself--and that is saying something."

The Millenium Falcon is one of the most storied ships in just about all of science fiction. The vessel has earned a reputation through its speed and adventures, both of which are on display in Star Wars Adventures: Flight of the Falcon from IDW Publishing. The issue is written by Michael Moreci, illustrated by Arianna Florean, colored by Mattis Iacono (assist by Sara Martinelli) and lettered by Tom B. Long.

The Flight of the Falcon ends here! We’ve followed Bazine Netal’s quest for the legendary starship the Millennium Falcon, but here’s one final tale yet to be told, featuring famous pirate captain, Hondo Ohnaka!

Moreci spends the majority of the issue with the Millenium Falcon, demonstrating to the reader how amazing of a ship it truly is. Much of that boasting about the ship is rooted in the mythology of the movies, with the biggest emphasis being on its speed based on the legendary Kessel run. Moreci's dialogue is lighthearted and amusing, characterizing the personalities well. There's also plenty of other callbacks to the original trilogy that helps make the book feel as if it's part of the Star Wars universe at large. There are some instances of light peril, but Moreci does a solid job of keeping things light for all readers.

Florean's art style is very cartoonish in its approach. Florean's linework is very clean and concise, bringing a refinement to the story that reinforces the cartoonish appearance. This works very well, as it helps to add some levity to the situation which is really a race between two gamblers with reckless abandon. The panels are very neatly arranged throughout the issue and pretty easy to follow. Iacono's (and Martinelli's) colors are bright and vivid throughout the issue, offering a richness to the artwork.

Star Wars Adventures: Flight of the Falcon is definitely an all-ages book with the same appeal. Hondo is something of a braggart when it comes to his personality and coupling that with the Millenium Falcon makes for a fun read. Moreci manages to infuse the story with enough of that Star Wars feeling that it feels right at home in that universe. Florean's artwork is very clean and organized. Star Wars Adventures: Flight of the Falcon is a pretty light and airy entry in the Star Wars mythos.

Star Wars Adventures: Flight of the Falcon is available now.