Star Wars Adventures #31 Review

by NumidianPrime on March 23, 2020

Writers: Michael Moreci, Cavan Scott
Artists: Arianna Florean, David M. Buisan
Letterer: Jake M. Wood
Publisher: IDW

This month's issue of Star Wars Adventures gives us our second installments of the current trilogies in both the main story and the backup. In the main story, the spotlight falls on Rey and Poe as the latter teaches the former how to fly an X-wing. In the backup, Milo and crew continue their exploration of the lost library. 

I very much enjoyed the main story. The back and forth between Rey and Poe is something we never got much of in the entirety of the sequel trilogy but I enjoyed what we got of it and this issue gives us some more. It was fun seeing Poe fly his X-wing from Episode IX and to see Rey fly an X-wing at all, especially in combat against buzz droids. 

Poe talking about how he was trained by Wedge Antilles also made me very happy as a fan of the X-Wing novels, I hope we get to see some of that at some point. I really like Arianna Florean's art style for the tone of the story and general series. The faces can be off sometimes but everything else always looks great. 

The backup story was a solid continuation, it didn't have too much to talk about until the ending, which was very surprising and seems to imply the return of something we haven't seen at all in canon so far. With only one issue left and the backups being so short already, I think it might have been better to introduce this new aspect earlier, but we'll have to see how the last installment handles it. Cavan is one of my favorite current authors and I'll always enjoy one of his stories.

I'm looking forward to seeing what Moreci does with Finn next issue, and seeing how Cavan wraps up what may be the last story about Milo and the Star Herald. The series is being relaunched with a new #1 and I expect to see some changes, primarily in the format of the backup stories. I'll miss Milo and Co but I'm also completely on board with trying something new after more than thirty issues. With the constant stream of delays this series gets, hopefully it won't be too long until we see the next issue. 

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