Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II [2010]



STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED II TPB
The first graphic novel told the tale of Darth Vader’s secret apprentice two years before the Battle of Yavin. Starkiller’s origin is revealed as well as the origin of the Rebel Alliance. Following Starkiller’s death Darth Vader resurrected his secret apprentice through the use of accelerated-clone processing that may have affected his mind. The Force Unleashed II brings Starkiller back as a deranged clone with an obsession for the love of Juno Eclipse. Darth Vader sends the bounty hunter Boba Fett to bring his cloned apprentice back by capturing Eclipse as leverage.

RETURNING CHARACTERS
Captain Juno Eclipse
Poxy
Jedi Master Rahm Kota
The story is much more of a Boba Fett tale than a Starkiller adventure taking place one year before the events of the Battle of Yavin. Starkiller was the original surname for Luke before the change to Skywalker sensing that Starkiller is too violent. This is a great story by Haden Blackman who told the tale from the first graphic novel. Blackman also ends this story with a definite continuation for another sequel. The completion of the Forced Unleashed Trilogy should be ready by the end of 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS
- Bounty Hunter Xasha wearing Attack of the Clones armor
- Boba Fett using his jet pack rocket to take down a monster and flying through it
- The confrontation between Jango Fett and Boba Fett
- Boba Fett unmasked and his clones on the Planet Kamino

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – 5 OUT OF 5