1comic_icon_star_warsAfter a short hiatus, we’re back, taking on the first issue of Marvel’s new Star Wars series published this week. Written by Jason Aaron, with art by John Cassaday and Laura Martin, it’s a return to the Star Wars universe for Marvel, who had the original licence back in the day. It’s the Star Wars of our youthful passion brought back in a faithful recreation. But is its fidelity to ‘proper’ Star Wars a strength or a weakness?

(Note: we discuss the many variant covers this issue has – the one we’ve chosen for this show’s icon is the rather brilliant Amanda Conner variant.)