• Marie E. Wilson

REVIEW "Age of Rebellion: Luke Skywalker: Fight or Flight" written by Greg Pak

Updated: Oct 28, 2019

This was a fascinating issue delving into Luke questioning his place in the war courtesy of good ole Palpatine from afar. There was even a vision sequence part-way through that had me all thrown off at first until I saw Luke with a kid and a wife and knew something was up. Luke imagines himself working as a farmer without having to worry about the war or his guilt or shame over lost comrades. Very reminiscent of the prologue to The Last Jedi novelization in which Luke is a married old man who never went off with Ben Kenobi. Luckily, Luke doesn't let the vision get the best of him and he does what he can to help save the day! This issue absolutely embodies its title of "Fight or Flight."

"Fight or Flight" is the 8th issue of the "Age of Rebellion" series. It was written by Greg Pak, illustrated by Chris Sprouse, Scott Koblish, Stefano Landini, Karl Story, Marc Deering, and Tamra Bonvillain, and published by Marvel Comics on June 5, 2019.

My interpretation of the timeline is that this issue is post-Empire Strikes Back. First off, we have Luke wearing his black Return of the Jedi outfit. Secondly, the "title crawl" says "the Emperor and his powerful apprentice Darth Vader are close to crushing the freedom fighters once and for all" which is very reminiscent of how defeated they seemed after Empire Strikes Back. And third, the Emperor and Vader discuss "young Skywalker"--a revelation that happens (at least on the movie screen) in Empire Strikes Back. Wookieepedia currently says otherwise.