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This offered a new look at Star Wars from the sequel trilogy's characters. Funny and charming, it provides us all with laughs. Many don't care for the sequel trilogy, but I enjoyed it. That and this book. Everyone is made miniature and mischievous. Who says you can't have fun with new things?
As the rest of Jeff Brown's books, this is very funny with a new approach and diferent perspective, but it's as delightful and funny as the rest books of the serie. I love the imagination to get such draws which a smile is worth. Please, continue with the final saga in a new book
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2019
Jeffrey Brown's "Darth Vader and Sons" books are an adorable look at the Star Wars universe, taking well-known characters, scenes, and locations from a beloved universe and showing them from a kid's perspective. The other four books in this series have covered the original and prequel trilogies, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before the new films were covered. And while "Rey and Pals" doesn't have quite the same wealth of material to draw on, it's still an adorable read.
Brown's drawings are reminiscent of "Peanuts" or "Calvin and Hobbes," with caricatures of the characters that are still clearly recognizable while given the hand-drawn charm of his sketchy, almost colored-pencil-looking style. Characters rendered as kids are still recognizable as themselves despite being younger, and while adults can occasionally look a little grotesque (he can go a little overboard with the wrinkles while drawing older people), they're still the iconic characters we know despite the different circumstances.
Most of these comics are single-panel, some without any dialogue necessary to convey the joke, while others are strips with a few panels. They poke mostly-gentle fun at the new films, and can be seen almost as a sequel to the rest of the "Darth Vader and Son" comics with the now-grown Luke, Leia, and Han having to look after the younger generation of heroes. There are some callbacks to the older films, including a dig at Jar Jar Binks that may or may not be deserved...
A cute read for Star Wars fans of all ages, "Rey and Pals" is just as charming and fun as the "Darth Vader and Son" books. It makes me wonder if we'll see some of these comics for other Star Wars films, such as "Rogue One" and "Solo"...