Star Wars: Droids #1 (1986)

Star Wars: Droids #1 by Dave Manak, John Romita
Series: Star Wars: Droids #1
Format: Paperback

R2-D2 and C-3PO are sent by the Intergalactic Droid Agency to the tiny planet Dodz to serve their new master, crystal merchant Lott Kemp. But when the droids arrive on Dodz they discover that Kemp has gone missing and his home has been destroyed, thus a new adventure begins!


Intergalactic Droid Agency, I mean really… it is too funny. The style of the art here is just so 1980’s. I think it makes our heroes a little less recognizable, especially R2-D2. There are some fantastic droid designs in the ship dropping them off that are totally fun but totally not cannon, especially now. I like that we have a young hero. I like how the bad guys of this era so often have a very fantasy-esque vibe to them. We have some good classic C-3PO and R2-D2 humor as the protocol droid makes R2 do all the hard work. I didn’t read any thing like this back then but it still feels very reminiscient to me. I think it is interesting that this series bases their adventures away from the normal Star Wars arc. I often wonder about the timeline of the droids. I’m not sure that this really made sense in their overall arc but it is fun regardless.

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