Like it or not, Greedo is one of the most important minor characters in the Star Wars saga. If he’d been just a little more competent, the entire saga would be completely different. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #2 shows us just how competent he actually was.
Ethan Sacks, Will Sliney, Dono Sanchez-Almara, and Travis Lanham dive deeper into Black Spire Outpost while giving us a glimpse of one of Star Wars’ most beloved losers.
The First Order is putting pressure on Dok-Ondarr to give them any information they have on the Resistance, while they toy with an important relic in his shop. In flashback, we see how Ondarr came to acquire it. It all starts with Greedo doing a job for Jabba the Hutt…
Sacks just has fun with this issue. Not every Star Wars story needs to be world-shattering or crucial to the saga at large, so he simply tells a fun action story, with the twist that Greedo’s whole heist isn’t what you think. He also plays with our expectations, setting us up for a revelation about the protagonist’s competence, then leaning into what we already knew. Greedo is an overconfident and not-very-good mercenary/bounty hunter, and the “revelation” is perfectly played.
Sliney paces the story really well. He lays it out like a thrilling heist and chase, with camera shots that put emphasis on the pace of everything happening around Greedo. His irregular panels through the heist add to that tone, which makes the full-page punchline that Greedo really is an idiot perfect.
I was excited to get the first Greedo spotlight story in the new Marvel canon and this issue did not disappoint. It’s a fun addition to the Star Wars canon.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #2 is available now from Marvel Comics.