Review: Star Wars Vol. 5: Yoda's Secret War

Series: Star Wars (2015): #5

Series: Marvel Star Wars

Series: Star Wars (All - Release Order)

Series: Star Wars (All - Chronological Order): #4.5

C-3PO has been captured!

And I’m not sure who’s the worse off for it. 😄

It’s not entirely clear if Darth Vader recognizes him or not. With as many memory wipes as C-3PO has apparently gone through, it’s worth wondering if he’s still even the same as he was when Anakin first built him…

But really, in an interesting sort of flip, most of this volume is the backstory! And—as might be hinted at by the title—we actually get pre-Prequel era Yoda! And Qui-Gon Jinn. Now I want to read more Qui-Gon Jinn stories. I wonder if that’s a thing.

Anyways, Yoda on a planet of feral—and force sensitive because of course—children. Because of course that’s a story that has to be in the Star Wars canon. It actually gets far more interesting that I expected, but as Star Wars (outside of the movies) seems wont to do… things get weird.

It’s a fascinating story, but again falls a bit into ‘just how much did Luke do outside of the movies’ trap that just feels weird.