Title: Star Wars: Thrawn #6
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Luke Ross
Colorist: Nolan Woodard
Letterer: VC’s Clayton Cowles & Travis Lanham
Cover Artist: Paul Renaud; Luke Ross & Nolan Woodard
With issue #6, the Thrawn comic series comes to a close. Those familiar with the character will recognize the white uniform Thrawn wears on the cover. Somewhere and somehow Thrawn has advanced to the level of admiral. Does the cover then spoil the book? The Vader/Emperor/Thrawn cover merely teases the event that could unfold with the pages. We get more actions of Thrawn’s military brilliance and cunning. He also understands that mercy is something the Empire doesn’t afford it’s enemies. We find this as well in Governor Pryce. This issue leads up to events in Star Wars Rebels and actually beyond. Timothy Zahn has also changed the notion of his original character. The book gives us something more of Thrawn then I had anticipated. Houser has done a great job hiding this notion and waiting for just the right moment to reveal Thrawn’s intentions. Luke Ross is surely made to illustrate Star Wars and should continue to do so, if given the choice. This series is a nice visual to the Thrawn character and also shows us there is another book on the way from Zahn. Hopefully Marvel will adapt the next book as well.