Thursday, May 17, 2018

Modern IDW: Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Rey

The second Forces of Destiny one-shot in January stars Rey.  It expands on the scene in The Force Awakens when Rey rescues BB-8 from Teedo as well as the season 1, episode 1 Forces of Destiny short Sands of Jakku.  In the tale, Rey and BB-8 have a few more adventures together before she delivers him to Niima Outpost.  While the story does not reveal more about Rey's character than the movie, it does emphasize Rey's strengths are her optimism and empathy.  One of the more poignant scenes is when her and BB-8 spend the night in the home she made out of the fallen AT-AT and she awakes screaming from a nightmare about being abandoned on Jakku.  One can only imagine this is a nightmare that Rey is very familiar with, yet she remains hopeful that those who left her will eventually return.  Rey is a hero because, despite the adversity in her life, she possess the propensity to do good.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Rey a - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Rey b - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
The retailer incentive is a wrap-around animated variant based on the season 1, episode 1 short that is also included in the story.  This variant was initially released in a 1:10 ratio.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Rey c - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
retailer incentive variant
The convention exclusive is the same artwork as the Elsa Charretier cover b artwork, except the front cover does not contain any text.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Rey d - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
Convention exclusive

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