Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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

The third Forces of Destiny one-shot published in January 2018 stars Hera Syndulla.  Hera previously appeared in the Forces of Destiny - Leia one-shot.  In her own title, she travels with Chopper to the farming community Fekunda Outpost hoping it will be a food source for the Rebellion.  It turns out the Empire arrived before Hera with the same intent, so Hera instructs the inhabitants on how to foment discord so the Empire leaves.  The story ends with the Imperials leaving resulting in Hera's mission to secure a supply line with Fekunda Outpost a success.  This is an original story, but interestingly, it could have a tentative tie to the season 1, episode 14 Forces of Destiny short An Imperial Feast.  In that tale, Princess Leia sends Han Solo and Chewbacca to get a crate of ration sticks from Hera.  Leia hopes giving the food to the Ewoks will prevent them from eating Imperial Stormtroopers they captured.  I like to think Leia knows Hera has the food supplies because of her successful mission to Fekunda Outpost.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Hera a - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Hera b - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
The retailer incentive is a wrap-around animated variant which was initially released in a 1:10 ratio.

Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny - Hera 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 - Hera d - IDW, U.S. (January 2018)
Convention exclusive
Hera Syndulla also made comic book appearances in both the main Star Wars and Doctor Aphra titles from Marvel in 2018.

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