Star Wars comics: Supreme Leader Snoke is a Luke Skywalker fanboy!


The latest Star Wars comic Age of Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke has just dropped with a bang. Not only did this comic gain notoriety amongst some fans even before it released, but it reveals some fascinating details about Snoke and his thoughts on the legend and legacy of the Skywalker family.

Who would have thought that a comic could delve so deep? But this Star Wars Age of Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke No. 1 seems to be leaving some deep wounds in the Star Wars fandom for several reasons, one of those being the mental and physical abuse of Kylo Ren at the hands of Snoke. Snoke is also revealed to be a fan of Luke Skywalker.

As a fan, I tend to avoid those sorts of discussions because I am not really in agreement with the notion that Kyo Ren is an unlikeable character because of his relationship with Snoke. And as a result of his bad experiences with Snoke, his subsequent poor treatment of Rey.

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This comic confirms that Snoke was nothing short of awful towards Kylo Ren (which is no surprise), but it also confirms what I’ve often thought about Kylo, and that is that he may have been looking for a “father figure” in Snoke all along.

There is one particular page of the comic that is extremely interesting because it portrays Snoke as being capable of respecting his enemy, something  Kylo Ren can’t understand. Not only does Snoke have respect for Luke Skywalker but he thinks Luke was one of the most formidable Jedi ever to exist and he wanted Luke by his side instead of Kylo to win over the galaxy! I don’t know about you, but this to me is a huge deal.

It also reveals Kylo Ren to be somewhat hypocritical with regards to his relationship with Snoke. In The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren criticises Rey for looking for surrogate parents in her life to take the place of her absent parents such as Luke and Han Solo.

But when Kylo Ren asks Snoke “would you have caught me if I hadn’t caught myself Supreme Leader Snoke?” it’s apparent that he looks up to Snoke as more than just a military leader and mentor and is probing Snoke to see if he actually cares whether he lives or dies to which Snoke replies “Skywalker would have”.

Kylo’s feelings towards Snoke are a lot more involved in this comic than depicted in the sequel trilogy films.

I’m pretty impressed with this comic. While I don’t keep up to date with every comic release from Marvel, I will say that this comic is a revelation, especially for fans of the sequel trilogy and it really does shed a lot more light on who Supreme Leader Snoke is, his relationship with Kylo Ren and his connection to the Skywalker legacy.

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Have you read the comic issue yet? What did you think of it?