Starwars.com has released a golden nugget worth smuggling in the upcoming release of Marvel’s Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca issue 2. In an exclusive preview, fans will not only see Han and Chewie discussing a bounty, they will see a new character and the potential of what might happen with said character could go through the roof. Or in this case, maybe we’ll just see Han Solo take a shot at his “dad.”
That’s right. Han Solo’s father has entered the pages of Han Solo & Chewbacca issue 2. At least that’s the impression this character gives to Han before his supposed son punches him right in the face. The possibility of bringing a beloved character’s parent to Star Wars’ lore brings about a wide array of potential storylines.
Where has his father been this entire time? What also happened Han’s mother? Will it be a cheerful reunion? Will our heartstrings be pulled in the slightest?
Han Solo & Chewbacca issue 2 sees father and son reunited with fisticuffs
Is it surprising there isn’t a heartfelt embrace when it comes to Han Solo? Probably not. Han Solo & Chewbacca issue 2 gives fans what they know and love about Han. He’s always thinking of a way to come out on top, or at least squeeze himself out of trouble.
Despite the news from this one-eyed, bearded pirate-looking fellow not landing as well as he’d probably hoped, readers see how quickly Han’s wheels begin turning. He’s solely focused on the mission and begins asking his “dad” what type of equipment he has access to. Even though we don’t see it in the preview, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a greater emotional reveal within Han Solo & Chewbacca issue 2. Han Solo’s tough exterior doesn’t mean he’s incapable of feeling something for this character at some point.
In the meantime, it looks like Han will keep his guard up and just continue doing what he’s born to do; get the job done. He’s later shown discussing their next moves with Chewbacca and Greedo, which amplifies what type of character Han will always be. He’s always looking ahead just enough to stay out of trouble, or at least try to stay out of trouble.
Han Solo & Chewbacca issue 2 is written by Marc Guggenheim, illustrated by David Messina and cover art by Phil Noto. It is currently available for pre-order before arriving digitally and to your local comic shops on May 18.
What do you think of seeing Han Solo’s dad appear in Han Solo & Chewbacca issue 2? Are you surprised to see Han punch this new character? Will he have to search his feelings to know the truth about his father? Share your thoughts in the comments below!