The second of the IDW Forces of Destiny one shots to be added to my collection. Why? Because my daughter loves Ahsoka and it’s fun to be able to share stuff like this with her. Now for my take on it.
If you’ve watched any of the animated shorts in the Forces of Destiny series, the artwork will be very familiar to you. It’s an exact replication of the animated series. Ahsoka and Padme are featured front and center, with Padme looking confident, and Ahsoka looking alert and potentially on the defensive. The cityscape of Coruscant stands in the background. There is nothing mind-blowing here, the cover is just a good representation of what you’ll find inside.
Valentina Pinto handles the artistic duties on both the cover and interior, and it looks good. It is a more cartoony style, and clearly aimed at kids, but it is consistent throughout and does look good. There are no real awkward poses or scenes, and she does a great job translating the animated series to the printed page.
This issue was written by Beth Revis and is pretty much an exact retelling of an existing Forces of Destiny episode. In it Padme recruits Ahsoka to act as additional security at an important negotiation to bring a neutral world into the Republic. Soon enough a full-blown fight erupts between our heroes and a saboteur, and through team work and some quick thinking, the day is saved. All in all there isn’t much to the story, but there doesn’t need to be. Both Padme and Ahsoka get a chance to shine equally, and it was a fun quick read.