Spin off fiction based on theme park attractions are nothing new; just look at Pirates of the Caribbean for one such spin off – and one that completely eclipsed and forever changed both the perception of the original ride and the ride itself.

Yet what about a spin off from a theme park attraction that’s already based on a beloved and seemingly endlessly popular franchise?

That’s what we have here, with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The first issue in a mini series, this tale has a framing story set in Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost, the location featured at the real world Disney theme parks in California and Florida.

As such, the framing story – in which a tale is told of just how a baby Sarlacc was procured. Surprisingly, the tale involves two familiar faces: Han Solo and Chewbacca.

It’s a fun and fast paced story, with some genuinely unusual insight into the previously enigmatic Sarlacc’s lifecycle.

There’s hints of something bigger going on at Black Spire Outpost by the end of the issue, but the framing story and its characters are sketched a little too thinly for this to be a particularly intriguing cliffhanger to end the issue on.

That said, Ethan Sacks’ script does what it needs to and Will Sliney’s art does a great job of capturing the hustle and bustle of Black Spire Outpost too. It’s less successful at times with Harrison Ford’s likeness, but it’s a relief that it doesn’t strive for stuff photorealism.

I’ll definitely read more of Galaxy’s Edge, but I’m not in any special rush to do so. It’s a fun comic and spending more time with our favourite scruffy looking nerf herder (and his Wookiee companion) is always welcome, but it’s hardly earth shattering stuff.

Sometimes, a quick, fun distraction is just what the medical droid ordered, however.

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