Star Wars: Forces of Destiny: Ashoka and Padmé
Written by Beth Revis
Art and Colors by Valentina Pinto
Lettering by Tom B. Long
Published by IDW
Barriss and Ashoka are having a practice lightsaber technique duel. Ashoka felt quite confident in her moves but then Barriss says her technique is not realistic for the real world. In those few words Ashoka loses confidence in herself. It does not help that Padmé asks Ashoka to help her out when she is expecting a party of politicians to pay her a visit. Will Ashoka find her confidence back in time?
This is a sweet and short story highlighting the importance of believing in oneself, even when it feels that nothing you are doing is right. Trust in yourself has to be a priority in your life even when others at time don’t seem to believe in you.
This is once again a nice story for young children by Forces of Destiny. I love how the Star Wars narrative is being used to being about great change in children’s lives. There is nothing better than to find themselves in these characters. Truly an empowering series. It will teach them to believe in themselves and in their peers.
The art again is bright, open and clear. It is not cluttered or over detailed but it maintains the overall look we are accustomed to with anything pertaining to Star Wars.
The comic comes with a selection of alternate covers by Elsa Charretier and Matt Wilson. Once again a lovely piece to gift or to put into your own collection. I would definitely recommend that you seek out this series and see for yourself. I cannot wait to read more installments and I am proud of the messages these stories convey. So I can only urge you to seek out this lovely series and discover for yourself why I believe this is a game changer.