Warning: Minor SPOILERS for Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance #2
The death of Admiral Ackbar may not have been the honored moment fans hoped for, but the realm of Star Wars comics just took a major step in making things right. After the events of Last Jedi, Leia pays a visit an old friend: Aftab Ackbar, the famous Rebel Admiral's son, and asks if cares to follow in his father's rebellious footsteps...
The reveal of Aftab Ackbar comes in the official preview of Marvel's Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance #2. While the Resistance takes a moment to recover following their near-defeat on Crait, Leia takes Rose Tico and Chewbacca to visit old friends who might be able to help thier current predicament. But when the group arrive on Mon Cala, they learn things have changed in "Dac City. Once a major center for the Rebel Alliance. Times have changed." The children whose parents bore the punishment for aiding the Rebels give a hostile welcome, so it's a good thing Aftab is quick to interrupt. Being the son of a great Mon Calamari war hero has its privileges.
The entire story of Leia and Aftab's reunion, and their visit to honor Ackbar at the Mourning Shrines of Mon Cala is one fans won't want to miss. Especially with a sour taste left in the mouths of so many following Ackbar's throwaway death. That includes Admiral Ackbar's own actor, who has gone on record about his disappointment. Star Wars comics previously helped address the issue by including Admiral Ackbar's last words, but based on this preview fans may soon have a far greater sense of legacy to enjoy. Take a look below:
Obviously the entire role played by Aftab Ackbar in the issue is one fans will want to see for themselves, especially if he will prove instrumental to the Resistance escaping the First Order's brutal revenge for their Last Jedi defeat. And of course, the larger a part he plays in the build-up to rise of Skywalker... the higher the odds he just might make things right with fans in the next movie, too. But those questions will have to wait. For now readers can find the full credits and plot synopsis for the issue below:
- JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER - ALLEGIANCE #2 (OF 4)
- Release Date: October 16th, 2019
- Written by: Ethan Sacks
- Art by: Luke Ross
- Cover Art by: Marco Checchetto
- THE DECADES-SPANNING SKYWALKER SAGA NEARS ITS CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION! Before the exciting events of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker! Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN’S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran’s one-time allies, THE MON CALAMARI, to join the fight — but decades after Imperial occupation enslaved their planet, there are those willing to stop at nothing to prevent another war from bloodying the waters of Mon Cala. A system away, POE DAMERON and FINN have their own mission: to hunt down a weapons cache on the remote moon of Avedot, unaware that they are being hunted by the most notorious criminal gang in the galaxy.
Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance #2 will be available at your local comic book shop or direct from Marvel Comics on October 16th, 2019.