STAR WARS Comic Gives Admiral Ackbar The Proper Send Off That THE LAST JEDI Wouldn't

The Star Wars: The Last Jedi #2 comic adaptation gives the fan-favorite Mon Calamari a more fitting farewell, as it reveals the military commander's final words before his unceremonious death in the movie.

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Some of the criticism Star Wars: The Last Jedi received stemmed from how writer/director Rian Johnson handled some of the classic characters from the original trilogy; one of them being Admiral Ackbar, who many felt didn't get the recognition or send off that he should have had.

As you're all probably well-aware by now, The Last Jedi features the death of Admiral Ackbar, the fan-favorite Mon Calamari military commander of the Rebel Alliance. While Ackbar was far from a major character in the original trilogy, he did play a pivotal role in the leading the Rebels in the Battle of Endor, which resulted in the fall of the Empire.

Of course, over the years, Admiral Ackbar grew into a fan-favorite character, mostly due to his memorable "It's a trap!" moment. So, understandably, many fans were upset bythe way The Last Jedi simply glossed over his unceremonious death. Thankfully, the latest issue of Marvel Comics Star Wars: The Last Jedi adaptation gives The Admiral the send off he deserves, revealing his final words. Get the tissues ready.





Given how quickly this sequence happened in the movie, it's understandable why Ackbar didn't get his moment to shine. The comic not only adds more emotional weight to the scene, but perfectly illustrates Ackbar's true leadership, bravery, and commitment to fighting for the freedom of the galaxy.

Even in the aftermath of the battle, though, it's still disappointing how Johnson chose to gloss over his death with a simple throwaway line. Thankfully, Star Wars: The Last Jedi #2 writer Gary Whitta and artists Michael Walsh and Mike Spicer had the ability to slow down the scene and give the beloved character a more fitting farewell. 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi #2 is now available.
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