Creators: Charles Soule: Writer, Will Sliney: Artist, GURU-efx: Colorist, VC’s Travis Lanham: Letterer
This second issue picks up at the same place we left Ben and Snoke in issue 1. The pair are walking through Snoke’s garden while Ben plots his next move. The intimacy of the scenes with Ben and Snoke is very telling. There is definite nudging of Ben but it’s also clear that Ben is extremely angry.
It simmers to the surface with the simplest turn of phrase. When Snoke mentions that the name Ben Solo might be welcomed by the Knights of Ren, his protogé erupts. Ben hates his name and readers learn that he is well aware that Solo was NOT Han’s true name. While Ben reflects on how to reach out to the Knights we get a flashback story of Ben, Luke, and Lor San Tekka meeting the Knights for the first time.