Yoda’s Blast from the Past in Star Wars #28

 

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Star Wars #28 brings Yoda to the forefront of the story as he mentions an unexplained force drawing him to an uncharted planet where he discovers a small gathering of child-like warriors awaiting him. Yoda decides to go to the planet alone and as he discovers more about the inhabitants history–he soon learns about “stone power”, a secret that the children can wield. The stone power is derived from the stones of the mysterious mountain, and Yoda also notes that the carved stones are surprisingly strong in the Force. Yoda discovers that he is unable to fight against the stones. The children force Yoda into hiding where he discovers another child that can control the stones powers. Yoda assists the child by bringing him food and as payment the child teaches Yoda how to use the stone power.

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This image of a blindfolded Yoda, drawn by Salvador Larroca, brings to mind a similar scene of Luke’s training in 1977’s “Star Wars” film.

This “Star Wars” storyline, “Yoda’s Secret War,” tells an untold tale from Yoda’s past in a time period just before “Episode I – The Phantom Menace.”

We know that Obi-Wan Kenobi trains Luke Skywalker in the ways of the Force while they’re aboard the Millennium Falcon and hurdling towards an important adventure that will change their lives. Luke receives a lightsaber, along with a helmet and Obi-Wan Kenobi tells the farm boy to defend himself against the laser-firing remote that’s about to be used. We see Luke get zapped a handful of times and after finally listening to Kenobi’s advice he’s able to deflect the laser shots. We learn that Yoda’s training and Luke’s training are eerily similar as Garro tells Yoda to focus and “feel” around him, particularly the stone.

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