On this day (8/24/16) in Dramatic Skywalker News:
Luke Skywalker, while of course having no problems with Poe Dameron using an X-wing to blow up Starkiller Base, apparently determined that the man’s triumphant words “I flew right into the reactor core and blew it up point-blank” were actually a challenge.
Today, he flew his X-wing into the reactor of an Imperial Star Destroyer, scraping the wings of his fighter on both sides as he went, and blew up the reactor of the Star Destroyer at point-blank range.
“You know, I thought, ‘If Lando and Poe could both do it, why not me?’”, Skywalker said. “It sounded like fun, and so I did it, and let me tell you–it was so much fun. I even got to fake my death afterwards and make it dramatic!”
Said drama came in the form of jettisoning the exploding reactor from the Star Destroyer and stealing the entire Star Destroyer itself. There is no word on whether or not Skywalker stole the ship in order to also one-up Poe Dameron’s theft of a First Order luxury yacht, but considering his already-respectable list of ship thefts–including the Emperor’s own shuttle–it is doubtful that this was the case.
Wedge Antilles was also, as usual, present for the attack run, but once again his contributions amounted to little more than “Good luck, buddy!” Antilles has declined to comment.
(Source: Star Wars #22 by Jason Aaron)