Star Wars: Rebel Heist #4

Star Wars: Rebel Heist #4

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Marco Castiello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The Rebellion’s plan is coming together. All Luke Skywalker has to do is elude an Imperial spy—and perform some unanticipated rescues! But this farm boy is on the edge of greatness, and he is not about to stop saving the galaxy now!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 5, 2014

    If Dark Horse is going to have a final limited series for this property, this is the way to go out. A fantastic read for seeing the SW universe through others' eyes. I dare you not to tear up over Editor Randy Stradley's last paragraph on the letter's page. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 22, 2014

    On top of that, this issue provides some of the series' coolest action sequences, as well as implied action sequences, courtesy of Marco Castiello's pencilling. Since the issue has a heavy focus on Luke Skywalker, we get to see some very cool acrobatics and combat scenes that require Luke to pull his lightsaber on opponents. These action sequences could, of course, fall flat. after all, it's hard to convey Luke's fluid movements, even before he really begins to come into his own as a Jedi. Castiello really steps up to the plate in these scenes, and while he isn't exactly breaking new ground, he does a great job of portraying the action scenes, which are plentiful in this issue. Plus, he draws a really awesome panel showingChewbacca standing atop a dead rancor. That's some serious screensaver material. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Lewis “Daft Vader” Campbell Jul 29, 2014

    In the week where Marvel announced it's new Star Wars series' to the world at SDCC2014, Dark Horse has concluded a great series and showed there will be some big shoes to fill. More like this before the license expires in 2015 please! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jul 30, 2014

    This series, when it's firing on all cylinders, doesn't quite work as drama. Sure, there are plot and beats that move forward, and characters with goals. It has all the trappings of drama. But at its core, it's Matt Kindt stepping back and critiquing these four people at the heart of the Rebellion and at the heart of one of the most beloved pop-culture establishments in history. Sometimes the best way to review something is to create your own version of it. This is what Kindt has been given license to do, and it left me feeling relatively cold. There was no sense of triumph when the heroes won; there was never any doubt they would. There was nothing we didn't already know about the characters; they're the same princess, Nerf herder, walking carpet and hayseed we've always known. Kindt's series aimed to find the spark in each of them and bring it out. It did that well every month, it just never quite fanned it to a flame. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 30, 2014

    Star Wars Rebel Heist #4 is an ok issue that brings the series to a conclusion and effectively connects the different plot threads. It's not as effective as portraying a strong characterization of the feature character as previous issues due to the vantage point of the narrator but does a good job in showing aspects of why the rebellion was effective in attracting others and the important role everyone can play. If you don't recognize what they stole then it might be a disappointing climax in ways but still an enjoyable ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 7, 2014

    The reveal of what the entire operation was for might be a little too cute for my tastes, but it doesn't detract from some strong storytelling that bridges both old and new characters in a way I hope the new films can manage. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 30, 2014

    Matt Kindt had a good run on this miniseries as a whole and it's that I do think that when read in full it will work quite well. For me, the first half of it was a lot more fun than the second half as we got some great capers and some great commentary and insights on the characters. With Chewbacca, we got some decent stuff but it felt like it fell short. And for Luke, it was more complicated because it felt like a partial rehash and not enough material for him to really stand out on his own. I wish it had one more issue to the run to give Luke more of his own time before going into this part of it. But as a whole, there's a lot to like here and it's a very fun series to help close out Dark Horse's time with this license, one they've done very well with for quite a few years. It's the kind of send off that leaves me with a smile towards it all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 31, 2014

    Matt Kindt took an interesting approach with this Star Wars mini-series by focusing each issue on a different Original Trilogy icon but framing everything from the point of view of more ordinary observers. It's not an approach that worked out perfectly. At times the narration feels almost irrelevant to the events at hand, turning the narrator into a disembodied ghost with little real story presence. But in some ways, this treatment also gives the story a flavor it might have lacked otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Aug 21, 2014

    A nice wrap up to a good companion to their Star Wars series, even if it doesn't make direct connections. As a series of spotlights on our main 4 heroes, it performed well and this issue brings it to an enjoyable close. Too bad Dark Horse has lost the license, Disney would do well to let them keep working the franchise DH has done SO much for in the last 20+ years!

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