Star Wars #5

Star Wars #5

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Carlos D'Anda Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 8, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

When Princess Leia is caught between two squadrons of TIE fighters, her undercover scouting may be at an end. But Luke Skywalker is doing his best to disobey Leia's own orders, and to once again save the princess. Time is short and the Empire is closing in!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 8, 2013

    This is the Star Wars comic we've been looking for. Brian Wood knows and understands the characters. He's able to write each as they should be written. Carlos D'Anda's art gets better and better with each issue. We need to find a way to keep Wood and D'Anda locked onto writing Star Wars comics. The only problem is with the different subplots, the issue is spread and you feel you don't get enough of each. That just means we have to have more. If you like Star Wars in any capacity, you owe it to yourself to read this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams May 10, 2013

    I can't say enough how much I love this series, with this issue standing head and shoulders above the four issues that preceded it. Wood, D'Anda and Eltaeb are making a serious case for becoming my favorite comic team. If you are a Star Wars fan, even if you don't like comics, you are doing yourself a serious disservice if you are not reading this. On a side note, this book has also upped my excitement for Wood's forthcoming X-Men work for Marvel. He's been there in the past, but has yet to lay it down for MarvelNOW! If his work there is anything like this then it's sure to be a bonafide hit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer May 9, 2013

    Overall, this issue does a great job moving the story forward on all three major fronts while keeping the action at full throttle. This is one of the few comic book series that leaves me dying to find out what happens next. Needless to say, I'm pumped for issue #6 next month! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 13, 2013

    If you shy away from Star Wars comic books, please, make this series the exception. Read it now! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 12, 2013

    TheForce has returned to the beginning of the saga! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Joshua Yehl May 8, 2013

    Wood does a wonderful thing here as he grows the Star Wars universe from A New Hope to Empire Strikes Back right in front of our eyes. We're seeing more bounty hunters and hearing further talk about the nature of the Force, but in little juicy snippets that would titillate any Star Wars faithful. And that's just what this series is about: sending us on a grand adventure with new stakes, new characters, and new dangers, yet it all feels as familiar as your favorite pair of Star Wars pajama pants. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia May 9, 2013

    What more can be said? Brian Wood has yet to disappoint and even the most judgmental Star Wars are going to be hard-pressed to find something to complain about in issue #5. This series rocks! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 11, 2013

    This comic book is taking off in a great way. Star Wars has so many books, comics, video games and stories that tend to bury away the core of the original movie. This comic book is standing out from the pack. If Wood can master the Han Solo subplot and give Darth Vader more of an in depth look he's going to be involved in a true classic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Kevin Mak May 12, 2013

    There are a lot of stories to juggle in Star Wars #5. Brian Wood does a good job balancing his characters and plots, creating an epic tale that is a joy to read. With masterful art from Carlos D'Anda, this series continues to be a must read for all Star Wars fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - TylerM May 11, 2013

    However, someone had the great idea to give different colored accents on their helmets. It really goes a long way to keeping straight who is who while they're piloting against Imperial forces. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 7, 2013

    Star Wars #5 is a good book that does enough to engage and entertain while its creative team plays it safe. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 15, 2013

    With the focus on the other characters, Luke and Prithi‘s storyline gets only a couple of pages, as does that of the Dark Lord of the Sith who makes a decision concerning the troubling identity of the young man who destroyed the first Death Star and Vader‘s current assignment overseeing the new Death Star. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Sergio Porras May 8, 2013

    Since the series is at issue five I have to assume that we're building up to a conclusion to the ark hopefully with the next issue. There's a ton of potential in the story so I'm going to have to be a little more patient and not expect some epic climax in every issue. With the introduction of Boba Fett, Brian Wood has tapped into every fanboys inner core and will leave us waiting in agony for a whole month to see what kind of bad assery he gets himself into. If you're just a casual fan of Star Wars and want to open up your pull list for other titles then finish out this arc and buy future trades but if you're a fan like me then hold on tight, be patient, and if the story is heading in a direction that you don't approve of then feel free to drop it like third period French. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere May 14, 2013

    While there are some very strong scenes and development in this issue, Brian Wood would take great benefit in showing rather than telling what is happening in the space battles. Still, the issue is still sound thanks to D'Anda, Eltaeb and the great Han Solo scenes found in the book. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 8, 2013

    This issue has “segue” written all over it. It's unfortunate, because the battle between X-Wing's and Tie Fighters should have been much more exciting, but instead it wasn't paced very well. That leaves the reader with a lot of exposition and setup for the following issue. Anyone enthralled with the characters will want to take this ride on and probably don't need me to tell them. Anyone hopping on and off this series however can avoid this one and wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GreyMouser May 9, 2013

    . . $3, 22pgs + pin-up. Dashing Duo Cover. 4pgs of ADs throughout. . . This the Star Wars comic iver been waiting for since the original Marvel. Brian Wood impresses me here more then any of his other work, in how true he is to the characters and legacy. No filler, no reton, no fan-fic just the real Rebellion age, classic Star Wars. D'Anda's artwork looks great, full of detail and action from page 1 on... and oh, the menace! Great color and sweet pin-up from Gabe Eltaeb.

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