Star Wars #1

Star Wars #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 53 User Reviews: 36
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THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet-the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!

  • 10
    ComicWow!TV - Adam Gomolisky Jan 22, 2015

    This book is stunning. This is more than a teaser for the new movie coming out this year; this is a new story in and of itself. I would recommend every fan of Star Wars read this book. The book doesn’t require a lot of prerequisite knowledge either. The only thing someone completely new to the series would need to know before reading is that the good guys are rebels and the bad guys are the Empire. Although, with Darth Vader’s oh-so-colorful attire, that explanation probably isn’t even needed. I’m excited for this comic series, and the rest of the Star Wars content still to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Jan 12, 2015

    After all of the hype, and talk of it being the best selling comic of the new millenium it was going to be hard for Star Wars #1 to live up to expectations. These expectations were not only met, but exceeded to the point where I'm reminded why I love this fictional universe like I do. The biggest year in the history of the franchise is off to a spectacular start. Bring on Star Wars #2 and subsequent issues. Bring on the launches of Darth Vader, Princess Leia, and Kanan: The Last Padawan. Bring on more episodes of Star Wars:Rebels. Bring on the prose books Heir To The Jedi, Dark Disciple, and Lords of the Sith. Bring on Star Wars: Battlefront. Bring on Episode VII: The Force Awakens. If they are all as good in their respective mediums as this single issue of a comic book was, it's going to be a special year, and I'll be humming the soundtrack to myself quite a bit. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jan 12, 2015

    There's been a lot of hype around this first new STAR WARS comic at Marvel. Marvel has accepted the challenge of delivering a STAR WARS comic with a lot of high expectations surrounding it and they have succeeded. STAR WARS #1 simply feels like a true Star Wars story. Jason Aaron, John Cassaday, and Laura Martin nail it completely. When you open the comic and see and read those first few pages, you'll likely hear the familiar theme song playing in your head. We've had some great Star Wars comics in the past and this shows the franchise is headed in a great direction. If you're not already excited for the new Star Wars comics, you will be...you will be. This is exactly the Star Wars comic I was hoping for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 12, 2015

    There's something to be said about first impressions, and Star Wars #1 is a master class in how to make a good one. With an expanded page count that allows this creative team to truly breathe, this first issue feels like a reunion with some long-absent friends. This book has action, it has great characterization, and just from a structural perspective, this is some rock-solid execution. Aaron, Cassaday and company should be proud of the work they've done here, and I can't wait to see where they take Star Wars next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 12, 2015

    Star Wars #1 is the perfect Star Wars comic. It captures the tone and feel of the films, while beginning a story that fits seamlessly into the beloved universe. If there were any doubts regarding Marvel's stewardship of the Star Wars comics brand, this one issue ought to instantly remove them. Every page of Star Wars #1 is a delight to read. Aaron, Cassaday, and Martin have flawlessly transferred the classic film to the comics medium, and with it the tremendous delight of experiencing Star Wars for the very first time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comix I Read - Boris Roberto Aguilar Jan 14, 2015

    Star Wars has finally made its re-debut to Marvel and things seem to be heading in the right direction. With Star Wars properties being under one umbrella and with Disney's attention to detail, I am sure that continuity will not be a problem. With this comic being held with such high expectations I believe that Jason Aaron, John Cassaday, Laura Martin, Chris Eliopoulos and team lived up to them. We have a well written, beautiful looking Star Wars comic. The story seems to be going in a very fun direction even though it takes place in the middle of the original trilogy so we know how things will end (for the most part). I would recommend this book to people. It's a fun, easy read with fantastic looking pages. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Jan 14, 2015

    For all the nitpicking one could do with this, or any Star Wars related story, this was a solid outing to start a wonderful new story arc for Star Wars and Marvel. I can't wait for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jan 15, 2015

    Marvel aren't messing around, getting their first Star Wars series off to an amazing start. Capturing the energy of the films, whilst also delivering dialogue that's befitting the characters, you'll feel like this was meant to be apart of the Star Wars mythos, and if the other series are like this, I say: “bring them on!” Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jan 16, 2015

    I am really excited to see where this series goes because even when you think you know everything about Star Wars, they go and surprise you with a final page like that. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Daniel Kalban Jan 16, 2015

    With a franchise like Star Wars, you need to deliver an excellent product right out of the gate. Marvel has done so with this excellent starting chapter of what will definitely be a great adventure in the Star Wars universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ScienceFiction.com - Stuart Conover Jan 17, 2015

    The highest rating I can give a comic on the site is a perfect score and I would actually raise this one if possible. This took me back to the first run of the original trilogy and if this level of quality can continue, we are all in for a treat. The force is strong with this issue and this IS the series that you're looking for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 20, 2015

    Simply put, Marvel made the most out of their opportunity. They delivered a fun and exciting story with characters that so many fans hold in such high regard. From all different standpoints, this first issue is a success. Editorially, Marvel put together the right team to have this issue succeed on many levels. I'm looking forward to future stories in this series, as well as Marvel's upcoming Darth Vader and Princess Leia titles. If this first issue is any indication of what we can expect going forward, then the Force will be strong with this line of books. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    We The Nerdy - Ben Ecker Jan 19, 2015

    From an art standpoint, the entire book feels near perfect. John Cassaday is using the visual language of the movies here. There are numerous panels in this issue that use angles that are immediately recognizable from the films, and the pacing and treatment of the book's more kinetic moments add to this feeling even more. The design, with elements like the opening crawl and credits, really completes the picture. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jan 15, 2015

    For Star Wars fans old and new, this is a whole heartedly fantastic start to a series that is determined to bring great content to the fans of this universe from creators that are not half-assing this. Even if you're lapsed fan or you've never been to that galaxy far, far away before, there's something here for you. May the Force be with you and and enjoy a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Jan 17, 2015

    Essentially it goes like this: "Do you like Star Wars?" "Do you like comic books?" "Do you want to read a Star Wars comic that's basically a movie-between-the-movies drawn ridiculously well by the guy who worked with Joss Whedon on that X-Men book like 10 years ago (John Cassaday, Astonishing X-Men)?" If the answer to ANY of these questions is "yes", then face front and buy the living Force outta this book!! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jan 15, 2015

    The thought of being able to somehow rewind one's brain ( la Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) to again experience the joy and amazement of watching the original Star Wars trilogyfor the very first time, is something I've discussed with friends (and honestly wished could actually be done). But this comic truly is the next best thing: it's a book featuringyet more adventures ofthis galaxy far, far away, and it has a truly authentic feel that most of the prequel films could scarcelyapproach. Star Wars #1 transcends the trappings of wistful (and ubiquitous) nostalgia in the name ofpure pop fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Jan 19, 2015

    Heres the breakdown guys, the dialogue is on point for the franchise. The art is beautiful. The characters look like the actors who played them in the movies but without being that almost too real, too painted style that was featured in dark Horses The Star Wars (which I read very recently which is why its on my mind). Yes, Im a Star Wars fan, which is why I had high hopes when this series (and the three others set to debut in the next few months) was announced. having now read the book, I can safely say that i at least was not disappointed. I cant wait to get my hands on issue #2 next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jan 12, 2015

    "Star Wars" #1 is a fitting and superbly-constructed homecoming, one that is inviting to more casual fans while delivering excellent storytelling that will encourage existing fans to make the jump to lightspeed and travel to the franchise's once and future home. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Torin Chambers Jan 12, 2015

    Star Wars has returned to Marvel in a very huge way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Stephen Hardman Jan 14, 2015

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  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jan 14, 2015

    Effortlessly captures the charm, and wit of the original trilogy. Star Wars #1 is one incredibly fun book Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jan 15, 2015

    Star Wars #1 is a fantastic entry into the mythos. The combined efforts of Jason Aaron, John Cassiday, and Laura Martin make the franchise's return to the pages of Marvel an unqualified success. Readers shouldn't (and likely won't) be scared off by the hefty price tag – this issue is worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 16, 2015

    This captures the classic Star Wars feelings of the original series. It's not as polished as Dark Horse Comics' Star Warswere, but it's close.I don't know how this could have lived up to the hype or expectations of fans, like me, but it's good enough for me to return and want it to succeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 15, 2015

    It's a strong, strong start to the new series. Recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 17, 2015

    Star Wars #1 reads like a well-oiled droid. Clearly a lot of time, skill and effort went into making this the best comic debut it could be, and Aaron and Cassaday succeed on every level. The entire creative team is at the top of their game, delivering one damn fine comic. If this is the quality we can expect from Marvel and Star Wars together, then the franchise is in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Jan 22, 2015

    While it has been decades since Marvel has published a Star Wars comic, Star Wars #1 doesn't miss a beat. It's the most seamless continuation of A New Hope anyone Star Wars fan could ask for without Harrison Ford and Mark Hamil acting it out in front of them. The Force is undeniably strong with Marvel at the moment, given its success with movies and comic book market share. And epic narrative of Star Wars that has become so iconic can only benefit from this success. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Needless Essentials Online - Stan Ford Jan 14, 2015

    Like I said, you should read the comic, and as long as this creative team stays on it, I would recommend reading future issues. I hope that the quality of creative effort continues after Aaron and Cassady move on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Lost Lighthouse - thelostlighthouse Jan 15, 2015

    This comic did nothing to lessen my enthusiasm for Star Wars in 2015. In fact it made me want to watch episodes IV, V and VI immediately. The story is in it's infancy, but I'm sure it is going to be a fun ride. Pick this up at your local comic shop (maybe one of the several thousand variant covers) or digital comics platform now. Unless you hate Star Wars. Why did you click on a review of a Star Wars comic then? Odd. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Mar 7, 2015

    After years of great treatment at Dark Horse, Star Wars has returned to Marvel. Being the highest selling comic in 20 years with an all-star creative team, this issue had a lot to live up to. And boy, does it deliver. Jason Aaron has an excellent handle on the Star Wars universe and characters, evoking the adventurous tone that made you fall in love with the franchise in the first place. When Jason Aaron is on point, he knocks it out of the park and this issue accentuates what I love so much about him. Snappy one liners that speak with the character’s voices and a thrilling plot make me feel like I'm reading a Star Wars movie. The art also is quite strong despite being outshone by the writing. Cassaday draws an incredible Han Solo but when it comes to other characters such as Leia and Chewbacca, his art isn’t as refined. Overall, this is an issue that NO Star Wars fan should pass up on. Marvel aren't holding back and this is just the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jan 14, 2015

    “Star Wars” is off to a very strong start at Marvel. The Force is strong with Jason Aaron and John Cassaday and the rebel alliance in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jan 16, 2015

    Star Wars is a franchise which barely needs any extra acclaim, although this issue seems to be getting it from all corners. At its base it is a solid enough issue and a good way to launch a series, but a lot of the acclaim seems to be from those that preface their opinions with “I am a huge Star Wars fan.” With that in mind, and taking away from a lot of the Star Wars specific plot points, there is not much to distinguish this from a lot of other science fiction, and it leaves one to ponder that if it was Flash Gordon or John Carter in a similar plot if everyone would really care so much? Nonetheless the story does stand by itself as being entertaining and at a fairly high level of production. If this is to be the next story of Star Wars then it fits what has come before. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Jan 15, 2015

    Marvel's Star Wars comic starts off strong, and it reads like an adventure from the original movie. Nothing new to the Star Wars franchise, but a continuation of adventures of our beloved characters. The book is a fast read, and it has me excited for the possibilities right away. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 14, 2015

    This is a fun adventure that is a perfect 10 for anyone that loves Han Solo, a 9 for Star Wars junkies and an 8 for everyone else. If you haven't seen Star Wars: A New Hope it'd probably fall into a 6 or 7 category, as there is great writing and good pacing, but the weight of the story and characters would be lost. A fine start to what will be a strong first arc I'm sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 13, 2015

    At times the characters behave illogically to provide an excuse for a neat action scene or plot twist, but overall they are faithful representations that are as entertaining to watch in the comic as they were in the movies. In fact, at times it feels like watching an unreleased Star Wars movie, and that's magic well worth the five bucks. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Jan 17, 2015

    John Cassaday is the artist here with Laura Martin on colours, Chris Eliopoulos on the letters, and Cassaday and Martin on the cover. That cover isn't in the same league as the awesome covers that Alex Ross did for Dark Horse's version, but it is still a decent cover, and I think we can well leave it at that. A bit more static than I'd wanted it to be, but eh, small potatoes. The internal art is where you get sold on the series I think. The characters, whether major or minor, are all easily identifiable and the body language and visual design in general is on the good side of the scales. There were some panels where the inking was a bit much or the expressions didn't match well, but those were thankfully few in number. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Lewis “Daft Vader” Campbell Jan 14, 2015

    By drawing on what we all loved about the original trilogy instead of trying to shake things up with new storytelling directions, Marvel have successfully begun a series which I believe has great potential. One could call it lazy, I mean, the first page and the first shot from A New Hope differ only in very small way, but I think that these nods to the past are precisely what fans will want. Cleverly done, very well written, brilliantly drawn, Im on board Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Jan 14, 2015

    But overall, the Force is with this one. Big-time Cassaday fans will definitely overlook some of the artistic shortcomings, but it's really Aaron's script that's the draw here. Even at a whopping 36 pages, Aaron provides us with action, humor and gravitas. Most importantly, the characters that we know and love are recognizable through their actions and dialogue. There was a lot of bellyaching about Marvel relaunching the Star Wars comic book universe, but it turns out that we should all have a very good feeling about this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Taylor Jan 14, 2015

    So this series starts off with an exhilarating first chapter, one that should delight long-time fans of the epic space-opera. That being said, this is definitely a popcorn comic, one that has not as of yet taken us places we weren't expecting. This could certainly change in the next few issues, and I surely hope it does, but for now, we're still in the roller coaster stage, fun and thrilling, but not terribly complex. I have every reason to trust this creative team, though, and this issue has definitely got me hooked in for more. If you're willing to put down the kind-of-steep admission price of $5, this is sure to be a ride you'll enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 15, 2015

    While some may quibble about the questionable continuity, including the climactic confrontation in this issue, it is difficult to find anything fans of the original trilogy will judge too harshly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jan 16, 2015

    Nearly everything about this comic works; the price tag of $4.99 may be enough to put some people off but for those who are going to buy it anyway, it wont disappoint. Its sure to be the start of greater things to come and itll be great to see where Aaron, Martin and Cassaday take the book from here, particularly with an interesting cliffhanger that should set the stage for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 17, 2015

    Star Wars is going to be a fun ride. The comic book launches with a nice loop around the Star Wars universe complete with vehicles, surprise background characters and plenty of witty dialogue. Aaron seems to have nailed Han's voice down well and the others will likely follow. This is a fun read and one that any fan can pick up and get some enjoyment out of. I recommend this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Rob George Jan 30, 2015

    Issue #1 give Star Wars fans something to look forward to. Im really excited to see in what direction Marvel takes its regained license. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerdist - Eric Diaz Jan 12, 2015

    When Disney bought Lucasfilm in 2012, many worried about just what they'd do with the franchise. Between the super fun Star Wars: Rebels TV series and now this comic from Marvel, they leave me with nothing but good feelings that the franchise is in good hands with them. 2015 is a big year for the saga, what with The Force Awakens coming and all, and judging by Star Wars #1, it's already off to a pretty good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Latest Pull - Gunner Lahaise Jan 17, 2015

    I found myself with a lot of questions about what actually is going on in this story. Also wanting to watch the movies again so I can figure out where exactly this story fits into the big scheme of things. I guess that's a good thing on Aaron's part making you want to refresh your memory and enjoy the films again. If you are a Star Wars fan you will probably enjoy this series, and even if you are not a big fan there is something here to enjoy for you too. The Star Wars universe is about to expand with more movies, and more comics including Darth Vader #01, and Princess Leia #01. This is a first issue and it wasn't all bad. There is time for it to pick up and really deliver what fans really want to see from a Star Wars Title. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jan 18, 2015

    Another effective touch in Star Wars #1 is that it ends on a pretty interesting cliffhanger. Its nothing shocking Vader is descending to confront the trapped Rebels. However, it would be hard to not want to pick up issue #2 in order to see what happens next because there is no immediate way out for Han, Luke, Leia and the dozens of freed slaves with them. Star Wars fans are a tough crowd, and with the mostly great job Dark Horse did with the comics, there may be some critics of Star Wars #1. Honestly, though, its a good first issue and one that should please most receptive Star Wars fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Jan 15, 2015

    I loved Star Wars #1 but it's really a sign of what's happening with the franchise as a whole, and things are going to change and they are going to change drastically. Things that have been integral parts of the history of the franchise since forever are fair game for change, and I'm honestly not sure how I feel about it now that I'm seeing it happen with each turn of the comic book page. Star Wars is now in the hands of the publisher that had the audacity to <insert ANY fanboy hatred Marvel has committed in the past 30 years here> and now it's real. This is the publisher that put their best selling character through One More Day and Brand New Day because they wanted to make Civil War a bigger deal than it already was, and didn't have an exit strategy. Welcome Home? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 14, 2015

    My biggest complaint about the issue is that it's infinitely too derivative of the Star Warsfilms. Hear me out, the plot, in all its simplicity, thoroughly cobbles together from previous scraps. Disguised infiltration plot liftsfrom A New Hope, andthe Millennium Falcon hides itself as garbage (a laEmpire Strikes Back). That's not necessarily a bad thing per say. After all, the prequel films were all fairly original and different and everyone hates those. Still, if you were hoping for a Star Wars comic branchingout full speed into unfamiliar waters, this isn't it.It'sStar Wars comfort food. Familiar and pleasurable, yetnot exactly challenging or dynamic. However, good Star Wars material is in short supply these days, and for an opening act for things to come you could do far worse. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 26, 2015

    Star Wars #1 is a solid first issue that didn't wow me and certainly left me with some concerns. It's clear Aaron struggled with trying to get the entire group their own moments rather than allow them to happen naturally in the story foreshadowing the rather unbelievable concept of C-3P0 action star. The characters are familiar but removing nostalgia from the equation they aren't yet fully-formed in this universe quite yet. The writing is solid, but why blow your wad so early and force a Luke/Vader confrontation in the very first issue?! Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Moargeek - Matt Lyons Jan 15, 2015

    A solid, albeit not amazing, first taste of what is come with Star Wars back home at Marvel and its parent company, Disney. Jason Aaron crafts a decent story in this first issue, but it is dragged down a bit with forced references to the films and a desire to constantly remind you that it is indeed Star Wars. Character dynamics are still very much in tact, and Darth Vader is awesome as ever. Worth at least a pickup if you're a curious comic book reader, and an absolute must if you're a Star Wars fan. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - Gary Murphy Feb 6, 2015

    The first issue of Marvels Star Wars is a disappointment, but then again it was always going to be.In no way do I mean to suggest that Star Wars is a bad comic, but Marvels Star Wars has a heavy burden on its shoulders. It exists at the cost of 20 years of expanded universe material it badly needs to justify the raking of the old canon across the coals. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 19, 2015

    For many, Star Wars #1 will meets their goals. It's a Star Wars comic. It looks and feels like Star Wars. But underneath this overwhelming devotion to the George Lucas aesthetics, this comic fails to generate the excitement that the first movie did. Aaron and Cassaday easily capture the feel of the original movie but never quite connect with the tone or excitement of it. Cassaday's artwork never becomes alive and vibrant, while Aaron cannot quite overcome the legends of these characters. Despite one or two bright spots, such as Chewbacca as a sniper and C-3PO possibly forced to use a blaster, this comic lacks the anything-is-possible feeling that existed in 1977. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 19, 2015

    While I wanted more meat on the bone in terms of story, this new era is on the right track because Jason Aaron and company accomplished the the most important goal with this book by emphatically letting everyone know that this is Star Wars! Read Full Review

  • 4.7
    Major Spoilers - Chris Wilson Jan 14, 2015

    Chances are if you're a Star Wars nut, you'll be buying this regardless what I write. Hardcore fans are sure to enjoy but I don't think the average reader or fan will be blown away. It's a decent story but its fault lies in the lack of tension or stakes due to taking place in the middle of a story we know the ending to. We know who lives, dies and is brother and sister, leaving little new territory that Aaron can take us. The art is extremely poor and not what I expect from a high profile book and creator. Don't believe the hype surrounding Star Wars #1 and its selling of a billion, gazillion copies in the direct market. It pains me to say it but it's just another mediocre Star Wars story and can be skipped. Read Full Review

  • 10
    XxM1THRAND1RxX Jan 15, 2015

    This is how i review mi comics based on what characteristics i think make a good comic. Dialog: 10 Art: 10 Scene transitions: 9 Story: 7 Cliffhanger: 9 Empathic characters: 10 Overall= 55 And that's why i give this comic a ten.

  • 9.5
    Gizmo May 13, 2016

    When reading it panel by panel on your phone, it feels like you are looking at detailed storyboards of a lost Star Wars movie, this just captured the feel of the original films perfectly, all the way down to the dialog. It's only the first issue and already I don't know how they're going to get out of this one, I couldn't imagine a more edge-of-your-seat debut issue. This is a must read for Star Wars fans, whether you like comics or not, maybe this one can pop your comics cherry.

  • 9.0
    JBL Reviews Jan 14, 2015

    Lived up to all the hype.

  • 9.0
    DarioV Jan 20, 2015

    I really liked this comic book. Jason Aaron isn't my favorite writer, I often disagree with his choices, but this time I have no problem to admit that he totally nailed it. What stands out is his ability to recreate those exact same cheerful dialogues I loved back when I first heard them, and still freshen them with modern, well-paced lines. On top of that, is another surprising performance: the pencils by John Cassaday, so evocative, so similar to the actual actors, and that Vader. Really, that Vader. Oh. My. God. I'm dying to start following these adventures with all the side issues due for the next months.

  • 8.5

    This comic is worth picking up just for the opening pages. If you're into Star Wars, you are sure to get chills. Besides that, we are treated to a well written story that does a great job at setting what's to come. Other than a few hiccups in the art, this is a near perfect issue.

  • 8.5
    Demarcoa Jan 17, 2015

    Full recap/review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77xXQ223zfM

  • 8.0
    Soyner Jan 21, 2015

    Good start to the SW series. Jason Aaron has a very reader friendly style and the art stays close to the characters we all know and love.

  • 8.0
    jac's picks Feb 10, 2015

    This is a solid debut. There are panels that were totally Star Wars. I really hope this book ends up like the awesome 80's series.

  • 8.0
    Inklings May 21, 2016

    A rollicking good adventure to jumpstart Marvel's new series, Star Wars #1 breathes new life into old friends. Han, Luke, Leia, Chewie, Threepio, Artoo, and most especially Vader, all sound and behave the way we remember them from the original trilogy, but with new poignant character moments that make reading this issue (and its series) worthwhile experiences that enhance---not diminish, contradict, or disavow---their source material. The setting is fascinating: a Corellian industrial center on Cymoon 1, an Imperial moonbase. What this issue gets wrong, as is too often the case for first issues these days, is that it takes a bit too long to work as intended (i.e. a space fantasy adventure with lots of focus on character). Too many of the opening pages are, sad to say, exposition heavy and obviously clunky in parts. When it finds its footing, however, Star Wars #1 manages to remind us what the great stories always do: immerse us in a vibrant, imaginative world full of characters both good and bad we can't help but be fascinated with.

  • 7.0
    Supes' soups Jan 14, 2015

    Overhyped in my opinion. I'll try not to be too critical since it is a first issue and Star Wars is a saga after all but for a debut, it's a bit underwhelming. The story starts with Han tricking the Empire (again) to land on their weapons facility planet, honestly the Empire just seems to be comprised of mindless idiots who can't out-think a 3rd grader. There's so much rehash from Return of the Jedi in this issue as Han pretends to represent the Hutts and negotiate something that I was never too clear on. Princess Leia and Luke are disguised in the same outfit as Lando in the mentioned nod to RotJ. Luke then finds a bunch of slaves and I really don't know how they plan to escape discreetly with what is at least 20 to 30 slaves. R2 provides some comic relief like he does in the movies and Vader makes an appearance. Star Wars is hard to write since there is so much out there already in terms of fiction novels. comics, animated series, etc but I still think Aaron can do better as he has shown me with Thor. Marvel/Disney will rake in the cash due their brilliant marketing of what I've come to deem, only a mediocre product. This will definitely be one of the top 5 if not THE top seller of 2015 even though the year's barely begun. I'll stick along for the next few issues to see where this is going but I'm not exactly impressed...and I thought the artwork was sub-par to be honest.

  • 4.0
    FuzzyCracker Jan 16, 2015

    It just reads like overhyped (and overpriced) fanservice. It's not horribly written, and the art is passable at certain points. But it hardly tells a story worth reading, and instead just rehashes a few personality traits from the films.

  • 10
    Rotivv Jan 14, 2015

  • 10
    Jason The Dude Jan 23, 2015

  • 10
    ost8fan Feb 12, 2015

  • 10
    Ryus Apr 9, 2015

  • 10
    ajsztehlo May 10, 2015

  • 10
    GlenWizard May 11, 2015

  • 9.0
    Juanpk26 Jan 14, 2015

  • 9.0
    NickNightingale Jan 15, 2015

  • 9.0
    JayBee Jan 15, 2015

  • 9.0
    Slayer666 Jan 16, 2015

  • 9.0
    Destraction Jan 16, 2015

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Jan 17, 2015

  • 9.0
    Raven_mf_666 Mar 12, 2015

  • 9.0
    ludkubo Mar 13, 2015

  • 9.0
    Eddiec730 Jun 27, 2015

  • 9.0
    matmene Jan 23, 2016

  • 8.5
    SpeakJazz Jan 14, 2015

  • 8.5
    MatchesMalone Aug 20, 2015

  • 8.0
    Cyprian Latewood Jan 24, 2015

  • 8.0
    Redeadhood Jan 28, 2015

  • 8.0
    Sploska Jan 22, 2016

  • 7.5
    DXO Oct 22, 2015

  • 7.0
    jcano Apr 29, 2015

  • 7.0
    pablo Oct 28, 2016

  • 5.0
    el kozzy May 2, 2016

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