Star Wars #19

Star Wars #19

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 25, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 10
7.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

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• Will Leia be able to save a prison full of Imperial forces?
•  Or will the mastermind of the takeover strike back against the Empire?
•  Find out as "Rebel Jail" concludes!
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  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 26, 2016

    Aaron is doing comics a great service with this book and Lenil Francis Yu finishes his run strong. The title of this story arc really should have been, "Star Wars is back at Marvel where it belongs. Deal with it." Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley May 26, 2016

    “Rebel Jail” has been a masterclass in how to tell an effective, gripping STAR WARS story in comic book form. STAR WARS #19 is the peak of this series' success, delivering great character drama, a genuinely surprising reveal, and the fun that you should expect when reading a Marvel comic written by Jason Aaron. The art is fantastic as well; Yu was the perfect choice to illustrate this story arc, and hopefully he's brought back in at some point. STAR WARS is a joy to read, and a book that stays at the very top of my pull list each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 26, 2016

    This issue serves as a terrific character study of Leia. How far is she willing to go for the Rebellion? Will she compromise her ideals when lives are on the line? Aaron explores these questions in a big way while also tying this arc back to an earlier chapter of his Star Wars saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 26, 2016

    Bringing the arc to a close, the creative team here has delivered another solidly enjoyable and fun story with some good moral areas tackled as well as they can be within the constraints of the franchise itself. This arc did some good stuff in exploring what they do with prisoners, showcased some great design work for the station and its environment, and delivered a fantastic running series of events for Leia, Sana, and Aphra to be involved in. When you separate out a character from the rest of the usual cast and work them with series-original characters there can be some weird dynamics that simply don't work. But here, Aaron is able to find the right balance between them all to make it feel right, adding a layer of richness to all of them so that they all feel like they fully inhabit this grand universe. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 28, 2016

    Okay, Marvel, you tried a different look for this flagship book. Like the visuals of the Lando series, they didn't work. Let's call it even, and never return to this type of art. Why? I'll never read this story line again and will try to forget that I ever read this in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Inklings May 31, 2016

    "Rebel Jail" wraps up spectacularly here. Jason Aaron has proven he's the strongest storyteller not just in the whole line of Star Wars comics, but perhaps one of the strongest in all of Marvel and perhaps the whole comics medium. The "villain" is finally revealed to great satisfaction. The relationships between all the characters are given a proper fleshing out. Some of the results are a bit too convenient, but it's in service of telling a larger story, which I'm all for. "Rebel Jail" proves it's a story full of smart pacing, intellectual weft, emotional upheaval, and great thematic explorations. And it's fun to boot. Plus, for all those Imperial fans out there, the final panel is going to excite you beyond belief.

  • 10
    The Villain Oct 13, 2016

    Another great finale to a very solid Star Wars arc. The reveal of our villain actually hits pretty hard (only if you have read the earlier comics though). Luke and Han arriving in the last issue doesn't take away from the fact that this is primarily a Princess Leia story. Lets see where Jason Aaron could go from here.

  • 9.0
    StanielK May 25, 2016

  • 9.0
    mseccatore May 27, 2016

  • 9.0
    CraigR May 27, 2016

  • 8.5
    Tree Fingers May 26, 2016

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 May 27, 2016

  • 8.0
    jmprados Jun 14, 2016

  • 8.0
    DXO Aug 12, 2016

  • 5.0
    JBL Reviews May 28, 2016

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