Star Wars #4

Star Wars #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 22, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 19
7.9Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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•  Luke Skywalker is NOT a Jedi-not yet, at least.
•  He's only ever met one Jedi in his life...and he died.
•  So, Luke's quest leads him back to Obi-Wan's hut...on Tatooine.

  • 9.2
    The Latest Pull - Scottie Rowland Apr 22, 2015

    I enjoyed this issue, as I have the rest. It continues to be up there with the rest of my subscriptions as a must read. All fans of Star Wars should be reading this. Follow me on Twitter and subscribe to me on YouTube Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Apr 22, 2015

    When a comic tackles characters and plots that have been in existence for decades, and does so with an expert hand and keen eye, the experience only becomes richer. This series has been organically good from issue one, and this issue continues to up the game upon just how familiar and amazing these Star Wars stories can feel. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 23, 2015

    Star Wars #4 is another strong chapter in a series that has been everything I've hoped for even if I didn't know I wanted it. Aaron, Cassaday and Martin are a great team and the tone they have captured is damn near magical. The Star Wars Universe is a world of wonderful stories and this is an example of just how good Star Wars comics can be. Fire up the soundtrack of your choice and give this one a read, it's going to scratch that itch you've got while you wait for December. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 25, 2015

    This was a transitional issue between adventures, but Aaron found a lot of ways to make sure it wasn't boring. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 27, 2015

    The figure was drawn and colored with a gravitas that commanded attention and respect from the reader. There was a lot of story development in this issue and Jason Aaron does a masterful job of teasing certain elements that were too far apart before and now appear to be closer to each other than ever before. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 26, 2015

    It's as simple as this: if you're a Star Wars fan, you're going to love this comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Apr 27, 2015

    There's a homey, familiar quality to Cassaday's work, one that has already cemented itself as the signature style to Marvel's Imperial endeavors. Once the artist moves along in order to make way for Star Wars' next artistic team, there's going to be a few pangs of melancholy. Because this book has been so damned consistent, there's going to be some difficulty in accepting change. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Apr 28, 2015

    For a franchise built on space battles and lightsaber fights, its definitely a refreshing change of pace to see such a plot heavy issue setting up things to come. Clearly some sort of conflict (or multiple conflicts) on Tatooine are on the way and I cant wait to see how they play out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 22, 2015

    STAR WARS continues to tell the story of the characters we know and love. It's not just about featuring those beloved characters. We are seeing them fleshed out more, something we were unable to see with the three-year gap between Episodes IV and V. Jason Aaron continues to prove he's able to capture the voice and essence of the characters and is also bringing in other ones. John Cassaday puts in some amazing details in characters and backgrounds that almost make you forget your reading a comic and not watching the movies. This issue does give a slight breather after the intense first arc but we're clearly seeing big things set up for the upcoming issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 22, 2015

    While some may say this issue has a little less impact than the previous ones, I'd argue that that's exactly the point of an interlude like this - it gives the characters as well as the readers a chance to breathe before the action rises once again. But given the character development Aaron is giving the cast of Star Wars - not to mention some beautiful artwork by Cassaday and Martin - and this will be one pit stop that you'll be happy to make. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 23, 2015

    More setup than anything else, Star Wars provides some potential for what's going to come next and nudges a couple of character stories well enough. I like what we see with Luke and his struggle, though I would have liked to have seen a bit touched on with Leia and her desire to really make a big impact on the Empire. Her motivations are honest enough after Alderaan, but I'd like to see a little more nod to events in her own miniseries. The big focus that works for me is the Darth Vader material, which connects to his own series and events that happened there, as the time between him and Jabba makes for some really fun dialogue but also just their interactions in general with the power imbalance that exists that Jabba tries to play down. Good stuff all around, and a welcome break from the non-stop action we had in the first three installments. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 22, 2015

    Star Wars continues to be the strongest of the series of the Marvel Star Wars comics with good balance and attention to character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Apr 24, 2015

    "Star Wars" #4 changes the breakneck pace that the series was quick to establish, and the creative team effectively uses the opportunity to explore these iconic characters a little more. Jason Aaron has a strong grasp on what makes these characters tick, and shows their emotional state after the destruction of Death Star in way that is much realistic, and much less rosy, than what we have seen in the films. John Cassaday does great character work throughout the issue, and Han, Leia, Luke and the rest appear just as they do on screen. There are one or two uneven moments, but overall this quiet does not drag or feel boring. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 23, 2015

    Star Wars got off to a solid start, but this new story arc shows the potential for the series to expand in new and interesting directions. It's just a shame so much of this issue is dominated by material so similar to what we've seen in the Darth Vader series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Apr 23, 2015

    Jason Aaron has a strong handle on the Star Wars universe. His characterizations are mostly flawless and the tone he gives this comic makes it feel like Star Wars more than anything. His first arc was an acion-packed thrill ride filled with great character moments and stunning fight sequences. Star Wars #4 is a filler issue between the interesting stories we know Aaron is capable of writing. Aaron’s fourth issue is so concerned with setting up so many stories that it ends up feeling jumbled and unfocused. There’s no doubt that this book will jump back to its previous quality but this issue hurt the momentum too much to be exciting. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 24, 2015

    Questions begin to swirl around Tatooine before "Star Wars" #4 closes out and, considering the parties asking those questions, Aaron and crew appear to be setting up a conflict of potentially epic proportions. Given that this series follows "A New Hope" and precedes "The Empire Strikes Back," odds are that many of the characters will just miss each other but, as of this issue, Jason Aaron seems ready to send these characters crashing into one another. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 25, 2015

    Star Wars is a great comic for those that love the films and want to see more of the original trilogy. Those looking for the comic to break new ground will be disappointed. The comic tells an entertaining enough story but the issue is light on plot, except to move some pieces into place for future issues. This is an average-to-good comic. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Apr 26, 2015

    As "Skywalker Strikes" arrives at a lull intersection, the current installment is by no means an immediate grabber. It's great for connective tissue, though, serving as one part soft cross-promotion. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 25, 2015

    A mixed bag that has me fretting the future of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Apr 26, 2015

    Still loving this series.

  • 8.0
    DarioV May 31, 2016

    After the big, explosive start of the series, this issue is a more reflective one, but also a showcase for other well-known faces that had yet to make their first appearance in this book and that seem to have a relevant role in the overall story. Boba Fett is merely introduced here, but in a few lines he's already established as the threatening and dangerous character he is. It didn't really add much story-wise, but still a good issue.

  • 7.5
    Inklings May 26, 2016

    More excellent character work here though the story slags behind quite a bit. The exchanges between Jabba and Darth Vader are fun and chilling, and Luke's internal struggle is drawn exceptionally. The art is still stellar, though Jabba's face looks a bit off. The final reveal is exciting enough, but it can't shake the feeling I have that this issue is just slow-burning the story to allow for more issue space. Still, well worth the pull.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jun 19, 2016

    The series switches to a lower gear to get some character development going. It makes sense for Luke to be doubting himself at this point and to show his inexperience, I think this flushes out character traits in a way that the movies didn't have the opportunity to, so it enriches the Star Wars mythos overall.

  • 10
    Ryus Apr 22, 2015

  • 9.5
    GlenWizard May 11, 2015

  • 9.0
    Juanpk26 Apr 22, 2015

  • 9.0
    Cyprian Latewood Apr 26, 2015

  • 9.0
    ajsztehlo May 10, 2015

  • 8.5
    Rotivv Apr 22, 2015

  • 8.5
    bl0odshot May 29, 2015

  • 8.5
    MatchesMalone Aug 20, 2015

  • 8.5
    NickNightingale Nov 23, 2015

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Apr 22, 2015

  • 8.0
    SpeakJazz May 7, 2015

  • 8.0
    Eddiec730 Jun 27, 2015

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Apr 29, 2015

  • 7.0
    alexdelarge Jun 29, 2015

  • 7.0
    DXO Oct 22, 2015

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