Star Wars #5

Star Wars #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 18
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME CONTINUES!
•  As Luke goes home in search of the truth about his late mentor...
•  ...Leia takes Han on a secret mission of vital importance to the Rebellion.
•  Unfortunately, they both run into some unfriendly encounters.

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio May 21, 2015

    Star Wars #5 is one of the best issues yet, especially for Leia Organa and Han, whose arguments are made that much better knowing that they'll one day get together. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde May 21, 2015

    Star Wars #5 corrects the issues with its predecessor right away by giving a tighter and more original story. Aaron’s comic feels so much like Star Wars from tone to pacing to character voices this comic is doing an incredible job of emulating the original trilogy. With great visuals and awesome writing, Star Wars remains the best of its line with issue #5. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 23, 2015

    My only complaint is that some sequences are a bit too brutal - the scenes of torture (as a certain villain does his best to track down the pilot who destroyed the Death Star) are too intense. But if you can get past that, you have a comic that manages to capture that sense of high adventure that's so much a part of the Star Wars experience. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long May 24, 2015

    Star Wars #5 is a great read that moves the series along nicely and continues to flesh out the gap between Episodes IV and V in a fun way. Sure, we know some characters aren't in mortal danger, but the thrill of the ride is off the charts and there's a reason this series has climbed to the top of the monthly sales charts. The magic of the original trilogy lives within these pages and I can't wait to see how they round out the arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers May 21, 2015

    The familiar faces at the cantina, the sand people making an appearance, and fan favorites like R2 and Boba Fett make for a fun book to read. Not much action abounds, save for Boba Fett breaking arms and taking names. Well one name, as he shows up right on the tail of Luke Skywalker. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin May 20, 2015

    Star Wars #5 is an awesome continuation to the best Star Wars comic yet. Having some gripping developments, that set up future events nicely, it's hard not to marvel at this universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 21, 2015

    This series is benefiting from the gradual transition to Episode V territory. The romantic tension between Han and Leia is as entertaining now as it was in that movie. Luke, meanwhile, ventures into uncharted territory even as he returns to his home planet. Apart from some inconsistent facial work, this series continues to do a fine job of recreating the Original Trilogy look. It's a shame that Cassaday only has one issue left. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Latest Pull - Greg Pryce May 21, 2015

    Jason Aaron's Star Wars is at both times brilliantly expanding upon the central characters of the franchise, while building towards a great story with this book, and still remains an essential story for Star Wars/comic book fans. The promise of strange planets, a Boba Fett/Skywalker confrontation, and the discovery of what will be presumably Hoth keeps this book progressive and exciting, while the development of the arguably limited on-screen characters keeps the book on an issue-by-issue basis a compelling read. This comic continues to impress, and although not my most anticipated pull of the month by any means, is still one I look forward to, and don't plan on dropping in any way Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 20, 2015

    The saga continues with some separate adventures with our heroes. The idea of Luke returning to Tatooine is great and he's being set up for a dangerous situation. Han and Leia are getting the chance to bicker some more, as we would expect. Jason Aaron is pushing the development of these characters in this three-year gap between Episodes IV and V and it's a treat for fans. The action is toned down a little but it allows for the story to grow and for more set up. John Cassaday's are is full of detail as he captures the look of the world and adds in loads of expressions to give all a more live action feel. If you think you know everything there is to know about STAR WARS, you must not be reading this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 21, 2015

    Though I continue to enjoy the Star Wars book, I find myself drawn a lot more to the other books coming out at the moment. There's some good stories to work with these characters and plenty of original directions to go, but it still feels like it's finding its way and hewing too close to the films in various themes and nods that it doesn't feel like it's truly standing on its own. This issue does some good things and I like the characters because it feels like they're who we know, but the situations and the complications of timelines and connectivity to the films frustrate me because I am that kind of person. I'm still rooting for the book though and am curious to see if the dynamic changes as the artist changes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 23, 2015

    This was something of a low key issue, especially considering previous issues of Star Wars. But low key doesn't mean bad. Aaron simply settles down to focus on his characters, and what he delivers is highly entertaining. Cassaday also remains a perfect choice for this comic. His characters look great without being annoyingly photo-realistic, and the whole comic has the feeling of Star Wars. That's quite the achievement. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 23, 2015

    "Star Wars" is a fast moving comic book. There isn't a ton of plot or new character development, just plenty of Star Wars-like scenes. Han and Leia argue, Luke is pursued by Fett, Fett follows the trail to the Cantina plus sand people, TIE Fighters and plenty more. The comic book dusts off a lot of what was portrayed in the films and brings them to life with tiny little new twists. It's a fun ride. I recommend checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 24, 2015

    This continues to fall short of what Dark Horse Comics did from the get go. Time to step up your game, Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie May 26, 2015

    While not quite maintaining the excitement of last issue which introduced such interesting plot threads, this issue was still a lot of fun. Really the biggest knock against things here is that it didnt pay off those threads and we have to wait at least another month for that satisfaction. But is being left wanting more really a bad thing? There are definitely some interesting things going on in this book, that I am very much looking forward to seeing come to fruition. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray May 26, 2015

    One of the chief issues Star Wars is going to keep running into throughout this run is the lack of any true mortal peril to its characters. After all, we know where they end up. The cliffhanger of this issue is forced to blind a character to stop them from encountering Boba Fett before their actual first meeting in a later film, which is not the first time the tension between canon and storytelling has happened in Aaron's run. Yet if you are willing to just accept these as adventure stories with your favorite characters, told with an authentic voice, then you and Star Wars are going to get along just fine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 20, 2015

    Boba Fett fans rejoice as it's his time to shine in the latest issue. The stories aren't the most riveting, but if you wanted more Han Solo/Leia bickering you came to the right place. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 26, 2015

    Star Wars has been the number one selling comic book since it's return to Marvel's catalog in January. Jason Aaron has proven to be a writer whose name alone will bring intrigue to a title. His detailed storytelling along with keeping in tuned with the Force has produced series that just brings it month after month. Read Full Review

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