Star Wars #7

Star Wars #7

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Simone Bianchi Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 18
7.7Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

+ Pull List

• A special one-off tale of Ben Kenobi!
•  Injustice reigns on Tatooine as villainous scum run rampant.
•  Will Ben risk revealing himself to do what's right?
•  Guest Artist Simone Bianchi (WOLVERINE, ASTONISHING X-MEN) joins writer Jason Aaron for this special tale!
Rated T
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  • 10
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Jul 30, 2015

    If you have not yet picked up any of the Star Wars comics, pick up this one. It is a wonderful story, it presents characters we think we know in ways we do not expect, and it is simply fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Jul 31, 2015

    A heartfelt love letter from die hard fans for die hard fans, Star Wars #7 is a must read for any enthusiast. Not only an interesting peek at what Obi-Wan was up to all those years, but a touching tale about a man's struggle to accept his duty as he transitions into a "forgotten relic." Reminiscent of the times your heart smiles whenever Jim Gordon interacted with a young Bruce Wayne, and truly a great book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Jul 29, 2015

    Seriously, between getting to see Obi-Wan Kenobi back in action, at the time when he was protecting a young Luke Skywalker, and to have the whole thing portrayed by Simone Bianchi, this issue is all sorts of epic. Even if you are not getting this series, if you are fan of the original trilogy of Star Wars, you should really get this issue for your collection, and relieve the mystery of A New Hope all over again. - See more at: Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comicsverse - Jake Lee Aug 6, 2015

    Anakin may have failed to bring balance to the Force, but books like this may yet bring balance to the fandom. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 1, 2015

    I can't slam a book a full grade for lettering, but my review would be stronger if it were different. Strong story and visuals make this a stand out for Obi-Wan on Tatooine. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Danny Rivera Jul 30, 2015

    All that being said, STAR WARS #7 is definitely a highlight of the run so far. Things got a little messy last issue, and returning to a simple story was a nice breath of fresh air, one that I hope can inform issues going forward. As with most STAR WARS issues, this one is definitely better for fans (in fact, it's kind of a must-read for fans), but it's not without merit for someone just interested in checking it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Aug 3, 2015

    A small, but enjoyable look at Ben Kenobi's life, making the reader want more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Jul 30, 2015

    Star Wars #7 is just what I was hoping for, with the one-shot tale acting as a wonderful pit-stop for this exciting series. Showing Obi-Wan Kenobi at a time of inner conflict, the issue shows how the wise Jedi adjusts to his time in seclusion, with the compelling events within testing his moral in a bold and engrossing manner. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Aug 16, 2015

    As I have mentioned in earlier reviews, I felt that the first arc of Marvels new Star Wars comic was a little inconsistent and underwhelming, but its lately gotten in the groove. Coming off issue #6, which I felt was the strongest issue of the series so far, Star Wars #7 is a great follow up, perhaps even better than issue #6. It functions nicely as a break in the overall arc and an excellent standalone issue. It would be nice if Aaron finds a way to give us more of Ben Kenobi in upcoming issues, even though hes dead in the current storyline. It's clear his presence is very important to Luke and to the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 30, 2015

    While I've enjoyed the first arc of the series all while still being wary of it and how it's changing perceptions of elements of the films, this is more of what I want from it. Filling in of some of the gaps out there and exploring areas that can expand the overall view without radically changing it. Hell, I'm hoping for a full on novel (or film) exploring that post-Clone Wars period for Obi-Wan and how all of this played out and the struggle of being in this position. It's a solitary and tragic storyline overall for him and this offers a good taste of it, especially when you factor in the events of the prequels and what happens to him in A New Hope. Good stuff all around from this team that I hope gets to take a stab at another Old Ben storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jul 29, 2015

    Star Wars #7 works as a decent little palette cleanser in between Luke, Han, Leia and co.'s adventures, but more importantly it provides color for an oft-mentioned but until-now unseen slice of Star Wars history. Aaron's script works on the whole, only falling into overt and unintentionally amusing melodrama for a few brief panels before expounding on the character of Obi Wan's lonely and solitude. Likewise, Simone Bianchi's artwork is solid but inconsistent, lacking all texture one moment and turning wildly detailed and intricate the next. Despite those few little niggles, Star Wars #7 still stands out above the rest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Jul 30, 2015

    Artist Simone Bianchi is a welcome sight no matter what the title is, but his Star Wars #7 pages are a particular delight. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Sean Ian Mills Jul 31, 2015

    Star Wars #7 is a new look at a classic character, which is exactly what this series should be about. Just like he's done since the first issue, Jason Aaron takes hold of a classic character and delivers a classic Star Wars story, while finding new and fascinating new facets to explore. If you're a fan of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Aaron and Bianchi deliver a solid spotlight adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Jul 31, 2015

    The Star Wars books have been a mixed bag for me. This sort of adventure is more appealing as it covers things that don't raise those nasty continuity questions. With the new movie out later this year, expect the normal Marvel glut of product. I just hope that they don't lose the quality in all the hype. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jul 31, 2015

    "Star Wars" #7 benefits from the structure that editor Jordan D. White implemented in his "Deadpool" series, as longer arcs are broken up by single issue tales that delve into backstory. After the high action of the first arc and the big reveals of the second, this issue was a great breather that also provides some excellent backstory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Aug 3, 2015

    Overall though, I enjoyed this latest issue of Star Wars. It shines a much deserved spotlight on Ben Kenobi's time after Order 66 and the elimination of the Jedi. Although this is just one excerpt from the journal, I'm hoping Aaron and team keep going back to it as there seems to be so many stories waiting to be told.. It would be fun to see different fill-in artists telling stand alone stories after each major story arc. That would allow a wide variety of talent to play within the Star Wars Universe, while having the honor of providing an important piece of Star Wars history. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Aug 3, 2015

    In conclusion, Star Wars #7 is a really strong issue that gives us a great perspective into the life of Ben Kenobi during his early years on Tatooine. The art from Bianchi and Ponsor works well and Aaron again provides a nice story that as usual, feels very much a part of the Star Wars Universe as he gets Kenobis character. Readers who have been enjoying the first six issues can enjoy this book, but if you havent been up to date than this standalone issue is the perfect place to test this book out for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Aug 5, 2015

    When I got this job, I still hated Star Wars, but books like these make me want to stay in the loop. There’s a lot of good material related to Star Wars that is coming out right now, so keep an eye open for that material. As for this issue, I really hope it turns into something more than just this issue. Even if it doesn’t, it sure leaves its mark on its readers. I strongly suggest you pick it up, and get to reading! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 29, 2015

    Star Wars #7 is a solid one-off issue that adds some welcome depth to Obi-Wan's hermit lifestyle. It doesn't hit all the right notes, with an uneven use of Luke and a somewhat easy path to self discovery, but it does provide some valuable insight into the character and his motivations. Simone Bianchi likewise turns in some enjoyable pages, his Ben a nice mix of capable and conflicted. It's not the strongest issue thus far, but it's still an enjoyable one. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jul 31, 2015

    Star Wars #7 was another excellent read. Star Wars continues to be a must read title. This comic is well worth the price of admission. If you still have not given one of Marvel's Star Wars titles a chance then I would recommend giving it a try. This title is a fun combination of action, adventure and drama. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 29, 2015

    Despite the unnecessary fan service towards Luke Skywalker, Star Wars #7 is still a strong entry in the series. Bianchi's art turns the into a unique comics experience, rather than a recreation of a trip to the movies. He evokes a strong, isolating mood that pairs beautifully with the most significant elements of Aaron's story for what will hopefully be only the first of many chapters in Obi-Wan Kenobi's journal. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - J.L. Caraballo Aug 4, 2015

    Look, with this issue focusing on Ben and what he had been doing in the intervening years, it was intriguing. It makes sense for the focus to be on what he'd been up to because, well, what the hell WAS he up to for twenty years? But shoehorning child Luke in felt like committing the same crimes the prequels are guilty of: showing what didn't need to be shown, and, in doing so, diminishing the allure of the characters and making that expansive universe a bit more closed up, neat, and tidy. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Aug 8, 2015

    Star Wars #7 offers an unexpected glimpse into the in-between years of Obi-Wan. The story, and others like it may have made a better separate mini-series, but fans of the character can still enjoy this single look back. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Aug 1, 2015

    "Star Wars" is a one-off story involving Kenobi defending young Skywalker and his homestead. The comic book doesn't explore any new territory as it throws the usual group of thugs from Jabba's palace to shakedown the locals. Kenobi seems to be on the brink of depression and while this is a great idea, it only gets explored for a couple of pages. Generally this is the kind of story that has been told many times before. Perhaps those that are new to the Star Wars universe of comic books might find something to like in here but I found the story to be unimaginative and very average. I expect more from this creative team on the flagship book dealing with this subject matter. Proceed with lowered expectations. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 29, 2015

    A decent introduction of Obi-Wan to the Marvel Comics Star Wars line of books, but it's so boring and conventional it's an easy pass for most. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Aug 1, 2015

    Star Wars #7 was a poor showing for one of its most iconic characters. Obi-Wan Kenobi is portrayed as weak and depressed, struggling to find himself as he adapts to exile. The characterization really irks me and doesn't seem to fit into anything we know about Kenobi from the original to the prequels to the cartoons. Due to this characterization, the writing is very slow and at points boring because Aaron writes from Kenobi's depressed point of view via journal entries. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Villain May 14, 2016

    Star Wars #7 is a cool look into the life of Ben Kenobi while he was hidden away in exile. I'm glad that they have added this to the new canon but only one issue involving the character just doesn't seem like enough. It would be really cool to see a new Star Wars Kenobi series set during this time frame.

  • 10
    Inklings May 26, 2016

    "As hard as it was to become a Jedi, it was even harder to stop being one." I'm in a pretty silent minority on this one, but Star Wars #7 is precisely why I pulled these comics in the first place. An exploratory character study, a deeply philosophical look into Jedi morals and ethics, and a fascinating look into the life of Obi Wan as he trudges about the desert wastes of Tatooine, casting a worn but paternal eye over Luke as he grows up. What a one-off. "You never trained me for this, Master Qui-Gon. You never taught me how to fade away." What a profound new look at one of the most interesting heroes of the Star Wars galaxy.

  • 8.5
    Tree Fingers Jul 30, 2015

    Great art. Cool little story.

  • 8.0
    Dagstar Jul 30, 2015

    I enjoyed this look into Ben Kenobi's time on Tatooine and his struggles over acting as a Jedi would versus keeping his identity hidden in addition to watching over young Luke Skywalker.

  • 7.5
    DarioV May 31, 2016

    An evidently filler episode to separate two main plot lines, this Obi-Wan centered episode about his days as a hermit in Tatooine was slightly cliched and I didn't necessary love the art style, but as usual it also mixed familiar and fairly new aspects of the Star Wars mythology for yet another enjoyable read.

  • 3.0
    Big Brother Jul 29, 2015

    Pure fluff, in the Mighty Marvel fashion. There's no story here, and it makes me miss the Dark Horse stuff even more.

  • 9.0
    mseccatore Aug 3, 2015

  • 8.5
    Eddiec730 Jul 29, 2015

  • 8.5
    Cyprian Latewood Aug 12, 2015

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jul 31, 2015

  • 8.0
    natedunn Aug 15, 2015

  • 8.0
    MatchesMalone Aug 24, 2015

  • 8.0
    NickNightingale Dec 27, 2015

  • 7.5
    Ryus Jul 29, 2015

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Jul 30, 2015

  • 6.5
    Rotivv Jul 30, 2015

  • 6.0
    CraigR Aug 6, 2015

  • 6.0
    mrDovydas Sep 22, 2015

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