Star Wars #9

Star Wars #9

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 14
8.5Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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• Luke's lightsaber has been stolen and he must retrieve it!
•  Meanwhile, the Imperials are closing in on Han and Leia...
•  ...set upon them by a mysterious woman from Han's past!
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  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 16, 2015

    In many ways, it's easy to be disappointed in comics - ultimately, what a reader will consider "classic" is typically what they read as a child, and with growing expectations and sensibilities, even old favorites can sometimes lose their luster. But when you approach iconic books like Star Wars, it's easy to remember what made them so great in the first place. What rarely happens, however, is successfully recalling those qualities and revisiting them through such talented creators. Thankfully, Jason Aaron and Stuart Immonen are no ordinary pair, bringing back all the excitement you might have felt when you saw the original films. They're working on the book of a lifetime, and thankfully for us, they've delivered. Read Full Review

  • 10 - John McCubbin Sep 16, 2015

    Star Wars #9 may very well be the best issue in the series to date, as between the bold developments and exciting tempo, the creative team have delivered something that has shaken the galaxy far, far away (in a good way). They also leave us a lot to speculate heading into the next chapter, as our main characters aren't out of the woods yet. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Brandon Griffin Sep 17, 2015

    Star Wars #9 is another extremely enjoyable and fun ride back to before the Empire struck back. Everything Star Wars and Marvel has done together so far has been exactly what we wanted. My fingers are crossed for an eventual appearance by Dash Rendar (Shadows Of The Empire) but I will try not to get my hopes up too high. Star Wars #9 is yet another stellar addition to this already amazing series. As with everything Star Wars that Marvel has put out, this is a must for Star Wars fans everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Jake Lee Sep 18, 2015

    Thus concludes STAR WARS #9, the latest in a series that continues to prove itself a dream come true to this STAR WARS fan. Join me again next month as Luke Skywalker is thrown into the arena, and Han's lady troubles continue to escalate! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 18, 2015

    This is the standard that every Star Wars comic should be held to. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 18, 2015

    Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Sep 17, 2015

    Jason Aaron, Stuart Immonen and Wade Von Grawbadger's "Star Wars" #9 feels like a very natural extension of the original trilogy, taking baby steps towards expanding the characters and their situations while carefully coloring inside the lines of the movies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Sep 17, 2015

    Bottom Line: Aaron could stand to answer some questions about Han's relationship with Sana, but the action beats mixed with Luke's fun, fast paced story throwing from the frying pan into the fire….this book is still the best roller coaster ride you can ask for from Marvel's line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Sep 17, 2015

    This isn't just a tie-in: this is Star Wars told in deceptively still frames. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 19, 2015

    "Star Wars" is action. This comic book gets the blood running and doesn't let up until the final page. Luke is chasing down a thief that stole his saber, but finds that a Hutt holds all the cards to his future. Han and Leia try to reason with Han's ex-wife and contest with a nest of Imperials that results in a roaring escape. This is all backed up with visuals that appear to launch right out of the movie. Overall, this is a great read regardless of how slowly the Han and Leia subplot is moving. I definitely recommend checking this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 16, 2015

    Star Wars by Jason Aaron does epic and it does it right. The Han Solo portions are dragging, but the rest is top notch stuff. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 17, 2015

    Star Wars is achieving that delicate balance of channeling the look and feel of the source material while also blazing new ground. The series looks better than ever thanks to the new art team. It's excelling at showcasing Luke's rocky journey in understanding the Jedi, despite the limitations imposed by the movies. If only the Han/Leia/Sana subplot had more momentum, this book would really be firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 17, 2015

    I won't say I've struggled with the main Star Wars series but I've found myself enjoying pretty much every other series more. This installment does some really strong material for Luke and his attempted journey to Coruscant as it fleshes out his time in an interesting way, showing his reckless and youthful side, and presenting some new light connections to past events and characters in a way that doesn't bludgeon us with them. Aaron's script works best when dealing with Luke and the Hutt and Immonen really shines during the whole Smuggler's Moon section. The subplot material isn't bad but it's more about nudging things along with nothing significant overall, both in writing and artwork. It's solid but mostly unmemorable, which will certainly change now that the road trip has taken on a new turn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Sep 18, 2015

    This issue had some really cool action sequences, and it was fun to see the characters mix it up a little after a few issues steeped in heavy dialogue. But some of the writing left conversations feeling empty, and also the revelation of Sana Solo joining up with Han and Leia can be interesting, or disastrous. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Sep 19, 2015

    This issue of Star Wars, more than any other so far, makes it clear that Jason Aaron and Marvel have settled in for the long haul. The big, bombastic opening storyline is over, and now it's time to tell new, original and hopefully interesting stories. They're off to a good start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Sep 28, 2015

    This issue may not be the best of the series so far, and there are certain elements that dont entirely hold up upon close analysis, but Star Wars #9 is also a fun issue that has some good character beats, a few good action moments and a number of surprises. Aaron seems to know that he has to combine approaches for an effective Star Wars story. Star Wars #9 is a good middle chapter in the current arc, advancing story lines and setting up upcoming conflicts worth watching. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopOptiq - Austin Gorton Sep 21, 2015

    Finally, Luke encounters a holographic representation of Shaak Ti (the only Jedi depicted in that scene who seemed familiar), who was a member of the Jedi Council in Episodes II and III and is notable for having two different death scenes scripted (and one filmed) in Revenge of the Sith. Originally, she was killed by Grievous aboard his ship early in the movie, and later on, she was supposed to have been killed during Darth Vader's attack on the Jedi Temple. The former was filmed but ultimately cut (and appears as a deleted scene on the Blu ray set), while the latter never made it to screen (but was referenced in an episode of Clone Wars). Both deaths were ultimately deemed non-canonical, and the character actually turned up alive in the Force Unleashed video game, where she is killed by Darth Vader's apprentice (the star of the game), though that death, too, has now been rendered non-canonical until proven otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Sep 22, 2015

    Stuart Immonen's wide-screen presentation gives the comic a blockbuster feel but breaking the issue across dual story-lines slows the arc to a crawl. It's been three issues since Han's maybe-kinda-sorta wife was introduced and Aaron still hasn't told us anything of importance about her, her relationship with Han or her motives and Luke's challenges are moving at only a slightly faster pace. At some point very soon, even incredible art and enlivening twists on Star Wars icons aren't going to save transparent efforts to string readers along to the next issue or, more likely, buying the next collection. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Inklings May 27, 2016

    Excellent artwork, fantastic new villains, fascinating worldbuilding, great character beats, and finally, Aaron has figured out what to do with Chewie without Han Solo attached. Sana and Leia double-teaming Han in spritely dialogue is a great beat. As is Luke's reaction to seeing... well, that's telling too much I suppose. Great storytelling, great art, great issue.

  • 9.5
    Dagstar Sep 19, 2015

    Aaron, Immonen, and company continue to make this series a well paced, fun, and enjoyable read with great visuals.

  • 9.0
    DarioV May 31, 2016

    Excellent issue. Every set up situation here finds its full realization, with Han, Leia and Mrs. Solo running from the Empire, Luke being kidnapped by a super-awesomely designed Hutt (props to Immonen for that) and Chewie and C3PO ready to kick some ass. The artistic department really surpassed itself here, with beautiful designs, detailed landscapes and bright coloring. Also, that jedi scene was almost moving.

  • 9.0
    The Villain Jul 25, 2016

    A well drawn and well written issue. This arc has felt a lot like the Empire Strikes Back with Leia and Han off on their own adventure while Luke does some more discovering of his force abilities. The story may only get more interesting when two other characters we love will enter the mix.

  • 10
    Juanpk26 Sep 17, 2015

  • 9.5
    dipr3 Sep 17, 2015

  • 9.0
    Eddiec730 Sep 17, 2015

  • 9.0
    Cyprian Latewood Sep 18, 2015

  • 9.0
    CraigR Sep 27, 2015

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Sep 20, 2015

  • 8.5
    MatchesMalone Oct 18, 2015

  • 8.5
    NickNightingale Dec 27, 2015

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Dec 13, 2015

  • 8.0
    DXO Dec 13, 2015

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