Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #1

Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Emilio Laiso, Oscar Bazaldua Nava Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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The Rebellion is here! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super-weapon - the Death Star. New heroes Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans to destroy the new super-weapon. Written by Jody Houser (MAX RIDE) and drawn by Emilio Laiso (STAR WARS ANNUAL; HERCULES), join as the story is set up for the epic saga to follow...
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  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 10, 2017

    Worth picking up for the new scenes. The visuals could be better, but are a marked improvement over The Force Awakens adaptation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We Got This Covered - Christian Bone Apr 5, 2017

    Marvel's Rogue One comic book adaptation gets off to a strong start as it embellishes the narrative with interesting new material and is brought to life with some gorgeous artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 11, 2017

    Comic adaptations of films are always hard and that's no exception here. While we do get a nice piece from director Gareth Edwards at the end here about bringing in some of the cut material, this opening salvo only has a little bit new to it so far. It's welcome material, however, and for those that read other comics and books you'll end up getting perhaps just a bit more out of it, even just in the larger context scheme of things. It's the kind of book that's not going to be designed for monthly reading as you'd imagine, since the original work doesn't break down easily, but Jody Houser does some good stuff here in putting it into the right place and opening the galaxy up just a bit more. I'm hoping for a bit more new material mixed into it in the next few issues, however, so that it takes advantage of fleshing things out a little more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 10, 2017

    I was wary going into this adaptation after the subpar Force Awakens book, but Jody Houser won me over quickly.  This issue speeds through the known to shed light on the new material and the bits we get here really flesh out the story.  The art was okay, but this is all about the story and there is enough new material here to interest fans of the movie and those who thought something was missing from the film. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - A.J. Frost Apr 5, 2017

    The bottom line is, if you enjoyed Rogue One on the silver screen, you will find something to enjoy about this comic. On its own, it's a dependable translation, and as part of the vast Star Wars comics pantheon, it will hold a prominent place by its nature as an official film in the canon. I think that even casual fans will enjoy it at face value because its still a really great story, though I'm not sure it would be something that would want to wait issue by issue for. But, as a huge fan, I was excited, and am excited for the upcoming issues, especially to see how a certain scene (we all know which one!) is interpreted in all its slashing glory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Apr 10, 2017

    This is a good issue if you are into Rogue One and want an expanded version of the story. However, I would recommend waiting for an eventual collected edition. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 5, 2017

    Of all the possibilities open to Marvel, it's disappointing that they chose to do a direct adaptation of Rogue One than attempt to expand on the film's rich cast of characters. This issue does manage to stand out at times as it seeks to explore hidden moments between familiar beats. But for the most part, it settles for being a decent but very straightforward take on a familiar story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Apr 10, 2017

    There is nothing egregiously bad about this comic, but there isn't anything that argues for its existence either. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Villain Apr 5, 2017

    This is a surprisingly interesting adaptation. Its miles better than the recent adaptation for The Force Awakens. Rogue One issue 1 brings a decent amount of new material that adds to the characters that we see in the film. There is a lot of stuff that appears in the film that is cut from the comic but the new information makes up for what they have cut. The art is a little disappointing though. Especially Tarkin and Krennic, who don't look anything like themselves.

  • 7.5
    mseccatore Apr 5, 2017

  • 7.5
    StanielK Apr 27, 2017

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