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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #11 Feb 15, 2017
8.5

Charles Soule continues to deliver a great story with this comic. Terex continues to prove to be a wise enemy for Poe and there is a great scene here between Terex and Captain Phasma who will be set to appear very soon. Teaming Poe up with C-3P0 continues to work too.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #11

By: Charles Soule, Phil Noto
Released: Feb 15, 2017

• Things are heating up for Poe Dameron and super-spymaster C-3PO!
•  The First Order is on their tail...and Terex's evil cronies as well.
•  Not to mention... Who's feeding information to the First Order in the first place?
Rated T

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7.5

There is some decent action in this issue but there is a fairly limited amount of content. The book is an abnormally quick read. BT-1 and Triple 0 cover the comic relief once again and there is a fairly interesting ending but everything that brought us there was fine.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #4

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Feb 8, 2017

• Aphra's father has led her straight into danger - of course.
•  Her business on Yavin 4 concluded, Aphra journeys off...
•  ...in search of one of the most powerful weapons imaginable!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #28 Feb 1, 2017
9.0

This issues starts to bring Yoda back to the character we know so well from the movies. There are several really cool points hidden in this story. Yoda's willingness to learn more about the force has been a key theme to this arc so far and you continue to see that. I also really liked that the story has now been tied back to Obi Wan and the journal entry is starting to make a little more sense.

Star Wars #28

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Feb 1, 2017

• Master Yoda finds himself overpowered and captured!
•  Imprisoned within the caves, the master must become a student once more.
•  Plus...Ben and Luke feel the ripples of the Jedi Master's tale!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 Feb 1, 2017
9.0

I am more impressed with this issue than I expected this book covers a lot of the rage inside Maul and some of the conflict that has already started to blossom between Palpatine and Maul. It turns out that he may be a more interesting character than I though.

Star Wars: Darth Maul #1

By: Cullen Bunn, Luke Ross
Released: Feb 1, 2017

Bred on hate, fear, and anger...steeped in the ways of darkness...and trained to kill. Darth Maul's time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows, but at last we will reveal his tale of revenge. From writer Cullen Bunn (DEADPOOL KILLS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, WOLVERINE) and artist Luke Ross (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, HERCULES...

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8.0

Nice to see a story based in the prequel era that features the Sith so heavily. The rival with Darth Maul and Count Dooku should be a very entertaining one from here on out. There is decent amount of action. There may actually be too much cool in this comic with Darth Maul and General Greivuous both featured.

Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir #1

By: Jeremy Barlow, Juan Frigeri
Released: May 21, 2014

Getting cut in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi and
being rejected by his former Sith master
Darth Sidious isn't going to defeat
Darth Maul. In fact, it only makes him mad
enough to take on the galaxy-with an army
of Mandalorians!
A part of The Clone Wars season 6 you
never saw!

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8.0

The Anakin and Palpatine stuff is still the best part of this book by far. I wish we would get little information into Obi Wan as well considering this is a shared series. Obi Wan gets a lot of the attention this time but the story isn't as interesting as the last one outside of a great few frames with Anakin and Palpatine.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #4

By: Charles Soule, Marco Checchetto
Released: Apr 20, 2016

• Obi-wan and Anakin are trapped on opposite sides of a war...
•  ...and if they're not careful, they're going to get caught in the crossfire!
•  Plus...why does Anakin want to leave the order?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Kanan #8 Jan 30, 2017
8.0

Another pretty decent comic from an enjoyable series. I'm getting a little tired of the "don't call me kid" jokes though. Its starting to get a little excessive. More appearances from famous Star Wars characters and a little more exploration into Kanan's former master.

Star Wars: Kanan #8

By: Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Nov 18, 2015

• Young Caleb Dume has not yet been to war...
• ...But now, the Jedi Temple is under attack!
• Can a Padawan really make a difference?

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Kanan #7 Jan 26, 2017
9.0

A new arc starts off with a flashback that travels even further back in time. This explains the beginning of the relationship between Kanan and his Master. It explains the conflict that she has to carry with her and Kanan everyday struggle to become a Jedi. There are also some noticeable appearances from some of the more notable Jedi Masters.

Star Wars: Kanan #7

By: Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Oct 28, 2015

• We've seen Kanan's LAST adventure as a Padawan...
•  ...now we go back to his FIRST adventure!
•  See Caleb Dume's first steps in the Clone Wars!
Rated T

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10

I thought this was an awesome issue. There were many things that were explored. Obi Wan explains some of the doubt that he had while training Anakin and his misunderstanding of the Jedi Order while there are some great moments between Anakin and a young girl that they met in the earlier issues. The flashbacks with Palpatine and Anakin on Coruscant are really enjoyable too.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #3

By: Charles Soule, Marco Checchetto
Released: Mar 23, 2016

Obi-Wan and Anakin team together to take on a strange new world …but they are brought into even stranger circumstances. Will the duo be able to save themselves and this world they’ve been called to? Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustra...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #27 Jan 25, 2017
8.5

The use of Yoda is very good once again. Yoda is very well drawn and resembles the character from the prequels very well. This is a book with a lot of mystery and you have to piece everything together as Yoda does. There are a few moments towards the back of the issue that has a few things that are out of character for Yoda but I still found myself really digging this issue.

Star Wars #27

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jan 25, 2017

• Master Yoda finds himself on an all-new world...
•  ...full of vicious, mysteriously powered children?!
•  Not easy, will this be.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Kanan #6 Jan 20, 2017
7.5

Its cool to see an issue take place during the same timeline as Rebels, but there really isn't a whole lot of interesting stuff here considering all the great build up they had in the first 5 issues. Kanan's inside struggle is more entertaining than his outside struggle this time around.

Star Wars: Kanan #6

By: Greg Weisman, Jacopo Camagni
Released: Sep 23, 2015

• A tale from the time of Rebels!
• No longer a Padawan, the adult Kanan finds himself back on the planet Kaller...
• Will his past as Caleb Dume return to haunt him?

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9.0

Another smooth issue considering it takes place in two different time frames. The present day story is a little bit more interesting this time around and there is some foreshadowing for Anakin's turn to the dark side while there is still a lot of good in him. There is some more backstory into Anakin's relationship with Chancellor Palpatine teasing the relationship that the two will have later on d more

Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #2

By: Charles Soule, Marco Checchetto
Released: Feb 3, 2016

• Master and Padawan find themselves stranded on an unfamiliar world...
• ...a world of strange, primitive technology and dangerous natives.
• But even if they can save themselves...why were they called to this world?

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8.5

I wouldn't consider the present day story to be as good as the flashback but this is still a great kick off to what should be a pretty interesting series. It explains a little bit more of the limitations of the Jedi while also given a bit of insight into Anakin Skywalkers training as a young boy. There are several classic characters used. Most notably Palpatine, who will likely play a big role.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #1

By: Charles Soule, Marco Checchetto
Released: Jan 6, 2016

Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star...they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan learner, Anakin Skywalker. It's been a few years since Obi-Wan pledged to train the young "chosen one," but even as they have grown closer thro...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Kanan #5 Jan 19, 2017
8.5

There are more Rebels tie ins and Caleb Dune finally dies. It looks like there is going to be a time shift between this issue and the next one as the rest of the Rebel crew is likely to be featured.

Star Wars: Kanan #5

By: Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 19, 2015

• Caleb has been captured by Clone Troopers Grey & Styles!
• Can he turn his back on his Jedi training completely?
• The final chapter of the secret origin of Star Wars Rebels' Kanan Jarrus!

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The Villain dropped Star Wars: Darth Vader from their pull list Jan 18, 2017

Star Wars: Darth Vader

The original Dark Lord of the Sith stars in his first ongoing series!
Ever since Darth Vader made his first on-screen appearance, he became the one of the most popular villains to ever haunt an audience's dreams! Now, follow Vader straight from the ending of A NEW HOPE (and the pages of the new STAR WARS comic book) into his own series, showing...

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The Villain dropped Star Wars: Han Solo from their pull list Jan 18, 2017

Star Wars: Han Solo

Everyone's favorite scoundrel gets his very own series! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion - rescuing a number of informants and spies. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know - the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life. Will he keep his mind on the ...

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The Villain dropped Star Wars: The Force Awakens from their pull list Jan 18, 2017

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

It's true-all of it! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! It's been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire...but now, on the remote planet of Jakku...there is a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey...a deserting stormtrooper named Finn....

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The Villain added Star Wars: Doctor Aphra to their pull list Jan 18, 2017

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra

BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT!
Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 - the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel's first ongoing series starr...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #3 Jan 18, 2017
9.0

Issue number 3 builds a bit on the relationship between Aphra and her father as well as their current mission. There is a pretty lengthy action scene with Black Krrsantn that shows how much of a threat he can be when he is not mismatched. There is also a nice little Rogue One tie in for the people who have seen that film. I like the direction this is going.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #3

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Jan 18, 2017

• Aphra's hunt for the Ordu Aspectu has led to the last place she wants to be...
•  ...an Imperial encampment!
•  The good doctor, her deadly droids and her Wookiee companion are in for trouble...
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Kanan #4 Jan 17, 2017
8.0

This book covers a lot of ground as Caleb Dune continues to descend into a world of smugglers and thieves. It doesn't really focus on anything until the back half of the issue, but it is an interesting read. The clone trooper that are forced to track Caleb down after failing to kill him is an interesting move considering they used to be allies.

Star Wars: Kanan #4

By: Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jul 22, 2015

• When being a Jedi makes him a target, what can a Padawan do? • Betrayed by those he once called friends, young Caleb Dume learns to survive as a smuggler! • Continuing the story of the secret origins of Star Wars Rebels' Kanan Jarrus!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Kanan #3 Jan 13, 2017
9.0

The content in this series has been consistently important. It adds more and more depth to the Kanan that we already know from the Rebels show. I'm no board with his character and he is continuing to transform into the character we know so well.

Star Wars: Kanan #3

By: Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jun 10, 2015

• The Jedi Order is disbanded or dead!
• The Republic has fallen!
• Caleb Dume enters the dark times of the Galactic Empire!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Kanan #2 Jan 12, 2017
9.0

I think this Kanan comic is going to be very unpredictable. Kanan goes through a shocking loss so early in this series and it does add a bit more interesting commentary on the Order 66 event that wiped out nearly all the Jedi. Kanan now has to do what ever he can to make it through.

Star Wars: Kanan #2

By: Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz
Released: May 6, 2015

• His master betrayed and killed, young Caleb Dume is alone.
• When being a Jedi makes him a target, what can a Padawan do?
• Continuing the story of the birth of Star Wars Rebels' Kanan Jarrus!

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Lantern's Light reviewed Star Wars: Kanan #1 Apr 2, 2015
8.5

Having read A New Dawn and watched Rebels, Kanan is a character I very much like and find his back story interesting. Only negative about the issue would be being completely new to the character, it might be hard to grasp. Solid issue, good art, can't wait for #2

Star Wars: Kanan #1

By: Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Apr 1, 2015

• Kanan Jarrus--in STAR WARS REBELS, he's a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost...but years before, at the height of the Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Cl...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Kanan #1 Jan 11, 2017
9.0

A very approachable comic book for the fans of Star Wars Rebels. This book jumps back in time to a young Kanan during the Clone Wars. The dialogue is great and the characters are interesting. Surely we will learn more about Kanan's struggle before the first episode of Rebels. His master appears to be very interesting in this issue. Hopefully it will carry on.

Star Wars: Kanan #1

By: Greg Weisman, Pepe Larraz
Released: Apr 1, 2015

• Kanan Jarrus--in STAR WARS REBELS, he's a cocky, sarcastic renegade fighting against the Galactic Empire alongside the rag-tag crew of the Ghost...but years before, at the height of the Clone Wars, he was known as Caleb Dume, Jedi Padawan under the instruction of Jedi Master Depa Billaba. Neither master nor apprentice ever suspected that the Cl...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #26 Jan 11, 2017
8.5

Aaron probably could've avoided the whole intro with R2 and just jumped right into the Yoda story. I found this to be very good with several of the characters from the prequel trilogy making appearances. It just that the story remains very short. The cliffhanger appears to be teasing more Yoda after this issue though. Hopefully he doesn't have to share the spotlight this time.

Star Wars #26

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Dec 28, 2016

• With one of our rebel crew captured and imprisoned...
•  ...we turn once more to the journals of Ben Kenobi...
•  ...and a legendary adventure of Jedi Master...Yoda!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Annual #2 Jan 11, 2017
9.0

I've enjoyed both Star Wars annuals so far. The new character Pash is an interesting one and I hope that they decide to use her in the next arc. There is some more depth to Leia's motivation as a princess and a rebel while also giving us some solid artwork.

Star Wars Annual #2

By: Kelly Thompson, Emilio Laiso
Released: Nov 30, 2016

    Princess Leia is on a top-secret dangerous mission that brings her to a planet that wants no part of the war against the Empire. But when an injury threatens to end her mission, can she inspire that rebel spirit in those who just want to keep their heads down? Writer Kelly Thompson (A-FORCE) and artist Emilio Laiso (GODS OF ...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #9 Jan 11, 2017
8.0

The backstory on Terex was very necessary at this point. Poe and 3P0 make a very interesting team and its cool to see how much Poe values C-3P0 consider how much he has been taken for granted by other characters in the film. I hope they keep him around for a few more issues.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #9

By: Charles Soule, Phil Noto
Released: Dec 14, 2016

• Poe Dameron is on a secret mission from General Organa herself...
•  ...to escort none other than C-3PO on a dangerous mission to the planet Kaddak!
•  Also: a sneak peek into Terex's past...
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #10 Jan 11, 2017
8.0

Poe takes a bit of a backseat this time around but this issue does a very good job of giving more backstory into the villain Terrex and C-3P0 continues to have a sizeable role. Its interesting to see how important C-3P0 really is to Resistance and how well respected he is by Poe and his fellow droid. I'm finding that this Poe Dameron comic is starting to find its comfort zone. Its been consistentl more

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #10

By: Charles Soule, Phil Noto
Released: Jan 11, 2017

• Poe and Threepio's covert mission comes to an end!
•  Can they escape with their informant intact?
•  Or will Terex's past come back to haunt them?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #25 Jan 10, 2017
8.5

I found the fight between Luke and Kreel to be a bit of a disappointed after they built him up so well in the first issue of this arc, but this was still a great finale to a fairly consistent arc.. The R2 story at the end of the book really isn't worth the two minutes of reading though.

Star Wars #25

By: Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina
Released: Nov 23, 2016

• Rebel crew vs. SCAR Troopers for the fate of the Harbinger!
•  PLUS: An all-new Artoo-Deetoo adventure!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #24 Jan 10, 2017
9.0

This is a very enjoyable issue. All the classic heroes are involved and they all work toward one common goal. The showdown between Luke and Kreel should be an interesting one.

Star Wars #24

By: Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina
Released: Oct 26, 2016

• Sergeant Kreel and SCAR Squad are on board the Harbinger...
•  ...and they specialize in taking down rebels - hard!
•  Can Luke and company make it off the Star Destroyer alive?
Rated T

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