Star Wars: Rebel Heist #2

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Marco Castiello, Dan Parsons Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 28, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

On a planet outside the Empire's jurisdiction,
Princess Leia goes undercover to obtain a vital
code from an Imperial source. She'll have
to use disguises, gadgets, and her feminine
wiles to succeed-and her only ally is another
spy who is convinced the Princess is a liability
in the field!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 29, 2014

    A Princess Leia story for the ages! Action, intrigue, and style to spare make this a must own. Highest possible recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 28, 2014

    Star Wars Rebel Heist #2 is an excellent issue that puts this series high on my list of current series I enjoy the most as it's thrilling from end to end, and instead of being exhausting it whet my appetite even more. It effectively takes a classic character and puts her in an exciting situation that is consistent with the character but also shows her in a new light. The overall rebel plan becomes even more intriguing as the determination of the rebellion forces becomes even more clear as well as their belief in the importance of it. Sarin is an interesting companion who also serves as a means to highlight Princess Leia's qualities and turn any negative assumptions to admiration. And as I result I can't wait to see what's in store the rest of this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 28, 2014

    I'm always a bit wary of Princess Leia stories as there's a sense that they only go a few ways. Here, this creative team does a fantastic job of giving us an engaging story that shows the character at her best when it comes to her work side. Yes, there's more to her than that, but what it achieves here is very well done in a kind of thrilling and exciting way as she does it largely on her own with Sarin in a proper support role. The combination of the solid narration style, the dialogue out of Leia and the fantastic artwork and designs that gives us both a confident and in control Leia as well as a sexy as hell one hits all the right buttons. This should have been its own series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing May 30, 2014

    If you even kind of like Star Wars, I cant imagine a better comic book series to introduce you to the world of Star Wars comics. Rebel Heist features all your favorite characters, but from the point of view of an everyman in the Star Wars universe. I wont spoil the surprise, but next issue promises another all-time favorite, so now seems as good a time as any to catch up on one of the more entertaining books on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson May 27, 2014

    A brilliantly creative take on a (potentially) over saturated franchise, Kindt manages to breathe fresh life into the characters we all know and love, and gives us the opportunity to see them in a whole new light. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier May 27, 2014

    Star Wars: Rebel Heist is an entertaining spy tale that makes good use of the iconic Star Wars characters as well as its the interesting and colorful inhabitants. Kindt is moving characters in place for a bigger pay off in exciting and action filled manner. With two solid issues under their belts Kindt, Castiello, Parsons and Eltaeb are crafting an excellent mini-series at the end of Dark Horses long standing rights to the Star Wars Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 29, 2014

    With main characters scattered across the galaxy and a new one like to enter the fray come next issue, Rebel Heist is sure to delight Star Wars fans both new and old. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott May 28, 2014

    This is a fun Star Wars series. It's a largely untapped aspect of the universe, utilizing a sort of Cloverfield effect (stay with me here): if you put Godzilla up against Mecha-Godzilla in front of a building, you start to lose the scale of their size. If you put a POV shot of Godzilla towering over a huge city full of people, he's terrifying. In order to make Han and Leia and Chewie truly impressive, you have to give them something to stand next to, to give them scale. If Leia's always with Han, they make each other seem less impressive. If you put Leia next to Shlub Numero Uno, she becomes like unto a literal Greek god. She's the most impressive person in the galaxy. Kindt is going for glory, and it's working. It has some kinks to work out, but it's definitely worth coming back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder May 28, 2014

    Im absolutely willing to stick with and recommend this story on the hope of what the code could be AND because the next issue features Chewie as its agent and, quite frankly, who can resist a nice Wookie spycraft story? NO ONE, THATS WHO! Beyond that, this is a great issue examining a less-seen side of the Star Wars saga and continuing to show the seemy underbelly in an interesting, dynamic way with a TON of story potential. Its also very, very cool to see Leia on her own building on and adding to her well-deserved reputation across the genre. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis May 30, 2014

    Star Wars Rebel Heist #2 is a decent book. The writing is well laid out and if you can get past some really inconsistent art you will find an enjoyable read. If you are on the fence about the series after issue #1 I would suggest picking this one up before you drop it alltogther. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 2, 2014

    The template from the first issue works well again as this time we don't get the view of a hero worshipper crushed into reality but the disappointment of a young woman realizing the Rebellion sent a princess rather than soldier to get the job done. Putting her life in danger to take Sarin's place and get the code, which turns out to be harder to move than either expected, the princess grudgingly earns the respect and admiration of the recruit but still suffers the same fate of Han Solo in the end. Next month: Chewbacca. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lance Paul Jun 3, 2014

    While Dark Horse could have chosen a more suitable penciler than Mark Castiello (Green Arrow), the story does make up for the comic's lack of visual clarity. Still, the combination of Dan Parsons on ink and Gabe Eltaeb (Green Lantern Corps) on colors is quite refreshing, and enough to recommend this mini, especially with #3"s promised focus on the wookiee. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    CHUD - Graig Kent Jun 4, 2014

    Down the pipe we have at least six new films on the roster, a new cartoon series bridging the gap between episodes III and IV and, in a less positive light, the end of the expanded universe. In comic book terms, Star Wars is going New 52 on us, dispensing with anything that isn't the films (does that include The Clone Wars, I wonder) and rebooting the future (and the past) of the galaxy far, far away. Does it make a difference to the stories that remain to be told? I don't think so, or, at least, not yet. Rebel Heist may not remain canon for long, but it exposes the main characters in an unconventional light that's going to interest longtime fans. Read Full Review

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