Star Wars: Rebel Heist #3

Star Wars: Rebel Heist #3

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Marco Castiello Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 25, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Han Solo is in an Imperial jail, and a crime boss has the information that will free him. Enter Chewbacca, who pounds and pummels his way through the mission, accompanied by an untrusting ex-Imperial who can’t understand a word Chewie says. Not that words matter much to a Wookiee on a rampage!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 26, 2014

    Tremendous fun that anyone could jump in with this issue and be completely up to speed in two pages. This is the fun that Star Wars is supposed to be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 26, 2014

    Star Wars Rebel Heist #3 is another solid issue in the series, and just like the previous two, it sheds light on the rebel, which in this case is Chewbacca, and ultimately gives you a greater appreciation of the character. The witty writing along with the exciting action makes for an excellent read, and using the stormtrooper with Chewie was the perfect scenario. Light still hasn't been shed on the overall plan so hopefully that will start to happen next issue but I can say I'm very excited for it with the conclusion of this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Jun 25, 2014

    Rebel Heist #3 offers a lot of action, but the focus here is on the writing and the reader diving deeper into the nitty-gritty world that our heroes inhabit. I look forward to seeing what's in store next for our company of heroes now scattered across the galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 18, 2014

    The plot of this book is fairly simple, but its nuance comes entirely from the characters and the world. The Star Wars universe, of course, already feels lived in. But it's series like Rebel Heist that add layers to that nuanced universe, specially by focusing on more normal people living within the galaxy. Introducing new characters is always beneficial, especially if they're written as well as Kindt writes them. Seeing these new, somewhat inconsequential, characters interact with major players in the universe is great. Throwing them on missions together really serves to solidify who the existing characters really are. That being said, it is starting to feel a little bit repetitive at this point. Each issue follows a very similar formula, and while it's consistently well written, each issue feels, to an extent, like a re-skinned version of the previous issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Todd Frazier Jun 25, 2014

    Star Wars: Rebel Heist is unique in that there is a rotating cast in the three issues to date. The art team nails the aspects of the Star Wars Universe. Kindt's exposition allows readers a look into the mind of an ex-trooper as he finds a new appreciation for Chewbacca. For three consecutive issues, Star Wars: Rebel Heist has contained a smart script, interesting plot and well illustrated action. The only drawback is there is only one more issue left in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jun 25, 2014

    This has been quite the miniseries so far. The art and writing have been on point for the most part, and they're the kind of stories that I want to see from Dark Horse while they can still tell them, as opposed to their execrable rehashing of Lucas' original screenplay (still mad about it, gonna be mad about it forever). These stories fill out the universe, and more importantly, they fill out these characters that were originally designed to be more or less archetypal. It's a worthwhile exercise, and their team has excelled the entire time. And, lucky me, now I just get to sit back and wait until next month to see them put a bow on it, and I will definitely be there for that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 25, 2014

    Not surprisingly, this issue is the weakest of the miniseries so far, but nowhere near as bad as I thought it could be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 1, 2014

    Next month adds Luke Skywalker to the mix and should also put Han Solo back in play as the final issue of the mini-series will hopefully put the various pieces together and reveal just what the Rebellion deems so necessary that they've sacrificed some of their very best to get the job done. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jess Camacho Jun 26, 2014

    Chewie's reliability as a great addition to any Star Wars story, plus an ending that ties the entire mini-series together, make this a solid read overall. Read Full Review

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