Star Wars #16

Star Wars #16

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Stephane Crety Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 3
7.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Establishing the new Rebel base on Arrochar, Wedge Antilles teaches the local pilots Rogue Squadrons secret tactics, Luke Skywalker joins the Arrocharian militia on a routine mission, and Princess Leia balances her duty to the Rebellion with her upcoming duties as a royal wife. So why is everyone so uneasy?

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Apr 15, 2014

    In the Arrochar Mountain Ranger sequence, there's a small goof where one of Luke's speech balloons is attributed to a Ranger, but otherwise this was an extremely solid issue that shows success is about more than equipment and brave pilots, yet without adequate tech being used as a tool, victory can also be hampered. There's a precarious balance to warfare, and the creative team captures the feeling of the rebels being perpetually on the run against great odds, politically, personally, and militarily. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Apr 25, 2014

    I must admit that I am really going to miss this book when the Star Wars franchise is taken over by Disney/Marvel in the near future. I hope that Marvel do the smart thing and try and get Brian Wood to write some of their new Star Wars title as he seems to have a real love of these characters and most likely is a massive fanboy himself. Every single character has been written perfectly and have all their mannerisms from the movies. The art is also of a high standard and while the likenesses aren't perfect, they are fairly close. I am really looking forward to where Brian Wood takes the story in the time he has left before Marvel take over. If you are a fan of Star Wars and comics, you should be reading this book while you still can. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 11, 2014

    This is a prelude to more exciting things that will happen next month. It's okay, but not fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Apr 11, 2014

    However, unlike the previous issue, Wood actually should have readers looking forward to a Star Wars issue again, and things should shape up nicely for #17 which should hopefully be an even bigger improvement. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Mark William Pawziuk Apr 10, 2014

    Star Wars fans who hunger for new stories featuring the original trilogys characters and time frame need look no further than this series. It consistently delivers that old school magic that will dazzle any comic reader. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 17, 2014

    Continuing to foreshadow the betrayal of Leia's betrothed and Arrochar, the latest issue also gives us a glimpse at an Imperial Probe Droid making it a good bet that the Empire knows exactly where the leaders of the Rebel Alliance are to be found. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 10, 2014

    This arc still reads like a chore compared to past stories, but at least it's improving and moving at a brisk pace. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Culture Mass - Boyd Reynolds Dec 31, 1969

    Star Wars #16 is just okay, and thats beginning to be not enough, for this Star Wars fan at least. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Erik McAlister Apr 9, 2014

    A series like this never deserves a sub-par rating, but I think that this team needs to find some consistency. That sounds harsher than I mean it to, but as I look back on the previous issues, it becomes more apparent that Star Wars isn't what it used to be. I'm afraid that my standards have actually gotten lower. Anyway, read it" or don't. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Apr 9, 2014

    Hopefully, the promise of an impending space battle and some Luke Skywalker badassery will make the next issue a bit more enjoyable (and one step closer to being done with this whole plot line once and for all). Read Full Review

  • 10
    seksienvoy Apr 9, 2014

    I'm giving this book a high rating, why you ask? Because this is the first Star Wars series in a while that I feel holds true to my childhood impression of what the Wars should be. It's classic Star Wars, and this issue is no different. princess Leia's relationships are being tested....a mysterious ship drops out of orbit. It's such a subtle story line and yet, so powerful.

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Apr 14, 2014

    While this issue may be a little slow for some readers. i enjoyed it and took it as a slow boil. The characters, dialog and plotting were all on point. Art, colors and design are solid and even improving. They even get a little bump for page VS. price. I think next issue is when things will get exciting again. I highly recommend this series for all Star Wars fans, especially the old school crowd.

  • 7.5
    havok1977 Apr 25, 2014

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