Star Wars #18

Star Wars #18

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Stephane Crety, Julien Hugonnard-Bert Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 11, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Princess Leia's wedding day has arrived-and so has the Empire! As Darth Vader's fleet bears down on the planet, the Rebels scramble to defend themselves-they have been double crossed!

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jun 11, 2014

    This issue also had a ton of action, all gorgeously rendered by Stephane Crety. It all made for a shockingly great conclusion to a story arc that I gave no chance of having any redeeming qualities. I stand corrected, however, and will gladly eat my crow slathered in barbeque sauce. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 12, 2014

    A decent conclusion to this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 12, 2014

    After struggling early on with a whiny Luke Skywalker and others woes, the current arc of Brian Wood's Star Wars has picked up steam. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 21, 2014

    Star Wars is a great read for people looking for stories set in the original trilogy. Those that have read the novels set in the same time period might find too much overlap (how many times has Princess Leia been to the altar with a Prince?) but the characterizations feel spot on and the action is heavy and fitting. The comic feels a little rushed to wrap everything up but there is something satisfying in having a book blow so much up in one issue. This is one to pick up if you are looking at an old-school Star Wars story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 11, 2014

    Star Wars #18 is exactly what it needs to be. The inclusion of some narrative nuggets for our heroes further film adventures is a welcome one as this comic comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Jun 14, 2014

    Great ending to an okay arc. Brian Wood is doing a great job with these characters making it an enjoyable read every month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Culture Mass - Boyd Reynolds Dec 31, 1969

    Star Wars #18 is solid, but it feels a bit anticlimactic. Unfortunately, it falls under the shadow of writer Brian Woods previous terrific issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 17, 2014

    Star Wars #18 offers a satisfactory ending to the marriage that might have been while fueling Vader's rage and offering a nod to technology the Rebels would make later uses of on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Jun 13, 2014

    Star Wars #18 ends somewhat cryptically. Leia mentions that guilt she will carry for what happened on Arrochar (which doesn't really make sense). Below, the text "The End" appears. If you didn't have any outside information, it almost appears that this would be the end of the series or the end of Wood's run on it. Neither is true, in this case. Star Wars #19, written by Wood with art from Carlos D'Anda, comes out in July. So I'm not exactly certain the purpose of "The End" on this issue but with the end of all of the Star Wars comics from Dark Horse coming soon, it's good to know that when Star Wars does conclude this year, Wood will be able to go out with a bigger bang. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jun 16, 2014

    It's far from the best Star Wars issue but it's still loads better than the weakest, There are signs of improvement in certain areas as well " the narrative feels a lot more like Star Wars (which it should), which is always a good thing. Where we go from here will be interesting to see " especially with so little time left before the Dark Horse licensing of Star Wars books runs out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Lewis “Daft Vader” Campbell Jun 10, 2014

    While the script is traditionally clunky (as per Star Wars regulations) there is some decent dialogue between Leia and Mon Mothma, who score some major points for feminism with their cool massacre of a palace guard using their fists and a pistol and an Imperial fleet with, you guessed it, a TRAP! Han and Luke to the rescue? Not today boys. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jun 4, 2014

    At the same time, Leia is going through a somewhat similar character arc, in which she's taking actions that wouldn't necessarily be her first choice. However, in her case, it actually hurts her character, because she is, in some ways, being objectified. Despite the fact that she remains a badass, the strong, independent female character seems to be gone, replaced instead by a prize to be sought after by the male characters withing the comic. Not to mention that, at this point, it's unlikely that Han would have taken some of the actions that he did just to protect Leia. All of that comes later. Luke may be a different story, however, it's still odd that he seems to be interested in Leia romantically. I know that he doesn't know that they're twins yet, but the borderline incest is still a little bit creepy, and reminiscent of Splinter of the Mind's Eye. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Jun 11, 2014

    While this may not have been my favorite issue of the series, it was a good end to a great arc that still leaves me looking forward to whatever Wood and company want to bring next. While it isnt free of fault, if youve been following the story, you owe it to yourself to see how this one ends. The big moments are well worth the price and the flaws still dont outweigh the issue's many strengths. Read Full Review

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