Star Wars #4

Star Wars #4

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Carlos D'Anda Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 10, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As Princess Leia’s stealth squadron lays a trap for the spy within their ranks, she soon realizes that the Rebels are ill prepared for the Empire’s zealous pursuit. Meanwhile, Han Solo flees from the Empire through the lower levels of Coruscant, and Luke Skywalker enjoys being grounded with a female friend . . .

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 12, 2013

    The Force has returned to the original timeline, and it's fun! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Apr 8, 2013

    This new Star Wars comic book is like having A New Hope " the day after or what happened after Luke destroyed the Death Star. Writer Brian Wood tells a story that reads as if it were the real thing " the continuing story of the first Star Wars movie. Wood has practically fooled me into believing that this script came straight out of 1977-78. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Midnight Logic - Atlee Greene Apr 15, 2013

    I'vesaid it for the last three issues and Im going to say it again. If you are not reading this series, you are doing yourself a huge dis-service as a comic book or Star Wars fan. Read it now!!! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Apr 11, 2013

    Carlos D'Anda draws the hell out of this issue. Darth Vader? Stunning. Spaceships and robots? The best ever! His character work doesn't quite reach the same heights, but it's never bad. Not even close. The biggest problem is usually with the women, who all seem to have really long necks. That's a very small complaint for an otherwise stellar looking comic. Now, we just need to get all these pesky characters out of the way so we can just look at D'Anda drawn spaceships all day. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 9, 2013

    Star Wars #4 is not a perfect comic book, but it's certainly a thrilling outing that makes this era fresh once again. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Apr 11, 2013

    Wow, this one is all for the Star Wars nerds. You know, that ones that will totally know what Han's talking about when he mentions how a TIE Fighter performs in the atmosphere. Indeed, most of issue #4 from Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda is all about the fan service. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Sergio Porras Apr 10, 2013

    This was definitely a "leading up to" sort of issue because everything, with the exception of Luke hearing Ben's voice warning him about Leia, was very predictable and it ended with not being able to see what Leia and her crew were staring at, which I assume is going to be a huge squadron that has come to take them out. The art held up like it has in the three previous issues but there were a lot of close up panels that didn't give away too much detail of what was going on which bummed me out because when I think of Star Wars I envision wide panels or even several full pages of art work but I suspect that was a way of keeping the story close to the chest for what is to come on issue #5. I've never ventured out into the "extended universe" but I'm very excited to see where the story takes us as we get closer to the end of this arc and beyond that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Apr 8, 2013

    Star Wars continues to be a solid book. It may have a bump here or there, but it is worth your $3.99 each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 10, 2013

    I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a Star Wars comic as much as I'm enjoying this one. Brian Wood definitely knows what he's doing with these cherished characters and the art by Carlos D'Anda and colors by Gabe Eltaeb truly do this franchise justice. As we are now in the fourth issue, it would be nice to see a little more progress in the overall story. By having so many characters and having them separated, it divides the story into different sections that interrupts the flow of the issue a bit. Regardless, this is still a highly enjoyable comic. You can't help but want more with each page you turn. We may know what happens next to the characters but there's no telling what will happen in these pages. It's not many comics that could carry the singular title STAR WARS with no subtitle. This one is definitely worthy of that honor. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 15, 2013

    Excitement, adventure -- a Jedi craves not these things. I think it's safe to say most of the readers who are picking up "Star Wars" #4 are not Jedi, and therefore do crave excitement and adventure, which this comic delivers in plenty. Four issues in and this series has not provided a letdown moment yet, giving readers every reason to believe that the Force is strong with Brian Wood and his creative collaborators. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 16, 2013

    Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Apr 11, 2013

    What else can possibly be said about Star Wars? Issue #4 may be the best installment in this young series. It has certainly lived up to the hype and Brian Wood has crafted a story that is both enjoyable and true to the original trilogy. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Apr 10, 2013

    It's hard to read this and not let the countless other stories in this universe affect you. When Darth takes out an imperial minion you immediately think back to the times he chokes out fools. Wood might know this though, and follows up said killing with a person who actually talks back at Darth. It definitely delivers something you haven't seen before and it's a warm welcome. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Apr 16, 2013

    While it may suffer a bit from repetition in the visual department in key scenes, this issue still continues to bring some good advancement in the plot while respecting the canon of the main Star Wars universe in an interesting way. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Apr 11, 2013

    . . $3,22pgs.5pgs interruptive ADs! Wonderful Ross Cover! . . . Nice work form wood and crew. Things move forward with attention thrown across many characters effectively. Tne art seems to be improving even further with this issue, Notably a fantastic one page splash of the Droids. which admittedly seems abrupt but still serves the progression. This issue also maintains that oldskool charm that works for this old fan.

  • 8.0
    Rico Apr 14, 2013

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