Star Wars #6

Star Wars #6

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Carlos D'Anda Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 12, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
6.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

When he and Chewbacca are cornered by Imperials, Han Solo resorts to an improvised plan—with the most dangerous results imaginable! Meanwhile, half a galaxy away, Princess Leia and Wedge Antilles prepare for certain death, unaware that Luke Skywalker has an improvisation of his own. And Darth Vader is watching . . .

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jun 12, 2013

    If you havent had a chance to sample this new effort at building out the Star Wars expanded universe, know that this is likely the best weve ever seen in those efforts. This series has slid right in comfortably to the post-Battle of Yavin period, reflecting the tone of the initial film so elegantly, but truly embarking on a new story that doesnt feel irrelevant in the slightest. The characters you loved as a kid (or adult) are all here and actually rendered with a sophistication and comfortable familiarity that is difficult to achieve in any film adaptation/expansion, much less such a high profile, well-treaded one. Do yourself a favor. Hit the comic shops (or digital store) and pick up the first six issues. Or if youre so inclined, pre-order the collection. Or both. This is one series worth spending the dollars on for the sheer enjoyment of it all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 11, 2013

    While past issues of this series have challenged Star Wars fans' preconceptions of who Princess Leia was through demonstrating her command presence, fighting prowess, and aptitude in the cockpit, Wood shows readers Leia's ability in this issue to discern when to let others step in and take the lead without brushing her to the side in the process. Needless to say, readers who are enjoying the opportunity to rediscover their love of Star Wars and its cast of characters will not want to miss this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 12, 2013

    Visually, Carlos D'Anda's art is as strong now as it was in issue #1. He presents the sometimes confusing action of the space battles as well as could be hoped given the static nature of comics. His figures are bright and expressive in a way that Star Wars comics so rarely manage. He's able to capture the dirty, lived-in quality of the technology and worlds in the movies without being utterly beholden to them. My one real complaint with the art is that D'Anda, like so many artists, seems to struggle when depicting the certain droids and Imperial characters like Vader. But to be fair, they involve complex shapes that aren't easily replicated in two dimensions unless the artist is using direct photo-reference. And D'Anda doesn't need no stinkin' photo-reference. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 13, 2013

    Star Wars #6 does more than enough to handily earn a spot on any fans coveted pull-list. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Jun 13, 2013

    Brian Wood has done a solid job with the story and I feel like he is building up to something fairly big in the near future. At this stage, he has really needed to show us the Star Wars universe as proof that he knows what he is doing but I don't think he needs to do that anymore. After six issues, I am hooked on this series and can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 17, 2013

    With Han Solo stuck on Coruscant and out of contact, and a pissed-off Col. Bircher wanting revenge for his lost Star Destroyer, it becomes even more necessary for the rag-tag fleet to find the mole. Sadly, it appears the group will move forward without Prithi who leaves after witnessing the depths of Luke's feelings for Leia. I like the character, and I'm hoping we'll continue to see more of her in the months to come. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 14, 2013

    "Star Wars" #6 is singularly focused on Leia's predicament, and readers learn more about the prototype X-Wings as well as the astromechs that assist them. Wood makes up for the myopic focus by giving readers a whirlwind rundown of the other storylines featuring the central cast of heroes and villains for this series. That fly-by doesn't detract from the impact the primary tale carries, but it does remind the reader that Wood hasn't forgotten about those other characters in his choice to focus on Leia and crew. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Jun 13, 2013

    It won't blow your mind, but it does tell a good story you don't have to invest a lot of time to get to know cast and story. It's worth a pick if you haven't picked up a Star Wars comic before. One thing is they have made a character more ruthless than Vader in Bircher Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 22, 2013

    Pretty to look at but a chore to read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jun 17, 2013

    While this issue does some good things in its characterization and in its respect toward the universe it emulates, it is also visually repetitive and slow in story progression, which makes for a rather unimpressive reading experience. Dropped. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 12, 2013

    This series is in a bit of a doldrums, largely because the pages show events taking place, but they aren't revealing character or advancing the action in a strong enough way. The biggest failure is the pacing, which seems stuck at the moment, but here's to hoping it gets out of its funk soon. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Mar 12, 2014

    The Star Wars does not allow that escapism, because it's a half-baked world that is impossible to escape to. I continue to hope it will improve in the next four issues, but my hopes are not high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Jun 17, 2013

    . . $3, 22pgs? Impending doom cover. some interrupting ADs. . . Another nice little issue that doesnt rely on nostalgia, but instead builds from the era i love. Nice artwork, colors and all. It could move a little faster, but im enjoying the ride. Someone at Dark Horse needs to learn to get the @$#%&! ADs out of the story section.

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