Star Wars #9

Star Wars #9

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Ryan Kelly Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

On her own, out in the wide galaxy, while her friends struggle to escape the Empire and evade bounty hunters, Princess Leia steers her X-wing toward the heart of all her griefa place she longs for, but should probably never revisit: the shattered ruins of her homeworld of Alderaan.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 15, 2013

    A big improvement over last issue! This is what Star Warsshould be! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Derreck Mayer Sep 14, 2013

    Overall, this issue continues four of the five plot arcs that have been running. It's amazing how smoothly all of these stories run in tandem without confusion or shallowness. The stories continue to be interesting and compelling while the overall intensity seems to shift between a couple of the stories each issue, providing some calm between the storms, if you will. The illustrations maintain their powerful, sharp and accurate style, continuing to be impressive. As I've said in previous reviews, if you haven't read this series yet, please do so. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 11, 2013

    What a surprise this issue was, particularly because I fell out of love with the series. I adored the first three issues, but it slowly lost touch with me. This issue brings some tantalizing character dynamics to the forefront, but also teases us with some rather interesting reveals as well. The art by Kelly is serviceable to great throughout and it appears Wood has an impressive amount of tidbits for us in the coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Sep 12, 2013

    The art continues to remain consistent and engaging even during the quieter moments of the story, all of which combine to tell an equally engaging story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Mario Miranda Sep 17, 2013

    I would highly recommend this title to any Star Wars fan and especially for those who have stayed away from previous Star Wars comics for fear of being lost among the expanded star wars lore. This title follows directly after the events of A New Hope and no other knowledge is really needed. Unfortunately there is no good jumping on point for those who might want to try out the series, all of the issues so far have been leading up issue #9, starting at the beginning would be ideal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Culture Mass - Boyd Reynolds Sep 14, 2013

    Star Wars #9 continues the lives of our favorite Star Wars characters following the Battle of Yavin. Strong writing and artwork make for a worthwhile read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 13, 2013

    Wood is working a lot of plots at the same time and it seems to be paying off. Separating the characters seems to be more of a fresh approach than normal for the Star Wars universe and I am definitely liking the execution. While I would like to see a single plot take ahold of an issue or two there is something to be said for constantly keeping all the plots in the reader's minds each issue. No matter how you look at this is a great read and has been each and every issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 11, 2013

    Star Wars #9 is another really good entry that may be little more than a collection of teases but it entertains nonetheless as it earns a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Sep 19, 2013

    Making Tag Ragaren a sympathetic character is a nice twist for the issue, although I could have done with a little less of Leia's tale and more of an equal focus on Luke slicing through Stormtroopers with his lightsaber and Han and Chewie continuing to try and evade a some very persistent bounty hunters and make it off the Imperial homeworld in one piece. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GreyMouser Sep 14, 2013

    . . $3, 22pgs. 4pgs interrupting ADs. Great A grade cover. . . Wood and crew continue to do the original Star Wars right!, without needing any of the clutter of the franchise post episode 4, but with all the respect needed for the first trilogy. This dream project is kicking all kinds of ass and maintaining forward motion in all three of its ongoing plots. The artwork and colors continue to improve and always stay true to the classic designs and world. This issue's cover is one of the best, and comes from Hugh Fleming. i wish DH refrained from the barcode & verbage. A great series, i recommend it highly.

  • 7.5
    Images Unplugged Dec 7, 2013

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  • 8.0
    havok1977 Oct 4, 2013

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