Star Wars #12

Star Wars #12

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 23
8.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

+ Pull List

• Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon!
•  Plus: Lightsabers! Loads of Lightsabers!
•  And finally: the truth about Sana Solo!
Rated T

  • 9.5
    PopOptiq - Austin Gorton Nov 19, 2015

    Darth Vader now has access to Grakkus' trove of Jedi artifacts; it'll be interesting to see if and how he chooses to make use of them. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 19, 2015

    Immonen and Grawbadger have another strong installment here with what they do in presenting the storyline, giving it a great sense of scale and action that just clicks wonderfully. While I'm totally on board with the character capture aspects of it as they nail the actors just right here, what I really love is that Immonen is able to make these action sequences, which can be completely dorky in how they look, simply engaging and dynamic to watch unfold. You don't just get through it to the result, you savor the motion and details of it all. That's compounded by Aaron's script that gives the team plenty to illustrate and bring to life. Though you can be like Han and wonder if this was all just for a book, the end result is that Luke continues to step into the bigger world and it's intriguing to see what new details surface each storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 18, 2015

    Once again Marvel delivers big Star Wars moments that are vital parts of these characters' stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Nov 20, 2015

    Star Wars #12 is yet another sensational entry in this fantastic expansion series, as despite certain aspects not quite feeling right, the overall tone was truly gripping. It also sets up crossover event, Vader Down, in a marvellous fashion, building further upon the canon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Nov 21, 2015

    Aaron's second arc on this book finished almost as strong as the first one. We would have liked just a little more advancement on the Han/Leia/Sana front, but I'm not convinced we've seen the last of her anyway, so this book really did everything I needed it to do. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 23, 2015

    An excellent conclusion to a fantastic arc. Luke Skywalker's search for Jedi knowledge takes him down a dangerous path that ends spectacularly. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 18, 2015

    Marvel's flagship Star Wars comic continues to fire on all cylinders. It's over-the-top in the best way possible, as Aaron is never afraid to take chances and make the most of this pivotal point in the Star Wars timeline. Meanwhile, Immonen continues to deliver page after page of top-notch action and adventure. It'll be sad to see him move on, but like John Cassaday, there's always hope we'll see more from the artist in this franchise. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Nov 18, 2015

    STAR WARS #12 is a solid entry in to what is one of the best STAR WARS books Marvel is currently publishing. It offers a nice lead in to VADER DOWN which begins this week (be on the lookout for our review of the first issue!), and resolves various plotlines from this story arc. It's got great character moments, awesome artwork from Stuart Immonen, and feels a lot like it could have been ripped right from the silver screen. So why does it feel hollow? Because it can't reveal anything about it's characters that we don't already know. Aaron will have to find a way around that once VADER DOWN wraps and we return to our regularly scheduled programming. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Nov 19, 2015

    Great action, and compelling artwork save this book from being too laden with some lazy writing choices concerning the main characters. Also, seeing Leia wield a lightsaber is worth it alone to pick up Star Wars #12. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Nov 24, 2015

    In isolation, Showdown on the Smugglers' Moon was a decent arc, and the adrenaline-fueled climax here makes for a genuinely great issue. However, as both Zeno's Paradox and Aaron's run thus far demonstrate, the quality of this run is trending downward and is likely to continue in that direction (if Aaron had any better ideas for these characters, why would he have introduced Sana into the mix?). Hopefully the upcoming Vader Down crossover, already off to an amazing start in the one shot, will reverse this trend and breath some new life into the series, bring it from "worth checking out" back to "an instant classic and a worthy of the mantel of 'Episode Four Point Five.'" Read Full Review

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