Star Wars #16

Star Wars #16

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 17, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 13
7.7Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

+ Pull List

•  The Rebels travel to a prison base having taken an important captive in VADER DOWN.
•  Unfortunately, they aren't the only ones with their eyes on the prisoners.
•  The adventures of Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance continue!
Rated T

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Feb 17, 2016

    If you're already reading DARTH VADER, then this is a must buy, as it's a great companion piece to that series, since Vader is looking for Aphra. Even if you're not reading DARTH VADER, this book stands strong on its own. Aside from the Rebel Jail story, we're getting a fun adventure with Luke and Han. If you love the films, there's no reason you should be missing out on this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Feb 22, 2016

    What the fuck is wrong with you? Why are you still asking me what I think about this book and not buying it? We've been doing this for, what, 16 issues now? What else do I have to do to make you understand this is one of the best things happening to the industry right now? Get on-fucking-board. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 17, 2016

    Whatever momentum Star Wars lost thanks to the recent crossover is instantly regained with this new story arc. As much as this series continues to capture the feel of the movies in a way few Star Wars comics ever have, it also succeeds in trying new things and contributing to the franchise in a meaningful way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Feb 19, 2016

    Star Wars #16 gets the latest arc off to a stellar start, as despite not being the most engaging off issues, it would give us some tense developments. It would also act as a brilliant companion to the events of Darth Vader #16, with Aphra's imprisonment making it potentially easier or harder for Vader to find her. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 18, 2016

    Kicking off a new arc here with Rebel Jail, things get underway solidly enough and it sets in motion a couple of different things. It's something that's certainly new and takes us away from the familiar areas while also putting Leia and Sana together to finally move past the whole Han scenario. I like what we get and am curious to see where it'll go. Aaron seems to have gotten Aphra's voice right and I'm digging Yu's interpretation of her a great deal, which is saying a lot considering how much I love Larocca's version over in Darth Vader. Yu's artwork here is really well done as I love the way he captures the look of the actors but gives them their own personality and life here. It's a solid issue with good layouts, some great two page spreads to dig into the material in a strong way, and a good sense of momentum getting ready to move into overdrive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Mar 4, 2016

    Star Wars #16 presents another amazing collaborative effort by Jason Aaron, Leinil Yu, Gerry Alanguilan, and colorist Sonny Gho on how to make a good first chapter even though the plot is nothing groundbreaking. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 17, 2016

    A bit light on action, but this issue introduces a new key detail involving new characters and an incredibly unique prison. Character is key here and it sure looks pretty too. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Mar 1, 2016

    The arc that begins in Star Wars #16 is called Rebel Jail. While that name is rather on the nose, I cant really fault Aaron or the books editors for choosing a self-evident name. Its also a potentially intriguing inversion since many prison break stories make readers care about those escaping. Would Aaron try to make readers root for characters to break out of the Rebel Alliances jail? There are a number of directions this storyline could go, so its a premise that should be worth following. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Feb 22, 2016

    A fine start, but I do miss the art of earlier issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Feb 22, 2016

    "Star Wars" #16 is worth picking up, both for Terry and Rachel Dodsons' cover and Yu's interiors, as all creators involved get another new story arc off to a nice start. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopOptiq - Matthew J. Theriault Feb 19, 2016

    "Rebel Jail" is off to a less promising start than previous storylines such as "Skywalker Strikes", "Showdown on the Smugglers' Moon", or "Vader Down". But even mediocre Star Wars books are among the best offerings at Marvel at the moment, and Jason Aaron has accumulated enough good will with such an otherwise outstanding series that as single middling issue is by no means reason to miss even out on the adventures going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Feb 19, 2016

    Star Wars #16 is not a bad comic, but it's missing some of the unpredictable elements that have made issues of the series great in the past. There's a really cool concept and some entertaining moments with the characters, but the plot moving in such a straight path keeps the good work from soaring. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 20, 2016

    "Star Wars" starts a new arc with this issue. This issue doesn't have much action and is mostly setup. The book introduces the rebel's prison and some of the security that will surely get put to the test in short order. Luke and Han are on their own mission that involves a diversion that lands them into trouble. The comic is fine but is definitely looking like this arc will be much tamer than the previous ones. This was bound to happen. Eventually you run out of major characters that can fight each other. You've got to start telling smaller stories. This appears to be one. This is worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 21, 2016

    This is not the Star Wars comic you're looking for. Move along. Cliche, sketchy, minimalistic, frail: words I never thought I would used to describe a Star Wars comic. Not horrible, but barely tolerable. Like the prequels, one hopes this will improve over time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Synthozoid Feb 22, 2016

    Great to have characters from the Vader series in this book.

  • 9.0
    Inklings May 31, 2016

    This issue breaks free from the disappointment of Vader Down with a simple premise, complex alliances, and exciting new adventures for our favorite characters. What stands out in this issue, to me, is the B-plot involving Luke and Han. We see a side to their relationship we don't see very often in any medium of Star Wars storytelling: their lasting friendship. Finally, we see the con-man aspects of Han Solo accentuated here as he gambles away a part of the Rebel Alliance's holdings. Luke casts doubt on this venture, but he stays by Solo's side; this is what Luke and Han are about, Han getting them into trouble, Luke predicting trouble, and the two of them busting out of said trouble with adventurous aplomb. The promise of more smuggling escapades at the end of this issue thrills me to no end. On the other hand, the main plot is still very exciting. Dr. Aphra makes her first real appearance in the Star Wars main title, and it's a hell of a lot of fun. Leia's bond with Sana Starros is fleshed out to surprisingly interesting results, and a new shadow is cast over the sun-orbiting prison where everything takes place, a villain with some refreshingly philosophic asides. The artwork is fine, though the line work is sloppy in some panels. The realization of the solar-orbiting Rebel Alliance prison is fantastic and serves as a fascinating new setting for the Star Wars universe.

  • 9.0
    The Villain Oct 11, 2016

    I'm enjoying the pairing of Sana, Aphra and Princess Leia. There were always an absence of female Star Wars characters and its nice to see some new ones getting some more attention. Luke and Han's story appears to be a bit slower moving but I'm still very interested.

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Feb 21, 2016

    Good issue

  • 8.5
    aalaain Feb 19, 2016

  • 8.5
    jmprados Mar 21, 2016

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Mar 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    TheFallenKing13 Feb 17, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Feb 21, 2016

  • 8.0
    mseccatore Mar 3, 2016

  • 7.0
    CraigR Feb 23, 2016

  • 7.0
    DXO Feb 24, 2016

  • 6.0
    golemgac Sep 9, 2017

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