Star Wars #17

Star Wars #17

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Leinil Francis Yu Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 15
8.0Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

+ Pull List

• Han takes Luke out to fly the Falcon with him!
•  Meanwhile...Leia and a few of her "friends" have troubles of their own...
•  The rebel prison base is under siege!
Rated T

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 23, 2016

    The newest story arc on Star Wars is rapidly shaping up to be the best yet. Jason Aaron is making the most of Leia's time in the spotlight as he pairs her with Sana and explores the complicated nature of wartime principles. Backed up by great artwork and a humorous Han/Luke subplot, this arc is firing on all cylinders. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Apr 12, 2016

    The first two chapters of Rebel Jail have introduced some much-needed unpredictability to the main Star Wars series. Its been a pretty solid run after its first wobbly arc, but Star Wars #17 was the first moment when an issue genuinely surprised me. By subverting the traditional prison break story making it a break-in rather than a break-out Aaron has given this arc an exciting jolt. It seems unlikely that the Leia-Aphra partnership will end well (perhaps for either), so there seems to be a number of directions Aaron can take the story in the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Mar 24, 2016

    It doesn't get much better than this. This book delivers on just about every level required of a Star Wars story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Mar 29, 2016

    STAR WARS #17 is another solid entry for a series that has really found its footing after the diversion that was VADER DOWN. The focus on Leia, Sana, and Aphra has been great, even if it comes at the expense of Luke and Han. Jason Aaron doesn't shy away from some compelling moral questions here, which we haven't seen much of in the STAR WARS line of comics. Though the art isn't quite as strong as it was last time around, Leinil Yu does a great job depicting the various action scenes throughout the book. STAR WARS has been an enjoyable ride since issue #1, and shows no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 24, 2016

    The ongoing Star Wars series has been a whole lot of fun in general but it took some time to really find its stride. I do almost think it'd work better as an anthology of standalone tales in some ways, especially those Obi-Wan tales, but this Rebel Jail arc is doing some good stuff in how it's utilizing the Aphra element and exploring how the Rebellion itself works. Aaaron continues to nail the voices and movements of these characters well, expanding what we know and fleshing them out in fun ways, and Leinil Yu definitely gives this a more "mature" feeling in a way, especially with the coloring work that Sunny Gho brings to it with the blacks and reds in the prison sequences. There's a whole lot to like here and I'm excited to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 5, 2016

    Although it earns them the cover, Luke and Han's back-up story, while quite amusing and providing all of the comic's laughs, is given far less attention than Leia's latest precarious position. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 24, 2016

    While Han and Luke bumble around space, Leia, Sana, and Aphra are looking to blast fools and drink blue milk, and they are all out of blue milk. That is the Star Wars book that I want to read, and that's the one we largely got this month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Mar 23, 2016

    The comic nature of Luke and Han's story mixed with Leia and her attempting to manage a dangerous situation will remind you of the best of times in the Star Wars universe. This is good entertainment even if the plot progresses very little. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 25, 2016

    The storytelling is on autopilot, but the art is slowly improving. Not terrific, though, any way you look at it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Inklings May 31, 2016

    The main plot here is captivating: throw Leia into an unlikely allegiance with Sana Starros and Dr. Aphra in a bid to reclaim the Rebel Alliance's Sunspot Prison from a mysterious and philosophically mindful villain whose ethical stance stands in stark opposition to everything Leia stands for, and you have a recipe for success. The artwork has since improved from the first "Rebel Jail" issue and the high-contrast coloring serves to tell a story full of contrasting intellectual arguments. The B-plot here failed to fully deliver on the promise made in the first issue, but it's interesting to see Luke beginning to get a feel for the smuggler's life and the intricacies of the black market underworld that Han calls home. I only wish they were given something to do other than fan-service callbacks (they become literal Nerfherders here), but it's still outrageously funny. I audibly laughed at some of the Luke/Han banter juxtaposed against the life-or-death perils of a TIE fighter pursuit. Tonally askew, but worth it.

  • 8.5
    The Villain Oct 11, 2016

    This is a bit of a step down after Jason Aaron had a run of amazing issues but its still pretty fun. Han and Luke's story feels a little weaker as its mostly played for comedy to this point but I'm very interested in seeing the all female team up and having Dr. Aphra in on all the fun after her involvement in Vader Down.

  • 7.0 Mar 31, 2016

    This issue wasn't the strongest in the series, and the "surprising twist" ending was a bit too predictable for my taste. But what it lacked in originality, it makes up for (at least somewhat) in how much action this issue has. Not to mention the mysterious bad guy, apparently who has a history with Princess Leia. Pile on top the fact that Han and Luke serve solely as comedic relief AND fan service, and this issue is trying hard to do so many things for all kinds of readers. I'm hoping there is a less clichéd turn to Leia and Aphra's arc than "sudden and inevitable betrayal" but I have a feeling that is exactly what we are going to get. This book looked okay, in some spots, minus the fact that Luke looks like a lady on the cover, and a lot of the book felt predictable or just like a bit of a “too convenient” turn for the story, or just a big heaping helping of appeasing and low hanging fruit to feed the fans, because who doesn’t want to know what Nerf is, why someone being a Nerf herder is bad, and what it would be like if Han and Luke WERE IN FACT NERF HERDERS?!?! It just felt a bit too on the nose, and I wanted more of things being NOT that in this series.

  • 9.0
    Tree Fingers Mar 27, 2016

  • 8.5
    Nickweiser Mar 30, 2016

  • 8.5
    GhostMan Mar 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Mar 27, 2016

  • 8.0
    JBL Reviews Mar 28, 2016

  • 8.0
    mseccatore Mar 30, 2016

  • 8.0
    jmprados Apr 20, 2016

  • 7.5
    TheFallenKing13 Mar 23, 2016

  • 7.0
    DXO Jul 28, 2016

  • 6.5
    CraigR Mar 30, 2016

  • 6.5
    Szack23 Mar 31, 2016

  • 6.5
    golemgac Sep 9, 2017

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