Star Wars #3

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: John Cassaday Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 30
7.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

•  The attack on Cymoon-1 comes crashing to an end!
•  Will the Rebels overcome Vader to strike another blow against the Empire?
•  And is Luke ready to be the Jedi Ben wanted him to be?
Rated T

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 11, 2015

    Star Wars continues to be a must read, as whether you've been a fan of the franchise for a long time, or just now getting introduced, this series will leave you longing for more. Having a dramatic tone, and exciting events, this third issue is more than entertaining, being a fitting continuation to A New Hope. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Mar 12, 2015

    One of the major things going for Star Wars right now is the nostalgic kick it's still riding, and it works. Aaron and the entire creative team have managed to make it their own and a very enjoyable read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Mar 13, 2015

    I’ve always loved Star Wars. The universe is so rich, imaginative and iconic. Though, interest does tend to dissipate when you read/watch a lot of stories. This comic has completely reinvigorated my interest in this classic franchise. Jason Aaron understands why Star Wars connects with people and he brings that to the comic page so perfectly that sometimes I think I’m watching a Star Wars film rather than reading a comic. Issue #3 may be his strongest issue to date and I can’t wait to see what’s next! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Mar 13, 2015

    In all though, Aaron and Cassaday have turned in a strong start to the Marvel "Star Wars" series. They've dropped some exciting hints at the mood and essenceof their story, of its energy and spectacle. They've also shown that they are capable of concluding one of these stories in a satisfying manner, which is something"Star Wars" material hasn't always been able to accomplish. I'm excited to see where they're going to take this thing and what far reaches of the galaxy they still plan to explore. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Mar 11, 2015

    Jason Aaron continues to successfully evoke all of the fun and excitement that fans have come to expect from Star Wars. He uses these iconic characters to bring the element of Star Wars that fans are thirsty to see more of. Luke's action-movie moves and Darth Vader's intensity work together to drive us to the satisfying conclusion of the first arc. John Cassaday yet again plays a major part to bringing this world to life. His character likenesses continue to improve, while his layouts and depictions of all of the heart-stopping action continue to impress. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Mar 14, 2015

    Exciting action that shoots itself in the foot for going mute. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 12, 2015

    Overall, the mainline series is definitely achieving what it's setting out to do by being fun. And it is definitely fun. The core players are here in the post-ANH world to work with and there's a lot of the basic camaraderie that's coming into play well, but also the truth that this group has not been together long and there's plenty of room for growth and expansion on them that will figure into the Empire Strikes Back personalities that we know. But it's also interesting that I find myself more drawn to the other series that Marvel is putting out because of the different focus, using characters that have gotten their due but shining a new light on them and potentially exploring some really good stuff. As a whole, the works are spot on and the mainline series out to delight just about any Star Wars fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 11, 2015

    If you aren't giddy about seeing another awesome action sequence in the Star Wars universe steer clear. Anyone looking for a deeper meaningful story should look elsewhere, but there are some great tidings for future stories set up here for that audience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 11, 2015

    The Force is strong in Jason Aaron and John Cassaday. This STAR WARS series feels like a natural and upgraded continuation of the first Star Wars film we saw. Aaron is doing a fantastic job capturing the feel and voices. John Cassaday keeps getting better with each issue. The action is being amped up and it's becoming so easy to get excited for Star Wars all over again. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 14, 2015

    This comic feels like Star Wars, and I can't imagine that's an easy feeling to achieve. The characters feel real, their adventure feels real, and all of it is hugely entertaining. Jason Aaron nails the characters' voices and their actions, from Han Solo to Luke Skywalker to Darth Vader. And he mixes that quality character work with some truly awesome action. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Mar 11, 2015

    The dynamic duo of Jason Aaron and John Cassady are at it again with a tight script and art that leaps off the page. Throw in Laura Martin's colors, and this book seriously looks better than most current issues on the shelves today. Far be it from Marvel to put a "B" team together to helm their flagship Star Wars property, and here is to hoping that this team stays on through the first story arc. - See more at: Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Mar 16, 2015

    The cliffhanger of the issue leaves readers dangling about what, exactly, Obi Wan has left for Luke in his home. It's always a dicey proposition to wedge new tales into the cracks between existing stories; after all, there is a ceiling on the change and growth characters can experience since readers already know their endpoints. If anyone is able to pull this off, though, it's most definitely going to be this team. "Star Wars" #3 gets a solid vote of confidence not just for being the conclusion of the book's first arc but for establishing the potential of the series moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Mar 21, 2015

    Its good to see that Star Wars is building on action and enjoyable character dynamics, not getting too heavy in the process. However, I do worry that its taking a long time (in terms of issues) to get through this first confrontation. I hope that not every major movement takes as many issues to work through or this could be a very slow moving series. Aaron has done good work on big titles (Thor, for one), so I have a feeling that this will ultimately get into a stronger rhythm. However, as a single issue, Star Wars #3 is a fine comic book, giving the series some momentum again. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Mar 11, 2015

    I wanted to be blown away by Star Wars #3 and that may have been my downfall. Aaron, Cassaday, and Martin have already done the impossible and breathed new life into one of fandom's most sacred of properties and even managed to make it pretty fun to read for the most part. Star Wars #3 isn't tough to get through or clumsy in its execution; it just feels like too much too soon. Aaron has always been a writer willing to throw characters and audience into the fire early on and forcing us to find our bearing amid the chaos, but why ruin the good thing that he had established character-wise with an issue chock full of explosions? I suspect that Star Wars #3 will be some people's favorite issue of the series so far, and depending on your tastes, you wouldn't be wrong, but for this reviewer, it would have made more of an impact on me if the characters had taken center stage like the previous issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 14, 2015

    Star Wars is exactly how you remember it. There's action, action and more action. The comic doesn't explore feelings too deeply or provide characters arcs. The book is going to grab the reader and wow them to death. The comic does provide a very interesting final page that might just be enough to see where the next arc is going. This isn't perfect but it definitely entertains. What else are you looking for? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 19, 2015

    The storyline also explores Luke's need to prove himself worthy of a father's legacy and Kenobi's teaching while still not understanding how to grow into the Jedi is destined to become which leads him to taking dangerous risks to protect his friends and complete their mission despite the Dark Lord of the Sith standing in his way. For fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Mar 14, 2015

    This is a tie-in book so you know that everyone has to survive, as it's set between A New Hope and Empire. This means that any cliff hangers are somewhat negated. With only select moments to hint at what is to come, “I have a bad feeling” that book could end up as an endless repetition of set pieces from the movies. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Tupper Mar 12, 2015

    This may not be the most excitingStar Wars story ever told, but let's be real, if anything great happened between Episodes IV and V we would have a movie documenting it. This issueis a fun read and part of a solid re-introduction ofStar Wars back into the Marvel Comics fold. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Moargeek - Matt Lyons Mar 21, 2015

    An interesting reveal in the last two pages can't save this otherwise bland adventure found within Star Wars #3. Art is still bizarre and hard to decipher what a character's face is meant to be displaying, and perspective on the imposing AT-AT makes it look like a tiny craft. If you're a dedicated Star Wars fan you're in for the long haul anyway, but if you're looking to hop into the series as a neutral party, it may be best to wait. Read Full Review

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