Star Wars #40

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 13, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 12
7.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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•  As Queen Trios' forces move in to strip what's left of Jedha, the Rebellion and the remaining Partisans struggle to save the planet for its survivors! The echoes of Rogue One continue to be heard through the Rebellion!
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  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Dec 13, 2017

    An excellent chapter that checks so many boxes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 19, 2017

    The Jedha arc is delivering some great stuff for me with the way its expanding on both the core characters, previously introduced new characters, locations, and the mysticism of the Force and the Jedi. It continues to be an area where the more you read the more you get out of it and that's been a big part of the franchise since forever, but more so in an interconnected way since the relaunch of continuity in the last few years. Gillen has a strong if quiet installment here that will read better in full and Larroca gets to really get creative with this throughout as there are a lot of great panels and designs that just look fantastic through and through. Great stuff all around here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 17, 2017

    Another strong issue as a battle occurs, a dangerous element is introduced, and one character leaves the group to discover something. Excellent story and art make this a book to seek out. This is the type of story you wish would never end. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Dec 17, 2017

    The Star Wars comic line being put out by Marvel is some of the best there is with beautiful art and stories that expand on the universe as well as honor what's happened elsewhere. This story arc is a prime example of that by picking up after Rogue One. It answers questions and introduces us to more of the world. It's a perfect example of how to build on a world, especially one that's been around for 40 years. This is a must for Star Wars fans. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Roger Palmer Dec 17, 2017

    Another great book with an interesting story that helps fill in the blanks about the aftereffects from Rogue One, which I'm really enjoying and the art style makes it unique but can distract from the experience. I can't wait to see where this story is going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Dec 14, 2017

    Star Wars #40 is big on atmosphere and limited in character development. Gillen's use of conflict between Luke and Leia demonstrates an understanding of where each character is in their story arcs and hints at more to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 13, 2017

    Never has the gulf between writing and art been so wide on this series. Kieron Gillen has quickly established himself as a worthy successor to Jason Aaron, spinning a Star Wars yarn that features humor, heart and some fascinating ties to the events of Rogue One. But that enjoyable story is being held back by subpar visuals. The art often looks cobbled together from chunks of the films and simply doesn't do the book the justice it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Dec 17, 2017

    Star Wars #40 is certainly an exciting book that continues the story well but a lot of your enjoyment of this title will depend on whether you like the artwork style from Larroca or not. Read Full Review

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