Star Wars #42

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 9
7.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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The Leviathan is heading for the remains of Jedha, prepared to pick the carcass of the once-holy planet clean. But with Luke Skywalker torn between his allegiance to the Rebellion and pursuing the path of a Jedi, who will lead the charge against the Empire?
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  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 23, 2018

    Star Wars continues to deliver strong with the Jedha arc and while we're closing in on the finale with it, which draws on Gillen's run on Darth Vader well, I'm excited to see what comes next and where else Gillen will explore with these characters. This installment has a lot of very fun action to it with some amusing bits of humor along the way that flows well while still dealing with the seriousness of what's going on here. Leia and Chewie are doing the real guiding/leadership work here when it comes to the guys and the payoff is definitely there for both in very different ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekery Magazine - Allison Kennnington Jan 22, 2018

    Anyway, Ive really enjoyed this comic, in spite of my issues with the art style. It is absolutely perfect for someone who loves the movies but hasnt invested in much of the extended canon. Its a great introduction to Star Wars comics and a wonderful exploration of Han, Luke, and Leia as characters.Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 17, 2018

    A solid comic that does a great job of moving the big story forward and adding depth to the Star Wars world. There's dots connected in a way I haven't seen before and Gillen continues to raise the importance of Rogue One. This is a pretty big issue for Star Wars fans and one that's well worth getting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 21, 2018

    A necessary transition issue that sets up the finale, but not exciting. There is some action and some character growth and the visuals are top notch, but with not enough to do. On it's own, this isn't much. Combined with the previous installments this would improve. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Jan 18, 2018

    Creatively, the worn out plot device is a missed opportunity to do something more interesting for the larger Star Wars lore when the original trilogy characters deal with the destruction on Jedha. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 17, 2018

    A great set up issue falls a bit flat as it mostly does just that. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 17, 2018

    Star Wars #42 is very much a case of business as usual for the series. It offers a compelling story that forges fascinating new connections between the original Trilogy crew and the cast of Rogue One. It also adds meaningful new layers to characters like Han and Luke in the process. But a great story only gets you so far without great art to match, and that's a problem this series continues to wrestle with. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Roger Palmer Jan 19, 2018

    For Star Wars fans, this is business as usual, but there isn't anything amazing or groundbreaking to make this issue feel anything but average. Read Full Review

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