Star Wars #50

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Salvador Larroca, Giuseppe Camuncoli Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 4, 2018 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
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9.4User Rating

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•  The REBEL FLEET is completed. It's magnificent. It's beautiful. It's secret.
•  But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER.
•  The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back.
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  • 9.4
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 8, 2018

    Good-looking, suspenseful, skillfully plotted and true to the Star Wars aesthetic. What's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jul 9, 2018

    This is a decent jumping on point, but if you are interested in picking up this series then I think to pick up the last arc, and then enjoy from here on in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jul 5, 2018

    Star Wars #50 is a great turning point for the series as we get further away from A New Hope and edge closer toThe Empire Strikes Back. 'Hope Dies' looks to be like a fairly intense arc that will put our heroes to the test, but also make Vader fans very happy. Gillen nails the characters and does well building the tension within the story while Larroca illustrates some good, if sometimes flawed, artwork. This is as good a time as any to be reminded of the Empire's threat and power. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 7, 2018

    A highly enjoyable issue as the Rebels' past victories are brutally erased. The story will leave one squirming in fear with every turn of the page and the art will inspire and terrify. A fantastic Star Wars read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jul 4, 2018

    The artwork in both parts of this issue is amazing and Gillen does a great job of writing an emotional and tense follow up to the previous arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 10, 2018

    The main book is fun and I'm hopeful that Han will have a good run in this arc to help out and that we get some neat twists and turns as more of the recent past is brought into it. Gillen and Larroca have been nailing this book for some time so I have a lot of faith overall and can't wait to see what the rest of this arc reveals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Roger Palmer Jul 8, 2018

    Issue 50 of Star Wars delivers some impressive big ship battles and its always great to see the Empire at full force, especially Darth Vader. The artwork is also very good and while the pacing is a little slow, I still really enjoyed reading it and love taking a monthly visit to the original Star Wars characters, but its hard to be too excited since there is never any threat to the main cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Robert Nuckolls Jul 9, 2018

    Despite some blocky artwork, Gillen and company ramp up the stakes and provide a solid, cinematic starting point for the "Hope Dies" story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 5, 2018

    Star Wars #50 is a dramatic and impactful milestone issue for the Marvel rendition of the title. It feels momentous, and it can sell the reader on the drama of the events transpiring within. Add to it the excellent artwork of Larroca and Guru-eFX as well as Camuncoli, Smith, and Tartaglia, and you have a book well worth recommending despite an admittedly hefty asking price. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jul 13, 2018

    Betrayed, outgunned, and with their backs against the wall, it will be interesting to see how the core characters make it out of Vader's trap as we're likely to see lots of action in the issues to come (if the Rebellion can figure out how to launch its fighters before the Star Destroyers pick them off one-by-one). Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jul 4, 2018

    Much of the Star Wars comic series has seen the Rebels going on covert missions, with this arc teasing that the Galactic Empire has a few tricks up their own sleeves. Additionally, the Rebels are often depicted as a ragtag group of survivors, with this issue depicting what the full force of the Rebellion looks like, made all the more impressive by Salvador Larocca's art. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 4, 2018

    Star Wars #50 suffers from familiar visual flaws, but it offers a compelling look at the struggling Rebel Alliance. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Jul 4, 2018

    There is much to admire, but also much to critique strongly. If only the art was more up to snuff rather than simply adequate, this would be a stellar book. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 4, 2018

    There's a good setup in here somewhere, but it takes ages to get going. Read Full Review

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