Star Wars #68

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Phil Noto Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: July 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

REBELS AND ROGUES! "The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space..."  That's right - you remember the opening titles of The Empire Strikes Back. Now find out what happened just before, as Luke and his friends launch a desperate, three-pronged mission of deception to keep the Empire from finding their new rebel base in a brand-new epic from the new ongoing team of Greg "PLANET HULK" Pak and Phil "POE DAMERON" Noto! Featuring Han and Leia undercover in a noir world of romance and danger! Luke and R2 facing off against the Executor in a single X-Wing! more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 12, 2019

    A new creative team has created an outstanding first issue. The story has all the feels of a classic Star Wars story with every character true to their screen personas. The visuals are fantastic, with none looking copied from frozen film images. This is what you give someone to make them a Star Wars comics fan. Absolutely recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Connor Christiansen Jul 10, 2019

    Greg Pak and Phil Noto embark on a new Star Wars adventure that perfectly captures everything fans love about Star Wars while building the foundation to an exciting, and impactful, new story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - NumidianPrime Jul 13, 2019

    I can't wait to see what comes next with this arc. I'm curious how long Pak's run will last beyond it, because we're pretty firmly right up against Empire Strikes Back. It's possible that Pak will take the series past that film into a new era, but it's equally possible that the series will end or reboot once it runs out of space before. I'm looking forward to finding out what direction he decides to take it. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 16, 2019

    With a lot of wariness toward the start of this arc, I'm definitely glad that things didn't end up as I had feared. I've enjoyed what Pak has been doing on the Age Of books and the setup for this storyline is conventional but has plenty of potential as well, though I hope it's not another leaning into Han as the bestest character to write ever mindset. Noto's artwork hits a sweet spot for me here in that it has some of what makes his work distinctive but without the elements in the other books that turned me away from it, especially with the darker coloring and the characters being used. I'm interested in seeing where they take us with Dar, hopefully not just another Sana type, and I'm also hoping costume changes are a regular thing with Noto as his design for Han and Leia here is spot on great. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jul 12, 2019

    Hard to say where it's going, but knowing Pak and Noto, getting there will be a hell of a thing. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jul 10, 2019

    A successful Star Wars series requires the creative team to take us to new places and old while operating within the cracks and shadows of the films. That being said, Greg Pak and Phil Noto make a great pair to usher us into this new era ofStar Wars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jul 10, 2019

    While it may be tough to tell how the storyline will pan out, the book is off to a good start under experienced storytellers. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Jul 12, 2019

    This issue presented a refreshing start to a new story arc after a good, but exhausting arc that preceded it. Having it clear that the series is staring to build toward Empire Strikes Back adds an element of anticipation as to how it will all come together. The one thing this series does very well that a lot of Star Wars tales miss, is the heavy inclusion of the droids. They are the backbone of the original films, and should be a big part of the story. This new arc seems primed to give us more of that. It's hard to ignore the art and writing style change, but this first offering was a good indication that the feel of the films will carry on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jul 11, 2019

    Let's get the obvious out of the way first " Star Wars #68 is drawn by Phil Noto, so of course it looks gorgeous. Read Full Review

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