Star Wars #8

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Stuart Immonen Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 19, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 24
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

• Luke continues his quest to learn about the Jedi...
•  ...heading for the Jedi Temple on Coruscant?
•  Plus: Han & Leia are confronted by an unexpected foe!
•  New series artist Stuart Immonen joins the rebellion!
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  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Aug 19, 2015

    Star Wars #8 features an A-list creative team that is firing on all cylinders. Aaron and Immonen are great storytellers and this issue is flat out awesome. This is as good as Star Wars comics have ever been, and this is one of the best issues you will read this month. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 19, 2015

    With the launch of this STAR WARS series, fans have been on the edge of their seats in anticipation of what will happen next. Jason Aaron has captured the vibe of the franchise and makes it feel like we're experience the adventures of the beloved characters for the first time once again. Just when we thought the series couldn't get any better, we finally get to see Stuart Immonen's amazing take on the characters. This book reminds us why it's a great time to be a Star Wars fan. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Aug 20, 2015

    Speaking of story, Aaron continues to intrigue and delight us. If I had to guess, I'd say that this arc is going to deal with competing themes dealing with our character's past. Luke is searching for his"he's looking for old Jedi sites so he can train himself to be a Jedi. In contrast, it's Han's past that's seeking him out"the mystery of Han's "wife" introduced in issue 6 continues here. We don't get firm answers, but it wouldn't be very funny if the story of Sana Solo was immediately resolved this issue. Plenty happens here, but an explosive cliffhanger guarantees that we'll want to come back for next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 19, 2015

    This is an exciting issue that delivers action and character dynamics between Leia and Han every fan will love. The art is kicking it up a notch too, making this feel like an event level book. Get it! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Aug 19, 2015

    With each issue an advancing step into a newly-forged extended universe, Marvel's Star Wars continues to create exciting additions to an essential film trilogy, and with the addition of Immonen, von Grawbadger, and Ponsor, somehow its phenomenally consistent high quality has been further improved. This series proves, without a doubt, that when a studio, publisher, and creators put their minds to it and their asses behind it, tie-in comics can be just as good as (if not better than) going to the movies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Aug 20, 2015

    Whether you're a Star Wars fan or have never seen a single movie in your life, this is one of those titles that represents the best Marvel has to offer right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 20, 2015

    "Star Wars" #8 is a rare beast of many different colors. Not only is it the eighth chapter in an ongoing, it presents itself as a perfect jumping on spot, despite the fact that the previous issue was a bit of a fill-in. Additionally, "Star Wars" #8 presents a creative team at the top of their game, specifically with an artist who has absolutely found the assignment of a lifetime. Not only is Immonen's work perfect for the story, these characters seem to elicit the very best from him. Granted, this is the first issue of this collaboration, but it bodes very well indeed for future chapters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Aug 19, 2015

    Star Wars #8 is a fresh new entry point to the galaxy far, far away, with the creators giving a enthralling continuation to recent events, whilst making it inviting to new readers. It also leaves us with a few questions as we enter the next issue, with it most definitely being a must have for fans of this sci-fi phenomenon. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Jake Lee Aug 22, 2015

    Aaron and Immonen continue Marvel's excellent run of STAR WARS comics with a new arc that displays the classic STAR WARS flair for drama, adventure, and action! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Aug 22, 2015

    Sure, the going is now arguably a little bit more hardcore "comic book" and less of a gateway for casual fans of the movie franchise but it's easily pushing all the right buttons and then some. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 20, 2015

    Star Wars keeps getting better, and with Stuart Immonen now on board it's hard to see that changing anytime soon. Aaron's solid characterization and varied world building again proves engaging, as does the introduction of new faces and locales. Sana's role in things presents the biggest challenge to the ongoing narrative, but she brings a level of creative opportunity that the title hasn't yet seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 20, 2015

    Having long, long, enjoyed Stuart Immonen's artwork, this installment is just fantastic from top to bottom. Every page is rich in detail and design and he captures the characters so well with expressions and poses that it feels like fully colored and realized storyboards for a movie I want to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Aug 22, 2015

    Beautiful artwork with only half a story worth reading. I'll be much happier when Han and Leia are doing something new. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 22, 2015

    Jason Aaron could be writing the comic of his career with this run. Disney needs to hire him to pen a Star Wars movie! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Julestrue Aug 24, 2015

    Star Wars by Jason Aaron has been a brilliant run from the get go. I cannot wait to see the places that Aaron goes with Immonen. They aren't reinventing the wheel, but this title has been tons of fun. If you haven't tried this run and you're a Star Wars fan, I think you might be doing yourself a small disservice. But that's just me. I will keep recommending them until the well runs dry. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Aug 24, 2015

    With the art so close resembling the actual cast it makes it so easy to read and feel like your in the Star Wars universe. It switches between the two main plots well. You don't feel like your being taken from one to another it flows smoothly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - ustin Partridge, III Aug 25, 2015

    Star Wars #8, though just the latest issue in the new Marvel Star Wars canon, feels like an entirely new comic book. Jason Aaron's script once again flips our expectations of what a Star Wars story can be while still employing numerous tonal touchstones to the original series, while the new art team delivers page after page of gorgeous, expressive, and kinetic panels. Star Wars was a good book to begin with, but now it feels on the cusp of being a great book with a solidly consistent writer handling the plots and a dynamic art team delivering blockbuster visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Aug 20, 2015

    Stuart Immonen's artwork is divine, adding authentic details to every aspect of the familiar universe, all leading to a corker of a final splash page that will have us counting down the days until the next chapter drops. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Aug 20, 2015

    Star Wars #8 is a welcoming experience after the let down of the previous issue. The story between Han, Leia, and Sana is brilliantly crafted and paced, building on all of the characters as they each work to turn the situation in their favor. However, Luke's storyline wasn't very believable given his previous experience. Stuart Immonen's artwork was phenomenal. I can't express how good it was. You should pick up this book for the art alone. I would love some posters of those first two panels! Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Aug 28, 2015

    Star Wars #8 is a good issue in most ways, and continues the upswing that Star Wars has been on for the past four issues. It doesnt quite excel in characterizing Sana Solo in a way that makes her instantly a striking figure though. If Aaron can bring something new and unique to her, she could be a nice addition to the Star Wars universe. So far, she is just a surprise story twist. On the flip side, the progression of Luke Skywalker adds some nice richness to his journey. So there arestill many reasons to check out Star Wars #9 when it comes out. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Fanboys Inc - Jeff Ayers Aug 19, 2015

    It is really cool to see Immonen's art grace the pages of Star Wars, but that can't save a lack luster story arc. Aaron has done a fine job up until this point, but it seems like even though the characters are still believable, the story and plot is stalling big time. I hope this can be resolved in the next issue and beyond. Read Full Review

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