Star Wars Annual #2

Writer: Kelly Thompson Artist: Emilio Laiso Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 30, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 11
8.3Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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    Princess Leia is on a top-secret dangerous mission that brings her to a planet that wants no part of the war against the Empire. But when an injury threatens to end her mission, can she inspire that rebel spirit in those who just want to keep their heads down? Writer Kelly Thompson (A-FORCE) and artist Emilio Laiso (GODS OF WAR) bring us an all-new tale of Alderaan's last monarch in action!
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  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 4, 2016

    A fun story with beautiful visuals that will make Star Wars fans cheer. I want to see more from these contributors and more of Pash. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    FreakSugar - Jed W. Keith Dec 1, 2016

    STAR WARS Annual #2 doesn’t work just as a commentary on the price of war, but also a character study of how ideologies about war can be so conflicting, depending one’s point of view. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Nov 30, 2016

    Even if you're way behind on Marvel's Star Wars comics, Star Wars Annual #2 is worth picking up as Kelly Thompson and Emilio Laiso craft a protagonist, who doesn't look or think like many of the other main characters in the Star Wars universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Dec 1, 2016

    The standalone nature of this story is not an exaggeration. There is no need to have read any previous Star Wars comics before to enjoy this story. Those with just the smallest cursory knowledge of the universe will be able to understand what is happening. There is a mixture of indictment and persistence from the characters that made me take stock in my own personal causes. Readers looking for a story of hope will enjoy this roller coaster. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 3, 2016

    Paired with Emilio Laiso for the artwork, the annual has some strong sequences to it and a really good flow with the narrative that keeps it otherworldly but grounded within the known. I'm definitely curious to see if Thompson will take on more Star Wars work as the segment here involving Alderaan is one that I want to see explored more in a larger galactic sense with the kind of psychological impact it would have. This is a good, if small, window into some of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 30, 2016

    If you like character introductions you will love this annual. Star Wars gains a new and vibrant character that you'll want to see more of soon. The general narrative is strong, reminding us of what's at stake for Leia and what she's fighting for too. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 30, 2016

    Marvel's Star Wars comics have been great about adding compelling new characters to the mythos, and this issue is no exception. Bash is a fun and unique Star Wars protagonist, one who pairs nicely with the smaller but no less headstrong Princess Leia. Unfortunately, this issue loses steam when it should be at its strongest, with a climax that suffers from muddled storytelling and overly preachy dialogue. Read Full Review

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