Star Wars #26

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Andres Genolet Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 17, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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THE PATH TO VICTORY!
•  The Rebel Fleet is reunited at last, and Leia Organa, Mon Mothma and the other Alliance leaders send a strong message to the galaxy that the resistance to Palpatine's rule remains as strong as ever.
•  Meanwhile, Lady Qi'ra of Crimson Dawn has activated her sleeper agents across the galaxy, instructing them to cause chaos for the Empire by any means necessary!
RATED T

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Aug 22, 2022

    Elsewhere on the Death Star Lady Qi'ra's nephew and his wife have been sent orders to create havoc, which sees them having to also plan their own escape from the oppressive Empire, in a shuttle that will get used again by a certain Han Solo in the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Aug 17, 2022

    Star Wars #26 is a great kickoff to a new storyline, giving us some great moments with the Rebel fleet and setting up some fascinating new characters for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 17, 2022

    Genolet brings a unique visual style to the issue. There's less of a photorealistic feel to the characters which allows for more emotion and fluidity to the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 24, 2022

    While Genolet's style definitely fits in with what's come before, I really like the way he works it so that it's still quite distinctive. It's more noticeable when working with core characters but less so with the new ones and that may be why I ended up drawn to the Imperial story more. There's a lot to like with the look and color design of the book as it captures a really good feeling, especially again on the Imperial side. Soule's script is pretty good even if I dislike opening it the way he did, but once you get into the energy of it all things click well. The smaller and more personal side of it, such as the Rebel leadership meeting and the time between Melton and Bevelyn all help to seal this as a very human story to connect with. I'm quite excited to see what's next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Aug 17, 2022

    Kicking off a new narrative for the book, we're given one of the most exciting launches in Star Wars comics in recent years, managing to honor beloved characters while also helping elucidate on lesser-seen figures from the galaxy far, far away. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    iPodwithnomusic Aug 17, 2022

    This issue brings the excitement I've been hoping for this entire series. The opening action was great and it's nice to see the rebels with some coordination. I always love seeing Hera appear with the other rebel commanders, I hope at some point she has a bigger role in this series. The plot with the Empire defectors is really interesting and I can't wait to see what happens next. I also really like the new artist and I hope they'll stay on this series!

  • 7.0
    fzanca Aug 20, 2022

    The art went to crap in this issue. This was a middle-of-the-road issue I guess setting up the Death Star. They never messed with cannon when they did these stories in the 80s. Here it's like: We will give Luke a yellow lightsaber and we will introduce spies on the Death Star. They should just stay in their lane and create new characters, new worlds, etc. that don't go into canon. I'm afraid of where this is going. In my mind, I have to look at this as an Elseworlds universe, since they are leaving Han frozen in carbonite and sitting in Jabba's palace for a long time. At the end of Empire, Lando and Chewie left immediately to deal with that, and yet they are still here working with Leia. No Bueno.

  • 9.0
    wesshamu Aug 22, 2022

  • 6.5
    fandelabd Aug 22, 2022

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