Star Wars #5

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Jesus Saiz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 5, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 9
8.4Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

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The next steps on Luke Skywalker's search for Jedi wisdom begin here!
•  Following a mysterious vision he received on CLOUD CITY, Luke travels to a lost planet looking for a woman he believes may hold the key to his Jedi future and that of the entire Rebellion.
•  But will he arrive at his destination in time to learn what he needs... or will the evil DARTH VADER get there first?
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Aug 5, 2020

    Star Wars#5 gives the reader the start to a solo Luke arc that looks to pay off big in the end. Previous issues of this series were jampacked our heroes which coupled with Soule action-packed writing style left me wanting more time with each character. Star Wars#5 is certainly the change of the pace the series needed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Aug 8, 2020

    Verla gets a great introduction and looks like she could be an interesting character and a pretty good teacher for Luke. I can't wait to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 7, 2020

    The post-Empire period definitely offers up a lot of things to explore and I'm actually kind of glad that Han's not around because a lot of writers lean into using him too much or his personality dominates too much. Here, it's all about Luke and his journey right now which includes some real education about the Clone Wars and his father. It's got some nice ties to the past and connects Luke a bit more to the Clone Wars while still dealing largely in theme with everything else. Getting a little more of the history of the Jedi into Luke is definitely worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Aug 14, 2020

    Soule continues to bring his action-packed and clever storytelling to this fresh rebranding of the Star Wars series. Only five issues in and it is already one of the most compelling entries from the entire series. Having heavy ties to events from the film has never been new to the series, however this one taking place over the week after The Empire Strikes back takes that concept to an almost intimate level, so much so that it doesn't seem like an in-between series, but a continuation of that film. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Aug 5, 2020

    These exceptional moments and the overall excitement of the book elevates the material above what is ultimately a low-stakes installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 5, 2020

    Soule uses the ability to significant effect, enhancing the story, and the character's narrative possibilities. This issue was a big improvement from the last one, and my mind is racing with a prediction that I hope will pan out as the series moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Ryan Sonneville Aug 6, 2020

    This is a fine issue in a fine series, but it is very safe in its design and execution. When compared to the interesting developments in the Star Wars mythos being charted in Doctor Aphra, this book feels unfortunately inconsequential. The talent at the book's helm is strong, but it leaves one wanting a more unique adventure in a galaxy far, far away. Read Full Review

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