Star Wars #7

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Ramon Rosanas Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
8.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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•    COMMANDER ELLIAN ZAHRA has been tasked by the terrifying DARTH VADER with the job of tracking down the remnants of the REBEL FLEET, scattered since the BATTLE OF HOTH.
•    From the bridge of her flagship the TARKIN'S WILL, she hunts the galaxy, eradicating all resistance, her secret goal to destroy LEIA ORGANA.
•    But why such hate for the PRINCESS OF ALDERAAN? The truth... will be REVEALED!

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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Oct 7, 2020

    The choice to have Zahra complete Tarkin's rite of passage and subsequent missions draw similarities to what Leia Organa had to endure during her challenges leading up to her Day of Demand in Leia, Princess of Alderaan...Soule has certainly set readers up for a collision course between two formidable opponents in Zahra and Leia and I can't wait to see how it plays out. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Oct 11, 2020

    OverallThis was a solid issue, which did a great job of exploring the backstory of Commander Zahra while simultaneously providing us with a few fun nods to characters from the wider Star Wars universe. The story provides a little cameo from Director Krennic and Galen Erso gets namechecked at the start of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - acnbat Oct 2, 2020

    The Star Wars flagship title also continues to set the standard for all Star Wars books as far as top-notch stories! It continues to be one of my favorite books month after month. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Oct 9, 2020

    Who is Commander Zahra and why is she so cool? You'll see her shine this month in a fitting tribute to Tarkin's ruthless legacy. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 13, 2020

    There's a lot to like here in fleshing out Zahara as an Imperial and a character in general as it makes her a better opponent for the Rebels to go up against. It's not that she's humanized but rather that you understand the motivations more and can get more out of the encounters and her hopeful eventual loss and destruction. Soule keeps things moving really well for a flashback story and I do wonder of some of the details, such as who the Rebel is that she tortures in the past, and Rosanas is a solid addition to the rotation of artists that gives this book a really good look. As the start of a new storyline, it basically removes the main cast from it entirely and focuses on a single character that makes it all the more engaging because of it going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Oct 7, 2020

    It will be exciting to see more of Commander Zahra at the helm of Tarkins Will as she hunts Leia and her rebels across the galaxy. One opponent is a battle hardened princess/ex-senator/commander. The other is a battle hardened mentee to a famous dead Imperial hero. Who will win? Clearly Leia, yet it would behoove the reader to expect a massive fight sooner than later against the two commanders. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Oct 11, 2020

    I would recommend this if you are a fan of Star Wars and want more background on the extended universe with a great new character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Oct 13, 2020

    Princess Leia's lifelong crusade against an evil fascist government gets a face and a history! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - NumidianPrime Oct 11, 2020

    Overall, Soule still has yet to let me down with this run yet. I do enjoy Luke and his quest for Jedi knowledge more on average but I'm also definitely happy to have a balance of that with stories more focused on the war and the rebels. I'm excited to see how this arc concludes next issue and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing where the general arc of this run goes. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Oct 7, 2020

    Despite its overall place in this new storyline, the story is quite compelling and paints Zahra as a captivating villain, with subsequent issues hopefully taking full advantage of her complexities. Read Full Review

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