Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Grand Moff Tarkin #1

Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Marc Laming Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
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THE SOUL OF THE DEATH STAR!
The EMPIRE has built the deadliest weapon the galaxy has ever seen. But even the most ruthless Imperial officer might hesitate before unleashing the DEATH STAR's power to kill millions in an instant. Behold the secret story of GRAND MOFF TARKIN, the horrors that hammered and  honed his resolve, and the terrifying steps he takes to ensure that the Death Star lives up to its deadly name!
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  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Apr 10, 2019

    This book is a must-read for fans of Tarkin or the original movie in general, delivering an all-new perspective of a beloved character who you'll never look at the same again. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 10, 2019

    Is it good?A great Star Wars story revealing details about Tarkin, offering key moments in the timeline, and revealing much about the character. A must read Star Wars story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 20, 2019

    This is the book that shows Tarkin to be a monster. His cruelty, his thoughts, and his past make him an outstanding villain. Five pages of the story go too far, but the rest of the story is outstanding. The visuals are perfection, making me want to see much, much more of Laming in the Star Wars Universe. This is a fantastic one-shot of the Empire in action. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 16, 2019

    I love the look at his more primal side and Marc Laming brings that to life wonderfully alongside his more tightly wound uniformed moments throughout. Definitely a very fun look at the character just before his end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 15, 2019

    If you've never been afraid of Grand Moff Tarkin, this issue will remedy that for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Sequential Planet - Matthew Dillon Apr 14, 2019

    Grand Moff Tarkin would fit right in with the Dark Horse era of Star Wars. And I can't think of a better place for a Star Wars comic to be. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Apr 13, 2019

    This issue though is a bit of high camp horror, and with Peter Cushing's horror background maybe that's just about right. Special mention goes to the beautiful cover art for this issue from the Dodsons. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kaasen Koy Apr 10, 2019

    Writer: Greg PakArtist: Marc LamingColorists: Jordan Boyd, Neeraj MenonPublisher: MarvelStar Wars: Age of Rebellion - Grand Moff Tarkin #1 is the first one-shot vignette in the new heroes and villains anthology series from Marvel. This issue follows the Grand Moff as he considers how best to motivate the Death Star's crew to fire the superweapon.When I read a comic for review, the first thing I do is a very quick scan while jotting down first impressions. It helps me avoid getting bogged down in the details while I get a feel for overarching themes, and if the art and story hit their beats. And it allows me to go back for a deep dive and flesh out my favorite points or scrap any that became irrelevant over the course of the comic. I only mention this process because" man, did all my notes become irrelevant over the course of this comic.Here's the first note I made about the writing:"Perfectly Tarkin one moment and a complete stranger the next- curt dialogue I c Read Full Review

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