Star Wars: Crimson Reign #2

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Steven Cummings Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 2, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 7
7.6Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

THE ASSASSINS! QI'RA sends two killers to do what they do best to continue with her plan to plunge the galaxy into chaos. The relentless, Force-blinded OCHI OF BESTOON and the mysterious, unstoppable DEATHSTICK each have a target, and nothing will get in their way!


  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 6, 2022

    It is a fairly strong outing with a few moving parts that will eventually feed into a bigger story. I can't wait to find out the full scope of things. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Feb 2, 2022

    The StoryStar Wars: Crimson Reign #2 begins with The Archivist, Lady Qiras advisor, giving a brief narrative of whats transpired so far.  I love this character, she reminds me of one of the blind oracles from Greek myth, with her long sinewy hair and utterances filled with ambiguity.  The issue then goes back in time, ominously Before the Fall, where Qira sends the assassins Deathstick and Ochi of Bestoon on seemingly impossible missions.I like Deathstick, though thats a horrible name!  Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 8, 2022

    While I liked aspects of the first issue I like this one a good bit more overall for what it accomplishes in feeling more in the Star Wars universe. The first issue just had too much going on and was almost montage material for a while. What we get here delivers some good stuff for both Ochi and Deathstick that makes them characters you understand more while still keeping Qi'ra at a distance as we try to figure out what she's really up to. I know they're trying to play both sides of the fence with her but it's not landing well for me still and I hope by the end of this storyline that we get a much better handle on her in this period before the fall of the empire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Feb 7, 2022

    This series is running towards another crossover event but is still pretty early in this series so there is still plenty of time to get on board without missing anything. Worth having a look at if you want to see more of the Crimson Dawn. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim Feb 5, 2022

    Star Wars: Crimson Reign #2 gives readers a bit of bounty hunter action with Ochi and Deathstick, but having a huge plot point from the Bounty Hunters series happening here feels odd. It looks great throughout, but this series has felt smaller than I thought it was going to be, but maybe that's me and my crazy brain hyping it up too much. Hopefully, there will be more to hook me in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Feb 2, 2022

    For fans of bounty hunters and assassins, you'll like appreciate seeing two underutilized characters who aren't often featured in other mediums getting their time to shine, using their respective methods to achieve their deadly goals. If you're not particularly a fan of them, however, this issue largely feels like it's just planting seeds for a bigger story without being especially engaging in its own right, resulting in a somewhat frustrating experience. Read Full Review

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