Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #1

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: David Messina Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 9, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 5
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating


But wait! Isn't HAN still frozen in Carbonite? Yes. But you can't keep a good smuggler down. Set a few years before Episode IV: A New Hope, Han, his partner, CHEWBACCA and GREEDO, embark on a heist for JABBA THE HUTT. It's supposed to be an easy job. What could possibly go wrong? Well, for starters, how about a reunion with the very last person Han expected to see? The last page is a jaw-dropper...


  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 14, 2022

    This first issue ends on a bit of a fun note where Han meets up with an old man in a bar. This final moment of the opening issue will have fans guessing for at least a month. Is this guy Han's father? Or is he someone else entirely. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Apr 3, 2022

    Overall, Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #1 is a story that dives deeper into the man we know as Han Solo. The story Guggenheim is masterful. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, one of the better Star Wars stories to come out since Disney bought Lucasfilm. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 17, 2022

    This opening installment brings in a few other characters that will complicate things, including a lawman that's being pulled into going after Han, so you know things will get more complicated as time goes on. The main focus really is on Han overall to get us to connect here as Chewie doesn't get much time overall. Greedo is nicely fleshed out a bit and it helps to add a bit more color to their infamous scene together down the line. I do like the idea of bringing Han back to Corellia, even for something like this, and to see more of his time as a scoundrel that Jabba likes a lot and rewards with plenty of work – but just enough so that it keeps him under Jabba's thumb. Guggenheim has a good handle on Han's voice and swagger and has set up a heist storyline to get things underway with that looks like it'll spiral out of control in some fun ways. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Mar 12, 2022

    Han Solo & Chewbacca #1 throws us right into the action, and it's fun seeing an edgier Han Solo trying to find that one big score. Marvel's doing a great job of showing the darker and grittier side of the Star Wars universe, and this book is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Mar 14, 2022

    The mission is well under way, a new advisory is introduced, and Han stumbles upon a piece of his past. There are a lot of interesting directions this series can go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Mar 10, 2022

    First issue jitters aside, this is a pretty fun book even if the tone of Han seems a little jovial rather than sarcastic. I suppose some of this could be down to the fact that he still has high hopes for the job that gives him “more wealth than he can imagine”. The trick, like other books set mid movies, is not to stray too far from the future that the reader knows is coming, whilst offering something new. Thats may be tricker than trying to pull the ears off a gundark! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Mar 14, 2022

    If you enjoyed the Life Day comic and want to see more of Han and Chewie I would recommend having a look at this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 9, 2022

    Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #1puts the spotlight on one of the most enduring friendships in Star Wars by showing Han Solo and Chewbacca doing what they did best before becoming Rebels. With a rather intriguing final page, it looks like the duo's latest adventure is about to get a lot more complicated. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Mar 9, 2022

    Set between the events of Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: A New Hope, this debut issue of Han Solo & Chewbacca gives us the humorous banter and exciting escapades we'd expect from such a series, with the beloved duo embarking on a mission for Jabba the Hutt. Read Full Review

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