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Star Wars: Han Solo #1

Writer: Marjorie M. Liu Artist: Mark Brooks Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 15, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 20
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Everyone's favorite scoundrel gets his very own series! Han is given a top-secret undercover mission for the Rebellion - rescuing a number of informants and spies. His cover for the assignment? Only the biggest and most infamous starship race in the galaxy! You know - the race Han has dreamt of winning his entire life. Will he keep his mind on the mission? And can he manage to pull it off while keeping the lead? Best-selling author Marjorie Liu (X-MEN) comes to the Galaxy Far, Far Away along with superstar cover artist Mark Brooks (ULTIMATE X-MEN) in his return to interior art! Face it, readers - there aren't enough scoundrels in your life! more

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 15, 2016

    Han Solo #1 will hook you from the beginning. With the vast number of comics available and the cost of maintaining a massive pull list, it can be difficult to commit to a new title. Marvel makes the decision easier by putting together the stellar creative team of Marjorie Liu, Mark Brooks, and Sonia Oback. It would be easy to just slap the Star Wars brand on a comic and have the familiar characters running around doing something. Liu convinces you this is Han. You'll believe this story is really part of the character's history. Liu, Brooks, and Oback do a brilliant job making the story feel modern and nostalgic at the same time with a mix of the vibe from the old and new Star Wars comics. This is the solo comic Han and Star Wars fans deserve. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jun 16, 2016

    Han Solo has gone from the smuggler mixing with the Rebellion to the smuggler mixing with professional racers, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s not an obvious extension of his story, but it’ totally works. With the exception of Darth Vader, this may be one of my favorite books from the Star Wars Marvel line. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Eric Bradach Jun 17, 2016

    With the high volume of Star Wars mini-series, you're going to have a various variety of quality. From those that reach their potential like Lando and Shattered Empire, to those that miss the mark like Obi-Wan and Anakin and Princess Leia. Fortunately Han Solo is off to a promising start thanks to its strong creative team. There are some comics that just hit the right spots and this is one of them. With on point dialogue and characterization supplemented with visually pleasing art, this is a mini-series that I highly recommend. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jun 16, 2016

    If the first issue is any indication, Han Solo could prove to be the best Marvel Star Wars mini yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerdist - Blair Marnell Jun 15, 2016

    It's an inherent problem of midquels. There can't actually be any change to the outcome, so we know that Han will eventually come through for the Rebellion. The most important note is that this issue is a very entertaining read. And again, this comic is worth the price for the artwork alone. Fortunately, the story is also worth recommending. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jun 15, 2016

    This is an absolute get if you're a fan of Star Wars, Marjorie Liu, or Mark Brooks. The new series continues Marvel's killing it with their line of Star Wars comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jun 15, 2016

    With twenty pages of new adventure for Han Solo and Chewbacca, Han Solo #1 gives readers a fun introduction to the activities of everyone's favorite Corellian when he's not fighting alongside Luke and Leia. This is a solid comic, as most of the Star Wars line has been since Marvel reclaimed it, and Marjorie Liu is establishing a fun new adventure with grand potential. Like most of the Star Wars comics, there is inherent comfort and familiarity, seeded with doubt, uncertainty, and adventure, as it seems most anything could happen to Han Solo when the next issue exits hyperspace. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - John McCubbin Jun 17, 2016

    Han Solo #1 is quite possibly my favourite opening issue from a Star Wars mini-series since the House of Ideas took back the franchise. Not only did it capture the tone of the character and world perfectly, but it gave us an engaging premise that is bound to get better as the issues roll out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 28, 2016

    The premise is corny, but the visuals will have me returning. This issue starts the story rolling, with action only beginning on the final three pages. Let's see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 20, 2016

    With some great layouts and a sense of grasping the kind of universe that they inhabit and filling it out with those elements, it's definitely a great book just for looking at it. Luckily, it's a good read, too! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jun 17, 2016

    The team behind the book have an entire universe at their disposal, and we're dying to find out where Han Solo and and his furry friend will find themselves next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Leia Calderon Jun 15, 2016

    While this Han Solo isn't the confident smuggler fans know and love quite yet, that ends up being a good thing for "Star Wars: Han Solo." Liu and company create one hell of an escapade aboard the Millennium Falcon and -- now that the race is getting under way -- it's going to be a wild ride. "Han Solo" explores another fantastic corner of the franchise and will definitely be a worthy addition to fans' pull lists. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jun 17, 2016

    It's like "Speed Racer" narrated by Rick Deckard and starring Han Solo. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jun 16, 2016

    Han and Chewie enter the race, and find that they are outclassed by the wealthy participants, except for the most successful and oldest one, Lo Ree Anno, who herself was once an outlier to the event but now garners great respect. She flies (you guessed it) solo. Not too many surprises in this narrative, but lots of local color and immersion in the larger Star Wars universe. Liu has set herself up a solid formula that seems ready to give each issue a splashy show-piece or two. Brooks excels at humans and aliens, and the whole seems designed to give us a fun ride with the Han we know and love best. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Jun 15, 2016

    Overall, Han Solo #1is a little disappointing in that it's slower than I expected, but delivers a solid foundation to build a fun series on. While it's hard to gauge the quality right now, given how well the books have done so far as well as how much potential is in here,Han Solois a safe bet for another solid entry into the new expanded canon. Let's just hope the next issue manages to be a bit more thrilling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Matthew J. Theriault Jun 15, 2016

    Just as it would have been inappropriate for Solo to say in the original Star Wars, "It's true, the Force, the Jedi, all of it; it's all true," while still proper to the character at another point, so too is Han's abandonment of the rebellion and Leia during the period in which his Solo series takes place equally inappropriate. It's full of fun and charm and wit, fleshes out the universe more fully, and is gorgeously illustrated, and yet always feels out of place, untrue to the characters. It's a story I enjoyed in itself, but I question if it's a story that should have been told. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jun 24, 2016

    As for that mission, which I'm guessing is going to take up the next several issues. Han and Chewbacca have been signed up for a galactic Cannonball Run of sorts. While competing in the race they will also make stops on three planets in attempts to save the remaining Rebel spies. Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 15, 2016

    While we're not quite on must-read status yet, Han Solo does have plenty of potential in both of its creators, and now that the necessary exposition has been laid out, they really have an entire universe to explore. It's hard not to feel optimistic when you see how well Liu has captured her lead's voice, and there are plenty of people who will (and rightly so) just buy this book just to see more of Mark Brooks' artwork. Like his ship, Han Solo might not look like much to the untrained eye, but this series has got it where it counts. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Marc Buxton Jun 17, 2016

    Readers never get to actually witness the race in the first issue (de-com-press-ion) but the set up is solid and the characters are all comfortably familiar. Im sure Liu will come up with some fun competitors for Solo as the race begins in earnest and Im looking forward to seeing what happens next–mostly because I know exactly what is going to happen next and seeing Solo be Solo is always a blast. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comicsverse - Corey Spanner Jun 15, 2016

    It is an extremely difficult thing to adapt a STAR WARS juggernaut like Han Solo into his own series. Telling a story withoutstepping on any pre-existing canon toes is a major challenge. That being said, this comicleaves a lot to be desired. The bookleaves on an interesting note and could very well evolve into an intriguing story. However, it has its work cut out for it if it wants to be a worthy addition to the curent mythology. Read Full Review

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