Star Wars: Mace Windu #1
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Star Wars: Mace Windu #1

Writer: Matt Owens Artist: Denys Cowan Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
7.1Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy...but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi's greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!
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  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Monica Archer Aug 31, 2017

    The first issue of Mace Windu was everything I had hoped for, and more. A must read for Star Wars fans (particularly those of us looking to learn more about Mace Windu) and a great introduction to Star Wars comics for anyone looking to break in. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Sep 10, 2017

    MACE WINDU #1 is one of the best opening salvos in comics, giving the reader a welcome mix of high action plot and unique characterization. With a theme steeped in wartime doubts, this is a must read issue for Star Wars fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Sep 4, 2017

    Star Wars: Mace Windu #1 gives the series a good start. If the other first issues of solo miniseries (like the Han Solo and Lando series) are any indication, what follows Mace Windu #1 will be a blast. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 5, 2017

    The opening installment of the five issue Mace Windu miniseries is off to a solid start with plenty of potential for where it can go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 2, 2017

    Four Jedi go to a mission to a planet recently infested by Separatists. This first issue solidly establishes the premise, with a greater threat revealed, told with some strong visuals. I'm very happy to see Mace get the spotlight, accompanied by the Jedi known for his grin, Kit Fisto. Anything could happen after this issue and I'm looking forward to seeing these heroes in action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Sep 5, 2017

    Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic - Mace Windu #1 is a promising start to a new miniseries. Matt Owens' has found a thematic hook to dig into that gives the series a sense of purpose that goes beyond mere plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 30, 2017

    Mace Windu #1's mission plot isn't groundbreaking, and a decent amount of Matt Owens' story is concerned in introducing the team and re-introducing the Clone War conflict. However, he gives each member of Mace's team a unique personality, and Denys Cowan and Roberto Poggi draw the hell out of some lightsaber battles, vehicles, and Jedi council deliberations so it's worth at least a flip through. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    NerdEnt.Net - Flame Hawk Aug 30, 2017

    The art for this issue is all over the place leaving it lacking visual appeal. The art rebounds nicely at the end but it had a rough few middle pages where Yoda (What went wrong??) looked atrocious due to inconsistency between Cowan and Poggi. What saves Star Wars: Jedi Of The Republic " Mace Windu #1 is that the fight scenes showing off Windu in full glory. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Bleeding Cool - Jeremy Konrad Aug 30, 2017

    Overall, it is not like I am not going to read the rest of the series, but my excitement has been knocked down a notch. Hopefully we can kick things into high gear with issue #2 and the issues after. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 30, 2017

    At this point, any attempt by Marvel to venture out of the original Trilogy era is a welcome one. That said, this series looks to do little with Mace Windu and his fellow Jedi we haven't seen in numerous other Clone Wars-era projects. The solid characterization for Mace's team and Cowan's gritty art are both selling points, but that may not be enough for all readers. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Sep 6, 2017

    Mace and his team fights with battle droids who regrettably use the same level of eye rolling humor we saw in the prequels, which really put this on rocky ground for me. The issue ended on a cliffhanger that really failed to excite me, leaving me even less interested in issue number two, which is the opposite effect a cliffhanger should be having on me as a reader. I was hoping for more, given how much I've enjoyed all of Marvel's Star Wars material so far, but this looks as though it'll be the first Star Wars series I skip. This may be a series that resonates more with people who really love Mace Windu as a character. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comicosity - MJ Rae Aug 31, 2017

    With so many Marvel Star Wars comics on the market, the separate storylines and solo books can get lost in the mix. With Mace Wind, it may be the case of one too many individual characters getting their own title, when they can't necessarily carry it. This is an old mistake for Marvel, and it would be unfortunate to watch talented teams and great creators get lost in the mix as the Star Wars comics overflow the comic shop shelves. Hopefully Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic Mace Winducan find its stride and bring it around with issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - JJ Travers Aug 30, 2017

    A disappointing start to a much anticipated mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Villain Aug 31, 2017

    I thought this was a great issue that gives fans a great look into Mace Windu as a leader. Windu struggles with the thought of going to war even though he is going to one of the Jedi that are relied on to lead the Republic to victory. He surrounds himself with some characters that could be pretty interesting too. Not much action so far but it will come.

  • 6.5
    Raspiutin Aug 31, 2017

    Art style is arguable, specially one shot of Yoda, but in overall it isn't that bad. The story starts interesting because of Master Windu and Fisto and Jedi having conversations about their role in this war, their morality and Code. Although it feels like dialogues capture the mood of the Prequels in the
    bad way, I've enjoyed this issue.

  • 4.5
    ImTheRhetorician Dec 7, 2017

    This Comic had alot of promise, Mace was always that badass character that just needed, well more character. His own comic issue was perfect, and set in my favorite era the Clone Wars, this had the makings of a great series. Nevertheless i’m very disappointed. Mace is portrayed rather poorly, its clear the writers don’t know much about Star Wars because seeing Windu stand before the Jedi council rather than sit along side them as equals was vert offputting considering he is one of the leading members. The whole dynamic of the Jedi being peacekeepers rather than generals has been explored in great detail already, so them trying to implement that concept as a theme is far from new, and comes off as redundant. The artwork is servicable eno more

  • 7.5
    StanielK Sep 16, 2017

  • 7.5
    Comix4fever Dec 31, 2017

  • 7.0
    ActionCity Aug 30, 2017

  • 6.0
    TheFallenKing13 Aug 30, 2017

  • 6.0
    mseccatore Sep 1, 2017

  • 6.0
    markkawika Sep 18, 2017

  • 6.0
    Dakovski Sep 27, 2017

  • 5.0
    parasol Jul 1, 2018

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