Star Wars: Return of the Jedi: Empire #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Jethro Morales Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 7, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THE EMPIRE TOOK OVER?
As operations begin to take shape on the moon of ENDOR, a technician must figure out how to live under the control of THE EMPIRE. But if he can't stay out of trouble, what will the Empire do with him? Continuing the 40TH ANNIVERSARY celebration of RETURN OF THE JEDI, JODY HOUSER & JETHRO MORALES pull back the curtain of the Empire like never before!
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  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 21, 2023

    I skipped a bunch of the Return of the Jedi books as they came out as I was feeling a bit overloaded but they're definitely fun one-shots to check out to add some additional color around events and the lead-up to it. Focus on some of what was going on with Endor ahead of the film is definitely fun, especially as it leans into more Andor-like material with how the Empire has taken over businesses and essentially conscripted its employees. It's a solid book with some great character work from Jody Houser as always. Jethro Morales gives us some of the beauty of Endor itself but also makes clear the oppressive and confining nature of the Empire and its facilities as well. Definitely solidly done and some nice callbacks that work really well for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Jun 7, 2023

    The book makes for an entertaining read, even if its not imperative to the grand scheme of the original trilogy, as it nominally showcases the treachery of the Empire and the impact the organization had on even the most innocuous residents of the galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Ruiz Jun 7, 2023

    As the fourth one-shot in the Return of the Jedi 40th anniversary series, Return of the Jedi The Empire #1 continues the trend of celebrating the beloved film with a compelling story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Chris Coplan Jun 7, 2023

    In space, everyone knows that you're a giant loser. Read Full Review

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