Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1

Writer: Chuck Wendig Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 22, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
4.2Critic Rating
4.2User Rating

It's true-all of it! The biggest movie of the year jumps from the big screen to the comic book page! It's been three decades since the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star and toppled the Galactic Empire...but now, on the remote planet of Jakku...there is a stirring in the Force. A young scavenger named Rey...a deserting stormtrooper named ace pilot name Poe...and a dark apprentice named Kylo Ren...Their lives are about to collide as the awakening begins. Written by Chuck Wendig (STAR WARS: AFTERMATH) and drawn by Luke Ross (HERCULES), take us on our first steps back into the Saga of a lifetime!
Rated T

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 28, 2016

    This is a good series overall, but so far it is simply paraphrasing the film’s script. For anyone who hasn’t seen the film, this might be entertaining. But for those of us who have, it gets a little monotonous. I’m really hoping that Wendig puts some original concepts and themes into the storyline, because this series desperately needs it. Nonetheless, this series is well worth the read for any Star Wars fan. It tells a very important story of the search for Luke Skywalker. The Resistance and the First Order are going to have some beef, so you’d best stick around to see when and how it goes down! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Jun 24, 2016

    Serviceable, but an entirely surface level revisiting of a story that has much deeper depths still to plumb. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jun 26, 2016

    I grew up during the explosion of comic book movie adaptations during the eighties. Books came out the week the film opened or shortly thereafter. This adaptation is six months after the film, so there was more than enough time to create a quality adaptation. This is not. Character motivation is missing and panels out of order are signs of a rushed or indifferent execution. This is not worth $2.99, let alone the $4.99 cover price. This is why fans cry corporation money grab. Unbelievably disappointing. For the hardcore or rich only. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comicsverse - Corey Spanner Jun 23, 2016

    It feels unfair to give a poor review to a book that probably wasn't meant to be amazing in the first place. Adapting a hit movie like STAR WARS is most likely an extremely difficult task. However, after reading its first issue, it feels pointless. If it can't capture the magical charm of the characters and setting that the film had, why read it? Unless you've never seen FORCE AWAKENS and have no idea who these characters are or what they're capable of, you're better off saving your money. Read Full Review

  • 3.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 23, 2016

    It's hard to say why Marvel went forward with this adaptation, other than for the sake of completion. This first issue fails to add anything new to a story many fans have experienced countless times in the past seven months. And worse, it actively diminishes that story thanks to its rushed, no-nonsense storytelling and generally bland artwork. It's both a bad adaptation on a bad comic on its own merits. Read Full Review

  • 2.5 - John McCubbin Jun 22, 2016

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation #1 is a sheer mess, capturing very little of what made the movie a huge success. Despite having the same premise and following the same plot line, the creative team move things forward at a too fast a pace, with there being no time to savour one particular development. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Jun 23, 2016

    Overall, we just plainly don't see the point in this comic existing. It brings nothing to the table that we haven't seen already and it feels rushed a lot of the time " if you're a fan of Star Wars you'd have already watched the movie, so we actively recommendnot reading this. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Leia Calderon Jun 27, 2016

    As a first issue, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" #1 doesn't quite cut it. Without that spark that made "The Force Awakens" special, it reads like a blunt summary of the film. Since they don't add anything new, Wendig and Ross just don't provide any incentive to return to the series. Nevertheless, you can still be immersed in a galaxy far, far away; just leave this series behind and use your credits to buy "Star Wars: Poe Dameron" or "Star Wars: Han Solo" instead. Read Full Review

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