Star Wars: The High Republic #2

Writer: Cavan Scott Artist: Ario Anindito Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 3, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 36
8.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

•  The NIHIL strike! A ship found adrift in space, the crew brutally slaughtered and cargo stolen.
•  What terror awaits the THE JEDI OF STARLIGHT BEACON as they explore the wreck?
•  Newly knighted KEEVE TRENNIS must overcome her insecurity in the face of new teammates, but can she trust her closest ally?

Rated T

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - NumidianPrime Feb 4, 2021

    I honestly don't think I can sing this series's praises enough. I think it's exactly what Star Wars needs right now. I hope that it continues for a good long time and doesn't stop impressing me. I can't wait to see where it goes next! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Feb 3, 2021

    I am anxiously awaiting the next issue, if only to see how Scott and the art team push the boundaries of what we know about the Star Warsuniverse. If Star Wars: The High Republic #2 is any indication, this series is in for a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Feb 3, 2021

    Reading the novel makes one love the story but reading comics as rich and interesting as this makes one invested, and also makes one want to buy every action figure that will inevitably follow. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Feb 3, 2021

    A phenomenal second issue full of tension and surprise action that manages to keep things different while still very much being Star Wars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Feb 4, 2021

    The most honest review I can give this book is to simply say it's Star Wars. It looks like Star Wars and it feels like Star Wars but with a completely new batch of characters who are instantly winning over the audience. Star Wars fans new and old will take great enjoyment from this fun but serious story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Feb 8, 2021

    Star Wars: The High Republic works on two levels. The first is the overarching story between Keeve and Sskeer. The mystery there is enough to keep readers coming back to see how that unfolds. The second level is the world. The High Republic comic is giving us a great look at the Jedi of that time, how they operate, and what kind of dangers they face. I especially love the Jedi twins, Ceret and Terec, and their empathic connection. I hope this means that we will get a good variety of different Jedi races like them as the series progress. Let's also hope that will see more of what the rest of the galaxy, worlds, and governments look like with the Jedi in power. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Feb 3, 2021

    Now that the characters are set into motion on their own adventures, the plot is sure to start moving ahead at a good pace. There are still a lot of unknowns at play here, but none less intriguing than Sskeers very un-Jedi approach to his last mission. Keeve Trennis is sure to find out whats going on with her former master. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - James Byrum Feb 3, 2021

    The story continues to be fun to read, but there are currently holes in the story that can only be filled if one has read Charles Soule's Novel, Light of the Jedi. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 9, 2021

    I've been excited for the High Republic era in general and while I expect that we'll see touches of some of the bigger storylines carrying through the comics, this opening arc should be an interesting exploration of some of what motivates the Nihil or something else as yet revealed. Cavan Scott's script feels a lot better this time around with what it's doing in moving things forward and having to deal less with introducing a lot of things at once like the first issue had to. I like Trennis more than I did before and the introduction of Ceret and Terec has me grinning stupidly. I'm even warming up to Sskeer a lot more than I expected to. It's a really good entry that gives me more hope for what's to come from the team across the board. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Feb 9, 2021

    Overall though. I'm still not especially invested in this story or these characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 3, 2021

    Scott and Anindito, in many ways, accomplish here what the first issue should have done. There was lots of mystery and intriguing elements while introducing new things to the franchise. We also met new characters while learning more about the main protagonists, making their adventure even more enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 3, 2021

    Great things are clearly on the way for this series, it just took a couple of issues to get there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 3, 2021

    Ario Anindito does some brilliant work with the art in the issue. There are some great details in both the characters and the backgrounds that draw you in visually. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Feb 5, 2021

    The Jedi face a mysterious threat that may give the Great Disaster and the Nihil a run for their money as the adventure continues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Feb 3, 2021

    The comic certainly delivers on telling a story about Jedi Master Sskeer and tries to show off Star Wars newest High Republic villains the Nihil with teases for the Drengir. However, they dont come across as big galactic threats yet, just random foes for the Jedi to deal with. I would only recommend this comic if youre interested in the new High Republic era and want to see a glimpse of what the new villains are like. Read Full Review

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