Star Wars: The High Republic #5

Writer: Cavan Scott Artist: Ario Anindito Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 12, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 14
8.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

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•  STARLIGHT BEACON over-run by a creeping alien horror! Can VERNESTRA RWOH and her Padawan IMRI CANTAROS find a way to save Starlight's infected masses?
•  Plus, KEEVE TRENNIS learns the terrible secret MASTER SSKEER has been carrying for so long. Can she ever trust him again?
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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Adrian Ruiz May 12, 2021

    This is the kind of Star Wars I am sure fans have been waiting for. Readers continue to see characters that were introduced in other media like Avar Kriss and Vernestra Rwoh, which has led to speculation and discussions that I haven't seen in the fandom since The Sequel Trilogy. Despite the cast of characters being expanded with every issue, Keeve Treenis continues to be the star and the symbol for what a Jedi should be. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ellie J. Jun 17, 2021

    To my astonishment, this series has massive ramifications for the plot of The High Republic as a whole. I won't spoil what those ramifications are, but I wasn't expecting this plot point to be developed until the "bigger" adult novels like The Rising Storm in a couple weeks. It really just proves why The High Republic is the best thing to come out of Star Wars in years: everything is important and has meaning, not just the bigger stories with the bigger audiences. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee May 12, 2021

    Now that the Jedi have discovered a new ally as well as a new strategy to use against the Drengir. It would seems like it is a time to regroup and celebrate. But before they can do that, they must determine Master Ssskeers condition and fate. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 12, 2021

    Anindito does great work with the art in this series. There are some great visual moments throughout and the action is beautifully detailed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely May 12, 2021

    The High Republic just isn't afraid to get dark or messy. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday May 12, 2021

    Although it resolves with a bit of an absurd twist, 'The High Republic" #5 is still an entertaining and fast paced Star Wars comic with high stakes and ever-fantastic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 18, 2021

    The Jedi face the Hutts and the Drengir in a three way war. Scott creates a strong emotional core for the heroes. The art is solid but falls short in a few moments. Overall though, it's a great climactic story for this opening arc. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Mnd619 Sep 4, 2021

    From Cavan Scott's mind to the world of Star Wars make a very good mix because of the Storytelling that he has come up with for The High Republic series, I have no doubt that the rest of this series moving on will be equal to the rest of his work. This Edition of the series really has everything that it takes to make a masterpiece, exciting and unpredictable moments that make big changes for the more important characters, dark moments that make sense and have an impact on the whole story, and characters that feel real that hold important roles through light and dark parts of the book. All these reasons appear in this comic book, Ceret and Terec both show there true power of the force as soon as you open the book you find out how powerful th more

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  • 7.0

    This issue was a little better than the last couple, but frankly the plot is hard to stay interested in.Mostly because it uses the same old stuff I see everywhere else in sci-fi nowadays. The fact that parasitic aliens using bodies for hosts has become a majorly overused concept in modern Science fiction for one. It grows tiresome. That's one of the reasons I quit watching Dr. Who.
    I guess High republic is missing that something Dark Horse's Old Republic era books had. While this is currently the only Star Wars title I'm currently reading, I don't know if I'll be sticking with it. This is a book that's real hard to get a grip on when it comes to how well I enjoy it. And with the obvious upcoming rise in comic prices it looks like we'll more

  • 6.5
    letskillrobots Jun 7, 2021

    ew gross

  • 4.0
    DoorMan May 28, 2021

    Man, this is getting rough to read and to maintain interest.

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    Leylin May 12, 2021

  • 8.5
    Gorr May 12, 2021

  • 8.5
    Swanktub May 13, 2021

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude May 29, 2021

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Jun 6, 2021

  • 7.0
    haniballecto May 12, 2021

  • 7.0
    Adsun22 May 13, 2021

  • 7.0
    jmprados Jun 2, 2021

  • 6.5
    TheFallenKing13 May 12, 2021

  • 6.5
    ActionCity May 13, 2021

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