Star Wars: The High Republic #9

Writer: Cavan Scott Artist: Ario Anindito Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: September 1, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

•  Following the terrible events of The Rising Storm, the villainous NIHIL are in retreat, hunted by THE JEDI.
•  WAYSEEKER KNIGHT ORLA JARENI is attacked by a lone Nihil Stormship in deep space, a Stormship commanded by one of the Jedi's own.
•  Which of STARLIGHT BEACON'S number have joined the Nihil Horde? And how far will they turn from the Light?

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  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Sep 1, 2021

    This issue has the conflicts, action, and sense of adventure which has been promised since the entire epic began. Both with the second phase of novels and the recent comics, we are seeing heroes we have grown to love facing both physical and moral threats. The conflict and heart bounce off every panel and hopefully the momentum continues as the Nihil threat and this epic continues to evolve. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Sep 5, 2021

    We get a short glimpse at the Nihil towards the end of this issue. The one thing that the Star Wars: The High Republic series has done pretty well is give readers unconventional Star Wars villains that aren't governments, dictators, or Sith. We are about to enter a new arc that puts Keeve in a pretty interesting scenario and right in the middle of this brand-new criminal syndicate. I can't wait to see how the team develops the Nihil as the book looks like it is going to take a deep dive into who they are. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Sep 1, 2021

    Keeve Trennis is now in the belly of the Nihil beast. She must prove herself to be one of them by any means necessary. That may in fact force her to match their level of brutality that few Jedi can come clear of without fear of turning the Dark Side. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 5, 2022

    I continue to like the big picture elements of the High Republic and I'm interested in knowing these characters more, but the books are simply more concerned with bouncing from action piece to action piece than getting into their stories. Some of it, I'm sure, is that it's being handled in the novels. Which is fine. But that just leave me wishing we were focusing on other characters not getting that treatment in order to flesh things out or present a better view of what's being revealed in this projects. There's so much good stuff to deal with here and we have had such solid creative talent on board for it that I just want them to up their game more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Sep 1, 2021

    It's hard to talk about the issue as a whole without spoiling its story (which is key to its effectiveness), but I feel safe saying this is one of the better ideas the High Republic era has seen thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley Sep 2, 2021

    The High Republic saga enters a much more dangerous and unpredictable phase of storytelling. The story is fascinating and the art is extremely good. It's a tense and unpredictable entry to the Star Wars saga that has me at the edge of my seat. Read Full Review

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