Star Wars: The High Republic #5

Writer: Cavan Scott Artist: Andrea Broccardo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 8, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
7.4Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

As the Herald of the Open Hand stokes the fires of Jedha, Vildar Mac and Matty Cathley are overcome by uncontrollable fear. Tey Sirrek is a prisoner of the Guardians of the Whills. Can he use the chaos to escape? And who are the mysterious strangers ransacking the Temple of the Kyber? Is nowhere safe?
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  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Christopher R. Ford May 10, 2023

    Overall, the team behind the issue has done a good job of giving long-time Star Wars fans something new yet still comforting. New fun characters caught up in the timeless Star Wars Republic madness. Well worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Watch - John Edward Lee Feb 10, 2023

    This issue ends in the midst of one the most tragic parts of this Phase. Vildar Mac seems to be finally getting a grip on what is happening, but with the Order of the Open Hand still pulling tricks, there are bound to be more horrible surprises on Jedhas horizon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 15, 2023

    I really wanted to get into the nature of Jedha and how things work but we've gone so hard and fast into how many different groups there are and just very basic to no idea about the why of the issues between them that when it hits the action it just feels like noise and chaos. It's put together well here to make for an engaging enough read while trying to sort out who is who but I wish we had a bit more time to sink our teeth into the characters and location before hitting things up in a big way here. I'm curious to see how The Path of the Open Hand will be utilized depending on what they're after tho, but it is just another group amid a lot of different ones already. It definitely looks good and handles covering so many different events in quick order so there's a plus there as well. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Feb 8, 2023

    Some fans are sure to appreciate that overwhelming feeling, and it's difficult to say it's a poor issue, based on how evocative the entire narrative was, but it could have served the story better had it deliver a more cohesive narrative to make the overall throughlines a bit more obvious. Read Full Review

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