Star Wars: The High Republic - The Blade #1

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Marco Castiello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 28, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• Hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga, witness the rise of a legend - the mighty Jedi PORTER ENGLE, perhaps the most skilled lightsaber wielder in the High Republic.
•  With his fellow Jedi Knight Barash, he travels the galaxy, serving as a guardian of peace and justice.
•  But even Porter Engle has enemies he cannot defeat.


  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 30, 2022

    Castiello delivers some gritty, beautifully detailed art on every page. I love the look of this issue and how it stands out from other Star Wars titles in its bold art approach. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 8, 2023

    Just as a first issue, this is the best of The High Republic comics that I've read so far. It's strong in establishing the two leads, it provides for some really great artwork that doesn't feel like every other Star Wars book but is still connected enough, and it engages in some good layering of the complexities of the period. The stage setting is great and something that's either done as an info dump or just plain poorly in a lot of other comics in general. Soule nails it in making all of this engaging quickly and wanting more of everyone involved, including following the Pathfinders to see how they operate here. Castiello over-delivers with a great-looking book and works from a strong script from Soule that gives him plenty to work with. I'm excited at what this can introduce to the larger storytelling world beyond being what could be a strong standalone tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Dec 28, 2022

    This debut issue does little more than establish the premise, the characters, and the dynamic between them, and while there might not be major reveals, this introduction is still highly entertaining. Read Full Review

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