Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Will Sliney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 19
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Young Ben Solo is legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker's most promising pupil. As the son of Rebel Alliance heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, as well as Luke's own nephew, Ben has the potential to be a great force for light in the galaxy. But the Skywalker legacy casts a long shadow, the currents of the dark side run deep, and Darth Vader's blood runs in Ben's veins. Voices call from both his past and his future, telling him who he must be. He will shatter, he will be reforged, his destiny will be revealed. Snoke awaits. The Knights of Ren await. Ben Solo's path to his true self begins here. &nb more

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Sam Jarron Dec 18, 2019

    This issue was pretty incredible. It completely re-contextualized the events shown in The Last Jedi, and make Ben more redeemable. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Geek'd Out - Jonathan Boes Dec 17, 2019

    It's a story with real consequence. Up to this point, the canon books and comics have given us tons of character backstory, location details (who remembers that we had a Canto Bight novel?) and scattered side adventures. Compared to the cataclysmic epics of the Expanded Universe, the canon stories have felt supplementary at best. A notable exception is Soule's own twenty-five Darth Vader comic run, which I consider to be one of the best Star Wars comics of all time. This book is lined up to be another fantastic exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 31, 2019

    Despite various opinions, Charles Soule gave us answers with excellent execution about one of the unknown fables of the Star Wars universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Dec 18, 2019

    While there's a lot in this book that should clearly have come from the movies, this is an engaging and compelling read from start to finish, and does an excellent job fleshing out one of the most interesting characters in Star Wars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Dec 18, 2019

    Rise of Kylo Ren is off to a strong start, depicting a variety of encounters Ben had with figures connected to the Dark Side that feels in line with the tone of the characters' on-screen appearances that feel like organic explanations for how we could turn his back on his former allies. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Dec 22, 2019

    The road to capitalizing on a blockbuster feature film is paved with good intentions and poor executions. On every level, this book felt like it could have been churned out by locking a hundred Ewoks in a room with typewriters. Nothing felt captivating or memorable. Honestly, they could have just handed this book out for free upon entry to The Rise of Skywalker. Read Full Review

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