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: 16
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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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

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    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
    Rogues Portal - 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

  • 10
    The Villain Dec 18, 2019

    Lives up to the hype. The Rise of Kylo Ren does not hide reveals in its first issue. It starts off with a bang, but it still promising enough that you'll want to keep following closely. There's probably a great story to follow.

  • 10
    A7sus420 Dec 30, 2019

    I loved every second of this book.

  • 9.0
    Azrael Dec 30, 2019

    This is a must read for those that want extra detail not provided in the movies and especially for those that have questions regarding Ben’s sudden fall to the dark. The origin of the Knights of Aden seem just as unknown as before this issue came out but I anticipate we’ll get more and better backstory detail later.

  • 8.5
    M1sf1r3 Jan 4, 2020

    Charles Soule has heavily invested himself in the Star Wars Universe currently, having done Darth Vader and the current Star Wars series plus Lando, Obi-Wan & Anakin and Poe Dameron mini-series'. But this will be his first go in the Sequel series so let's see how Soule goes with The Rise of Kylo Ren.

    The Good:
    Knights of Ren is interesting so far.

    I like this expansion from the Last Jedi.

    It's really cool seeing this expansion on Kylo and Snoke.

    The Bad:
    The art is off, especially for the faces. Admittedly, there's time restraints and faces based on actors are much harder but still.

    A very strong start for the Rise of Kylo Ren. It answers some q more

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Jan 7, 2020

    This book seems to be exactly what the current canon needs right now - more stories about unexplored time periods. The writing here is strong, with some great artwork and plot twists. Really excited to see where this goes.

  • 8.0
    1337Comix Jan 10, 2020

    Kylo Ren A.K.A. Ben Solo, is an intriguing individual whos character arch needs to be explored more. The transition to the dark side is something that allows the Star Wars universe to explore a myriad of possibilities. The many factors in Ben’s transition to Kylo Ren (Snoke, Knights of Ren, Han, Leigh, Luke and the remaining Jedi recruits) should get their spotlight. The first issue Is well drawn. The first issue was mostly setup for a few storylines and I expect that the upcoming issues will include more action for readers craving light saber battles and force powers. Not a perfect start but a good one.

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