Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #2

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Will Sliney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 8, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 16
8.6Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

•  With the new jedi school in ruins and fellow students hot on his trail for the murder of their master, Ben Solo flees to the only friend he has left in the galaxy...a man named Snoke. But Snoke has plans for  Ben...and ideas about the Force that are as dangerous as they are intriguing for the troubled young jedi.
•  If Ben wishes to be truly free...the answers might lie with the dark side. And with the Knights of Ren!
•  But it won't be the first time he's tangled with the Knights. In the past, Jedi Master more

  • 10 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 8, 2020

    Both from an emotional and action perspective, Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren isn't pulling its punches in giving Ben and Kylo fans everything they felt the films were missing, while also offering exciting and unexpected connections to various corners of the Star Wars mythos. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sam Jarron Jan 8, 2020

    The issue ends there; we won't find out how Ben escapes this predicament until next issue. This issue continued to be incredible. It's turned Ben into even more of a complex and compelling character than he already was; the small character moments like with Ben's name add so much, and the hints of things to come are really exciting. Soule continues to be the best Star Wars author out there, and Will Sliney's art is really good too (but not perfect..... young Ben looks kinda bad). I can't wait until #3! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu Jan 8, 2020

     :This issue was well-paced, threw off some dazzling colors and effective fight panels, and ultimately set us up nicely to continue the overall story. It provided excellent context and background into the two sides pulling at Ben's mind, and it seems totally reasonable that seeds of doubt may be creeping in. Admittedly, this reviewer is only a slightly more than casual fan of the Star Wars franchise. However, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited to follow this book and see how it plays out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 8, 2020

    Overall, this second installment is an intriguing offering that moves forward in the past. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 14, 2020

    While I do wish the Knights of Ren got utilized more in the films, they're basically the Boba Fett of the sequel trilogy and not even fully. So giving them time to be explored more leisurely in comic form is welcome because we see how instrumental they are to what happened to Ben and his transformation into Kylo Ren. These are all things that were likely drafted out at some point and considered as canon but ended up on the cutting room floor in some department. Bringing it to life here will frustrate those that don't read comics but for those like us who do, it's a pretty solid story that explains a number of things and takes us deeper into the well of resentment that seems to make up who Ben is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jan 9, 2020

    You know you have a good comic in your hands when your biggest complaint is it ended before you were ready for the issue to be finished, and Charles Soule, Will Sliney and Guru eFX accomplish this with Rise of Kylo Ren #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Vishal Gullapalli Jan 8, 2020

    Soule does an excellent job filling in this gap, but is hampered by forces outside of his control. Read Full Review

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