Star Wars: Thrawn #4

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Thrawn's rise in the Imperial Empire continues at a trajectory one can only dream of. Meanwhile, Eli Vanto is still stuck in the same position as when he graduated - Thrawn's aide. But will Thrawn's obsession and pursuit of the mysterious crimelord "Nightswan" lead both Imperials to success in the Emperor's eyes? Help comes from mysterious places in the Empire...
Rated T

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes May 26, 2018

    Thrawn continues to show himself a shrewd and unmerciful leader. Seeing how the Empire and its commanders work is incredible reading, while the visuals are perfect companions to tell this story. This is recommended reading for all Star Wars fans. Outstanding. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 15, 2018

    The Thrawn series worked pretty well in the first three issues with what it was covering, knowing that slices of Pryce's story were shortened or cut entirely for space and flow. Her rise is key to what happens in this issue though and the lack of that in full definitely weakens their relationship, which becomes quite important down the line in the Rebels series. That said, Houser covers a lot of key events here well and keeps it all moving forward with some great artwork from Luke Ross and a beautiful montage page of events that I wish got explored more. I do wish this had been given a double-length run to be explored more fully but it's working well and just getting time with the Afe aliens this time was worth it alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy May 14, 2018

    Houser neatly crafts this story to its core points, and successfully manages to sustain the interest of the reader in what is one of the drier elements of the novel. In doing so she is expertly assisted by the art team. This book is one of the high points in Marvel's output for Star Wars. It's up there with the Han Solo mini-series for me (another good outing). This issue may have been lower key than some of the preceding installments but it lays the foundations for what should be an interesting conclusion. I put the book down with high hopes for a safe landing for the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison May 10, 2018

    Star Wars: Thrawn #4 has its quirks, but the overall comic is quite enjoyable and holds the interest and attention of the reader. Houser, Ross, and Woodard have done great work with this miniseries, and, hopefully, the final two issues wont disappoint either. This one earns another recommendation. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh May 9, 2018

    The events of this issue were necessary to developing Thrawn's leadership abilities, even if we were inundated with technical jargon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Harry C. May 10, 2018

    I am a bit torn on this, as it was just "more Thrawn". In this story, Thrawn is tasked in bringing about the cessation of a spice operation on yet another forgettable planet in Imperial territory. Read Full Review

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