Star Wars: Thrawn #5

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

Thrawn's obsession and pursuit of the mysterious crime lord "Nightswan" has led him to Batonn. But what his aide Eli Vanto hopes will be the final stand between the Empire and its enemies soon turns out to be nothing more than a trap...and Ensign Vanto is the bait!
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  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 27, 2018

    A villain is revealed and a high level Imperial seeks to enlist one of Thrawn's allies in this latest issue. The story is clever and the visuals outstanding. This continues to be one of the most thrilling Star Wars titles from Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Jun 18, 2018

    As I continue to read this comic, I realize that looking back the Zahn novel actually wasn't as perfect as it had seemed. Although a very good story, parts of it got bogged down in a level of detail that slowed down the story momentum. This series has dispatched with those limitations and is delivering the definitive version in streamlined form. It will, I think, come across very well in trade format. A great accomplishment from this creative team with only one more issue to go. One word of caution, don't even try to read this issue as a standalone - the material that has come before is essential to understanding and enjoyment. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 19, 2018

    The Thrawn adaptation is almost over and I'm continuing to enjoy it even while wishing it was twice as long so we could get a lot more of the source material given time here and not feel quite so rushed. Jody Houser captures the sweeping moments just right and keeps just enough of the character material and intrigue so that it flows together well. And Luke Ross continues to deliver some really great pages as he brings Thrawn to life with Woodward's colors taking it to the next level. There's a lot to like here as the stories are converging and big things are afoot as we go into the finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jun 13, 2018

    While this chapter might not be as fulfilling as others, it's evident that the stage is being set for a compelling conflict. Read Full Review

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