Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1
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Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Roge Antonia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 17, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
8.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

As the war against the REBELLION stretches on, it is the innocent people of the GALACTIC EMPIRE who are most at risk. An elite squadron of TIE fighter pilots is assembled to help protect Imperial interests and hammer the Emperor's fury down upon the treasonous and violent Rebel Alliance. But how far is this untested team willing to go to preserve law and order? And are the pilots of SHADOW WING as loyal to the Empire as they seem? This April, JODY HOUSER (THRAWN, AGE OF REPUBLIC) and ROGÊ ANT NIO's (X-MEN RED) TIE fighter tale chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the he more

  • 9.9
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Apr 17, 2019

    Star Wars: TIE Fighter promises to be an engaging mini-series that makes us face the fact that maybe those TIE pilots aren't so different from us. This first issue presents a lot of high-stakes drama that I can't wait to see unfold in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 17, 2019

    I had a blast with Star Wars: TIE Fighter and I think most will too. It gives readers a new flavor in the pantheon of Star Wars stories and has the opportunity to tell a very different story. One that could lead to surprising places. Star Wars: TIE Fighter highlights how good people can be found on both sides of a war. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Christopher Egan Apr 19, 2019

    Final Verdict: 8.5, A "Star Wars" adventure that is attempting to flip the script on who we are rooting for. Well crafted writing and artwork make from a solid foundation in this war story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 25, 2019

    The opening installment is a strong one in introducing us to the core cast and timeline with some solid artwork that definitely "feels" Imperial in all the right ways. With this run set for five issues, there's plenty of time to flesh things out as it progresses and I'm eager to see what Houser has in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - AJ Frost Apr 17, 2019

    TIE Fighter #1 satiates fans old and new alike by taking us into the heart of the Empire. But even more so, it allows us to inspect the heart of an Imperial trooper. Seeing how these people behave with their masks off allows not only the story to breathe, but the reader as well. This isn't your typical Star Wars fare, and it's surely going to be an amazing ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Jim Werner Apr 19, 2019

    This is a top first installment in a five issue arc with enough plotlines laid out to sustain readers' interest throughout this issue and likely beyond. Even though it is perhaps a somewhat childlike response to this issue, my feelings on it are that it is just “so cool”. It encapsulates all the fun and excitement you would expect from a book about a TIE fighter squadron. Count me in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Apr 17, 2019

    The inaugural issue manages to intrigue and entertain, setting the series up for some interesting reveals that help color in the supporting characters in the saga. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Apr 20, 2019

    Star Wars: Tie Fighter, also titled The Shadow Falls, is one part of a story. Obviously, this one focuses on the side of the Empire. The upcoming Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron, scheduled for a June 4th release, will cover the Rebellions half of the story. While the comic seems to stand alone on its own, Marvel and Disney did see fit to toss in a preview chapter for the reader. While the tale should make Star Wars fans happy with the other side of the conflict receiving focus, casual fans may want to wait for a collection to put on their bookshelf instead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Apr 20, 2019

    I've never been a fan of the pilots of Star Wars. It's difficult to capture the thrills of the films' ship combat into comics, and this book doesn't really try. Instead, the focus is on the pilots. I'm liking what I'm getting with them in the first tale, but I do hope there's more action in future issues. The second tale left me cold, wondering what I had just read. The visuals are fine throughout, but with so little action, there's not really much opportunity for the artists to wow the reader. This is Star Wars, so I'll be back, but my hopes won't be high. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - NumidianPrime Apr 18, 2019

    It's primarily character introduction and it's well executed character introduction. The characters don't feel stale and I'm looking forward to seeing them develop more. I've already started to develop theories about how different ones will wind up. Now I'm just looking forward to seeing the plot develop more! Read Full Review

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