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7.0

Not a bad start. I always do sort of struggle to catch on to new characters in a comic. I don't really intend to play the game so I may not be the proper audience for this book anyway.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple #1

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Sep 4, 2019

IN THE GLORY DAYS OF THE REPUBLIC, TWO JEDI WILL GET CAUGHT UP IN A BATTLE THEY CAN'T UNDERSTAND - A BATTLE FOR THEIR LIVES!
Leading into Jedi: Fallen Order the upcoming third-person action-adventure Star Wars title from Lucasfilm and Respawn Entertainment, DARK TEMPLE follows the Jedi Master ENO CORDOVA and his impulsive Padawan CERE JUNDA o...

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6.0

This series ended up being a chore to get through. Its one of the more forgettable Star Wars miniseries in recent memory.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #5

By: Sacks, Will Sliney
Released: Aug 28, 2019

A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD!
•  KENDOH'S crew of mercenaries spring their heist to steal one of the rarest relics in the universe - the hilt of the fabled SWORD OF KHASHYUN from DOK-ONDAR'S DEN OF ANTIQUITIES.
•  But with the FIRST ORDER tightening its grip on BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST and the notorious RED FURY STORMTROOPERS on their trail, ca...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #24 Oct 17, 2019
7.5

Both stories are quite thin, but both are admittedly enjoyable.

Star Wars Adventures #24

By: Ian Flynn, Troy Little
Released: Aug 21, 2019

With hotshot Rebellion pilot Poe Dameron captured by pirates, it's up to BB-8-and Rapier Squadron-to save the day! The first of three issues spotlighting the Sequel Trilogy! Variant cover by Stefano Simeone!s

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #23 Oct 17, 2019
8.0

The first issue was very solid. A family friendly story I've come to like in this series, the second has a good moral, but is maybe a little too kiddie friendly.

Star Wars Adventures #23

By: Ian Flynn, Tony Fleecs
Released: Jul 3, 2019

Join Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca aboard the Millennium Falcon for another rollicking mission on behalf of the Rebel Alliance!

The last of three issues spotlighting the Original Trilogy!
Variant cover by Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers!

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10

The plot continues to thicken and this comic is very well anchored in its timeline. It looks like it will actually have some hints towards The Rise of Skywalker when it hits theaters. Its starting to look like essential reading.

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance #2

By: Ethan Sacks, Luke Ross
Released: Oct 16, 2019

BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CA...

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8.5

Star Wars Adventures always seems to get a boost from the annual issues. If they can expand the story a bit I find I like it more. The Lando and Jaxxon adventure was very fun and then the second story was very heartfelt.

Star Wars Adventures Annual #2019

By: Cavan Scott, Mauricet
Released: Aug 14, 2019

A daring rescue mission leads Lando-and his new friend Jaxxon-to the seat of Imperial power, where they must recover an important artifact that will inspire a planet to drive the Empire from their home. Special feature-length tale starring Lando and Jaxxon!

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9.0

There aren't many sequel era books that are on the scale or involve as many characters as this one. It looks like its got the makings of a very good Star Wars adventure.

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance #1

By: Ethan Sacks, Luke Ross
Released: Oct 9, 2019

BEFORE THE EXCITING EVENTS OF STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER!
Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN'S forces. Desperation drives a delegation led by GENERAL LEIA ORGANA and REY to entreat the Rebel veteran's one-time allies, THE MON CA...

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6.5

The continuing plot thread was never really that interesting to me. Aphra is a character I can often take or leave as well.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #4

By: Ethan Sacks, Will Sliney
Released: Jul 31, 2019

THE GREATER OF TWO EVILS! As the elite RED FURY stormtroopers of THE FIRST ORDER edge closer, KENDOH and her crew are running out of time to run their heist. But what does the mysterious score have to do with a DOCTOR APHRA mission 30 years in the past? Only Dok-Ondar knows the secret, and he may have to kill to keep it!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #72 Oct 8, 2019
8.5

Things are picking up a bit again in this comic. I'm definitely more interested in Luke and Chewbacca's stories though.

Star Wars #72

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Oct 2, 2019

• The time for answers is upon us - and destinies will change! As CHEWIE grapples with a terrible moral choice, LORD VADER reveals his plan for the rock people of K43!
•  As LUKE questions where he's placed his trust, WARBA reveals her origins and true relationship to the FORCE!
•  And as LEIA and DAR spin around the dance floo...

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9.0

Very cool to see the comparison between Kylo Ren and Vader in this comic. I'm sure some will be disappointed with this story because it doesn't offer much of the backstory into the character that fans crave, but its a great look into Ren's obsession with Vader.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Kylo Ren #1

By: Tom Taylor, Leonard Kirk
Released: Sep 25, 2019

A DYNASTY OF DOOM!
•  ANAKIN SKYWALKER casts a long shadow.
•  Can KYLO REN ever escape his infamous grandfather's reputation?
•  Or will he succeed where DARTH VADER failed?  
Rated T  

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Tie Fighter #5 Sep 24, 2019
6.0

Not a great ending, the characters weren't memorable at all, the tie ins to the Alphabet Squadron book were very limited. The ending was sort of for this issue, but the rest of the issue seemed to be rushing to that conclusion.

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #5

By: Jody Houser, Roge Antonia
Released: Aug 21, 2019

THE EMPIRE STRIKES!
•  The mission is to deal a devastating blow to THE REBELLION.
•  Can the squadron come together in time to complete the mission?
•  And will any survive the fight?
Rated T

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9.0

The bond between Paige and Rose is strengthened, making her loss in The Last Jedi a lot stronger. Also a pretty good moment for Leia in here too.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Rose Tico #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Sep 18, 2019

"MY HERO"
•  Sisters. Friends. Co-pilots. Growing up, Rose and Paige Tico were everything to each other.
•  Until the First Order tore their world apart.
•  See the bond between Rose and Paige before it was forever broken.
Rated T  

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9.0

Interesting area for this comic to take place. I do like that it develops Rey's relationship with Leia, which was limited in the first two sequel trilogy movies.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Rey #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Sep 18, 2019

SEARCH FOR SKYWALKER!
•  After HAN SOLO'S fall, REY searched for LUKE SKYWALKER. But before Luke, there was LEIA.  
•  Witness never-before-seen moments between REY and GENERAL ORGANA.  
•  What will Rey, CHEWBACCA and R2-D2 encounter on the way to find Leia's missing bro...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #71 Sep 17, 2019
8.5

Really enjoyed two of the 3 sections in this one.

Star Wars #71

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Sep 4, 2019

• The REBELS AND ROGUES epic continues as our heroes' mission to divert the IMPERIAL FLEET spins out of control!
•  On K43, the Rock Elders probe THREEPIO'S memories - and allegiances!
•  Could a droid have more in common with a rock monster than a human? On Lanz Carpo, a rogue takes a fall and a princess fights a vigilante. An...

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10

As much a Kylo Ren comic as it is a Snoke one, but I still really enjoyed the content offered here. It may not have the backstory on Snoke that fans crave, but its a very fulfilling read.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke #1

By: Tom Taylor, Leonard Kirk
Released: Sep 11, 2019

THE DEVIL'S APPRENTICE!
•  SUPREME LEADER SNOKE'S brutal training of KYLO REN begins.  
•  Will the sadistic Snoke break his tormented protégé?    
•  Or has he underestimated the son of HAN and LEIA?
Rated T  

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8.5

Good action. Hoping to see Vader interact with this group sooner rather than later.

Star Wars: Target Vader #2

By: Robbie Thompson, Stefano Landini
Released: Aug 14, 2019

THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED!
•  VALANCE and DENGAR track DARTH VADER while also seeking out the perfect weapon to kill the SITH LORD...
•  ...which they'll need as Vader turns the tables on the hunters and corners them!
•  And both hunter and hunted uncover dark secrets behind the criminal ...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #70 Sep 3, 2019
8.0

Luke's side of the story was definitely the most entertaining in this issue.

Star Wars #70

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Aug 7, 2019

ROGUES, ROMANCE AND ROCK MONSTERS!
•  With the fate of the Rebellion at stake, our heroes scramble to set their decoys and traps to protect THE REBEL FLEET. But everyone's plan suddenly becomes more complicated.
•  What can a frontier cardsharp teach Luke about THE FORCE? What are HAN and LEIA doing in the Lanz Carpo honeymoon suit...

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8.0

The substories inside the big tale are more interesting. Hondo didn't seem to be 100% himself in this one, but the story and character reveals were enough for me.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #3

By: Ethan Sacks, Will Sliney
Released: Jun 26, 2019

THE JEDHA CONNECTION!
•  During the height of the EMPIRE, DOK-ONDAR hired an unlikely team to pull off an impossible score - to steal a relic out of the occupied HOLY CITY OF JEDHA.
•  With FIRST ORDER troops now blanketing the BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST on BATUU, history may finally be catching up to the notorious procurer of the unprocu...

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8.5

A very cool reveal at the end. The writer has a good grasp on Poe, but this story is relatively low stakes, but I enjoyed that this comic explored some territory that we hadn't really seen before. Poe before the Resistance.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Poe Dameron #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Aug 28, 2019

FIGHT AND FLIGHT!
•  POE DAMERON is the greatest pilot in THE RESISTANCE.
•  But before the Resistance, he commanded another crew. He flew for the NEW REPUBLIC.
•  But was Poe flying for the right cause?
Rated T

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10

Very character rich issue with a lot of insight into a character that we really don't know that well from the movies. Finally nice to see Hux get a chance to shine in this story.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: General Hux #1

By: Tom Taylor, Leonard Kirk
Released: Aug 28, 2019

MAROONED!
•  GENERAL HUX and KYLO REN crash-land on a far-off planet.
•  With no hope of rescue, the two are forced to work together to survive.
•  But can they survive each other?
Rated T

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Peter reviewed The Orville #1 Jul 18, 2019
9.0

I rated it a 9 because I really enjoy the show and feel that they could not have emulated the show in the form of a comic book better than this. The dialogue felt very reminiscent of the show. I enjoyed the story and look forward to the follow up to this first book. The artwork was decent, I would rate the it an 8/10. The story carries the book for me.

The Orville #1

By: David Goodman, David Cabeza
Released: Jul 17, 2019

On their way to a fleet conference via shuttle, Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate. Meanwhile, back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school even though he is only a few months old.
o Picks up where season one left of...

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The Villain reviewed The Orville #2 Aug 21, 2019
8.5

A short but enjoyable adventure. Once again the writer does a good job of capturing the tone of the show.

The Orville #2

By: David Goodman, David Cabeza
Released: Aug 14, 2019

After crash-landing on a desolate planet, Ed and Gordon are taken in by some friendly locals who reveal an unexpected food source. Then, while investigating the cause of their crash, the fate of a long-lost Union vessel is revealed. Will a dark history repeat itself as Kelly and the Orville crew search for the missing pair?

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8.5

All in all, solid stories! It is great to know more about these characters and it is a shame that many of the people who complain that the sequels are too rushed, will not know this backstory.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Special #1

By: Tom Taylor, Elsa Charretier
Released: Jul 31, 2019

A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY! Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa VICE ADMIRAL AMILYN HOLDO at the end of her story in 2017's The Last Jedi-now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL) explores a ...

8.0

The stories are short, I probably liked the Maz one the best, but I was glad to get some more info on Holdo too.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Special #1

By: Tom Taylor, Elsa Charretier
Released: Jul 31, 2019

A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY! Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa VICE ADMIRAL AMILYN HOLDO at the end of her story in 2017's The Last Jedi-now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL) explores a ...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #69 Jul 31, 2019
8.5

Still mostly set up in this issue, but I'm loving the new art. Some good dialogue. I'm interested to see where the story goes from here.

Star Wars #69

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Jul 24, 2019

TRICKS AND TRAPS! The REBELS AND ROGUES epic continues as our heroes deploy their plans to trick their Imperial pursuers... and everything falls apart! CHEWIE and THREEPIO face moral quandaries - and mortal danger - when they learn the uninhabited planet they're supposed to destroy isn't quite so uninhabited. Will the FORCE be with LUKE in a bar fi...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Tie Fighter #4 Jul 22, 2019
6.5

The characters still remain pretty faceless. I'm also pretty disappointed by how little this crosses over with the Alphabet squadron book.

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #4

By: Jody Houser, Roge Antonia
Released: Jul 17, 2019

A NEW MISSION! A betrayal from one of their own! Is the squadron even ready to fly again after so many losses? And who are these new pilots who think they're good enough to join the ranks of SHADOW WING?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed The Orville #1 Jul 17, 2019
8.5

Definitely a good start to a comic, and definitely worth reading if you are a fan of the show. It captures the tone of the show quite well. The fact that it takes place after season 1 and not season 2 is a little confusing at first.

The Orville #1

By: David Goodman, David Cabeza
Released: Jul 17, 2019

On their way to a fleet conference via shuttle, Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate. Meanwhile, back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school even though he is only a few months old.
o Picks up where season one left of...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Target Vader #1 Jul 17, 2019
9.0

There are a lot of Vader comics out there now, but I do think this one looks like it has an interesting story to tell. It does a quick and easy job of setting up the group and there are some pretty cool Vader moments.

Star Wars: Target Vader #1

By: Robbie Thompson, Marc Laming
Released: Jul 3, 2019

THE HUNTER! DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE's rule. But little does he know he's being hunted by a group of the galaxy's deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins wi...

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10

Captain Phasma was massively underserved by the new trilogy, but in canon she's been developed as one of the more unlikeable, but well developed characters. This book stays loyal to the character that we know in the Phasma novel and its a great read if you'd like to know more about the character.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Captain Phasma #1

By: Tom Taylor, Leonard Kirk
Released: Jul 10, 2019

ANOTHER GUN! STORMTROOPERS don't get a name. They are simply a tool of the EMPIRE. But PHASMA has a name, and one young soldier wants what she has. One stormtrooper has ambition. And this ambition is on a collision course with CAPTAIN PHASMA.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #68 Jul 10, 2019
9.0

The art is the best its been in a long time. Looking forward to seeing more of the C-3P0/Chewbacca, team up.

Star Wars #68

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Jul 10, 2019

REBELS AND ROGUES! "The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space..."  That's right - you remember the opening titles of The Empire Strikes Back. Now find out what happened just before, as Luke and his friends launch a desperate, three-pronged mission of d...

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