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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #24 Feb 21, 2018
9.0

A pretty tense issue that will likely lead to a pretty cool conclusion. We are really at the point where The Force Awakens is nearing and we will meet the film in the next issue. I'd expect the next book to tie in to the film directly and I can't wait.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #24

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Feb 14, 2018

• Lor San Tekka has been captured...again!
•  And it's up to Black Squadron to save him.
•  Meanwhile, Terex has his own plans in motion...
•  ...to finally free himself from the grasp of the First Order!
Rated T

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8.0

We get a character from Rebels in this comic that will certainly have a big role in the canon from now on. This is another adventure worthy of Star Wars with Aphra being Aphra.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #17

By: Kieron Gillen, Emilio Laiso
Released: Feb 21, 2018

• Aphra and her new crew are launching a brand-new mission...
•  ...infiltrating a secret Rebellion training center.
•  Little do they know they might be in over their heads.
•  Bonus: A new Rebellion leader? Who's THAT?!
Rated T

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7.5

I enjoyed this issue mostly because it finally showcases the moment that we all knew was coming. This book is completely enjoyable but I just don't seem to care as much about it as I do in the other series'

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #16

By: Si Spurrier, Emilio Laiso
Released: Jan 31, 2018

• Tensions are high in this galaxy far, far away for Doctor Aphra.
•  She's got a new master holding her reins...and he's a Triple-threat.
•  Also - Magna Tolvan. Friend or foe?!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #11 Feb 16, 2018
10

Its still awesome. A great opening chapter to a new story. I had a pretty good guess of where this story was going to go and it met my expectations. Charles Soule is currently the strongest Star Wars writer and I look forward to seeing where he goes from now on.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #11

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Feb 14, 2018

An expensive bounty has been put on Vader's head! Who would dare try to challenge the Dark Lord's place in the Empire?

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Thrawn #1 Feb 14, 2018
9.0

I haven't completed the Thrawn novel yet but this whole issue is stuff I've already read before. I'm still really glad to have this story complimented by visuals. Thrawn looks great and its nice to finally have a visual in mind when reading about Eli Vanto. Its obviously a brief summary of the book, but still a very fun one.

Star Wars: Thrawn #1

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Feb 14, 2018

One of the most cunning and ruthless warriors in the history of the Star Wars Universe, Grand Admiral Thrawn is back with a six-issue miniseries about how he became one of the most feared military tacticians in a galaxy far, far away. Written by Jody Houser (ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION) and drawn by Luke Ross (STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL, STAR WARS: THE FORCE A...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #43 Feb 14, 2018
8.5

A strong finale to a pretty solid story. I love that we continue to near the events of Empire. Han continues to build on his leadership qualities in this comic and Leia continues to show great promise as well. I am ready to move on though.

Star Wars #43

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Feb 7, 2018

THE ASHES OF JEDHA Concludes!
The battle between the Empire and the Rebellion over the Kyber mines of Jedha comes to an explosive conclusion...with help coming from the most unexpected source.
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6.0

Meh, the story is kind of boring and it doesn't give the insight to the character that I was hoping to get. If you're a Star Wars comic reader this is probably going to wind up lower on your list.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - DJ #1

By: Ben Blacker, Kev Walker
Released: Jan 31, 2018

When STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI takes theaters in FORCE (get it?) this December, Star Wars fans will get a peek into some new dark corners of the Galaxy Far Away...and out of one of those corners scuttles DJ, the mysterious character played by Benecio Del Toro! Who is this mystery man, and what put him in the path of our Resistance heroes? Join Ben A...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #23 Jan 24, 2018
9.0

A typical fun Star Wars adventure. I'm still interested to see how the comic will carry on past The Force Awakens because we are certainly nearing that time. Poe and BB8 have some fun moments and its just a great story for a Star Wars fan. Soule just seems to be getting better and better.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #23

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Jan 24, 2018

• General Organa's covert mission on Cato Neimoidia has hit a serious snag, and the mission to find Lor San Tekka is in jeopardy!
•  Can Black Squadron survive an attack from the least expected source?
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #6 Jan 17, 2018
7.0

There isn't much more insight into Rose's character, but it is cool to learn a little more about her now that we've seen The Last Jedi. Its also interesting to see young Anakin again, which is something I wasn't sure if we would ever see again. The lessons are a little on the nose and typical, but its a kids comic and it has its audience. Still quite enjoyable.

Star Wars Adventures #6

By: Delilah Dawson, Derek Charm
Released: Jan 17, 2018

The biggest new character from The Last Jedi, Rose Tico, makes her Star Wars Adventures debut in this special one-shot story! Rose prefers to solve problems from behind the scenes, but the threat of the First Order has put her front and center...
• Featuring the big new character from The Last Jedi, Rose Tico!
• Plus an exciting n...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #42 Jan 17, 2018
9.0

Great character issue. There are good moments shared between Leia and Luke then Han and Chewie as well. We see more of a transition into Empire Strikes Back as Han's leadership qualities begin to build. Finale should be coming next. Seeing Luke refer to Jyn Erso warmed my heart too.

Star Wars #42

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jan 17, 2018

THE ASHES OF JEDHA, PART 5
The Leviathan is heading for the remains of Jedha, prepared to pick the carcass of the once-holy planet clean. But with Luke Skywalker torn between his allegiance to the Rebellion and pursuing the path of a Jedi, who will lead the charge against the Empire?
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #10 Jan 10, 2018
10

Incredible issue. It honestly feels like Charles Soule is getting stronger and stronger as this comic goes. Its brings an interesting end to this story and Darth Vader continues to evolve as he grows as a Sith. I love this comic.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #10

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jan 10, 2018

• Vader's showdown with Jocasta Nu comes to a startling conclusion!
•  What secret information has the Jedi librarian risked her life to protect?
•  And can she stop Vader from getting it?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #5 Jan 9, 2018
8.5

The main story didn't really feel that fresh, but it still felt like Star Wars none the less. The second story was probably the more informative of the two giving us some information into the Porgs that everyone loved from The Last Jedi.

Star Wars Adventures #5

By: Landry Quinn Walker, Eric Jones
Released: Dec 27, 2017

With their diplomatic mission turned into a debacle, can Leia and Luke possibly salvage the situation? We hope so because the future of the Rebel Alliance may depend on it!
Plus an exciting new Tales of Wildspace!

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Nickweiser reviewed Star Wars #41 Jan 4, 2018
8.0

Story is great but harder and harder to reach each issue with these photographic faces. I don't understand cause I liked Salvador's art on Vader but now on the main SW title.

Star Wars #41

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jan 3, 2018

THE ASHES OF JEDHA, PART 4
The Leviathan is heading for the remains of Jedha, prepared to pick the carcass of the once-holy planet clean. But with Luke Skywalker torn between his allegiance to the Rebellion and pursuing the path of a Jedi, who will lead the charge against the Empire?
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #41 Jan 5, 2018
9.0

I'm enjoying that this series continues to slide towards the Empire Strikes Back. Luke is continuing to learn more about his path to become a Jedi and this mission is one where the stakes are pretty high. There isn't as much tie in to Rogue One this time, but its still cool.

Star Wars #41

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jan 3, 2018

THE ASHES OF JEDHA, PART 4
The Leviathan is heading for the remains of Jedha, prepared to pick the carcass of the once-holy planet clean. But with Luke Skywalker torn between his allegiance to the Rebellion and pursuing the path of a Jedi, who will lead the charge against the Empire?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Mace Windu #5 Jan 4, 2018
8.0

A solid ending to one of the more "meh" series currently running in the Star Wars comics. Mace Windu does continue to remain a fairly interesting character. More so than we were able to see in the films. I'm glad the series is over though.

Star Wars: Mace Windu #5

By: Matt Owens, Denys Cowan
Released: Dec 27, 2017

• Having rooted out the rebellion in their ranks, Master Windu and his companions make their final stand against the AD-W4 and his droid army!
Rated T

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8.0

Still pretty interesting even though I found the villains side of the story a little more engaging.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #15

By: Si Spurrier, Emilio Laiso
Released: Dec 20, 2017

• Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra may be in over her head...
•  ...but at least she's not alone!
•  Er...let's hope they're friendly!
Rated T

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9.0

A fun and easily digestible Star Wars adventure. If you are looking for any cool tidbits regarding The Last Jedi you aren't going to get anything great. The art is a little inconsistent in spots, but I prefer it over the current Star Wars artist

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - The Storms Of Crait #1

By: Ben Acker, Marco Checchetto
Released: Dec 27, 2017

This December, the soon-to-be thrilling Star Wars: The Last Jedi rocks movie screens across the world...and the reverberations are felt all around a galaxy far, far away! First up, learn the secret of the mineral planet Crait! Long before it became a battleground between the Resistance and the First Order, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa led the Reb...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #22 Dec 21, 2017
8.5

Still really enjoying this story. Its gotten to the point where this feels more like a Black Squad/Resistance comic book because its focusing on so many more characters than just Poe. It seems like Leia is more the main character of this comic and that's completely fine with me. This book continues to be about as strong as it ever has been, I wouldn't be shocked if the series takes a time jump or more

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #22

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Dec 20, 2017

• Black Squadron and General Organa have teamed together for an extra-top-secret mission...
•  ...and it's up to them to rescue Lor San Tekka!
•  Meanwhile, what's Suralinda got up her sleeves?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #40 Dec 20, 2017
9.0

The highlight is a really cool flashback between Leia and her dad, but this arc continues to be consistently good

Star Wars #40

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Dec 13, 2017

ASHES OF JEDHA part 3
•  As Queen Trios' forces move in to strip what's left of Jedha, the Rebellion and the remaining Partisans struggle to save the planet for its survivors! The echoes of Rogue One continue to be heard through the Rebellion!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #9 Dec 20, 2017
10

This is a Star Wars comic at its finest. The characters on both sides are actually really compelling. The Jedi in the story is classified as a bit of a villain. There are some great moments involving the Grand Inquisitor and obviously Vader's got his own badass moments as well. This continues to be my favorite current Star Wars series.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #9

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Dec 6, 2017

• As the threat of the Jedi continues to menace the fledgling Empire, Vader finds himself on the trail of Jedi his master has commanded him...to keep alive?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Saga #3 Dec 1, 2017
9.0

The story continues to build. Art remains good and the characters continue to build. I'm moving at a slow pace but I'm getting there.

Saga #3

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: May 16, 2012

BKV's and FIONA STAPLES' controversial epic continues! Stranded on a mystical alien world, new parents Marko and Alana encounter their greatest fear.

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The Villain reviewed Locke & Key #2 Dec 1, 2017
9.0

Joe Hill's writing is great and this whole story really works in the comic format. I'm starting to get completely on board with the story and characters. This could be one of my new favorite things. I can't wait to get deeper.

Locke & Key #2

By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
Released: Mar 12, 2008

Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father’s murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar ...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #4 Dec 1, 2017
9.0

The best issue of this series so far. Its simple because it is aimed at little kids but its Star Wars through and through. Its got some heart and its got a classic story featuring Luke and Leia. This is a great book for anyone. I continue to be impressed with the quality behind this series so far.

Star Wars Adventures #4

By: Ben Acker, Eric Jones
Released: Nov 22, 2017

A young Mattis Banz dreams of one day being like his heroes, Luke and Leia. Little does he know that in days past the famous siblings once made a royal mess of an important mission with the easy-to-provoke Sarkans!

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The Villain reviewed John Wick #1 Nov 30, 2017
7.5

This feels almost like a pilot episode for a TV show in some ways. It may move a little too quickly but the art does a good job of crating a version of John Wick that definitely resembles Keanu Reeves. I hope that they slow the pace down a little bit in the coming issues. I'm not certain if I will continue with this book or not.

John Wick #1

By: Greg Pak, Giovanni Valletta
Released: Nov 29, 2017

JOHN WICK: BOOK OF RULES PART ONE
When a young John Wick emerges from prison and embarks upon his first, epic vendetta, he comes up against a strange, powerful community of assassins and must learn how to master the Book of Rules that guides their lethal business. What are the Three Bills? Who is Calamity? And who was John Wick before he became...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Mace Windu #4 Nov 30, 2017
8.0

The majority of this issue take place in the past. It sort of takes away from the task at hand but it did give a lot of insight into what Mace Windu was like as a young child. This isn't my favorite series out there so far, but this is an improvement.

Star Wars: Mace Windu #4

By: Matt Owens, Denys Cowan
Released: Nov 29, 2017

Mace's faith in the Jedi path is tested when he is challenged - by one of his own!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #21 Nov 29, 2017
8.5

The highlight of this issue was seeing Leia play the main hero role again rather than sit back and let the younger guys do the work. I didn't care for the little conversation between Snap and Poe but the rest of this issue is continuing to interest me. The information about San Tekka was very welcome too.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #21

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Nov 29, 2017

• Black Squadron is on a mission...
•  Impossible? Not for Poe Dameron's crew!
•  It's prison break time!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #3 Nov 28, 2017
7.0

I don't know if I was missing something but I had no idea that the character in this issue was Finn. I just thought it was another black stormtrooper because it didn't really look like Finn. Again these books are for kids. They are fun, they are cute and they don't get too invasive with canon. I'll likely continue to read them.

Star Wars Adventures #3

By: Landry Walker, Eric Jones
Released: Oct 11, 2017

When Finn finds an adorable baby creature hiding in an Imperial ship, it's up to him to find a home for the mischief maker before Captain Phasma kicks them both into space!
Bullet points:
* Plus an exciting new TALES OF WILDSPACE!
* From the team of the beloved series, Supergirl: Cosmic Adventures in the 8th Grade!

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The Villain reviewed Tales from the Darkside #1 Nov 27, 2017
9.0

Based on Joe Hill's failed revival of the Tales from the Darkside tv show. This kicks off a collection of self contained stories in the horror genre. Its obviously heavily influenced by the horror books in years past but the comic is fun and a quick read for anyone who doesn't want to follow a full arc. I'll likely demolish the rest of this miniseries.

Tales from the Darkside #1

By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
Released: Jun 15, 2016

Joe Hill's nerve-shredding re-imagining of Tales from the Darkside never made it to your TV set...but the dead are restless and refuse to stay buried! This summer, IDW releases DARKSIDE, a four-issue comic-book adaptation of the episodes written by Hill and illustrated here by Locke & Key co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez! Three stories of the macabre a...

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The Villain reviewed Locke & Key #1 Nov 27, 2017
8.5

A cool introduction issue. It took me a little while to catch on but I really enjoy the art and the story appears to be off to a good start although there is still a lot of questions to be answered.

Locke & Key #1

By: Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez
Released: Feb 27, 2008

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8.5

Really solid issue with some interesting character moments. There are some more hints that Aphra could possibly be a lesbian which would make things a little bit interesting. Just a simple heist plot with some good dialogue.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #14

By: Kieron Gillen, Emilio Laiso
Released: Nov 15, 2017

• Doctor Aphra's antics are causing mayhem once again...
•  But is she really the one calling the shots?
Rated T

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