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6.0

Meh, not a lot of excitement in this issue. It looks good at least. Rey had a decent moment or two.

Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #3

By: Scott Beatty, Derek Charm
Released: Jan 9, 2019

Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumors of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within!

Three-issue miniseries set during th...

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9.0

I really hope we learn more about Dooku sometime soon. He's been very underserved in new canon thanks to a disappointing amount of media in the prequel era. Seeing him as a Jedi was cool as well. I hope we hear more about his bond with Qui Gon as well since his death probably had a big influence on his turn to the dark side.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Count Dooku #1

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Feb 13, 2019

THE FORMER JEDI BEGINS LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR HIS SITH MASTER!
•  However, an unexpected encounter with an old student threatens his plans.
•  Caught between his old life and his new, will DOOKU be able to protect the secrets of the SITH?
•  And does he control the DARK SIDE, or is he merely its tool?
Rated T

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9.5

Count Dooku has always been one of my favourite characters and I've always found him incredibly interesting. It's tragic how underused he is in the new canon, and this comic begins to make things right. Luke Ross' art is fantastic and fits the story perfectly. I liked that Dooku met a Jedi who was unaware he had fallen to the dark side, it was a creative way of showing how his character has chang more

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Count Dooku #1

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Feb 13, 2019

THE FORMER JEDI BEGINS LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR HIS SITH MASTER!
•  However, an unexpected encounter with an old student threatens his plans.
•  Caught between his old life and his new, will DOOKU be able to protect the secrets of the SITH?
•  And does he control the DARK SIDE, or is he merely its tool?
Rated T

The Villain reviewed Star Wars #61 Feb 8, 2019
8.5

I would consider this a noticeable upgrade in the art department. The issue is mostly set up for the next arc, but it proves to be an interesting one.

Star Wars #61

By: Kieron Gillen, Andrea Broccardo
Released: Feb 6, 2019

"THE ESCAPE" AFTERMATH
•  The great love story of our time as man and spaceship are brought back together in a tearful reunion.
•  Er...HAN gets the FALCON back.
•  It's not just about the escape-it's what you leave behind...
Rated T

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9.0

Anakin's story is very loyal to the character. Once again there is a lot to like with these short stories.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Anakin Skywalker #1

By: Jody Houser, Cory Smith
Released: Feb 6, 2019

AN UNTOLD ANAKIN ADVENTURE FROM THE HEART OF THE CLONE WARS!
•  A chance to strike a devastating blow to the SEPARATIST cause comes with a high cost.
•  Will ANAKIN choose the darker path, or hold true to the CODE OF THE JEDI?
•  Guest-starring OBI-WAN KENOBI!
Rated T

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9.0

Jody Houser contunines to put out Star Wars issues with amazing characterization. She captured the voices of Anakin and Obi-Wan perfectly. Coupled with great artwork and a nice story, this makes for a great issue!

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Anakin Skywalker #1

By: Jody Houser, Cory Smith
Released: Feb 6, 2019

AN UNTOLD ANAKIN ADVENTURE FROM THE HEART OF THE CLONE WARS!
•  A chance to strike a devastating blow to the SEPARATIST cause comes with a high cost.
•  Will ANAKIN choose the darker path, or hold true to the CODE OF THE JEDI?
•  Guest-starring OBI-WAN KENOBI!
Rated T

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8.0

I don't really like the way Han looks in this issue, but there is a lot of solid character work. This is the Han Solo we know.

Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #3

By: Robbie Thompson, Leonard Kirk
Released: Jan 2, 2019

CASINO ROYALE!
•  HAN SOLO gets demoted for insubordination - dragging his fellow cadets down with him. They go from flying TIE fighters to flying a giant cargo ship.
•  Han's expert flying cuts their cargo ship's flight time in half, allowing them to stop at a casino for some hard-earned R&R.
•  But Han's fellow cadets quic...

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7.5

Not as good as the standalones, which are already pretty short to begin with, but these stories are even more condensed. I'd say that the Ventress one is the best one.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Special #1

By: Sacks, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jan 16, 2019

THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE REPUBLIC, THE DEADLIEST VILLAINS - AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN!
Four creative teams! Four stories featuring your favorite Star Wars characters!
•  The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle - MACE WINDU returns in an action-packed adventure from OLD MAN HAWKEYE'S Ethan Sacks!
• ...

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9.5

A great mix of stories with awesome artwork in each one. I'm a big fan of The Clone Wars TV show, so I loved all the references to it.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Special #1

By: Sacks, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jan 16, 2019

THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE REPUBLIC, THE DEADLIEST VILLAINS - AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN!
Four creative teams! Four stories featuring your favorite Star Wars characters!
•  The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle - MACE WINDU returns in an action-packed adventure from OLD MAN HAWKEYE'S Ethan Sacks!
• ...

8.0

Enjoyed the extra Qi'ra material in the first few pages.

Star Wars: Solo Adaptation #3

By: Robbie Thompson, Will Sliney
Released: Dec 19, 2018

THE FASTEST SHIP IN THE GALAXY!
•  QI'RA is alive! But she's working for the ruthless gangster DRYDEN VOS, who forces HAN, BECKETT and QI'RA into an impossible heist.
•  But where will this trio find the fastest ship in the galaxy to make the dreaded KESSEL RUN?
•  Enter LANDO CALRISSIAN and the MILLENIUM FALCON!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #16 Jan 24, 2019
7.0

I liked the animation style for the Resistance story. It really resembled the show. The issue is more of what you've come to expect from the series.

Star Wars Adventures #16

By: Chris "Doc" Wyatt, Valentina Pinto
Released: Dec 19, 2018

Welcome to the Resistance! Star Wars Resistance is an exciting new animated series coming to the Disney Channel this fall, and making its Star Wars Adventures debut in this very issue! In the time before The Force Awakens, this all-new adventure follows the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing threat of the First Order!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #60 Jan 23, 2019
9.0

Mostly an action issue, but there is a good character moment for a character who has been built over the course of this arc.

Star Wars #60

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Jan 23, 2019

"THE ESCAPE" PART FOUR!
•  You can escape the horror of the galaxy.
•  But only for a while.
•  The return of SCAR SQUADRON.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #59 Jan 17, 2019
10

I've been fascinated by this new planet and the characters inside it. Plus its adding a lot more meat to Luke. Another great read.

Star Wars #59

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Jan 9, 2019

"THE ESCAPE" PART THREE!
•  LUKE, LEIA and HAN remain stranded on the isolated moon of Hubin and out of the fight against the Empire.
•   Who says they even WANT to leave?
•  But their hideaway may not be so secret...especially for old foes hot on the rebels' trail.
Rated T

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9.0

These issues continue to be capable of not just focusing on the titular character, but also a secondary character as well. Its interesting to see Jango serving as a mentor to his son since that just hasn't been something we've seen in film form.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Jango Fett #1

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Jan 9, 2019

THE MOST FEARED BOUNTY HUNTER IN THE GALAXY!
•  JANGO FETT'S reputation precedes him as joins a crew for what seems like a simple job.
•  Wait, is that a KID with him?!
•  Will his fellow bounty hunters be foolish enough to betray Jango and his son, BOBA FETT?
Rated T

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10

Another short, but character driven story. Its a meaty one for both Anakin and Obi-Wan. This series is quickly becoming a favorite and Jody Houser proves to know the characters.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Obi-Wan Kenobi #1

By: Jody Houser, Cory Smith
Released: Jan 2, 2019

THE EARLY DAYS OF OBI-WAN KENOBI, JEDI KNIGHT!
•  Following the wishes of his master, OBI-WAN has taken on ANAKIN SKYWALKER as an apprentice.
•  Will his mission alongside his young Padawan bring them closer together, or sow the seeds that will drive them apart?
•  And who else is after the ancient holocron that they seek?

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6.5

Entertaining enough, but not much is going on.

Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #2

By: Scott Beatty, Derek Charm
Released: Dec 5, 2018

Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumors of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within!

Three-issue miniseries set during th...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #25 Dec 19, 2018
10

Excellent way to cap off the best Star Wars comic series in new canon. A series of visions featuring several recognizable characters. Its almost as if Vader's dark side journey ends here. This was a must read series.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #25

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Dec 19, 2018

FORTRESS VADER: FINALE!
•  The FORTRESS is complete. The door will be opened.
•  VADER finds everything he has ever desired.
•  THE DARK LORD gets everything he deserves.
Rated T

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7.0

Good sequence that plays out mostly in the same way it did in the film.

Star Wars: Solo Adaptation #2

By: Robbie Thompson, Will Sliney
Released: Nov 21, 2018

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY!
•  HAN SOLO and CHEWBACCA throw down but ultimately unite to escape the Empire and join BECKETT's crew!
•  But will this ragtag group of thieves be able to pull off the train heist of their lives?
•  And what happens when ENFYS NEST arrives to take the stolen coaxium out from under them?
•  F...

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8.5

More fun in this issue. Han stays loyal to the character, but its obvious why things didn't really work out for him in the Empire.

Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #2

By: Robbie Thompson, Leonard Kirk
Released: Dec 12, 2018

THE HUNTER AND THE HUNTED!
•  After spending a night in the brig, HAN SOLO is given one last shot at flight school...
•  Will Han be top gun, or will he crash and burn?
•  Crash and burn if one of his top competitors gets his way! This mysterious rival is ripped from the pages of CLASSIC STAR...

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10

I haven't explored a whole lot of Darth Maul material outside of the films. This issue has a nice tie in to the previous miniseries featuring Darth Maul and another great character study for the character. This series continues to be able to do a lot with limited length.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Darth Maul #1

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Dec 12, 2018

RISE OF THE SITH!
A living weapon of rage and bloodthirst, DARTH MAUL has stayed in the shadows of CORUSCANT waiting for his chance to strike against the JEDI ORDER! However, since tasting his first blood, the SITH lord struggles to contain his desire for destruction and questions the wishes of his methodically plotting master. Could Maul have ...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #24 Dec 11, 2018
10

This comic seems to be able to reach new levels with each issue. It keeps getting better and better. The dialogue is heavy, the stakes are high and I couldn't be more excited for the final issue.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #24

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Nov 28, 2018

"FORTRESS VADER" - PART 6
•  The FORTRESS will stand, but at a terrible cost.
•  The fire will come to MUSTAFAR, and all will burn.
•  The final design is revealed, woven from war, treachery and pain.
Rated T

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8.0

Its been a few months break for me for this book. I was tiring of it.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #23

By: Jody Houser, Kev Walker
Released: Aug 22, 2018

GOOD NEWS: THE IMPERIALS HAVE ABANDONED ACCRESKER JAIL. BAD NEWS: FIRST THEY SHOT IT AT A REBEL PLANET.
•  For unscrupulous inmate DOCTOR APHRA, accompanied by former flame SANA STARROS and current flame INSPECTOR TOLVAN...
•  (NB: Awkward.)
•  ...chanc...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #58 Dec 6, 2018
10

Another pretty quiet issue, but it makes up for it by developing the characters more. Luke appears to be getting restless, Han opens up to Leia about some things in his past and Leia seems to be going through her own struggles. Good read.

Star Wars #58

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Dec 5, 2018

"THE ESCAPE" - PART 3
•  Is there romance in the air for Luke and Tula?
•  Is there romance in the air for HAN AND LEIA?!
•  Is there romance in the air between a bunch of stranded rebels and enormous ravenous monsters?
•  No. This last one is no.
Rated T

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9.0

This one shot is limited in the story it can tell but Qui-Gon's character remains loyal to the character we know from The Phantom Menace. A good start to a series of one shots I was highly anticipating.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Qui-Gon Jin #1

By: Jody Houser, Cory Smith
Released: Dec 5, 2018

JEDI ORDER...OR CHAOS?
Considered one of the greatest Jedi Knights or the one who led them to their doom, maverick QUI-GON JINN is one of STAR WARS' most controversial heroes. The JEDI MASTER is known to bend the rules and it's gotten him into plenty of trouble with the COUNCIL. Now, in the face of a mission that goes awry, he's forced to confr...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #57 Nov 28, 2018
10

Not much action in this issue, but I'm really fascinated by this world and the characters who inhabit it. The whole thing feel like classic Star Wars, but I'm sure things are going to get wild pretty soon.

Star Wars #57

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Nov 21, 2018

"THE ESCAPE" - PART 2
•  The horror of this strange planet.
•  The horror!
•  Shirtless HAN SOLO, chopping wood.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #23 Nov 23, 2018
9.0

It has a bit of a slow start, but when issue 23 picks up there is some great reveals.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #23

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

"FORTRESS VADER" - PART 5
•  Darkness rises above MUSTAFAR as the brutal designs of LORD MOMIN begin to take shape.
•  But the planet's inhabitants cannot take this desecration lightly, and shape plans of their own.
Rated T

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8.0

The second story is pretty thin, but I'm pretty invested in the Rey story and it seems to be a bit more rooted in canon than the other stuff in the Star Wars Adventure has.

Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #1

By: Scott Beatty, Derek Charm
Released: Nov 7, 2018

Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumors of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within!

Three-issue mini-series set during t...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #15 Nov 9, 2018
8.5

I'm glad they aren't doing the tales from wild space section anymore. Classic characters. Plenty of fun. That's what matters.

Star Wars Adventures #15

By: James Gilarte, Mauricet
Released: Oct 31, 2018

When an emergency landing separates BB-8 from Poe Dameron, the astromech droid must make friends with the natives to repair their ship and return home to the Resistance.

Plus, an exciting new Flight of the Falcon story!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #56 Nov 8, 2018
10

Another great tee off issue. I love the change in artist that was probably overdue. Gillen continues to make great use of all the classic characters although there isn't a lot of conflict so far.

Star Wars #56

By: Kieron Gillen, Andrea Broccardo
Released: Nov 7, 2018

"THE ESCAPE" BEGINS!
•  After the disaster of "HOPE DIES," our heroes are on the run.
•  Can they escape the patrols? No. They're trapped on a distant world.
•  Where have they been abandoned? How can they possibly survive?
Rated T

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8.5

It doesn't really show us a whole lot more than what the Solo novelization has already told us, but I enjoyed seeing the inner workings of the Empire and how out of place Han is inside of it.

Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #1

By: Robbie Thompson, Leonard Kirk
Released: Nov 7, 2018

YOUNG SOLO'S ADVENTURES CONTINUE!
•  HAN SOLO escapes Corellia by joining the IMPERIAL NAVY, vowing to return for QI'RA.
•  But how does a thief used to the chaos of the streets adjust to the order and discipline of the military?
•  Not well! Han's dream of becoming a pilot is quickly grounde...

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