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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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7.5

Decent end. I was more interested in the little short stories than I was the main story that covered this series. Not a bad little ending though and Vader looked pretty cool.

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #5

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Oct 31, 2018

Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all unde...

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8.0

The Wicker Ewok.

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #4

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Oct 24, 2018

Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all unde...

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9.5

Who would have guessed that Ewoks can be used in a great horror story?

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #4

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Oct 24, 2018

Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all unde...

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8.0

This comic continues to give me what I expect. Kid friendly horror.

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #3

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Oct 17, 2018

Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...
This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all under the...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #22 Oct 29, 2018
10

Very ambitious and cool issue. Momin makes for a very interesting new character. The plot continues to thicken in this arc.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #22

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Oct 17, 2018

"FORTRESS VADER" PART 4
•  The Tale of LORD MOMIN!
•  Plans are drawn...
•  ...a foundation is laid ...
•  ...and darkness rises on MUSTAFAR!
Rated T

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7.0

Pretty standard issue that follows the story of the movie quite closely.

Star Wars: Solo Adaptation #1

By: Robbie Thompson, Will Sliney
Released: Oct 10, 2018

FEATURING BACKSTORY AND SCENES NOT SEEN IN THEATERS!
After leaving the IMPERIAL NAVY, a young HAN SOLO seeks adventure by joining a gang of galactic mercenaries - including a 196-year-old Wookiee named CHEWBACCA and a notorious gambler named LANDO CALRISSIAN. But there's more to the story of the galaxy's most beloved scoundrel than what you saw...

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8.5

A Star Wars comic mixed with some classic Hammer Horror style? I'm completely cool with that. It was a nice touch to include Christopher Lee's Count Dooku in this story. So far this series has lived up to my excitement.

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #2

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Oct 10, 2018

Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all unde...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #55 Oct 3, 2018
10

They stuck the landing. I can't wait to see what comes next.

Star Wars #55

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

"HOPE DIES" PART 6
•  If anyone is to survive this disaster, sacrifice is needed...
•  Who's going to make it?
•  If hope dies, what survives?
Rated T

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8.0

Pretty enjoyable kid friendly horror book. It was pretty much what I expected.

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #1

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Oct 3, 2018

Tales from Vader's Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away...

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hear, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader -all unde...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #14 Oct 1, 2018
7.5

Second story was miles better than the first. Nothing wrong with the first story, but there isn't much to it.

Star Wars Adventures #14

By: John Barber, Mauricet
Released: Sep 26, 2018

Han has left to get himself into more trouble, leaving Chewie all alone with the perplexing new problem that is a major pain in his hide! The iconic Wookiee will have to use all of his strength, wits, and patience to overcome this latest danger!

Fan-favorite Chewbacca in his first solo Adventures tale!
Plus, an exciting new backup feat...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #31 Sep 26, 2018
8.5

Not on the same high level as some of the other issues in this arc, but its a solid end to a very solid comic series. It does end a bit like you may expect it to, but the last few panels give this comic the strong ending it deserves.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #31

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Sep 26, 2018

SERIES FINALE!
•  In this final chapter of the POE DAMERON series, we see what may be BLACK SQUADRON'S last mission, as they desperately attempt to find allies for GENERAL LEIA ORGANA'S decimated RESISTANCE.
•  It's been one heck of a ride, but all stories must come to an end.
Rated T

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8.5

It was nice to see Lando show a little humanity in this issue since he arrogance was maybe getting a little out of hand in the past few. Not a bad little title. I enjoyed most of it.

Star Wars: Lando - Double Or Nothing #5

By: Rodney Barnes, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Sep 19, 2018

• LANDO'S made his way to an ambivalent Pretusian slave force. But can he convince them to stand up against the STORMTROOPERS who now are lower in number?
•  Will ELLTHREE temper her passions in the face of massive droid abuses?
•  Will Lando find a good card game and say "to hell with it all"?
R...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #54 Sep 19, 2018
10

Amazing issue with top tier action. Vader gets a Rogue One style badass scene. There are some expected characters that get a chance to shine and I was on the edge of my seat through the whole read.

Star Wars #54

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"HOPE DIES," PART 5
•  THE EXECUTOR? Bad.
•  PRINCESS LEIA aboard the Executor? Worse.
•  DARTH VADER pursuing Leia aboard the Executor? WORST OF ALL.
Rated T

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7.5

Lando's cockiness might be getting a little out of hand. Its cool to see him show some leadership though.

Star Wars: Lando - Double Or Nothing #4

By: Rodney Barnes, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Aug 29, 2018

THE GALAXY'S MOST DEBONAIR ROGUE!
•  Having been freed from BATALLA and his warrior clan, LANDO now faces a host of new obstacles.  
•  Will he get past the STORMTROOPERS, find RYTHUS and get the arms to him and his people?
•  Is all of this possible while wearing a cape? Will his mustache start a grooming trend? All will...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #21 Sep 12, 2018
10

Another meaty character story for Vader. Its cool to see his castle finally starting to come together.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #21

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Sep 12, 2018

"FORTRESS VADER," PART 3
•  DARTH VADER returns to the place of his birth as he seeks the path to his destiny.
•  Echoes from the past reach out to him - both from his own, and from the dark history of the SITH.
Rated T

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9.0

All it takes is a little extra Luke Skywalker content for me to enjoy this issue. I'm glad that Gary Whitta was able to stray a bit and put his own spin on this story. I thought the last hour of The Last Jedi is one of the best in the whole saga. Its pretty effective in comic form too.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #6

By: Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh
Released: Sep 12, 2018

THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE STAR WARS SAGA COMES TO ITS THRILLING CONCLUSION!
•  Trapped in a derelict rebel base, GENERAL LEIA and the last of the RESISTANCE fight for their survival!
•  Will POE DAMERON, ROSE and FINN stop the FIRST ORDER before they destroy the last hope for the galaxy?
•  Is hope dead, or will LUKE SKYWALK...

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6.5

I think I'm starting to lose some interest in this series. I've been putting off reading this issue for a few weeks. It has a couple of cute funny moments that make it passable though.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #22

By: Si Spurrier, Kev Walker
Released: Jul 25, 2018

STUCK IN A JUNKYARD JAIL AT WAR. IT CAN'T GET WORSE - RIGHT?
•  I mean, unless you add a vengeful FORCE GHOST. And insane MURDERDROIDS. And a BOR BRAIN-LEECH. And a SENTIENT BIOHAZARD...
•  Surely even rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA can't find a way to make things even worse.
•  Wrong. Because her current beau and her ex a...

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