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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #2 Feb 27, 2020
8.5

Very Lando heavy issue. Charles Soule has a good grasp on that character. This issue seems like a kickoff to an interesting mission.

Star Wars #2

By: Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jan 29, 2020

"No...I am your father."
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet...scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo...lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud Cit...

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9.0

One of the best Star Wars series. Seeing the origins of the Knights of Ren and Ben Solo was fascinating. And the Luke fighting scene is worth the price of the book.

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #2

By: Charles Soule, Will Sliney
Released: Jan 8, 2020

SNOKE SINKS HIS CLAWS IN! YOUNG BEN SOLO FACES THE KNIGHTS OF REN!
•  With the new jedi school in ruins and fellow students hot on his trail for the murder of their master, Ben Solo flees to the only friend he has left in the galaxy...a man named Snoke. But Snoke has plans for  Ben...and ideas about the Force that are a...

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10

Continues to be a very addictive read.

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #3

By: Charles Soule, Will Sliney
Released: Feb 12, 2020

BEN SOLO, KNIGHT OF REN?
•  Soon, BEN SOLO'S path will end in a place of fire and blood, and a shadow will rise to take his place. He is with the KNIGHTS OF REN now, and they will welcome him, if he can pay their price.
•  But before that destiny is fulfilled, a battle must be fought at an ancient JEDI Outpost ...

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10

There's plenty of great content in this second issue. I'm definitely locked in to this story and Soule was the perfect writer to tell it.

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #2

By: Charles Soule, Will Sliney
Released: Jan 8, 2020

SNOKE SINKS HIS CLAWS IN! YOUNG BEN SOLO FACES THE KNIGHTS OF REN!
•  With the new jedi school in ruins and fellow students hot on his trail for the murder of their master, Ben Solo flees to the only friend he has left in the galaxy...a man named Snoke. But Snoke has plans for  Ben...and ideas about the Force that are a...

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8.0

I like the Tales From the Crypt style storytelling a lot more than the first series' method. They picked a great cryptkeeper too. I found this issue to be a bit more scary than I remember the original run being.

Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader's Castle #1

By: Cavan Scott, Francesco Francavilla
Released: Oct 2, 2019

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars Galaxy and features a wretched hive of scum and villainy including Darth Maul, Grand Moff Tarkin, Asajj Ventress, Jabba the Hutt-all under the shadow of Darth Vader!
Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott, with art by the g...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #27 Jan 3, 2020
7.0

Totally fine, both take place in the era after The Last Jedi, so its nice to see that part of the story filled in.

Star Wars Adventures #27

By: John Barber, Derek Charm
Released: Oct 30, 2019

In this first installment of a three-part story, the mighty Wookiees of Kashyyk must defend their home against the armies of the evil First Order. Plus, in our second tale, R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 team up on a top-secret spy adventure for the Resistance.

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7.5

The short backstory at the start of the issue was the best thing about it. Mostly action besides.

Star Wars: Target Vader #3

By: Robbie Thompson, Stefano Landini
Released: Sep 25, 2019

THE DOUBLE CROSS!
•  VALANCE and his crew of bounty hunters have DARTH VADER on the ropes, surrounding him with enemy ships.
•  Vader is the greatest pilot in the galaxy, though, and he's about to go head to head with the Imperial Navy's former best pilot... Beilert Valance!
•  But if Valance...

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M1sf1r3 reviewed Star Wars #1 Jan 1, 2020
9.5

Prelude:
It's time for Star Wars to relaunch. Soule has done quite a bit of Star Wars work and the gap between Empire and Return does have a lot of potential to work with. Let's see how Soule goes then.

The Good:
I love the struggle that Luke is going through. It makes sense and I love seeing his reaction to the events around him.

The other main characters are writt more

Star Wars #1

By: Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jan 1, 2020

"No...I am your father."
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet...scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo...lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud Cit...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #1 Jan 2, 2020
10

We got the much needed time jump and Charles Soule (my personal favorite Star Wars comic writer) takes over. This new timeline starts off great, filling in a gap in Empire Strikes Back. Lando and Luke shine in this book. Its cool to see where both of their heads were at during this time.

Star Wars #1

By: Charles Soule, Jesus Saiz
Released: Jan 1, 2020

"No...I am your father."
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet...scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo...lost to the bounty hunter, Boba Fett, after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud Cit...

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6.5

I like the Dameron's story, but other than that I found this to be a bit dull. Mostly just primers for the upcoming series in 2020. I didn't even bother reading the Aphra story because I don't plan on reading that comic.

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant #1

By: Greg Pak, Roland Boschi
Released: Dec 18, 2019

DESTINED FOR HOTH!
•  Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa and smuggler Han Solo have have struck blow after winning blow against the Empire. The Rebels are digging in their defenses on the remote ice world of Hoth but how long will they truly be safe from their many enemies?
•  Darth Vader will stop at nothing to crush the rebels ...

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10

Lives up to the hype. The Rise of Kylo Ren does not hide reveals in its first issue. It starts off with a bang, but it still promising enough that you'll want to keep following closely. There's probably a great story to follow.

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1

By: Charles Soule, Will Sliney
Released: Dec 18, 2019

WITH BEN SOLO'S FALL... COMES KYLO REN'S RISE!
Young Ben Solo is legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker's most promising pupil. As the son of Rebel Alliance heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, as well as Luke's own nephew, Ben has the potential to be a great force for light in the galaxy. But the Skywalker legacy casts a long shadow, the currents of the da...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #75 Dec 12, 2019
8.0

It seems like Vader was a little weak in this issue. I know he was supposedly injured, but she should have been able to handle the people who took him on with ease still. The result was a little goofy for the planet, but not a bad end to a decent arc.

Star Wars #75

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Nov 20, 2019

FINAL ISSUE! IT'S A TRAP!
•  The epic REBELS AND ROGUES storyline reaches its explosive end! Can THREEPIO save the rock people of K43?
•  Is WARBA the master or the student? Which Champion falls?
•  And how much of LUKE'S desperate plan has DARTH VADER foreseen from the beginning?
•  The search for a new rebel ba...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #26 Dec 12, 2019
7.0

I think the first story actually comes from a proposed scene from the Last Jedi if I remember correctly. I liked it more than the second part.

Star Wars Adventures #26

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Witness one of the many lessons Rey learned from Luke Skywalker during her time on Ahch-To. Plus, in an all-new installment of Tales from Wild Space, Resistance pilot Tallie teaches her squad how to overcome their fears.

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #74 Dec 12, 2019
9.0

Cool issue, all the stories seem to be strengthening. I love to see Chewie bravery in this issue.

Star Wars #74

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Nov 13, 2019

WOOKIEE VS. SITH!
•  Our three stories converge as the rebels' plan to destroy the Empire's fleet come to a head! But can LUKE really trust the grifter WARBA CALIP?
•  Can HAN, LEIA, and DAR CHAMPION survive a head-on battle with a STAR DESTROYER?
•  And what happens when CHEWBACCA takes on LORD VADER himself in hand-to-han...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #73 Nov 20, 2019
8.5

The 3 storylines are starting to weave together and it seems to be leading to an interesting conclusion.

Star Wars #73

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Oct 23, 2019

MOMENTS OF TRUTH!
•  Who is DAR CHAMPION and how far can LEIA trust him when HAN'S life is on the line on BOSS CARPO'S golden starship?
•  What shocking lesson will LUKE learn when WARBA finally reveals her true self?
•  And when faced with his lost past, can THREEPIO seize control of his destiny -- and be the hero of his ...

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7.0

It takes me a long time to get adjusted to characters I don't know. This was okay.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple #2

By: Matthew Rosenberg, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Sep 25, 2019

Following a sudden ambush in the jungles of Ontotho, Young Padawan Cere Junda is left to find her own way on a hostile planet. But local freedom fighters are happy to take Cere Junda in - if she will fight by their side!
Rated T

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8.5

I sort of hoped for a better lead in to the movie. It mostly worked out as I expected. Still, overall its a fun mission with character that we have rarely seen in comics so far.

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance #4

By: Sacks, Luke Ross
Released: Oct 30, 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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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #25 Oct 24, 2019
8.0

Enjoyed seeing Holdo and Leia spend time together while they were young. It just develops their relationship that much more for The Last Jedi. Holdo is a lot more quirky in comics and books than she is in the movie.

Star Wars Adventures #25

By: Delilah S Dawson, Margaux Saltel
Released: Sep 11, 2019

In this story set before A New Hope, Princess Leia Organa faces the most challenging task of her young life: teaching Amilyn Holdo how to drive a speeder! But both learn an important lesson after finding themselves in the dangerous lower levels of Coruscant.

Special 25th issue featuring a full-length story about young Princess Leia!
Th...

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9.0

Cool battle, more of an action issue. I'm curious to see how this gets resolved with just on issue to go.

Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance #3

By: Ethan Sacks, Luke Ross
Released: Oct 23, 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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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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