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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #22 Jun 6, 2019
8.5

Two simple stories with good messages for kids. The writer really had a good grasp on C-3P0 who always walks a fine line between funny and annoying. Leia is well written as well.

Star Wars Adventures #22

By: Elsa Charretier
Released: Jun 5, 2019

After losing the man she loves to a bounty hunter, Princess Leia embarks on a dangerous mission with R2-D2 and C-3PO in this exciting tale set just after The Empire Strikes Back! The second of three issues spotlighting the Original Trilogy! Variant cover by Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers!

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8.5

Good to see some content in between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The Emperor plants doubt in Luke's mind much like a devil would.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Luke Skywalker #1

By: Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse
Released: Jun 5, 2019

THE FIRST TEMPTATION OF LUKE SKYWALKER!
•  After learning the true identity of his father, LUKE continues his training and prepares for the inevitable showdown, determined never to follow the path of VADER.
•  But when a rebel general's mistakes lead to disaster and Luke must seize command, the DARK SIDE tempts him as never before...

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8.0

Seemed weird that the Rebels who appeared in this book were mostly just faceless new characters. It would've been good to see a few characters that we knew. Still, a pretty interesting story overall.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #4

By: Dennis Hopeless, Stephen Mooney
Released: May 29, 2019

NEVER MESS WITH THE BEST!
•  We all know DARTH VADER as THE EMPEROR'S iron fist, but as any rebel can tell you, he's also a terror in a TIE Fighter.
•  What does it feel like in that X-WING cockpit when you're nose-to-nose with the EMPIRE'S deadliest pilot?
•  Will you even live to tell the tale, hotshot?
Rated T

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7.5

Features some deeper characters that don't always get explored. The reveal at the end may mean that we have more in store for the main story.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #2

By: Sacks, Will Sliney
Released: May 22, 2019

• Across the galaxy, DOK-ONDAR is known as the procurer of the rarest antiquities in the universe. But the most priceless of his relics come with a darker cost.
•  And with the First Order's hunt for the hidden Resistance heating up, planet Batuu might soon turn into the most dangerous place in the galaxy.
•&nb...

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8.5

Nice to see some Jabba the Hutt in new canon. He seems to be mostly unexplored so far.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Jabba The Hutt #1

By: Greg Pak, Emilio Laiso
Released: May 22, 2019

IT'S GREAT TO BE JABBA!
•  Across the galaxy, Imperials, rebels and scoundrels alike speak in hushed tones of JABBA THE HUTT, the greatest gangster in the OUTER RIM.
•  Discover what makes the name of Jabba so feared, in a crime story that stretches from the casinos of CANTO BIGHT to the deserts of TATOOINE!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Tie Fighter #2 May 15, 2019
8.0

The story is an interesting one, but at this point the characters just seem to blend together. Still hoping for a bit more from this.

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #2

By: Jody Houser, Joshua Cassara
Released: May 15, 2019

BETRAYAL AMONG THE RANKS!
•  The TIE Fighter pilots of SHADOW WING come under fire from what appear to be their fellow IMPERIALS!
•  Has the influence of THE REBELLION stretched further than anticipated?
•  Or is there something more sinister at work?
Rated T

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9.0

Great issue that showcases some of Lando's heart. This story adds more meat to the decision he makes to betray Han Solo in favor of Cloud City, its a world that he's struggled to keep alive and he's refused to give it up. Lobot is a welcome addition to this book as well.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Lando Calrissian #1

By: Greg Pak, Matteo Buffagni
Released: May 15, 2019

CLOUD CITY BLUES!
•  Former smuggler LANDO CALRISSIAN has a beautiful dream: a life of leisure and luxury as the totally legitimate BARON ADMINISTRATOR of CLOUD CITY.
•  All he needs to do is take care of his money troubles with one last, big scam. But what will get in his way the most - his bad luck or this a...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #66 May 15, 2019
9.0

Exciting issue, from Luke's side of the story as well as Leia's. It should be leading to an interesting conclusion in the next issue.

Star Wars #66

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: May 15, 2019

"THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN" PART 5
•  QUEEN TRIOS vs. PRINCESS LEIA at last!
•  Can LUKE SKYWALKER hold out against the attack of overwhelming force...from his own allies?!
•  And when you think things couldn't get worse for our Rebels, there's always an orbital bombardment to survive!
Rated T

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8.0

Triple 0 seems to outshine Aphra again in this issue, but they make for an interesting pair since Triple 0 has to keep her alive.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #27

By: Si Spurrier, Emilio Laiso
Released: Dec 12, 2018

WORST AMONG EQUALS: PART TWO!
•  Rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA has ten hours to cross a hostile megacity before the bomb implanted in her throat blows up.
•  No big deal, right? And even if there ARE, say, insane cops and bounty hunters on her tail-she's got a partner to help her!
•  (Unf...

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9.0

One of the best Triple 0 issues yet. There are a surprisingly large amount of stakes. Forcing Aphra and 000 back together again could never be a back idea.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #26

By: Si Spurrier, Emilio Laiso
Released: Nov 14, 2018

DOCTOR APHRA - WORST AMONG EQUALS!
•  On the run from the law in an alien city, DOCTOR APHRA can't stray more than a few paces from her companion without both of them blowing up.
•  Time to cooperate, right? Except, unfortunately, her companion is Triple-Zero, a sadistic murderdroid who's more interested in her death than playing n...

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10

Lengthy issue, but it offers some really cool payoffs for several characters. A very impressive finale.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #25

By: Simon Spurrier, Kev Walker
Released: Oct 24, 2018

CUE THE IMPERIAL MARCH!
•  After a lifetime of betrayals, all DOCTOR APHRA's mynocks are finally coming home to roost.
•  Murder-droids, Force-active spores, heartbroken lovers and vengeful lawmen - but they're all eclipsed by the tall, dark shadow that now falls across her.
•  HE IS HERE.
Rated T

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8.0

Trying to get caught up on this book after a break.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #24

By: Simon Spurrier, Kev Walker
Released: Sep 26, 2018

OUT OF THE FRYING PAN, INTO THE HEAT-DEATH OF A PLANET-KILLING METEOR STRIKE!
•  Swindling, backstabbing and even occasionally feeling bad about it, all of DOCTOR APHRA's attempts to escape her prison-world have failed.
•  But...wait - here comes an Imperial shuttle. Could this be salvation?
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9.0

Fun issue with a cool twist. At first it doesn't even really feel like an Aphra story, but its a great book to start with if you aren't familiar with her as a character.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #2

By: Si Spurrier, Caspar Wijngaard
Released: Sep 5, 2018

MEET WINLOSS AND NOKK - THE GALAXY'S FOREMOST MONSTER HUNTERS!
•  One's a cyborg with a bad attitude, the other's a cold-blooded reptile. They're happily married. They've been hired by a mysterious contact to bag an ultra-deadly monster from the heart of an ancient temple.
•  N.B.: For "mysterious contact" read...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #21 May 8, 2019
8.0

The first story is a classic Han and Luke team up. The second story is a little simple, but fairly cute. Easy issue to like.

Star Wars Adventures #21

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: May 8, 2019

The Original Trilogy gets the spotlight starting this issue! Not ones to rest on their laurels, Han and Luke embark on a mission to secure equipment for the fledgling rebellion in this exciting tale set just after A New Hope! Variant cover by Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers!

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10

I really hope this is what we are in for with The Mandalorian. This comic stays true to George Lucas' original idea for Boba Fett, very similar to "man with no name" character from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Its got a lot of western, gunslinger vibes.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Boba Fett #1

By: Greg Pak, Marc Laming
Released: May 8, 2019

THE HUNTER'S HEART!
•  As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down HAN SOLO, BOBA FETT earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy.
•  But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain?
•  Find out what kind of heart - if any - beats under that MANDALORIAN armor!
Rated...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #65 May 8, 2019
8.5

An exciting issue. Looks to set up more stakes for the next issue.

Star Wars #65

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: May 1, 2019

"THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN" PART 4
•  Her planet under threat, a heroic princess battles to save it!
•  Not Leia - it's QUEEN TRIOS OF SHU-TORUN, ally to Darth Vader and the Empire!
•  PRINCESS LEIA'S plan begins to unfold. But some members of her strike team have schemes of their own. When will Leia realize just what she's...

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9.0

Very loyal to the Han Solo character and it covers the days after the destruction of the Death Star when Han is still insistent that he's going back to his old smuggler ways.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Han Solo #1

By: Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse
Released: May 1, 2019

THE SCOUNDREL'S CODE!
•  After helping destroy the DEATH STAR, HAN SOLO's ready to cash in his reward and return to life as a scoundrel.
•  But when LUKE SKYWALKER asks for one last favor, Han gets pulled into a rebel mission that might wreck all of his plans.
•  Co-starring CHEWBACCA and introducing AKKO, an old friend wh...

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9.0

This line has made me a fan of Hondo. Very fun classic Star Wars fun.

Star Wars Adventures: Flight of the Falcon #

By: Michael Moreci, Arianna Florean
Released: May 1, 2019

The Flight of the Falcon ends here! We've followed Bazine Netal's quest for the legendary starship the Millennium Falcon, but here's one final tale yet to be told, featuring famous pirate captain, Hondo Ohnaka!

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8.0

Don't really understand why this is called Galaxy's Edge. May be a better idea to set up the new characters that will be a part of the attraction rather than the classic characters. This comic is a fun and pretty traditional Star Wars adventure. I'm pretty happy with it.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #1

By: Ethan Sacks, Will Sliney
Released: Apr 24, 2019

A CALL TO ADVENTURE ON THE VERY EDGE OF THE GALAXY! THE COMIC TIE-IN TO THE THEME PARK!
BLACK SPIRE OUTPOST has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every corner of the galaxy looking to make their score on the infamous black market - or experience the exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Being...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #20 May 1, 2019
8.0

Too pretty good stories here. One has a very valuable lesson for kids.

Star Wars Adventures #20

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Apr 17, 2019

During the Clone Wars, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Master Yoda undertake an urgent mission, where Anakin's rebellious nature could spell trouble for the Republic. The final issue of three set during the prequel films! The Original Trilogy gets the spotlight starting next issue!

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8.0

Really enjoyed this part of the story in comic book form for some reason.

Star Wars: Solo Adaptation #7

By: Robbie Thompson, Will Sliney
Released: Apr 3, 2019

THE FINAL SHOWDOWN!
•  HAN SOLO is out of options and out of allies, and DRYDEN wants him dead...
•  Will BECKETT's double-cross be Han's undoing? Will Han do the right thing despite that it could cost him and CHEWBACCA their lives?
•  Find out in the thrilling conclusion to SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY, featuring material not s...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #19 May 1, 2019
7.5

A fun issue if you like some good battle droid action. I liked the first story more than the second, but the art was excellent in both.

Star Wars Adventures #19

By: Cavan Scott, Mauricet
Released: Mar 27, 2019

Legendary General Obi-Wan Kenobi undertakes a daring mission for the Republic Army during the Clone Wars! Guest-starring Captain Rex! The second of three issues set during the prequel films!

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8.5

I would say this stays pretty loyal to the Han Solo we see at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story. We get to see him be that hero we know.

Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #5

By: Robbie Thompson, Leonard Kirk
Released: Mar 13, 2019

BEHIND ENEMY LINES!
•  HAN SOLO and his fellow cadets risk their lives to save one of their own.
•  But not all of them will be coming back from this mission...
•  ...and even if Han survives, will the Empire throw him in the brig or worse?
Rated T

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7.5

Star Wars: Solo Adaptation #6

By: Robbie Thompson, Will Sliney
Released: Mar 20, 2019

DOUBLE CROSS!
•  ENFYS NEST has HAN SOLO and his crew dead to rights...
•  But will Enfys' surprising revelation persuade Han to change his plans for the stolen coaxium...
•  ...or will a betrayal in his crew be his undoing?!
Rated T

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9.0

It appears that some people have found this issue to be a bit controversial, for me I thought it was a very interesting character study that is relevant in the real word. There are many people who are attracted to the most brutal and vicious people alive. I'm sure this woman who thinks she's in love with Darth Vader is not the only person in the galaxy who feels that way.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #3

By: Dennis Hopeless, David Lopez
Released: Apr 24, 2019

THE STAR-CROSSED LOVER!
•  DARTH VADER, a name that strikes fear in the hearts of countless across the galaxy...but there is one lonely heart that beats just for him.
•  What is it like to be in love with LORD VADER?
•  And what fate will befall one who is infatuated with the tall, dark mystery behind the mask?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1 Apr 20, 2019
8.5

A good start to this comic series set to tie into Alphabet Squadron. It shows a blue collar side of the Empire that we don't always see.

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1

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

ENTER SHADOW WING! THE EMPIRE'S SALVATION! THE REBELLION'S DOOM!
As the war against the REBELLION stretches on, it is the innocent people of the GALACTIC EMPIRE who are most at risk. An elite squadron of TIE fighter pilots is assembled to help protect Imperial interests and hammer the Emperor's fury down upon the treasonous and violent Rebel Al...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #64 Apr 20, 2019
8.0

Still, a lot of groundwork is being laid. Its a beautiful looking issue, but I'm expecting some action soon. I appreciated that Han Solo had a jacket similar to the one he wears in Solo.

Star Wars #64

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Apr 3, 2019

"THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN" PART 3
•  LEIA leads her covert team deep into the heart of the royal palace of SHU-TORUN.
•  BENTHIC leads the PARTISANS deep inside the horrific edifice of THE SPIKE.
•  A rebel victory could cripple the Empire for good. A little scourging is one thing...but th...

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8.5

I preferred the Yoda story of the 3. The Biggs and Porkins one was pretty fun and brightly colored, but a bit kid friendly too.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Special #1

By: Marc Guggenheim, Jonathan Adams
Released: Apr 17, 2019

A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE (AND UNEXPECTED) CHARACTERS FROM THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY!
•  Move over, Boba Fett. The most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy isn't who you think. The cold, calculating assassin droid IG-88 had a deadly reputation. Wanted criminals should tremble in fear because IG-88 will stop at nothin...

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8.5

Not sure what to think about ripped Tarkin. I find him to be one of the more underrated original trilogy characters and this comic lines up well with the Tarkin book.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Grand Moff Tarkin #1

By: Greg Pak, Marc Laming
Released: Apr 10, 2019

THE SOUL OF THE DEATH STAR!
The EMPIRE has built the deadliest weapon the galaxy has ever seen. But even the most ruthless Imperial officer might hesitate before unleashing the DEATH STAR's power to kill millions in an instant. Behold the secret story of GRAND MOFF TARKIN, the horrors that hammered and  honed his resolve, and the terrifying s...

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9.0

A rare comic set between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. An origin story behind Princess Leia's Boushh disguise, with a couple of other classic characters in the mix as well.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Princess Leia #1

By: Greg Pak, Chris Sprouse
Released: Apr 10, 2019

BOUNTY HUNTER PRINCESS!
With HAN SOLO frozen in carbonite in the palace of JABBA THE HUTT, PRINCESS LEIA prepares for a daring rescue by taking on the identity of the bounty hunter BOUSHH. But in order to succeed, she'll have to prove herself in her new identity to the ruthless bounty hunter BOSSK! With her life and all of her principles on the...

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