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Peter reviewed The Orville: New Beginnings #1 Jul 18, 2019
9.0

I rated it a 9 because I really enjoy the show and feel that they could not have emulated the show in the form of a comic book better than this. The dialogue felt very reminiscent of the show. I enjoyed the story and look forward to the follow up to this first book. The artwork was decent, I would rate the it an 8/10. The story carries the book for me.

The Orville: New Beginnings #1

By: David Goodman, David Cabeza
Released: Jul 17, 2019

On their way to a fleet conference via shuttle, Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate. Meanwhile, back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school even though he is only a few months old.
o Picks up where season one left of...

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8.5

A short but enjoyable adventure. Once again the writer does a good job of capturing the tone of the show.

The Orville: New Beginnings #2

By: David Goodman, David Cabeza
Released: Aug 14, 2019

After crash-landing on a desolate planet, Ed and Gordon are taken in by some friendly locals who reveal an unexpected food source. Then, while investigating the cause of their crash, the fate of a long-lost Union vessel is revealed. Will a dark history repeat itself as Kelly and the Orville crew search for the missing pair?

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8.5

All in all, solid stories! It is great to know more about these characters and it is a shame that many of the people who complain that the sequels are too rushed, will not know this backstory.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Special #1

By: Tom Taylor, Elsa Charretier
Released: Jul 31, 2019

A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY! Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa VICE ADMIRAL AMILYN HOLDO at the end of her story in 2017's The Last Jedi-now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL) explores a ...

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8.0

The stories are short, I probably liked the Maz one the best, but I was glad to get some more info on Holdo too.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Special #1

By: Tom Taylor, Elsa Charretier
Released: Jul 31, 2019

A ONE-SHOT SPECIAL FEATURING YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS FROM THE NEW STAR WARS TRILOGY! Star Wars fans first met Resistance leader and confidante of Leia Organa VICE ADMIRAL AMILYN HOLDO at the end of her story in 2017's The Last Jedi-now, witness her triumphant beginning! This July, Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (MS. MARVEL) explores a ...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #69 Jul 31, 2019
8.5

Still mostly set up in this issue, but I'm loving the new art. Some good dialogue. I'm interested to see where the story goes from here.

Star Wars #69

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Jul 24, 2019

TRICKS AND TRAPS! The REBELS AND ROGUES epic continues as our heroes deploy their plans to trick their Imperial pursuers... and everything falls apart! CHEWIE and THREEPIO face moral quandaries - and mortal danger - when they learn the uninhabited planet they're supposed to destroy isn't quite so uninhabited. Will the FORCE be with LUKE in a bar fi...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Tie Fighter #4 Jul 22, 2019
6.5

The characters still remain pretty faceless. I'm also pretty disappointed by how little this crosses over with the Alphabet squadron book.

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #4

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

A NEW MISSION! A betrayal from one of their own! Is the squadron even ready to fly again after so many losses? And who are these new pilots who think they're good enough to join the ranks of SHADOW WING?
Rated T

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8.5

Definitely a good start to a comic, and definitely worth reading if you are a fan of the show. It captures the tone of the show quite well. The fact that it takes place after season 1 and not season 2 is a little confusing at first.

The Orville: New Beginnings #1

By: David Goodman, David Cabeza
Released: Jul 17, 2019

On their way to a fleet conference via shuttle, Ed and Gordon pick up a distress signal from a century-old buoy belonging to a Union ship and decide to investigate. Meanwhile, back on the Orville, Kelly tries to mediate when Bortus insists on enrolling Topa into school even though he is only a few months old.
o Picks up where season one left of...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Target Vader #1 Jul 17, 2019
9.0

There are a lot of Vader comics out there now, but I do think this one looks like it has an interesting story to tell. It does a quick and easy job of setting up the group and there are some pretty cool Vader moments.

Star Wars: Target Vader #1

By: Robbie Thompson, Marc Laming
Released: Jul 3, 2019

THE HUNTER! DARTH VADER is on the hunt for a mysterious criminal syndicate operating outside of THE EMPIRE's rule. But little does he know he's being hunted by a group of the galaxy's deadliest bounty hunters, hired by the syndicate to take out Vader once and for all. Led by fallen Imperial Officer BEILERT VALANCE, this ragtag group of assassins wi...

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10

Captain Phasma was massively underserved by the new trilogy, but in canon she's been developed as one of the more unlikeable, but well developed characters. This book stays loyal to the character that we know in the Phasma novel and its a great read if you'd like to know more about the character.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Captain Phasma #1

By: Tom Taylor, Leonard Kirk
Released: Jul 10, 2019

ANOTHER GUN! STORMTROOPERS don't get a name. They are simply a tool of the EMPIRE. But PHASMA has a name, and one young soldier wants what she has. One stormtrooper has ambition. And this ambition is on a collision course with CAPTAIN PHASMA.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #68 Jul 10, 2019
9.0

The art is the best its been in a long time. Looking forward to seeing more of the C-3P0/Chewbacca, team up.

Star Wars #68

By: Greg Pak, Phil Noto
Released: Jul 10, 2019

REBELS AND ROGUES! "The evil lord Darth Vader, obsessed with finding young Skywalker, has dispatched thousands of remote probes into the far reaches of space..."  That's right - you remember the opening titles of The Empire Strikes Back. Now find out what happened just before, as Luke and his friends launch a desperate, three-pronged mission of d...

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8.5

Its rare that we see material set during this era, so even though this issue has pretty low stakes I enjoyed the insight into pre-Resistance Finn.

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance: Finn #1

By: Tom Taylor, Ramon Rosanas
Released: Jul 3, 2019

A LITTLE REBELLION! Before he was a rebel hero, FINN had another calling. He was... a janitor. But how could this lead FN-2187 to question everything? How much action can someone see mopping floors and dealing with a pest problem? It turns out, a whole lot.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Tie Fighter #3 Jul 3, 2019
8.5

Good issue with a few surprises. I'd like to be a bit more attached to the characters, and it doesn't seem to be tying into Alphabet Squadron much, but the action is good.

Star Wars: Tie Fighter #3

By: Jody Houser, Roge Antonia
Released: Jun 19, 2019

THE NET CLOSES!
•  The traitors of the REBEL ALLIANCE have made their presence known!
•  Will the heroes of the EMPIRE be able to salvage the mission and save the day?
•  And at what cost?
Rated T

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9.0

Don't get too power drunk when Darth Vader is around. That's all I'll say.

Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion: Darth Vader #1

By: Greg Pak, Ramon Bachs
Released: Jun 26, 2019

YOUR HUMBLE SERVANT VADER!
•  DARTH VADER may be the most feared man in the galaxy. But to the proud Grand Moffs of THE EMPIRE, he's just the Emperor's apprentice - below them in the hierarchy.
•  But what fury burns in the heart of a SITH with such overwhelming rage when a mere Moff dares command him?
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #67 Jul 3, 2019
9.0

A good end to Kieron Gillen's run on the Star Wars title. There was an unexpectedly cool tie in to one of the movies that I really enjoyed. Now it looks like we are moving a bit closer to Empire.

Star Wars #67

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Jun 19, 2019

"THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN" PART 6
•  The fate of an entire world is in the hands of the REBELS!
•  And even then, can anyone manage to escape the Scourging of SHU-TORUN?
•  The cataclysmic end of KIERON GILLEN's run on STAR WARS.
Rated T

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8.5

The story is simple, but I enjoyed the hallucinations of the main character. The art seemed a bit different and the book leaned into horror a bit.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #5

By: Dennis Hopeless, Geraldo Borges
Released: Jun 12, 2019

NIGHTMARE ON THE OUTER RIM!
•  A backwater jungle planet teeming with poisonous plants.
•  The search for a device that can track the REBELS.
•  A psychedelic nightmare triggered by the local flora - with a terror known as DARTH VADER!
Rated T

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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: Ethan 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.
•  Journey to BLACK SPI...

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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.
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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!
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