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8.5

Really solid issue with some interesting character moments. There are some more hints that Aphra could possibly be a lesbian which would make things a little bit interesting. Just a simple heist plot with some good dialogue.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #14

By: Kieron Gillen, Emilio Laiso
Released: Nov 15, 2017

• Doctor Aphra's antics are causing mayhem once again...
•  But is she really the one calling the shots?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #39 Nov 22, 2017
9.0

Another great issue. Luke, Leia and Han are all together again and the writing is very loyal to their characters. I'll take any of the information about Jedha that I can get. There is a hint towards the Rogue One crew and the conflict that is beginning to get underway appears to be worthy of Star Wars.

Star Wars #39

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Nov 22, 2017

THE ASHES OF JEDHA!
The Rebel Alliance turns its attention to the shattered planet of Jedha! Once the site of great significance to the Jedi, Jedha was left in ruins when the Death Star annihilated the Holy City there. Now, new series writer Kieron Gillen joins artist Salvador Larroca to bring Luke, Leia, Han, and the rest to the remains of th...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #8 Nov 17, 2017
9.0

Charles Soule continues to completely ace this Vader story. Vader himself has a bit of a limited role but the characters that make up the ensemble are really fun too. This serves a bit of connecting tissue so far, but Vader will be in on the action soon.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #8

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Nov 15, 2017

LEGACY'S END CONTINUES!
Vader and the Inquisitorius set their sights on one of the most dangerous Jedi remaining alive...and it's not who you'd expect.

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #38 Nov 8, 2017
9.0

Jason Aaron is out and Kieron Gillen is in and his first issue on the main Star Wars line is impressive. I'm glad that they are starting to bring back some of the Rogue One characters and further establish them as characters in the Star Wars universe. I also enjoyed the look into what happened with Jedha after the Death Star attacked it.

Star Wars #38

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Nov 8, 2017

THE ASHES OF JEDHA!
KIERON GILLEN'S FIRST ISSUE ON STAR WARS!
The Rebel Alliance turns its attention to the shattered planet of Jedha! Once the site of great significance to the Jedi, Jedha was left in ruins when the Death Star annihilated the Holy City there. Now, new series writer Kieron Gillen joins artist Salvador Larroca to bring Luke...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #2 Nov 2, 2017
8.5

The small little bonus story is a little rushed but the main story about Rey and Unkar Plutt is actually kind of cute. I think people need to loosen their leash on these comics because they tell a lighthearted story.

Star Wars Adventures #2

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Sep 20, 2017

Rey encounters a tough new enemy that may change the course of her life forever! Meanwhile, Yoda recounts a very bizarre story from his youth!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Mace Windu #3 Nov 2, 2017
7.0

It was a pretty meh issue until the last few page which got me excited again. Most of the story is just on the surface and it didn't really do anything to stick beyond the last few moments.

Star Wars: Mace Windu #3

By: Matt Owens, Denys Cowan
Released: Oct 25, 2017

• Mace and his squad's first mission of the newly begun Clone Wars continues!
•  What do the Separatists want with the planet of Hissrich?
•  Can Mace overcome mercenary droid AD-W4 to stop them?
Rated T

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9.0

This title continues to creep towards the events of The Force Awakens. Lor San Tekka is looming. I'm hoping to get some more info about Luke out of him but I know that the timeline of The Force Awakens makes that a little more difficult. This looks like the start of an interesting arc and I'm hoping to learn more about San Tekka too because he got so little screen time in the movie.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #20

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Oct 18, 2017

• General Leia Organa gave Poe Dameron an important task...
•  ...locate the mysterious Lor San Tekka!
•  And our hero may be closer than he thinks!
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #7 Nov 1, 2017
10

Charles Soule kicks off this new arc with a bang that covers both sides of the story. Vader's new enemy seems like a very interesting character but seeing the Empire in its early stages is quite a thrill as well. I hope that the rest of this arc can remain as engaging.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #7

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Nov 1, 2017

LEGACY'S END BEGINS!
As Vader takes his place in command of the Emperor's secret Inquisitorius Program, he sets his sights on one of the most dangerous Jedi remaining alive...and it's not who you'd expect.
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8.0

This issue gave me the vibe that this was actually going to be the last issue of the series for a little while. It had some finality to it, but the ending assured me that Aphra is not done. There is a decent amount of action. I just hope that Triple 0 and BT won't be gone for too long. They are my favorite part of this series.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #13

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Oct 11, 2017

• Doctor Aphra's had a plan to auction off an artificial Jedi intelligence in order to make some major credits.
•  Unfortunately, things haven't exactly gone according to plan...
•  Darth Vader is back, and our rogue archaeologist is less dead than he thought he had left her.
Rated T

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8.5

I've finished the Phasma book in between the last two issues of this comic and I feel that it really improved my thoughts on this comic. Both compliment each other quite well and really give us an idea of exactly what Phasma is like. She's a good villain now and so worthy of hatred. I hope Rian Johnson can help improve the character in The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: Captain Phasma #4

By: Kelly Thompson, Marco Checchetto
Released: Oct 18, 2017

• Phasma and Pilot are in disguise!
•  After tracking down a First Order officer to a mysterious planet, Captain Phasma finds herself leading a new army against a new threat.
•  Find out how the biggest and baddest officer of the Galactic First Order makes her way across the galaxy before she reunites with her team in THE LAST J...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #37 Oct 21, 2017
8.5

Scar Squadron is revisited. They are one of the more interesting new additions to Star Wars canon. I enjoy reading about them and Sargent Kreel is a very interesting character. Appearances some classic characters help this issue along and if this will be Jason Aaron's final issue on this series then it is a worthy one.

Star Wars #37

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Oct 4, 2017

• SCAR Squadron is back...with their deadliest attack yet!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #6 Oct 21, 2017
9.0

I'm not a huge fan of Rebels I'm about 2 season behind right now so this issue proved to be quite informative for me. It gave me a good look into how the Inquisitors work and how Vader came to be the leader of them. Its definitely a good issue to read if you're not following Rebels.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #6

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Oct 4, 2017

Darth Vader...meet THE INQUISITORIUS!
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Mace Windu #2 Oct 6, 2017
7.0

It doesn't give me the solid character moments that I found in the first comic. This is primarily an action story. I've seen other people saying the art isn't up to satisfaction but I can tolerate it.

Star Wars: Mace Windu #2

By: Matt Owens, Denys Cowan
Released: Sep 27, 2017

• On a planet of near-perpetual darkness, the Jedi must bring light.
•  Mace finds both his faith and skill tested.
•  For is it truly the place of the Jedi to go to war?
Rated T

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8.0

The art continues to look really good and there is a nice little flashback for the people who are also reading the Phasma novel. It gives us another good look into how Phasma will use anybody to further herself. We do seem to get a bit away from the main story though.

Star Wars: Captain Phasma #3

By: Kelly Thompson, Marco Checchetto
Released: Oct 4, 2017

• Phasma and Pilot are in disguise!
•  After tracking down a First Order officer to a mysterious planet, Captain Phasma finds herself leading a new army against a new threat.
•  Find out how the biggest and baddest officer of the Galactic First Order makes her way across the galaxy before she reunites with her team in THE LAST J...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Annual #3 Sep 22, 2017
8.0

Its not as good as the first two annuals but its still an entertaining extended story. Han's character get explored a little bit and his past comes back to bite him. Its certainly nothing essential but still enjoyable overall. Especially if you love a good Han and Leia team up.

Star Wars Annual #3

By: Jason Latour, Michael Walsh
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• The Rebel Alliance is on the lookout for a new secret base!
•  Rebellion leader Princess Leia goes with Han Solo to scope out a secret hideout only he knows...
•  ...as well as the group of killers who want him dead!
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8.5

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #18

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Aug 16, 2017

• Jess Pava and Kare Kun are on a mission to expose the First Order to the rest of the galaxy!
•  Meanwhile, Poe Dameron and Snap Wexley are tracking down Oddy Muva - the traitor!
•  Black Squadron divided!
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #19 Sep 22, 2017
8.5

The Force Awakens appears to be creeping up a bit. I wouldn't be shocked this comic is coming to an end soon. There are a few spots that felt a little rushed but overall this is perfectly fun Star Wars adventure with great art good humor and a good ending.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #19

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Sep 20, 2017

• Black Squadron is reunited once again...
•...and together they share a common goal...
•  The First Order must be stopped!
•  But at what cost?
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8.0

This issue continues to be interesting. I don't think it has the exploration of character that some fans have hoped but there is one pretty obviously shout out to the Phasma novel that I am currently reading. It details Phasma's drive and confidence in completing the mission that will keep her credibility alive.

Star Wars: Captain Phasma #2

By: Kelly Thompson, Marco Checchetto
Released: Sep 20, 2017

As the excitement ramps up for this December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, come back with us to the final moments of The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, we follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order's biggest ...

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7.0

Vader's role in this issue is a lot smaller than the cover teases. It seems like this issue is more of a filler for the next issue just to be able to fill a trade paperback. Nothing really special goes on here but there could be some good moments in the next book.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #12

By: Kieron Gillen, Kev Walker
Released: Sep 13, 2017

VADER IS BACK!
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #36 Sep 14, 2017
8.5

I'm sure some people will find that that this issue requires some suspension of disbelief but this issue really did the trick for me. We all knew that R2 wasn't your average droid and now its been proven. He's a bad ass.

Star Wars #36

By: Jason Aaron, Salvador Larroca
Released: Sep 13, 2017

• The Empire has held Threepio captive for far too long.
•  There's no way they are prepared to deal with this rescue.
•  That's right - Artoo is ready to take action!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #5 Sep 8, 2017
9.0

Great issue. Vader still feels a little bit of conflict and we are able to see how divided he is in this comic and that he may have had more options then we think when we meet him in A New Hope. This is a comic all fans should be reading.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #5

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• He began his journey as a Jedi with wonder and hope.
•  Now it is time to put away childish things.
•  Vader's first and most vital test as a Sith concludes.
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7.0

This comic is forced to end the story and doesn't really have enough time to sprinkle new information in like they had been able to in other issue. Still an entertaining read but we all know how it ends.

Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation #6

By: Jody Houser, Emilio Laiso
Released: Sep 6, 2017

• Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor, along with their ragtag team of Rebel activists, are on the hunt for the Imperial Death Star plans.
•  But the Empire is not going to back down without a fight.
•  Will the Rebels succeed? Or with the Empire destroy them without batting an eye?
•  Read the conclusion of the epic blockbuster f...

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8.0

I'm all for a comic that takes place during the new trilogy era and Captain Phasma appears to be leading right into The Last Jedi as it explains how she gets out of the trash compactor she is thrown into. There isn't a lot of character explanation but Phasma does show that she's not afraid to throw anyone under the bus to keep herself clean.

Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1

By: Kelly Thompson, Marco Checchetto
Released: Sep 6, 2017

As the excitement ramps up for this December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, come back with us to the final moments of The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, we follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order's biggest ...

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The Villain added Star Wars Adventures to their pull list Sep 6, 2017

Star Wars Adventures

Introducing an exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics! Each issue in this monthly series will feature two stories, starring your favorite Star Wars characters from all the films! This debut issue will reveal Rey's early adventures on Jakku as well as a comical tale of clone catastrophe!

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The Villain added Star Wars: Captain Phasma to their pull list Sep 6, 2017

Star Wars: Captain Phasma

As the excitement ramps up for this December's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, come back with us to the final moments of The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, we follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order's biggest ...

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The Villain added Star Wars: Mace Windu to their pull list Sep 6, 2017

Star Wars: Mace Windu

For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy...but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi's greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with ...

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The Villain added Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017) to their pull list Sep 6, 2017

Star Wars: Darth Vader (2017)

The most fearsome villain of all time returns with an all-new series! When Anakin Skywalker fell, both to the pull of the dark side and to the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi, he rose back up, more machine than man. Having lost everything that was once dear to him, the former chosen one must take his first steps into a darker world...as Darth Vader, Dark L...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #1 Sep 6, 2017
8.0

This Star Wars adventure series is for kids and Lucasfilm made fans very aware of that when they announced it. The dialogue is very kid friendly but its a nice and long issue that gives some interesting little tidbits that Marvel would've never explored in the other series.

Star Wars Adventures #1

By: Cavan Scott, Derek Charm
Released: Sep 6, 2017

Introducing an exciting new era in all-ages Star Wars comics! Each issue in this monthly series will feature two stories, starring your favorite Star Wars characters from all the films! This debut issue will reveal Rey's early adventures on Jakku as well as a comical tale of clone catastrophe!

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The Villain reviewed Saga #2 Aug 31, 2017
9.0

More interesting creatures are introduced and this universe continues to get bigger and bigger and the struggle of the protagonists gets more and more complicated.

Saga #2

By: Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Released: Apr 11, 2012

The ongoing epic continues! After deserting their galactic armies, former soldiers Marko and Alana must now protect their newborn girl from the lethal killers dispatched to destroy their family.

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The Villain reviewed Daredevil #3 Aug 31, 2017
8.5

Daredevil teams up with an enemy in order to make an attempt a defeating a common enemy. This book continues to be tense and a different story that we don't see often from Daredevil.

Daredevil #3

By: Mark Waid, Chris Samnee
Released: May 21, 2014

• The Owl is back!
•  But old enemies aren't nearly as much of a problem for Matt Murdock as his new friend: The Shroud.
•  Kirsten and Matt are sharing a very volatile secret -- who'll be the first to crack?

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