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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #28 Jun 20, 2018
10

This arc continues to fill in some gaps regarding the things that we didn't see in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. There is a wide assortment of characters that we love and it continues to fill up the canon beautifully.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #28

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Jun 20, 2018

CONTINUING THE UNSEEN EVENTS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS!
As Starkiller Base targets the Resistance for elimination, it's up to Poe Dameron and Black Squadron to mount a frontal assault and take the weapon offline...as long as their friends on the ground can get the shields down!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #5 Jun 13, 2018
8.0

Not a lot of character in this issue, but some good action. I'm not always that interested in the space battles when they aren't on screen, but this is still pretty impressive.

Star Wars #5

By: Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda
Released: May 8, 2013

When Princess Leia is caught between two squadrons of TIE fighters, her undercover scouting may be at an end. But Luke Skywalker is doing his best to disobey Leia's own orders, and to once again save the princess. Time is short and the Empire is closing in!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #4 Jun 13, 2018
8.0

Another worthy Star Wars adventure. I was surprised by the similar story points to the current ongoing Marvel series.

Star Wars #4

By: Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda
Released: Apr 10, 2013

As Princess Leia’s stealth squadron lays a trap for the spy within their ranks, she soon realizes that the Rebels are ill prepared for the Empire’s zealous pursuit. Meanwhile, Han Solo flees from the Empire through the lower levels of Coruscant, and Luke Skywalker enjoys being grounded with a female friend . . .

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #3 Jun 13, 2018
9.0

This series continues to impress while balancing several storylines and some thoughtful character. It seems that each of our favorite characters get a second to shine in this issue.

Star Wars #3

By: Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda
Released: Mar 13, 2013

Princess Leia formed a secret squadron of stealth X-wings to help expose a spy within the Rebel ranks. But taking command puts her at odds with Luke Skywalker at a time they need solidarity more than ever-especially when the spy has alerted the Empire to Han Solo's latest venture!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #2 Jun 13, 2018
8.0

A bit less action packed than the last issue, but there are some good character moments from Leia and some cool Luke and Wedge bromance moments

Star Wars #2

By: Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda
Released: Feb 13, 2013

A cagey young Imperial officer seems to anticipate the Rebels’ every move, so Princess Leia forms a “stealth squadron”—including Luke Skywalker—to expose a suspected spy within their ranks.

Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca run afoul of bounty hunter Boba Fett, and the Emperor sends Darth Vader on a secret mission!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Thrawn #5 Jun 13, 2018
5.5

I never really cared for this section of the book and I'm not very engaged with the visual element either.

Star Wars: Thrawn #5

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Jun 13, 2018

"THE RISE OF THE GRAND ADMIRAL" CONTINUES!
Thrawn's obsession and pursuit of the mysterious crime lord "Nightswan" has led him to Batonn. But what his aide Eli Vanto hopes will be the final stand between the Empire and its enemies soon turns out to be nothing more than a trap...and Ensign Vanto is the bait!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #17 Jun 13, 2018
10

Another great story. This is even brings some more unity to the whole Star Wars saga. The stakes are high and still offers some expected twists and turns. I continue to absolutely love this series.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #17

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jun 13, 2018

As the remnants of the Mon Cala resistance crumble into the seas, Vader and his Inquisitors finally confront the Jedi survivor at its core. The seas will weep...
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #11 Jun 11, 2018
7.5

Much like the last issue I enjoyed Han's side of the story more.

Star Wars Adventures #11

By: Elsa Charretier, Derek Charm
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"Powered Down," Part 2 (of 2). Han and Chewie are stuck on an alien planet with no way off while being pursued by droids bent on their destruction! Will everyone's favorite smuggler duo find a way to safety before time runs out?

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #49 Jun 11, 2018
8.5

Solid finale to a consistently entertaining story. It seems that space battles don't come that often in the comics so it was nice to see a whole issue devoted to it. Classic Star Wars fun and a cool reveal at the end have me excited for milestone issue 50.

Star Wars #49

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jun 6, 2018

The Rebellion of Mon Cala takes flight! With the Empire on its back foot, the Rebel Alliance is poised to rise up in defiance. Could their ultimate victory be at hand?
Rated T

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8.5

Another solid issue with great additional content. The Canto Bight sequence is a weaker element in the film, but it is limited in this story and doesn't become as much of an issue.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #3

By: Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh
Released: Jun 6, 2018

The tyrannical First Order is hot on the Resistance's tail - Supreme Leader Snoke has discovered a way to track Leia Organa and her crew through hyperspace. Fuel and time is running out. Finn and Rose are sent on a secret mission from Poe Dameron to the casino planet of Canto Bight, where they are to find the Master Code Breaker who will help them ...

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6.0

Meh, this one was a bit difficult to follow at times. I like the design of the prison, but I could never really get a grasp on what was going on.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20

By: Si Spurrier, Kev Walker
Released: May 23, 2018

BROKEN, INSIDE BEGINS NOW!
Aphra is behind bars. Again. But this time, she finds herself in Imperial custody, strapped to an explosive transmitter synced to a single hub-droid. Take one step too far? KABLOOEY! Normally, this wouldn't be an issue to sit still for Aphra - but what happens when her Imperial captors send her hub-droid to the middle...

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9.0

Double or Nothing may actually tell us more about young Lando than the Solo movie did. This issue is mostly just setting up the series, while having a really good grasp on Lando. This issue gets a big thumbs up and will hopefully be a start of a great series.

Star Wars: Lando - Double Or Nothing #1

By: Rodney Barnes, Paolo Villanelli
Released: May 30, 2018

Straight from the frames of the highly-anticipated film SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY swaggers a younger and somehow even cockier Lando Calrissian! Before his days in the Rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, even before he lost the Millenium Falcon, comes this tale of Lando's adventures and misadventures in search of love and money leading right up to hi...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Annual #4 May 25, 2018
9.0

Nice to have these annual issues have a solid beginning middle and end. Its a great pick up for someone who wants to read a Star Wars story without all the baggage that comes with regular numbered issues. Explores the force surrounding a lightsaber, would've been nice to see all these characters come together for a moment at the end, but still really fun issue.

Star Wars Annual #4

By: Cullen Bunn, Marc Laming
Released: May 23, 2018

Strap in, racing fans - we're going podracing! Bring your betting money, because this is going to be a high-stakes race, with rebel Luke Skywalker, smuggler Sana Starros and even a certain Dark Lord in attendance! PLACE YOUR BETS!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #48 May 23, 2018
9.0

More fun Star Wars adventure. Gillen has really got a good grasp on the characters right now. Especially Han Solo, who continues to shine in this book. It should bring an interesting conclusion with the next issue.

Star Wars #48

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: May 23, 2018

The Rebellion's fight to liberate Mon Cala continues! While Han, Luke and Leia undertake a perilous and nigh-impossible rescue, Threepio must keep up his vital mission...of hobnobbing at the opera?!
Rated T

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10

"Its been an honor serving with you all" the best addition to the issue. There are so many little tidbits that Gary Whitta is able to add to this story that gives it his own little spin. Luke and Rey's similar origin, Leia's inner monologue during her near death experience. This is what an adaptation should be.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #2

By: Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh
Released: May 23, 2018

The Resistance has found Luke Skywalker! But the First Order is hot on their tail...and they are out for blood. Join writer Gary Whitta (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) and artist Michael Walsh (STAR WARS ANNUAL, HAWKEYE and THE VISION) as they take on the adventures of Force prodigy Rey, ace pilot Poe Dameron, and ex-First Order recruit Finn from th...

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The Villain reviewed Oblivion Song #2 May 23, 2018
8.0

Kirkman is taking his time setting up these characters. There is still a lot more to learn, but I'm still very interested. I continue to love the design of Oblivion.

Oblivion Song #2

By: Robert Kirkman, Lorenzo De Felici
Released: Apr 11, 2018

Nathan's obsession with Oblivion has put a strain on every aspect of his life. His love for Heather is really put to the test now that he's closer than he's ever been to finding what he's truly looking for.

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #1 May 17, 2018
9.0

Great start, with all the classic characters we love getting a little moment to shine. Despite not being an overly long issue #1 seems to be stuffed full of content with lots of potential to go further.

Star Wars #1

By: Brian Wood, Carlos D'Anda
Released: Jan 9, 2013

This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We're taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star-when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!

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The Villain reviewed Daredevil #4 May 17, 2018
8.5

Solid issue. Gives Blindspot a bit more of an important role in the story and I thought Soule made some interesting choices with the Daredevil character. I thought this was the best of the series so far.

Daredevil #4

By: Charles Soule, Ron Garney
Released: Feb 24, 2016

• Facing roadblocks at every turn, A.D.A. Matt Murdock struggles to build a case against the duplicitous founder of the Church of the Sheltering Hands, Tenfingers, who's not so secretly amassing power in Chinatown.
•  Meanwhile, Daredevil's continued fight against the villain is stuck at a stalemate.
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Gizmo reviewed Daredevil #4 Feb 29, 2016
6.5

The undertones in the conversation with Tenfingers were interesting. The rest of the issue was somewhat lackluster. I liked watching Matt struggle with the bomb, but there wasn't much lead up to get him to that bomb, he was just shaking down some random connection and Cap was there for no good reason. Can't say it made sense for Blindspot to reveal himself when he does either. This series is just more

Daredevil #4

By: Charles Soule, Ron Garney
Released: Feb 24, 2016

• Facing roadblocks at every turn, A.D.A. Matt Murdock struggles to build a case against the duplicitous founder of the Church of the Sheltering Hands, Tenfingers, who's not so secretly amassing power in Chinatown.
•  Meanwhile, Daredevil's continued fight against the villain is stuck at a stalemate.
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BrightestDaycare.com reviewed Daredevil #4 Mar 1, 2016
7.0

This book is right about where I expected it to be, because I just do not like the villain Tenfingers. I wish I did like him, because then this story would actually probably be my favorite issue whenever it comes out, now it just feels a bit middle of the road, even though I LOVE Charles Soule’s writing, and I think that the artwork on this book is flipping gorgeous. I just don’t like the vill more

Daredevil #4

By: Charles Soule, Ron Garney
Released: Feb 24, 2016

• Facing roadblocks at every turn, A.D.A. Matt Murdock struggles to build a case against the duplicitous founder of the Church of the Sheltering Hands, Tenfingers, who's not so secretly amassing power in Chinatown.
•  Meanwhile, Daredevil's continued fight against the villain is stuck at a stalemate.
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The Villain reviewed Daredevil #3 May 16, 2018
8.0

Still pretty solid. Tenfingers is starting to look like a fairly interesting villain. I'll stick around for a few more issues.

Daredevil #3

By: Charles Soule, Ron Garney
Released: Jan 27, 2016

HAND-TO-HAND COMBAT!
•  Things quickly come to blows when the Man Without Fear and his new protégé are forced to take on a horde of HAND ninjas.
•  And Matt Murdock's day job isn't going much better... His career as an ADA takes a severe hit when he's unable to indict local crime lord Tenfingers.
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #27 May 16, 2018
8.5

The tail end wasn't as impressive as the start. Still, there is probably lots of great content to come in this arc. Would've liked to have seen more of Leia. Nien Numb and Chewie being pals was a nice little treat to see.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #27

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: May 16, 2018

CONTINUING THE UNSEEN EVENTS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS!
Poe Dameron managed to escape the First Order - but only just! Meanwhile, the rest of Black Squadron is on their most daring mission yet. Follow everyone's favorite Resistance crew as Poe Dameron tells Rey and Finn his adventures during the events of The Force Awakens!  
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #16 May 16, 2018
10

It starts off a bit slowly but really hits a high note with some cool reveals that are complimented even further by someone who reads the other Star Wars comics. I've come to expect nothing more than greatness from Soule and Darth Vader.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #16

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: May 9, 2018

Vader and his Inquisitors lead an elite squad of clone troopers to flush out the Jedi traitor beneath the waters of Mon Cala...and the oceans will burn with their fury.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #10 May 11, 2018
8.0

The Han and Chewie one was a lot more fun than the Lando one. Its nice to get a bit of a primer for young Han before the movie comes out and the adventure was worthy of Star Wars. Great book for a young kid.

Star Wars Adventures #10

By: Sholly Fisch, Jamal Peppers
Released: May 9, 2018

"Powered Down," Part 1 (of 2). Han and Chewie are on the run from bounty hunters and take refuge on a planet that mysteriously shuts downs all electronics. With no way off the planet, will our favorite scruffy duo be able to evade their pursuers?  Also features a Lando Calrissian story by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet! Continues th...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Thrawn #4 May 11, 2018
7.0

It wasn't really my favorite part of the book and the visual element didn't really compliment this part of the story much either. Its good, but not as readable as the opening parts of the story.

Star Wars: Thrawn #4

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: May 9, 2018

"THE RISE OF THE GRAND ADMIRAL" CONTINUES!
Thrawn's rise in the Imperial Empire continues at a trajectory one can only dream of. Meanwhile, Eli Vanto is still stuck in the same position as when he graduated - Thrawn's aide. But will Thrawn's obsession and pursuit of the mysterious crimelord "Nightswan" lead both Imperials to success in the Empe...

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8.5

Perfect little Saturday morning cartoon adventure. Both stories are equally entertaining and its really cool to see Jaxxon back in Canon, while he's a bit of a deep cut he's been in the Star Wars galaxy for 40 years. I hope they come back to him later.

Star Wars Adventures Annual #2018

By: John Jackson Miller, Jon Sommariva
Released: Apr 18, 2018

With Leia injured, it's up to Luke to undertake a sensitive diplomatic mission with the easily-irritated Sarkans! What should be a routine meeting soon turns into an action-packed adventure with the fate of the galaxy on the line!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #9 May 9, 2018
7.0

As most people probably did. I preferred the IG-88 story to the C-3P0 and R2 one. This issue keeps it simple. There isn't much going on. Fun for kids, not much else.

Star Wars Adventures #9

By: Sholly Fisch, Jamal Peppers
Released: Apr 18, 2018

Droids take center stage in both stories of this comical and exciting adventure! C-3PO might be in over his head as he takes on a new job, and IG-88 is determined to capture his crafty bounty!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #8 May 9, 2018
7.5

This is for kids. Sometimes I have to remind myself that. Fun enough for a quick read. At the end of it all it doesn't mean much, may teach some lessons to a young kid.

Star Wars Adventures #8

By: Sholly Fisch, Jamal Peppers
Released: Mar 28, 2018

The crew of The Ghost are trapped on an Imperial ship with no way out! The space pirate Hondo may be their only chance of escape... but can they trust him not to sell them out?
* The exciting finale of a two-part Star Wars: Rebels storyline!
* Plus an exciting new Tales from Wild Space!

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9.0

I'm sure some people feel these adaptations aren't really necessary, but fortunately this issue adds a lot of fresh thoughts to the story. He get a lot more of what is going on in Luke's head and it could offer a different perspective on the film for those who didn't really like it that much. Its off a great start.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #1

By: Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh
Released: May 9, 2018

The Resistance has found Luke Skywalker! But the First Order is hot on their tail...and they are out for blood. Join writer Gary Whitta (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) and artist Michael Walsh (STAR WARS ANNUAL, HAWKEYE and THE VISION) as they take on the adventures of Force prodigy Rey, ace pilot Poe Dameron, and ex-First Order recruit Finn from th...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #47 May 3, 2018
9.0

Typical engaging Star Wars adventure with a few interesting moments. With both the Vader series and this one also exploring Mon Cala its nice to see two series that are work so well together. The reveal at the end of this issue makes me curious about how this will resolve.

Star Wars #47

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: May 2, 2018

The Rebellion's fight to liberate Mon Cala continues! While Han, Luke and Leia undertake a perilous and nigh-impossible rescue, Threepio must keep up his vital mission...of hobnobbing at the opera?!
Rated T

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