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8.5

It was nice to see Lando show a little humanity in this issue since he arrogance was maybe getting a little out of hand in the past few. Not a bad little title. I enjoyed most of it.

Star Wars: Lando - Double Or Nothing #5

By: Rodney Barnes, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Sep 19, 2018

• LANDO'S made his way to an ambivalent Pretusian slave force. But can he convince them to stand up against the STORMTROOPERS who now are lower in number?
•  Will ELLTHREE temper her passions in the face of massive droid abuses?
•  Will Lando find a good card game and say "to hell with it all"?
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #54 Sep 19, 2018
10

Amazing issue with top tier action. Vader gets a Rogue One style badass scene. There are some expected characters that get a chance to shine and I was on the edge of my seat through the whole read.

Star Wars #54

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Sep 19, 2018

"HOPE DIES," PART 5
•  THE EXECUTOR? Bad.
•  PRINCESS LEIA aboard the Executor? Worse.
•  DARTH VADER pursuing Leia aboard the Executor? WORST OF ALL.
Rated T

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7.5

Lando's cockiness might be getting a little out of hand. Its cool to see him show some leadership though.

Star Wars: Lando - Double Or Nothing #4

By: Rodney Barnes, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Aug 29, 2018

THE GALAXY'S MOST DEBONAIR ROGUE!
•  Having been freed from BATALLA and his warrior clan, LANDO now faces a host of new obstacles.  
•  Will he get past the STORMTROOPERS, find RYTHUS and get the arms to him and his people?
•  Is all of this possible while wearing a cape? Will his mustache start a grooming trend? All will...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #21 Sep 12, 2018
10

Another meaty character story for Vader. Its cool to see his castle finally starting to come together.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #21

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Sep 12, 2018

"FORTRESS VADER," PART 3
•  DARTH VADER returns to the place of his birth as he seeks the path to his destiny.
•  Echoes from the past reach out to him - both from his own, and from the dark history of the SITH.
Rated T

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9.0

All it takes is a little extra Luke Skywalker content for me to enjoy this issue. I'm glad that Gary Whitta was able to stray a bit and put his own spin on this story. I thought the last hour of The Last Jedi is one of the best in the whole saga. Its pretty effective in comic form too.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #6

By: Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh
Released: Sep 12, 2018

THE LATEST EPISODE OF THE STAR WARS SAGA COMES TO ITS THRILLING CONCLUSION!
•  Trapped in a derelict rebel base, GENERAL LEIA and the last of the RESISTANCE fight for their survival!
•  Will POE DAMERON, ROSE and FINN stop the FIRST ORDER before they destroy the last hope for the galaxy?
•  Is hope dead, or will LUKE SKYWALK...

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6.5

I think I'm starting to lose some interest in this series. I've been putting off reading this issue for a few weeks. It has a couple of cute funny moments that make it passable though.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #22

By: Si Spurrier, Kev Walker
Released: Jul 25, 2018

STUCK IN A JUNKYARD JAIL AT WAR. IT CAN'T GET WORSE - RIGHT?
•  I mean, unless you add a vengeful FORCE GHOST. And insane MURDERDROIDS. And a BOR BRAIN-LEECH. And a SENTIENT BIOHAZARD...
•  Surely even rogue archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA can't find a way to make things even worse.
•  Wrong. Because her current beau and her ex a...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #53 Sep 5, 2018
10

More fun Star Wars adventure. There is something so fun about seeing the full power of the Rebellion on display in one comic. This arc is shaping up to be an excellent one.

Star Wars #53

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Sep 5, 2018

"HOPE DIES," PART 4
•  HAN SOLO...admiral?
•  PRINCESS LEIA leads a squad to try and recover the secret that can save the rebel fleet...
•  Unfortunately, it's aboard the EXECUTOR.
Rated T

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9.0

An entertaining issue that blows the first annual out of the water. Its a great standalone mission, with plenty of characters that we love.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Annual #2

By: Greg Rucka, Andrea Broccardo
Released: Aug 29, 2018

CAN POE DAMERON OUTMANEUVER ONE OF THE GALAXY'S GREATEST PILOTS?
•  Rebellions may be built on built on hope, but they need more than that to survive.
•  LEIA sends BLACK SQUADRON on a new mission, one that will raise important funds for THE RESISTANCE.
•  Can a group of pilots really do the work of smugglers and scoundrels?...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #13 Aug 29, 2018
7.5

It could be possible that a prequel renaissance is coming. Padme and Anakin teaming up is a nice treat as is the second story which features a deep cut character.

Star Wars Adventures #13

By: Elsa Charretier
Released: Aug 29, 2018

Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala embark on an adventure filled with danger and romance in a story by fan-favorites Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #20 Aug 22, 2018
10

Awesome issue that is very well positioned in the current canon. I look forward to some more development between Vader and the world of Mustafar. I'm always interested in an appearance from Palpatine as well and this issue had a lot of him.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #20

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Aug 22, 2018

"FORTRESS VADER," PART TWO!
•  A thief faces the consequences for their crime.
•  EMPEROR PALPATINE rewards DARTH VADER with three gifts.
•  A thing, a choice and a voice.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Beckett #1 Aug 15, 2018
8.0

Gerry Duggan has a good grasp on Beckett. I would've probably enjoyed this if it was made into a full series rather than a one shot. Beckett was my favorite character from Solo and I would've liked to see more from him. I'd love to see an ongoing series.

Star Wars: Beckett #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Will Sliney
Released: Aug 15, 2018

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE DEADLY!
TOBIAS BECKETT taught HAN SOLO everything he knows about surviving hoodlum-filled cantinas and backwater worlds. But who is this career outlaw and why is ENFYS NEST- one of the galaxy's most dangerous and brutal marauders - so dead set on taking him down once and for all? Find out in this original tale of a ma...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #30 Aug 15, 2018
8.0

Still, a good issue, but there isn't as much Poe as I would like this time around. Especially now that the next issue will be the last. I'm very interested to see how this concludes.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #30

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Aug 15, 2018

"AWAKENINGS," PART FIVE
•  BLACK SQUADRON had its own mission during the events of THE LAST JEDI, a desperate trek across the galaxy to find aid for THE RESISTANCE, all without the help of their fearless leader, POE DAMERON. This is the beginning of the end.
Rated T

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9.0

A surprisingly vicious issue. Vader is still as badass as it comes and he seems to be getting more and more evil with each issue.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #19

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Aug 8, 2018

"FORTRESS VADER" BEGINS!
•  A JEDI makes a desperate deal.
•  THE INQUISITORS' mission evolves.
•  DARTH VADER discovers a theft.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #52 Aug 1, 2018
10

Han Solo facing off with Vader is one of the coolest moments I've seen in all of the comics. Gillen seems to have the best grasp on him as a character and he gets a lot of attention this time around. This is one of the best arcs in a while.

Star Wars #52

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Aug 1, 2018

"HOPE DIES," PART THREE
•  The MILLENNIUM FALCON versus the whole IMPERIAL FLEET? No problem.
•  A certain TIE ADVANCED STARFIGHTER piloted by a certain SITH LORD? Problem. Big problem.
•  No human can save the day. But maybe a droid can...
Rated T

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7.5

This particular issue adds basically nothing that we didn't already see in the film, but its this one of my favorite parts of the movie and it still is great to explore in comic form.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #5

By: Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh
Released: Aug 1, 2018

REY CONFRONTS SNOKE AS THE
RESISTANCE FACES EXTINCTION!
•  KYLO REN brings REY before the SUPREME LEADER - but who will turn?
•  ADMIRAL HOLDO reveals a stunning plan to save the RESISTANCE!
•  Plus! The return of CAPTAIN PHASMA as FINN and ROSE are betrayed!
Rated T

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8.5

Barnes is still getting Lando right, the stakes aren't particularly high in this issue but the adventure is still a pretty fun time.

Star Wars: Lando - Double Or Nothing #3

By: Rodney Barnes, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Jul 25, 2018

• LANDO's luck ran out when he was captured by BATALLA.
•  Batalla's in luck with a big payoff if he turns Lando over to his enemies. And there's a lot of them.
•  Will a galaxy of bad guys finally get their due against the ultimate thorn in their side?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #12 Jul 25, 2018
8.0

Nice to see some love for the prequel era characters even if it is in the light and fluffy comic like this.

Star Wars Adventures #12

By: Elsa Charretier
Released: Jul 18, 2018

Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala embark on an action-packed adventure where not all is as it seems in a story by fan-favorites Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet!

•       Fun for Star Wars fans of all ages!
•       Plus, an exciting new Tales from Wild Space...

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9.0

I've become a fan of Chuck Wendig's work over the past few years and I was impressed by this larger issue. It focuses on some of the key figures in the Empire and the dog eat dog characteristics they have. Its all a quest for power and rivalry is certainly present. There is a lot of great tie in to Rogue one which is always welcome.

Star Wars: Darth Vader Annual #2

By: Chuck Wendig, Leonard Kirk
Released: Jul 18, 2018

DARTH VADER intends for the Empire to hold no secrets for him - or from him. Which means it is time to dig into the pet project of GOVERNOR WILHUFF TARKIN and ORSON KRENNIC: the massive battle station being built on GEONOSIS. Opportunity arises when the project is hindered by sabotage from unknown forces. THE EMPEROR calls on his dark enforcer to r...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #51 Jul 18, 2018
10

This issue is packed with lots of great fan service moments. Gillen really has a great grasp on these characters. Han Solo continues to shine with his writing. This issue is still keeping me on edge.

Star Wars #51

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jul 18, 2018

HOPE DIES PART 2
•  The MILLENNIUM FALCON - alone - versus an entire IMPERIAL FLEET.
•  Can LEIA discover the cause of this disaster?
•  And even if she can, is it too late?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Poe Dameron #29 Jul 18, 2018
8.5

This arc continues to fill in some of the holes that have been left vague since The Force Awakens. This book focuses more on the remaining members of Black Squardron who are absent during the movie. Still a pretty entertaining adventure that give more depth to the condition the galaxy is in at this time.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #29

By: Charles Soule, Angel Unzueta
Released: Jul 18, 2018

• Where were SNAP WEXLEY, JESSIKA PAVA and the rest of BLACK SQUADRON during the events of THE LAST JEDI?
•  Fighting for the very survival of THE RESISTANCE, of course.
•  Now, at last, their story can be told...
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Thrawn #6 Jul 11, 2018
8.5

A solid ending. I didn't always love the book and I didn't always love the comic. The parts of the book that I liked ended up being the parts of the comic that I liked. It still serves as a great primer to the next novel featuring Vader and Thrawn.

Star Wars: Thrawn #6

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Jul 11, 2018

THE RISE OF THE GRAND ADMIRAL REACHES ITS CLIMAX!
•  THRAWN at last meets his greatest enemy face-to-face!
•  Will PRYCE's final gambit to save her family succeed?
•  And what role will ELI VANTO play in Thrawn's ultimate plan?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars: Darth Vader #18 Jul 11, 2018
10

One of my favorite issues of a series that I've almost consistently loved. Tarkin and Vader sharing the spotlight for this one off story is a real treat. Its cool to see a smart man like Tarkin refer to Vader as essentially unstoppable. This could be the most badass that the character has been yet. Soule also remains very loyal to the Tarkin that has been displayed in the canon so far.

Star Wars: Darth Vader #18

By: Charles Soule, Giuseppe Camuncoli
Released: Jul 11, 2018

• It is time for GRAND MOFF TARKIN to repay a long-standing debt to DARTH VADER...
•  ...and settling what is owed will require every last bit of his cunning, and will cost more than he ever imagined.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #10 Jul 5, 2018
10

Brian Wood seems to have aced the Star Wars tone. There are a lot of things to love in this book. Wedge gets some attention for once and its just action packed from start to finish.

Star Wars #10

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

Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles have infiltrated an Imperial Destroyer. But now nine thousand stormtroopers are searching for them, and Darth Vader is aware of their presence. Completing their mission and escaping with their lives may be an either/or proposition!

Meanwhile, the Rebel fleet prepares for an Imperial assault!

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8.5

Luke's story continues to be the stand out. There is a bit more content added to his conversation with Yoda which was welcome with me.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #4

By: Gary Whitta, Michael Walsh
Released: Jul 4, 2018

AS THE PAST DIES, THE FUTURE BECKONS...
•  REY gambles everything as she heads for a confrontation with KYLO REN and SUPREME LEADER SNOKE.
•  As the fate of the RESISTANCE hangs in the balance, will POE DAMERON risk mutiny to take matters into his own hands?
•  And who is the mysterious visitor coming to offer counsel to LUK...

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #50 Jul 4, 2018
10

I tend to love big issues just because of the extra content. I'm glad they stuck the background story at the end just to make everything clear. The issue is stuffed with classic characters. More Star Wars fun.

Star Wars #50

By: Kieron Gillen, Salvador Larroca
Released: Jul 4, 2018

IN THIS ISSUE...HOPE DIES.
•  The REBEL FLEET is completed. It's magnificent. It's beautiful. It's secret.
•  But no secret is kept for long from DARTH VADER.
•  The most epic story yet done in a STAR WARS comic begins here. Prepare to witness the Empire TRULY strike back.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #9 Jul 3, 2018
10

Great issue, its interesting now that we've seen Rogue One who the original man behind the Death Star is. I'm interested to hear more about him. This issue continues to be high octane all the way through. The Han and Boba story looks like it is finally going somewhere.

Star Wars #9

By: Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly
Released: Sep 11, 2013

On her own, out in the wide galaxy, while her friends struggle to escape the Empire and evade bounty hunters, Princess Leia steers her X-wing toward the heart of all her griefa place she longs for, but should probably never revisit: the shattered ruins of her homeworld of Alderaan.

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #8 Jun 28, 2018
10

Really entertaining issue that completely delivers on the action. Wood is able to balance 4 storylines at once without short changing any of the characters. I want to see some more from Luke and Wedge bromance.

Star Wars #8

By: Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly
Released: Aug 14, 2013

Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles intentionally allow themselves to be captured by the Empire to discover how Colonel Bircher is tracking the Rebels’ movements. Meanwhile, Darth Vader sends a spy into his own ranks to find out the same thing. And Han and Chewie go blaster to blaster against Boba Fett!

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GreyMouser reviewed Star Wars #8 Aug 16, 2013
8.5

. . $3, 22pgs. solid B cover. 4 interrupting AD pgs. . . This series continues to improve and impress by faithfully building upon the post episode IV universe. This issue we get plenty of Solo/Fett action and spaceship battles! Luke and Wedge gamble becoming captives to infiltrate the empire! And a mystery character for Leia, that has me very intrigued! Brian Wood is serving up a dream series for more

Star Wars #8

By: Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly
Released: Aug 14, 2013

Luke Skywalker and Wedge Antilles intentionally allow themselves to be captured by the Empire to discover how Colonel Bircher is tracking the Rebels’ movements. Meanwhile, Darth Vader sends a spy into his own ranks to find out the same thing. And Han and Chewie go blaster to blaster against Boba Fett!

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8.5

Still, some pretty cool Lando moments that are loyal to the character. I think I prefer L3-37 in this book to the character we saw in the film.

Star Wars: Lando - Double Or Nothing #2

By: Rodney Barnes, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Jun 27, 2018

Lando Calrissian isn't one to stick his neck out...unless there's credits to be had for it. So, when he finds himself fighting for oppressed workers in a droid junkyard, they'd better hope their freedom is worth something to him...
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #7 Jun 26, 2018
9.0

A start to a new arc. You can't get off to a better start than getting Emperor Palpatine involved. There is also a great character moment for Luke as well as he and Leia go to Tatooine, where he hasn't been since the death of his aunt and uncle. Great start to a new story.

Star Wars #7

By: Brian Wood, Ryan Kelly
Released: Jul 10, 2013

Princess Leia takes the Rebels’ secret mission to the next level! Playing it safe has gotten them nowhere, and they are running out of resources and time. What’s the fastest way to get inside info on the Empire? Have your top pilots get themselves captured!

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