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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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6.5

Its fine, we know this story and its told a lot better in the film.

Star Wars: Solo Adaptation #5

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

THE KESSEL RUN!
•  HAN and his crew pulled off an impossible heist...
•  ...but will the EMPIRE stop them before their stolen unrefined coaxium explodes?
•  Or will a monster waiting in the Maw prevent them making the Kessel Run in under twelve parsecs?!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #63 Apr 1, 2019
8.0

Very dialogue heavy. Looks to be laying the framework for an action packed couple of issues. I'd expect the next issue to pick it up.

Star Wars #63

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Mar 20, 2019

THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN: OPERATION VENGEANCE!
•  KANCHAR returns, and he's still got an amazing cybernetic arm.
•  Does QUEEN TRIOS feel regret over all she's done?
•  Spoilers: She will soon, if LEIA has anything to do with it.
Rated T

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8.5

Very interesting issue that shows just how terrified the Imperials were of Darth Vader. Some Imperials would do basically anything in order to keep themselves alive.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #2

By: Dennis Hopeless, Brian Level
Released: Mar 27, 2019

THE COST OF FAILURE.
•  To command an IMPERIAL DESTROYER is a coveted position.  
•  But with such great responsibility comes grave consequences if you fail your mission.
•  How far will one officer go to spare himself from the judgment of DARTH VADER?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #62 Mar 15, 2019
8.5

Seems like its circling back a little bit in some ways, but its a good opportunity to bring some past characters from the comics back into the story. I'm definitely interested to see where this arc goes.

Star Wars #62

By: Kieron Gillen, Andrea Broccardo
Released: Mar 6, 2019

THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN: ROAD TO REVENGE!
•  How is LEIA going to scourge SHU-TORUN?
•  She'll need an all-star team...
•  ...and a plan they won't see coming!
Rated T

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8.5

Plenty of action, I do wish that it told us a little bit more about Grievous, but we got to see him look cool. Its a very quick read because it just doesn't seem like there is much dialogue.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: General Grievous #1

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Mar 13, 2019

THE FEARSOME SEPARATIST GENERAL STRIKES!
•  In his hunt to kill Jedi, GRIEVOUS stumbles across a power greater than he imagined.
•  What secrets will the killer cyborg find inside a lost Jedi temple?
•  Can Grievous strike a blow against the very FORCE itself?
Rated T

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9.0

Very interesting kick off issue to a anthology of stories I've really been looking forward to. Darth Vader may be seen as one of the most evil characters in the history of fiction, but there are some people in the galaxy that don't see Vader that way. If you like Vader at his most badass this is a comic for you.

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Mar 6, 2019

WHO IS DARTH VADER?
He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be ...

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The Villain liked this:
10

Every day we are surrounded by leaders on this planet that some despise and others worship. One person can be so many things to different people. This version of Vader is what he should have lived up to for all people and it’s some kind of special to see him in the light even by accident. Don’t thank me child is going to live forever in my mind. I hope this limited series carries forward l more

Star Wars: Vader - Dark Visions #1

By: Dennis Hopeless, Paolo Villanelli
Released: Mar 6, 2019

WHO IS DARTH VADER?
He has been many things: a SITH warrior, a commander, a destroyer. DARTH VADER is to many throughout the GALACTIC EMPIRE a symbol of fear and mysterious, otherworldly power. But there are some who have seen the DARK LORD in a different light. There are some corners of the galaxy so dark and desperate that even Vader can be ...

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8.5

One of the lesser issues in this series so far, but still shows a lot of character. Padme is Leia's mother as we all know and I love when there is some connective tissue between them.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Padme Amidala #1

By: Jody Houser, Cory Smith
Released: Mar 6, 2019

A DESPERATE DIPLOMATIC MISSION FOR SENATOR AMIDALA!
•  PADMÉ sets out in secret to try to bring a neutral world into the Republic fold.
•  Is this a genuine offer of alliance, or another trap for the outspoken Senator?
•  And will rejecting the help of the JEDI be a deadly mistake?
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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #18 Mar 6, 2019
7.5

I'm not a Jar Jar hater, but reading his dialogue is sort of a chore for me. I enjoyed the second story more than the first.

Star Wars Adventures #18

By: Delilah S Dawson, Derek Charm
Released: Feb 20, 2019

Padmé Amidala joins Jar Jar Binks on a quest to recover a legendary Gungan artifact. Uh oh! This one is going to be very messy! Plus, Gannis Ducain details his time with the Millennium Falcon!

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8.5

This issue shapes Han Solo into the character we know. Lots of action too.

Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #4

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

THE MISSION BEGINS!
•  The training wheels are off as HAN SOLO and his fellow cadets head into real combat warfare!
•  In the chaos of battle, will Han take a chance to slip the bonds of the EMPIRE?
•  Or will he risk his freedom AND his life to help a fellow cadet left behind enemy lines?
Rated T

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7.0

Mostly what you expect, but it was fun in the movie and it was fun here.

Star Wars: Solo Adaptation #4

By: Robbie Thompson, Will Sliney
Released: Jan 30, 2019

THE KESSEL RUN!
•  HAN, CHEWBACCA and QI'RA have one chance to keep DRYDEN VOS from killing them...
•  ...teaming up with LANDO and L3 to pull off the impossible KESSEL RUN heist!
•  But if they succeed, will ENFYS NEST once again take their stolen goods?
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #17 Feb 27, 2019
7.0

Two enjoyable, but low stakes stories. The Han Solo story is almost identical to a scene in Solo, but a few years later. I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Star Wars Adventures #17

By: Chris "Doc" Wyatt, Valentina Pinto
Released: Jan 30, 2019

Welcome to the Resistance! In the time before The Force Awakens, this all-new adventure follows the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing threat of the First Order! Based on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated series coming to Disney Channel this fall!

Ties into the new Star Wars Resistance animated show comin...

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6.0

Meh, not a lot of excitement in this issue. It looks good at least. Rey had a decent moment or two.

Star Wars Adventures: Destroyer Down #3

By: Scott Beatty, Derek Charm
Released: Jan 9, 2019

Swallowed by the shifting sands of Jakku, the Imperial Star Destroyer Spectral has been lost for two decades, giving rise to rumors of hauntings and buried treasure. But an epic sandstorm has revealed the ruins of the starship, and renowned scavenger Rey now leads the race to claim whatever lies within!

Three-issue miniseries set during th...

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9.0

I really hope we learn more about Dooku sometime soon. He's been very underserved in new canon thanks to a disappointing amount of media in the prequel era. Seeing him as a Jedi was cool as well. I hope we hear more about his bond with Qui Gon as well since his death probably had a big influence on his turn to the dark side.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Count Dooku #1

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Feb 13, 2019

THE FORMER JEDI BEGINS LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR HIS SITH MASTER!
•  However, an unexpected encounter with an old student threatens his plans.
•  Caught between his old life and his new, will DOOKU be able to protect the secrets of the SITH?
•  And does he control the DARK SIDE, or is he merely its tool?
Rated T

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The Villain liked this:
9.5

Count Dooku has always been one of my favourite characters and I've always found him incredibly interesting. It's tragic how underused he is in the new canon, and this comic begins to make things right. Luke Ross' art is fantastic and fits the story perfectly. I liked that Dooku met a Jedi who was unaware he had fallen to the dark side, it was a creative way of showing how his character has chang more

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Count Dooku #1

By: Jody Houser, Luke Ross
Released: Feb 13, 2019

THE FORMER JEDI BEGINS LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR HIS SITH MASTER!
•  However, an unexpected encounter with an old student threatens his plans.
•  Caught between his old life and his new, will DOOKU be able to protect the secrets of the SITH?
•  And does he control the DARK SIDE, or is he merely its tool?
Rated T

The Villain reviewed Star Wars #61 Feb 8, 2019
8.5

I would consider this a noticeable upgrade in the art department. The issue is mostly set up for the next arc, but it proves to be an interesting one.

Star Wars #61

By: Kieron Gillen, Andrea Broccardo
Released: Feb 6, 2019

"THE ESCAPE" AFTERMATH
•  The great love story of our time as man and spaceship are brought back together in a tearful reunion.
•  Er...HAN gets the FALCON back.
•  It's not just about the escape-it's what you leave behind...
Rated T

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9.0

Anakin's story is very loyal to the character. Once again there is a lot to like with these short stories.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Anakin Skywalker #1

By: Jody Houser, Cory Smith
Released: Feb 6, 2019

AN UNTOLD ANAKIN ADVENTURE FROM THE HEART OF THE CLONE WARS!
•  A chance to strike a devastating blow to the SEPARATIST cause comes with a high cost.
•  Will ANAKIN choose the darker path, or hold true to the CODE OF THE JEDI?
•  Guest-starring OBI-WAN KENOBI!
Rated T

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The Villain liked this:
9.0

Jody Houser contunines to put out Star Wars issues with amazing characterization. She captured the voices of Anakin and Obi-Wan perfectly. Coupled with great artwork and a nice story, this makes for a great issue!

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Anakin Skywalker #1

By: Jody Houser, Cory Smith
Released: Feb 6, 2019

AN UNTOLD ANAKIN ADVENTURE FROM THE HEART OF THE CLONE WARS!
•  A chance to strike a devastating blow to the SEPARATIST cause comes with a high cost.
•  Will ANAKIN choose the darker path, or hold true to the CODE OF THE JEDI?
•  Guest-starring OBI-WAN KENOBI!
Rated T

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8.0

I don't really like the way Han looks in this issue, but there is a lot of solid character work. This is the Han Solo we know.

Star Wars: Han Solo - Imperial Cadet #3

By: Robbie Thompson, Leonard Kirk
Released: Jan 2, 2019

CASINO ROYALE!
•  HAN SOLO gets demoted for insubordination - dragging his fellow cadets down with him. They go from flying TIE fighters to flying a giant cargo ship.
•  Han's expert flying cuts their cargo ship's flight time in half, allowing them to stop at a casino for some hard-earned R&R.
•  But Han's fellow cadets quic...

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7.5

Not as good as the standalones, which are already pretty short to begin with, but these stories are even more condensed. I'd say that the Ventress one is the best one.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Special #1

By: Sacks, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jan 16, 2019

THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE REPUBLIC, THE DEADLIEST VILLAINS - AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN!
Four creative teams! Four stories featuring your favorite Star Wars characters!
•  The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle - MACE WINDU returns in an action-packed adventure from OLD MAN HAWKEYE'S Ethan Sacks!
• ...

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The Villain liked this:
9.5

A great mix of stories with awesome artwork in each one. I'm a big fan of The Clone Wars TV show, so I loved all the references to it.

Star Wars: Age Of The Republic: Special #1

By: Sacks, Carlos E. Gomez
Released: Jan 16, 2019

THE GREATEST HEROES OF THE REPUBLIC, THE DEADLIEST VILLAINS - AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN!
Four creative teams! Four stories featuring your favorite Star Wars characters!
•  The baddest Jedi in the galaxy has a score to settle - MACE WINDU returns in an action-packed adventure from OLD MAN HAWKEYE'S Ethan Sacks!
• ...

8.0

Enjoyed the extra Qi'ra material in the first few pages.

Star Wars: Solo Adaptation #3

By: Robbie Thompson, Will Sliney
Released: Dec 19, 2018

THE FASTEST SHIP IN THE GALAXY!
•  QI'RA is alive! But she's working for the ruthless gangster DRYDEN VOS, who forces HAN, BECKETT and QI'RA into an impossible heist.
•  But where will this trio find the fastest ship in the galaxy to make the dreaded KESSEL RUN?
•  Enter LANDO CALRISSIAN and the MILLENIUM FALCON!
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars Adventures #16 Jan 24, 2019
7.0

I liked the animation style for the Resistance story. It really resembled the show. The issue is more of what you've come to expect from the series.

Star Wars Adventures #16

By: Chris "Doc" Wyatt, Valentina Pinto
Released: Dec 19, 2018

Welcome to the Resistance! Star Wars Resistance is an exciting new animated series coming to the Disney Channel this fall, and making its Star Wars Adventures debut in this very issue! In the time before The Force Awakens, this all-new adventure follows the fledgling Resistance as it begins to realize the growing threat of the First Order!

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #60 Jan 23, 2019
9.0

Mostly an action issue, but there is a good character moment for a character who has been built over the course of this arc.

Star Wars #60

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Jan 23, 2019

"THE ESCAPE" PART FOUR!
•  You can escape the horror of the galaxy.
•  But only for a while.
•  The return of SCAR SQUADRON.
Rated T

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The Villain reviewed Star Wars #59 Jan 17, 2019
10

I've been fascinated by this new planet and the characters inside it. Plus its adding a lot more meat to Luke. Another great read.

Star Wars #59

By: Kieron Gillen, Angel Unzueta
Released: Jan 9, 2019

"THE ESCAPE" PART THREE!
•  LUKE, LEIA and HAN remain stranded on the isolated moon of Hubin and out of the fight against the Empire.
•   Who says they even WANT to leave?
•  But their hideaway may not be so secret...especially for old foes hot on the rebels' trail.
Rated T

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