Star Wars, Vol. 6 (Star Wars #6)
Marvel's epic and thrilling exploration of the Star Wars galaxy continues! COLLECTING: STAR WARS #33-37 and Annual #3

Star Wars, Vol. 6 (Star Wars #6) Details

TitleStar Wars, Vol. 6 (Star Wars #6)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 5th, 2017
PublisherMarvel
ISBN-139781302905538
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GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Fiction

Star Wars, Vol. 6 (Star Wars #6) Review

  • Alejandro
    January 1, 1970
    As varied as good! I bought this in its single comic book issues, but I chosen this TPB edition to be able of making a better overall review.This TPB edition collects “Star Wars” #33-37.This comic book run is set after the events of “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” but before the events of “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back”.Creative Team:Writers: Jason Aaron & Dash AaronIllustrators: Salvador Larroca & Andrea Sorrentino STAR WARS SPOTLIGHTS It’s not unusual en long comic book series that As varied as good! I bought this in its single comic book issues, but I chosen this TPB edition to be able of making a better overall review.This TPB edition collects “Star Wars” #33-37.This comic book run is set after the events of “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” but before the events of “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back”.Creative Team:Writers: Jason Aaron & Dash AaronIllustrators: Salvador Larroca & Andrea Sorrentino STAR WARS SPOTLIGHTS It’s not unusual en long comic book series that some time to time, between storyarcs, the creative teams take the chance to tell some stand-alone stories that they want to tell but they can’t be extended to 6 issues (the usual lenght of TPBs). Also, they can do a TPB made of stand-alone tales……and this one is precisely that.And what better than using each issue of this TPB to spotlight a different character or characters?First, you’ll have an adventure with Luke and Leia, stranded in an aquatic world, while escaping from Imperial patrols!In the second tale, Sana Starros, a mysterious acquaintance of Han Solo, calls for assistance of another old mate, Lando Calrissian, to make one heck of scam, walking in a risky thin line between space pirates, Imperial officers and even Jabba the Hutt!In the third story, your favorite scoundrel, Han Solo, along with Chewie, onboard in the Millenium Falcon, are sent in a perilous mission, taking a Rebel prisoner, Grakkus the Hutt, which keeps a secret, crucial for the survival of the Rebel Alliance! Then, at the fourth tale, R2-D2 going solo to save the metallic butt of C-3PO, whom is prisoner on a Imperial Destroyer, which non other than Darth Vader is onboard!Finally, it’s the turn of the bad guys to have a spotlight and it’s with the cunning SCAR Squadron proving why they’re the most dangerous Stormtrooper special forces squad in the Empire……and in the same issue, you have access to some pages of the Journals of old Ben Kenobi while dealing with Tusken Raiders.
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  • Sam Quixote
    January 1, 1970
    Jason Aaron closes out his mediocre Star Wars run with Volume 6: Out Among the Stars, a meh collection of short stories. Sana (basically Han without a willy or a giant crossbow-gun-wielding dog) with Lando in tow, double-crosses one group of villains after another in a cleverly-plotted episode. The other interesting stories feature Han outwitting Grakkus the Hutt to find out where his weapons/supplies cache is hidden while R2 rescues C-3PO from Vader’s grip in a pretty fun tale. The stories abou Jason Aaron closes out his mediocre Star Wars run with Volume 6: Out Among the Stars, a meh collection of short stories. Sana (basically Han without a willy or a giant crossbow-gun-wielding dog) with Lando in tow, double-crosses one group of villains after another in a cleverly-plotted episode. The other interesting stories feature Han outwitting Grakkus the Hutt to find out where his weapons/supplies cache is hidden while R2 rescues C-3PO from Vader’s grip in a pretty fun tale. The stories about Luke and Leia stranded on an island and Scar Squadron weren’t badly written but were immediately forgettable. There’s an utterly pointless Tusken Raiders short and Jason Latour pens the worst story here - some rubbish about some guy upset after Han screwed him over or something. Salvador Larroca’s art is so polished and photo-realistic it makes me wonder whether he’s literally just tracing over movie stills. At any rate, the book looks fantastic thanks to his skills. Out Among the Stars is a very ho hum Star Wars book but I suspect it’ll be the last halfway decent one for a while given that Kieron Gillen’s taking over the title - if that abominable Screaming Citadel rubbish is any indicator, Star Wars is about to become unreadable garbage!
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  • Ben Brown
    January 1, 1970
    And with that, Jason Aaron’s storied run on Marvel’s flagship “Star Wars” title comes to an end. Volume 6 – “Out Among the Stars” collects issues #33-37, the majority of which are one-shot issues featuring individual adventures with the usual gang of heroes, as well as Sana Starros and Lando Calrissian. While these issues may not represent the pinnacle of either Aaron or artist Salvador Larroca’s talents, this final volume still stands as a decent enough farewell for Aaron, before Kieron Gillen And with that, Jason Aaron’s storied run on Marvel’s flagship “Star Wars” title comes to an end. Volume 6 – “Out Among the Stars” collects issues #33-37, the majority of which are one-shot issues featuring individual adventures with the usual gang of heroes, as well as Sana Starros and Lando Calrissian. While these issues may not represent the pinnacle of either Aaron or artist Salvador Larroca’s talents, this final volume still stands as a decent enough farewell for Aaron, before Kieron Gillen comes aboard next month to steer the series.As is usually the case with comic one-shots, the stakes for most of these issues feels low. That’s okay, though because Aaron mostly does enough fun stuff with character dynamics and dialogue exchanges – pairing Luke and Leia together in issue #33, Lando and Sana together in #34, and Han and Chewie (shocker) in #35– to make up for his stories’ lack of “importance.” He also, finally, gets around in issue #36 to resolving the long-dangling plot thread that is C-3PO’s capture by Scar Squadron, which we witnessed all the way back at the end of Volume 4, “Last Flight of the Harbinger.” Although it’s hard not to wish that we’d gotten a bit meatier of a follow-through to this story after waiting so long for it to be resolved – issue #25, which depicted C-3PO’s capture, was published all the way back in November 2016, pre-“Rogue One”s release - it’s still nice to see Aaron dot all of his i’s and cross his t’s before walking out the door.If there’s a major disappointment in this last Volume, and really, in the last two volumes of the series as well, it’s Salvador Larroca’s art. Like a lot of people, I really enjoyed his style on “Darth Vader,” but for some reason, his time on the main “Star Wars” title has been marred by an overreliance on photorealism and tracing, which – at least for my money – is distracting at best and at worst, downright garish. It’s hard not to wish that Aaron’s final issues on the series had been accompanied by artwork that was as strong as that of his first, second, or even third arc, but hey - you can’t have everything.
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  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Jason Aaron finishes up his Star Wars run by breaking up the characters into little two people solo issue adventures. The best of the bunch is the Sana and Lando issue that shows just how formidable Sana is. Salvador Larroca's art in the book has grown uglier and uglier over the last couple of volumes. His tracing of faces of photos from the movies looks odd and doesn't fit with the rest of his art in each panel. The coloring of the faces looks like a badly retouched black and white photo that h Jason Aaron finishes up his Star Wars run by breaking up the characters into little two people solo issue adventures. The best of the bunch is the Sana and Lando issue that shows just how formidable Sana is. Salvador Larroca's art in the book has grown uglier and uglier over the last couple of volumes. His tracing of faces of photos from the movies looks odd and doesn't fit with the rest of his art in each panel. The coloring of the faces looks like a badly retouched black and white photo that has been colorized. This volume was a bit of a thrown away to be honest.
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  • Gianfranco Mancini
    January 1, 1970
    Almost a 4 stars mixed bag of stories about well-matched pairs of characters, my most favourite ones were the Han/Chewie, the droids and the group Scar stormtroopers one.Now I like much more Sana, but her team up with Lando make seem all other characters like poor idiots.And the movie frames with iconic characters faces were just too many and weird this time... just look at Han Solo.Larroca??? WTF??? Oh good grief...
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  • Lance Shadow
    January 1, 1970
    Another day, another review, another on going series. This one is for the sixth volume of Jason Aaron's "Star Wars", the flagship title for Marvel's comic book canon. Jason Aaron started off really strong with this series. Skywalker Strikes and Rebel Jail were both solid, and Vader Down and Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon were both fantastic. However, the more recent volumes have felt like filler, and it is becoming increasingly clear that Aaron has run out of ideas. Last Flight of the Harbinger Another day, another review, another on going series. This one is for the sixth volume of Jason Aaron's "Star Wars", the flagship title for Marvel's comic book canon. Jason Aaron started off really strong with this series. Skywalker Strikes and Rebel Jail were both solid, and Vader Down and Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon were both fantastic. However, the more recent volumes have felt like filler, and it is becoming increasingly clear that Aaron has run out of ideas. Last Flight of the Harbinger was the textbook definition of bland, and sucked all the more for it. It was just a generic story that didnt advance the overall plot. Yoda's Secret War litterally took an entry from Ben kenobis journal and stretched it into an entire story arc of fuller. It had a cool Yoda story, but the stuff intended to connect with the larger story was lacking. The Screaming Citadel was a great shot in the arm, but once Kieron Gillen stepped back again, we got yet more evidence that this comic is just being dragged along by the chains of demand that are asking it to continue for the sake of being a massive epic. I'm reviewing this comic differently because Out Among the Stars is actually a compilation of several different stories: rather than having this volume be One multi-issue story arc, this one opts instead to have a different story each issue. And too this comic's credit, most of the stories are actually pretty good. REBELS IN THE WILD: 3 StarsIssue 33 has Luke and Leia stranded on an island planet similar to Ach-To in the sequel trilogy. After outrunning the empire, they are stranded on a deserted island and must survive. They hunt sea creatures, use the ship's parts to build vaporators, and befriend a group of aliens that look like the creature played by Doug Jones in Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water, fight some shore troopers (nice touch), then escape. Nothing really bad in it, but nothing that really stands out as great either. Cool new location, good artwork, Luke and Leia are in character, the new aliens are cool, the ending is sweet. There's narration, but it's not too intrusive. overall, meh.THE THIRTEEN CRATES: 4 starsThe next story is about Sana Starros on a smuggling mission to gain a bunch of credits. She teams up with Lando Calrissian as they have to sweet-talk their way through imperials and some pirates. While I don't think Lando was that interesting and he could have just as easily been swapped out with another character, I found this to be a great character spotlight for Sana Starros. We get a hint about her past, but most importantly we learn what makes her tick: why does she do what she does? And the answer to that question makes her more likeable and easier to root for going forward. I like how creatively the Empire was worked into this story, and I liked the design of the pirates. The subtle connection to Rebels was pretty nice, even if it was to one of the least liked episodes of the show. THE HUTT RUN: 4.5 StarsThis was probably the best of the individual stories. Han and Chewbacca are asked to transport Grakkus the Hutt to a prison on Akiva, meant to replace Sunspot Prison (lost in Rebel Jail). Honestly, if I say any more, it would ruin the clever little surprises sprinkled throughout. Han is alot of fun here, and so is Chewie. Grakkus is devious and feels threatening. Ever since his first appearance in Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, I have always enjoyed seeing more of him. The dialogue is great, the artwork is great. The only knock I have against it is that the narration can get annoying. but it's not overly excessive and there's plenty of instances where its left to the dialogue and images to tell the story. REVENGE OF THE ASTROMECH: 1.5 starsFINALLY we get to see this dumbass plot thread resolved. After the idiotic choice to have C-3PO get captured, R2D2 finally gets the chance to rescue him in this story. It's really stupid, but it had to happen eventually. The imperials are so incompetent here that it's laughable, and I often rolled my eyes reading this. Even Vader looks a bit lame in this one. The only reason I don't give it a lower rating is because it wasn't as much the fault of this story as it was the fault of the godawful Last Flight of the Harbinger introducing this thread, forcing this setup to happen. Thank goodness this whole 3PO getting captured nonsense is finally over. IMPERIAL PRIDE: 3.5 starsThis story follows Scar Squadron on a mission as they pull off another strike against Rebel Scum. This is a chance for Scar Squadron's redemption: both from the perspective of Vader in-universe, and from my perspective as a person reading this: Jason Aaron really screwed up with these guys in Last Flight of the Harbinger. Thankfully, this was a step in the right direction. While I'm not convinced that they are the baddest of the bad threat that they were built up to be quite yet, I have my faith restored after a fun story watching as they kicked some butt. The story did convince me that they did have an impact, and there was also some nice character growth for Sergeant Kreel. Not amazing, but I definitely approve. THE SAND WILL PROVIDE: 4 StarsThis is another entry from Ben kenobi’s journal. Like the rest of these entries, this one was great too. Unlike the others where obi wan was closer to his revenge of the sith age, here obi wan is older and looks more like Alec Guinness. The story follows a young tusken as he is separated from his tribe after some human farms raid his village. By showing obi wan helping a creature that most consider a monster that should be killed on the spot, it makes obi wan so likeable. And even though the humans seem vicious for slaughtering the tusken village, they have understandable reasons. This story does a great job highlighting the struggle that is life on Tatooine, and no one is spared. The artwork, writing, and characterization were all solid in this powerful story.ANNUAL #3: 3 starsThe third annual for the flagship star wars series isn't bad, but it's not as good as the previous two that we have gotten. The story follows Han and Leia as they try to find a new staging ground for the rebel alliance, following Scar Squadron's actions on Horox III. They come across some challenges, and some choices that Han made in his past come back to haunt him. The characters are fine whether they are old or new, but I found the story to be a bit boring. It's just a mix of what I felt were repeated elements from the group's first encounter with Sana Starros mixed with the Rebels in the Wild Story from this TPB. The artwork was also not my favorite. That's all I can say about it, it's just meh. THE CONCLUSION: Despite having some pretty darn good entries on their own, Out Among the Stars was just ok. It's far from the worst trade paperback I have read so far, but it feels like it's the most uninspired. After seeing how little direction the flagship series has had for 3 volumes now, it's most evident with this one in that there isn't even a story that it goes with all the way through. Screaming Citadel may have been what feels like a rare bright spot right now, but I'm solidly thinking now that that was due to Kieron Gillen: he had the idea, and Jason Aaron was able to do an awesome job going along with it. Anyways, I've changed my opinion on Gillen taking over after this volume. Let's see what he can do with The Ghosts of Jedha. He has shown he can do a good job with the classic characters both in Vader Down and Screaming Citadel. Despite this, I feel bad that Jason Aaron had to be replaced. I feel like that if he has or is given a good idea, he has the writing talent both with dialogue and characterization to pull it off beautifully. Whether he chose to step down or he was booted from the project, hopefully he moves on to better work. But in terms of this comic, hopefully the story can get some focus and direction that has been sorely lacking for a long time, and it can continue and conclude on a higher note.
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  • Tiago
    January 1, 1970
    I get that the main Star Wars title is just a vehicle to give all the original characters some background, but this episodic style is boring as hell, the only reason I keep reading these series, is because sometimes you get a cool short story that makes the ride worthwhile, like the single issue starring Artoo and Threepio, which was my favorite until now, hilarious.I'm also digging this new Stormtrooper. One of the reasons I loved the Clone Wars was the military side of the story, I loved those I get that the main Star Wars title is just a vehicle to give all the original characters some background, but this episodic style is boring as hell, the only reason I keep reading these series, is because sometimes you get a cool short story that makes the ride worthwhile, like the single issue starring Artoo and Threepio, which was my favorite until now, hilarious.I'm also digging this new Stormtrooper. One of the reasons I loved the Clone Wars was the military side of the story, I loved those squads to pieces, and I'm glad we're finally getting more focus on the troops, both on the comics and the movies, lets see where this goes, something tells me this new Stormtrooper is a veteran from the Clone Wars, and I would freaking love that.I didn't hate the rest of the book, its just too episodic.
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    When I heard that Jason Aaron's final arc of Star Wars was all one and done stories, I was a little disappointed. He'd built up a good ongoing plot, and to see him cast it all aside felt a bit cheap.Then I read the volume, and it honestly reads like the best of his run. Each issue focuses on different characters and offers a different flavour of story, really getting into the heads of each of them in order to show where their minds are at at this point in the story.We open with Luke & Leia, When I heard that Jason Aaron's final arc of Star Wars was all one and done stories, I was a little disappointed. He'd built up a good ongoing plot, and to see him cast it all aside felt a bit cheap.Then I read the volume, and it honestly reads like the best of his run. Each issue focuses on different characters and offers a different flavour of story, really getting into the heads of each of them in order to show where their minds are at at this point in the story.We open with Luke & Leia, who are trapped on a random planet after a failed raid on a Stormtrooper base, before following Sana and Lando on an Ocean's Eleven-type heist story with more twists and turns than a flamenco dancing cobra. Han and Chewie then transport a Hutt across the galaxy, while R2-D2 mounts a rescue for C-3P0 (the only real link to the main story, rounding off something Aaron set up in volume 4), before SCAR Squadron take centre stage for the final issue that reminds us why all of these characters are fighting in the first place.It's a great collection of single stories, and each one really proves why Aaron was chosen to write this series in the first place; he really understands what makes them tick.The art is all by Salvador Larroca, which has its ups and downs. His characters all look like they should, but they're so heavily photo-referenced that they come off like cheap mannequins rather than characters sometimes, especially Han. Everything else is great, though, if you can get past plastic-looking main characters. His Stormtroopers are great, which is no surprise after he drew Darth Vader for 25 issues straight.Also collected are a short final installment of the Diaries Of Old Ben Kenobi which is kind of naff, to be honest, and doesn't use guest artist Andrea Sorrentino to his fullest at all, and the third Star Wars annual by Jason Latour and Michael Walsh. The annual is your typical Han Solo story at this point; Han did something bad in his past and now the Rebellion (specifically Princess Leia) have to deal with it, in the meantime reconfirming why Han should join them in the first place. It's a good little story, and the art is very good, especially the icier scenes set outside, but it does feel like ground we've already covered more than once already at this point.Jason Aaron goes out with a surprising loud bang, even if the stakes aren't that high. Only some dodgy art and not quite as compelling supplemental material drag this one back from a full five stars.
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  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    Jason Aaron wraps up his tenor on the main Star Wars title with an arc of rotating one-shot stories that all tie together a little bit. Scar Squadron returns! Han does some smuggling! R2-D2 takes down a bunch of Stormtroppers!I don't mean to sound salty, because it's not a bad volume and far from the worst. And the Star Wars brand is bigger than the writer so there wasn't going to be any big send off. And hopefully the book will benefit from a new writer with some fresh ideas and stories, and on Jason Aaron wraps up his tenor on the main Star Wars title with an arc of rotating one-shot stories that all tie together a little bit. Scar Squadron returns! Han does some smuggling! R2-D2 takes down a bunch of Stormtroppers!I don't mean to sound salty, because it's not a bad volume and far from the worst. And the Star Wars brand is bigger than the writer so there wasn't going to be any big send off. And hopefully the book will benefit from a new writer with some fresh ideas and stories, and one who is already familiar with writing Star Wars (ser Kieron Gillen of Darth Vader fame)I think they should have kept rotating artists, rather than just stick with Larroca, because I find his art boring after a while. His stuff on Vader was good but here the character faces seemed very traced a repetitive.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    some parts were really good and others just okay. Hate how the art is not consistent.
  • Travis Duke
    January 1, 1970
    First to note: these are a bunch of individual stories. Secondly they are O.K. at best. The Luke and Leia story is pretty weak.The Sana and Lando story is one of the better ones.The Chewy and Han story is also one of the better ones.The droid story is O.K. but not good. The SCAR squadron story is not good at all.Tusken Raider story is just bad.The annual issue number 3 I skipped I was done.The art is pretty creepy I gotta say Larroca is getting odd. The facial photo realism is so creepy and just First to note: these are a bunch of individual stories. Secondly they are O.K. at best. The Luke and Leia story is pretty weak.The Sana and Lando story is one of the better ones.The Chewy and Han story is also one of the better ones.The droid story is O.K. but not good. The SCAR squadron story is not good at all.Tusken Raider story is just bad.The annual issue number 3 I skipped I was done.The art is pretty creepy I gotta say Larroca is getting odd. The facial photo realism is so creepy and just doesn't pair with the cartoon backgrounds. it is a total mismatch.If you have to read it, just read the Sana story and the Han story and be glad you did.
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  • Jerry
    January 1, 1970
    The fun adventures and fabulous artwork continue, this time featuring characters ranging from Lando to R2D2. However, a higher-than-usual profanity quotient, especially in the "annual" at the end, muddled things a bit for me.
  • Cale
    January 1, 1970
    This is an improvement over the previous volume, but not a significant one. It's a series of loosely related one-off stories focusing on different characters, which means Aaron's skill for Star Wars dialog doesn't get as much chance to shine. And none of the stories have a whole lot of depth; either. We get a desert island story with Luke and Leia; an issue of Sana (with Lando!) with her being a smuggler, which was my favorite of the volume; Han trying to get info out of a Hutt, which has some o This is an improvement over the previous volume, but not a significant one. It's a series of loosely related one-off stories focusing on different characters, which means Aaron's skill for Star Wars dialog doesn't get as much chance to shine. And none of the stories have a whole lot of depth; either. We get a desert island story with Luke and Leia; an issue of Sana (with Lando!) with her being a smuggler, which was my favorite of the volume; Han trying to get info out of a Hutt, which has some of the best illustrations of Solo I've ever seen in comics; R2 rescuing 3PO, which is absolutely silly and over the top, but still fun; a decent Scar Squadron issue, and the Annual 3, with a Leia and Han story that is by far the weakest of the collection (both story-wise and art-wise). The lack of an overriding plot makes this volume a weaker instance, but it still has enough high points that it's worth reading (especially if you're a Sana/Lando fan, or you want to see R2 go all BeeTee on a Star Destroyer).
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  • Sesana
    January 1, 1970
    Despite (or maybe because?) it's a bunch of one-off stories, this is one of the most enjoyable volumes of the Aaron's run. Didn't love the annual, but every other issue is solid.
  • Geoffrey Payne
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't expecting this volume to be made up of stand alone stories so that kind of threw me off at the start but I ended up really enjoying it. I think this might be my favorite volume of the series so far. The stand alone stories offered a good variety of characters and planets and although the stories didn't have an extensive amount of development they still felt important (at least most of them). I really loved issues #35-37 and the annual #3. The stories felt fresh and exciting. Also the ar I wasn't expecting this volume to be made up of stand alone stories so that kind of threw me off at the start but I ended up really enjoying it. I think this might be my favorite volume of the series so far. The stand alone stories offered a good variety of characters and planets and although the stories didn't have an extensive amount of development they still felt important (at least most of them). I really loved issues #35-37 and the annual #3. The stories felt fresh and exciting. Also the art style in annual #3 was fantastic. My only real complaint about this book is the art in the other issues wasn't quite up to par. It wasn't terrible but I'll just say it just wasn't appealing to me. I was even fine with the SCAR squad story in this one which was surprising since I never really liked the issues with them in the past. Overall a great finish to Aaron's run on this series. 4.5 out of 5 stars!
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  • Alex Sarll
    January 1, 1970
    The not terribly conclusive conclusion of the Aaron run, told relay-style through a series of character spotlights - and as the cover suggests, R2 on the motherfucking rampage is the clear highlight.
  • Teresa
    January 1, 1970
    This is the sixth collected volume of the new Marvel line of Star Wars comics collecting Star Wars issues 33-37 and annual #3. Something unique about this collection is that each issue is focused on one or two of the characters, rather than the whole group, as the characters are all spit off for the majority of this part of the story line. Issue 33 portrays Luke and Leia as they wait to be rescued from a presumably deserted planet. When they find that there is life underwater being affected by t This is the sixth collected volume of the new Marvel line of Star Wars comics collecting Star Wars issues 33-37 and annual #3. Something unique about this collection is that each issue is focused on one or two of the characters, rather than the whole group, as the characters are all spit off for the majority of this part of the story line. Issue 33 portrays Luke and Leia as they wait to be rescued from a presumably deserted planet. When they find that there is life underwater being affected by the taint of the Empire, Luke and Leia aim to help while they await a transport. Issue 34 segues into Lando and Sana aiming to get a number of credits through some sneaky means. Sana swindles more than one group of people with some of the Empire's stolen weapons, and Lando is impressed by the way she thinks through things. In issue 35, Luke and Leia have been reunited with Han and Chewie. Han and his partner are then sent to smuggle Grakkus the Hutt and Han knows Hutt tricks, so he is ready for any deception the Hutt might use to escape. Meanwhile, in Issue 36, we see Artoo infiltrating a Star Destroyer to save his droid friend, C-3PO, who we last saw having been taken by the SCAR Stormtrooper squad. With a mind of his own, Artoo is able to save his friend and bewilder many of Vader's crew. Issue 37 comes back around with the SCAR squad having found a rebel base where the reunited group comes in to find it in ruins. They must continue to hold out in their fight now more than ever if they wish to vanquish the Empire. Annual #3 is fun in that we get Han and Leia stranded together where someone whose life was ruined by Han aims to kill him. While this man vs man conflict presents itself to their predicament, Han and Leia begin to understand each other just a little bit more. While this is still an amazing graphic novel, I find it a bit lacking in relation to previous volumes. The reason for this is that it is a bunch of different side stories going on as the group aims to get together again. The side stories themselves were all mostly interesting, but the overall story arc is more powerful when there is some looming dread that the main heroes must overcome. Volume 7 looks very promising to pick up the main story, for sure. And of course, once again, Marvel has a great team of artists on this project along with the writer, Jason Aaron.
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  • Robert
    January 1, 1970
    A collection of one-shots that doesn't follow an ongoing storyline but rather focuses each issue on a different fan favorite from the series cast, including R2, Lando, Han and Ben. Individually entertaining, but unexpected from a title that up till now has had multi-issue arcs as the mainstay.
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  • Nicis
    January 1, 1970
    Tomo de historias individuales: Han vs. un Hutt, R2 rescatando a C3PO del escuadrón SCAR, Leia y Luke atascados en un planeta, Lando y Sana estafando a la galaxia.
  • John H
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this one a lot more than the last couple of SW books.
  • Neville Ridley-smith
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting bunch of stories. Fun enough for me to give it 4 stars - would read again.But that art - yeesh - copying/tracing from film stills always looks kind of cheesy and feels like a cop-out.So, the stories:- Luke and Leia go wild! See Leia take down an AT-AT with a bow and arrow! Yeah - this one was a bit out there- Lando and Sana - the 13 crates - this was a fun one - very clever- The Hutt Run - another fun, clever story- R2D2 rescuing 3PO - this felt a bit too much like an Infinities or L Interesting bunch of stories. Fun enough for me to give it 4 stars - would read again.But that art - yeesh - copying/tracing from film stills always looks kind of cheesy and feels like a cop-out.So, the stories:- Luke and Leia go wild! See Leia take down an AT-AT with a bow and arrow! Yeah - this one was a bit out there- Lando and Sana - the 13 crates - this was a fun one - very clever- The Hutt Run - another fun, clever story- R2D2 rescuing 3PO - this felt a bit too much like an Infinities or Lego comic done just for the laughs- Imperial Pride - I liked this one purely for how real Sergeant Kreel was at times- The Sand will Provide - meh, wahetever- The Annual was decentSo, yeah 4 stars.One note, I was a bit surprised at the start with the crawl when it talked about stuff I didn't remember. Turns out I haven't read the Doctor Aphra comics yet so I've missed a few issues in the middle - one of the problems with how crossovers are done and published as Trade Paperbacks in different series.
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  • Eric Mikols
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes, this series has new and interesting adventures. Most times, it's like Jason Aaron wants me to be thinking, "Gee, I wonder if Han and Leia will ever kiss?".
  • Chad Jordahl
    January 1, 1970
    Uneven.
  • Kaye
    January 1, 1970
    This volume is basically a collection of one-shots. You kind of have to take it for what they are and suspend the need for context. It might be a little confusing, but its not all that bad; at least for me. For the first time in awhile I'm not feeling disappointed or being left with questions of "why does this matter?".#33, Rebels in the Wild: 2 starsLuke and Leia are on the run from the Empire and they get stranded on an island—for quite awhile. Of course there is no need to worry. They survive This volume is basically a collection of one-shots. You kind of have to take it for what they are and suspend the need for context. It might be a little confusing, but its not all that bad; at least for me. For the first time in awhile I'm not feeling disappointed or being left with questions of "why does this matter?".#33, Rebels in the Wild: 2 starsLuke and Leia are on the run from the Empire and they get stranded on an island—for quite awhile. Of course there is no need to worry. They survive, they always do. The situation even puts out a new perspective of just how bigger the galaxy is for them.#34, The Thirteen Crates: 4 starsSana has her own agenda, with the surprise aid of Lando Calrissian. I do believe this is his first appearance in the series. It was nice. Sana though; I've always thought she's been the most consistent characterization, through the good and the bad of it all. She's quite clever and fools a lot of people, all for a reward that will better someone else. I'd love to see more of her backstory. #35, The Hutt Run: 3 starsA straight forward and action filled story. It's returning to classics. I am starting to get a bit over the use of Hutt's (it's been here and in the Poe Dameron series), but that's it. Nothing bad to really say.#36, Revenge of the Astromech: 2 starsIt's a take on the determination of a droid and getting back something it cares about, but that kind of emotion is not supposed to be in their programing. It does seem a little to easy that a droid can infiltrate a Star Destroyer and escape by piloting an X-Wing... but conveniently lackeys of the Empire weren't taking any real action. This is where you have to take it for what it is. It brings C-3PO back into the fold from when he ended up stuck with the Empire. Otherwise it's kind of fun. I can move on from it. It's better than the short story they wrote for Kenny Baker.#37, Imperial Pride 1 starScar Trooper. Scar Squad. I don't like it. Stormtroopers don't need to be using a lightsaber, they don't need to be flying, they don't need extra abilities. I get needing a special squad for specific missions and targets, but Stromtroopers shouldn't be that complex. They're pushing it to much. The Sand Will Provide: 2 starsAn emotional short about Tusken Raiders at the end of issue #37
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  • Willie Krischke
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this book more than the rest - it's all one-offs, short adventures, where there’s space to explore the characters and their relationships. That’s what I’ve enjoyed most about this whole run, when there’s time to do some more of that. I love the idea of Luke and Leia scanning the stars, comparing their childhoods, completely unaware they are siblings. (Of course, Luke would be macking on Leia the whole time, and that would be gross.) Also it’s an interesting twist that Leia can repeated I enjoyed this book more than the rest - it's all one-offs, short adventures, where there’s space to explore the characters and their relationships. That’s what I’ve enjoyed most about this whole run, when there’s time to do some more of that. I love the idea of Luke and Leia scanning the stars, comparing their childhoods, completely unaware they are siblings. (Of course, Luke would be macking on Leia the whole time, and that would be gross.) Also it’s an interesting twist that Leia can repeatedly outrun light, which means she can watch the death of her people over and over again in real time. That’s pretty dark.034 Another nice one-off, featuring Lando and Sana, who does a triple-crossing deal with the Empire, the Hut, and some crab-looking people. 035 - Han Solo and Chewbacca transport Grakkus the Hut to a special prison, but really, it’s all a ruse to get Grakkus to reveal where his secret lair is. I still have the issues with the photorealistic faces, and in the end, Han Solo seems to like torturing Grakkus, which is troubling. But a pretty good issue over all. 036 - R2 D2’s rescue mission to save C 3PO. I’ve never been as enamored with R2D2 as other people are, and this doesn’t help. It really seems like this little robot has no limitations of any sort, and it makes you wonder why he doesn’t just kill Darth Vader himself. Maybe he’s secretly evil. Also I am more and more turned off by the photorealistic art, which occasionally feels like a cut and paste job. 037 Feels like it's setting up the next arc. More adventures of Sergeant Kreel and the SCAR squad. What I like about this one is that the bad guys win. Is that bad? Of course no one important is ever in any danger, but we at least get to see our principles return to find the carnage, and grapple with their grief and anger. That’s good stuff.
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  • Adam Fisher
    January 1, 1970
    This Volume takes a break from the usual connected storyline and instead connects a bunch of smaller stories that all take place at the same time. What results is a more coherent picture of the galaxy at one moment instead of everyone being in the same place at the same time. It does work overall as a format, and the stories were all good on their own, but it lacked the build up of suspense that takes place over a Volume. Still excellent though. Recommend. Stories contained within:- Luke and Lei This Volume takes a break from the usual connected storyline and instead connects a bunch of smaller stories that all take place at the same time. What results is a more coherent picture of the galaxy at one moment instead of everyone being in the same place at the same time. It does work overall as a format, and the stories were all good on their own, but it lacked the build up of suspense that takes place over a Volume. Still excellent though. Recommend. Stories contained within:- Luke and Leia survive on a seemingly abandoned world, but come to the help of the underwater locals when the Empire comes calling. They repair their ship with parts from an AT-AT, but only after a pretty great battle scene.- Lando and Sana Starros (Han's "ex-wife") embark on a journey swindling and conning people over the possession of 13 crates of weapons, none of which they actually start off with.- Han and Chewie are delivering Grakkus the Hutt to a Rebel Base for interrogation, which turns into a tricky battle of wits and trust aboard the Falcon- R2D2, continuing with a story from the previous Volume, goes on a rescue mission to save C3PO, and displays pure badassery and the reasons why he is everyone's favorite droid- Scar Squadron, led by Sergeant Kreel, attempts to prove to Vader that he is worthy of the lightsaber he carries by conducting a raid on a suspected Rebel Base- Han takes Leia to an old smuggler base hoping to establish it as a Rebel outpost, but the local creatures and environment might have something to say about that...This Volume would be an excellent sampler for someone who is thinking about reading the comic, but wants to know how expansive it covers. Not the best the title has to offer, but very good nonetheless. Recommend.
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  • Jordan Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    The last of these collections, Yoda's Secret War was a total mess. Aaron wrote himself against a wall and couldn't get away from the crappy situation he had written himself into. For that reason, I had my doubts that the next one would be of great quality and there was little hope of salvaging the sinking ship of the main Star Wars comic line. The good news is that Out Among the Stars is far and away a much better attempt at continuing the saga that was started way back in Skywalker Strikes. Tha The last of these collections, Yoda's Secret War was a total mess. Aaron wrote himself against a wall and couldn't get away from the crappy situation he had written himself into. For that reason, I had my doubts that the next one would be of great quality and there was little hope of salvaging the sinking ship of the main Star Wars comic line. The good news is that Out Among the Stars is far and away a much better attempt at continuing the saga that was started way back in Skywalker Strikes. That I only gave it 3 stars, however, shows that it's still not perfect and continues to struggle to live up to what this series could have been.The problem with vol. 6 is the disjointed storylines. Rather than one basic plot or idea, Aaron choses to use each issue as separate character vignettes that, eventually, will tie together. There's a very brief moment at the end of issue 37 where its foreshadowed of events to come, but still, having to get through 5 issues of almost unrelated material to get to it was a bit of a disappointment. The fact that all the stories are pretty safe and standard fair (well, with the exception of the one where R2 takes on the whole imperial war machine singlehandedly) also doesn't help make this an exceptionally good collection.I'll give props to Salvador LaRocca for his fantastic artwork and the fact that this particular collection was a much better attempt than its predecessor, but all things considered, this series is definitely not on the right track, though rumors are circulating that Gillem's takeover of the main storyline in the next issues has begun to steer it back on course.
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  • Paul Decker
    January 1, 1970
    This volume of the ongoing Marvel Star Wars series is a little different than the past ones in that each issue follows a different group of protagonists. There's first a Luke and Leia story. It features a really col AT-AT scene. Then there's a Sana and Lando story. I like seeing Lando in the main series before our main protagonists meet him. This story also shows more of Sana's background and her sweet skills. I'm all about learning more about the original characters. There's a Han story of him This volume of the ongoing Marvel Star Wars series is a little different than the past ones in that each issue follows a different group of protagonists. There's first a Luke and Leia story. It features a really col AT-AT scene. Then there's a Sana and Lando story. I like seeing Lando in the main series before our main protagonists meet him. This story also shows more of Sana's background and her sweet skills. I'm all about learning more about the original characters. There's a Han story of him working with the Rebel Alliance. There's a story featuring R2 rescuing 3PO. The last regular issue in this collection is a feature for the Scar Squadron. Then there's an interesting story about the sand people of Tatooine. And finally, the third Annual finishes off this volume, showing Han and Leia searching for a new base. I liked that there were multiple perspectives, but I'm starting to get bored of this ongoing series. Stuff needs to happen. This is the problem with featuring main series characters between two films. They can't grow and change as much as original characters. I definitely am enjoying the original characters' stories more right now. I give this volume a 4/5. I hope this series surprises me with its next volume. It's supposed to feature the aftermath of Jedha, so that at least will be interesting.
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    Okay, I'm gonna start out by saying that this installment of the Disney canon Star Wars comics was genuinely fun to read.The Star Wars Disney canon comics kind of bounce back and forth between being plot-arc volumes and just random collections of issues, and this is one of the better examples of the latter. There isn't much of an overall plot, although the issues do sort of lead into one another. It's just a bunch of short issues following one or two of the characters we know and love.For exampl Okay, I'm gonna start out by saying that this installment of the Disney canon Star Wars comics was genuinely fun to read.The Star Wars Disney canon comics kind of bounce back and forth between being plot-arc volumes and just random collections of issues, and this is one of the better examples of the latter. There isn't much of an overall plot, although the issues do sort of lead into one another. It's just a bunch of short issues following one or two of the characters we know and love.For example, the first section is Luke and Leia hanging out on a planet, bonding and killing swimming AT-ATs holy shit you guys that's so cool. Then we get Han's Ex-Spouses Running Cons, which is a lot of fun (especially for Lando's various faces). After that, Han and Chewie go on a roadtrip with a Hutt (who I think is the same Hutt that Poe Dameron later accidentally breaks out of prison...? long story). Then R2-D2 FUCKS SHIT UP, followed by Scar Squadron also FUCKING SHIT UP, followed by a weird little short story about Tuscan Raiders, followed by Leia saving Han's ass. It's really a fun collection, very in-character, with good art and some really fun moments. Definitely worth the read.
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  • Don
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun collection of stand alone adventures featuring the heroes and villains writer Jason Aaron used throughout his tenure as Star Wars writer. (This edition features his final work.) Along with Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and the droids, you have Sana Starros, and the SCAR troopers. Stand outs are the R2-D2 story that wraps up a storyline from Volume 4 and the story featuring Sana Starros and Lando. The Tusken Raider story was nicely done. And I liked the Annual at the end with Han and Le This was a fun collection of stand alone adventures featuring the heroes and villains writer Jason Aaron used throughout his tenure as Star Wars writer. (This edition features his final work.) Along with Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, and the droids, you have Sana Starros, and the SCAR troopers. Stand outs are the R2-D2 story that wraps up a storyline from Volume 4 and the story featuring Sana Starros and Lando. The Tusken Raider story was nicely done. And I liked the Annual at the end with Han and Leia being chased by an alien Han had pissed off. Others have some nice moments. All in all, just a good collection of smaller stories.I do have one minor complaint that may shock some people. I didn't care for Salvador Lraroca's art. More specifically, the photo-realistic depictions of the "face" characters. It was a little jarring to see what looked like movie stills and freeze frames edited to look like line art side by side with true line art.
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