Star Wars
A thrilling call to adventure on the very edge of the galaxy! Black Spire Outpost has long been frequented by smugglers, merchants and travelers from every system looking to make their score on the infamous black market - or experience exotic thrills only the remote world of Batuu has to offer. Beings like the infamous Dok-Ondar, proprietor of rare antiquities, thrive on the unique opportunities that abound on this lawless outpost at the edge of Wild Space. But the First Order has come to Batuu - and now its survival is at stake! The road to Black Spire's salvation begins in the past...with a job that Han Solo and Chewbacca once pulled for Dok-Ondar. The newest chapter of the growing Star Wars saga begins with this riveting comic adventure tie-in to the theme park!COLLECTING: STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE #1-5

Star Wars Details

TitleStar Wars
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 22nd, 2019
PublisherMarvel Comics
ISBN-139781302917869
Rating
GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Canon

Star Wars Review

  • Ben Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Well, this is a first: a tie-in comic…to a theme park. Yes, you read that right. Set on the planet of Batuu – which just so happens to also be the fictional planet that the real life Galaxy’s Edge theme park is set – “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is about as safe a “Star Wars” comic as you’re to find: the story and the characters are enjoyable, without ever quite crossing into being truly memorable; the tie-ins to the broader “Star Wars” canon are plentiful; and the ending is more or less an overt Well, this is a first: a tie-in comic…to a theme park. Yes, you read that right. Set on the planet of Batuu – which just so happens to also be the fictional planet that the real life Galaxy’s Edge theme park is set – “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge” is about as safe a “Star Wars” comic as you’re to find: the story and the characters are enjoyable, without ever quite crossing into being truly memorable; the tie-ins to the broader “Star Wars” canon are plentiful; and the ending is more or less an overt call to “Now come and experience the REAL theme park!” It’s not a bad comic – the art by Will Sliney is pretty enough, and Ethan Sacks knows how to wring a decent amount of excitement out of even the most familiar of scenarios – but in a world where there are already so many great “Star Wars” comics that exist, it’s hard to recommend “Galaxy’s Edge” to any but the most ardent and completionist of “Star Wars” fans.
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  • Tiago
    January 1, 1970
    In a galaxy far, far away... the Boring Wars continues... with forgettable stories to tell and nothing to astonish... gather up and join us for another meh adventure with plenty of who? characters and lots of cameos... bounty hunters on a fetch-quest for incredible, powerful treasures... such as... a SWORD, whoa... a STATUE, the excitement... and wait for it... a LIGHTSABER, oh boy, shit got real!!!Honestly, stay away from these Star Wars books, there's nothing to tell anymore, Marvel and Disney In a galaxy far, far away... the Boring Wars continues... with forgettable stories to tell and nothing to astonish... gather up and join us for another meh adventure with plenty of who? characters and lots of cameos... bounty hunters on a fetch-quest for incredible, powerful treasures... such as... a SWORD, whoa... a STATUE, the excitement... and wait for it... a LIGHTSABER, oh boy, shit got real!!!Honestly, stay away from these Star Wars books, there's nothing to tell anymore, Marvel and Disney are just milking the franchise, and this obsesssion in keeping the comics canon give the writers absolutely no freedom of choice, they're restrained on writing this filler crap over and over again, without any permission to write new characters or dabble in other time periods, we stuck on the 4-34 ABY timeline, which is boring as fuck. Remember when the Star Wars was about the Jedis vs the Siths? Man, those were the days... so far, far away...
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  • Neil R. Coulter
    January 1, 1970
    Galaxy's Edge is an odd thing. Is it a dangerous place, full of smugglers and double-crossings? Or is it a great place to settle down on a farm and raise a family? The three books about Batuu so far can't seem to decide.As for this graphic novel, I am not buying an action-hero version of Greedo.
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  • Nicis
    January 1, 1970
    The best part of this mini series was of course my girl Aphra The best part of this mini series was of course my girl Aphra 💖
  • Jordan Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    What is with the Star Wars canon lately? Everything is so plain and boring and just so...safe. Creativity is seriously lacking in the Marvel/Disney camp. Sack’s Galaxy’s Edge isn’t the worst of the worst when it comes to Star Wars graphic novels, though that’s not saying much when things have hit the bottom that these comics have.Honestly, this was an obvious cash grab to get readers into Disneyland’s new Star Wars Land. Having been to the actually Galaxy’s Edge, I’ll give credit and say that What is with the Star Wars canon lately? Everything is so plain and boring and just so...safe. Creativity is seriously lacking in the Marvel/Disney camp. Sack’s Galaxy’s Edge isn’t the worst of the worst when it comes to Star Wars graphic novels, though that’s not saying much when things have hit the bottom that these comics have.Honestly, this was an obvious cash grab to get readers into Disneyland’s new Star Wars Land. Having been to the actually Galaxy’s Edge, I’ll give credit and say that the illustrations and (lame) storyline does actually bring a little life to the land. And there’s a decent effort in trying to bring continuity into the fold. So theres at least that going for it.Still though, those aren’t great excuses for the plethora of half assed stories coming out of Marvel lately.
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  • Mandy
    January 1, 1970
    Better than I anticipated for a comic meant to build hype for Galaxy's Edge. I like how the new land at Disney and the characters in it weave into other Star Wars characters. A great one to get from the library.
  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    worth it for the Chirrut cameo
  • C
    January 1, 1970
    I saw another reviewer say that Star Wars canon lately has been so absolutely safe (and therefore more than a little bit boring) and I cannot at all say that I can disagree with that. I have enjoyed a lot of the recent novels and comics but for the most part I have enjoyed them on a very surface level. Apart from Alexander Freed (and I am probably forgetting one or two others that have impacted me on a deeper level), most of the Star Wars books in the last year or so have really felt like guilty I saw another reviewer say that Star Wars canon lately has been so absolutely safe (and therefore more than a little bit boring) and I cannot at all say that I can disagree with that. I have enjoyed a lot of the recent novels and comics but for the most part I have enjoyed them on a very surface level. Apart from Alexander Freed (and I am probably forgetting one or two others that have impacted me on a deeper level), most of the Star Wars books in the last year or so have really felt like guilty pleasures. Often they were fun but there just wasn’t any *meat* to them.That has only gotten worse with these tie-ins to Galaxy’s Edge (okay, Star Wars has always been commercial in the extreme, I will not argue that but some of these things have felt like a whole new level. Disney’s takeover of Star Wars didn’t particularly bother me in a crass commercialism sort of way until Galaxy’s Edge. The unveiling of the Star Wars Coca Cola bottles was really the first moment that I cringed pretty hard and it has been going on since. That said, I would still really want to go to Galaxy’s Edge because I am a freaking sucker for anything Star Wars to an embarrassing level.) Each of the GE books has been fun but problematic in my opinion. This one is probably the most fun of them so far. (Really, give me Hondo and Aphra and I am happy…) It’s breezy, has a few interesting twists and overall it is a really fun tale. Oh, and the art is quite good. However, it tries too hard to pull in a ton of characters that we know (small galaxy syndrome, something we saw in the old Expanded Universe and is often mirrored in the new canon.) and that definitely pulls you out of the narrative at points. And considering the plot has to fit in and refer back to Galaxy’s Edge, there are some stretches made to make it all fit into this narrative we have to have. (A side question. If this outpost/ planet is supposed to be such an out of the way location, how does it seem to connect to every single era of continuity in such an important way? It just feels obnoxious to me. And it stretches believability to a breaking point. At this point, the wiki entry for this planet has to be pages longer than most of the planets that appeared in the films and it is supposed to be a place that few have heard about hiding clear out at the edge of the galaxy.)Long story short, it isn’t a bad read. It’s definitely fun. I just really hope that we are done with tie ins to this planet/ theme park at this point as it has already overstayed its welcome in my opinion.(One more aside: All of this tie in merchandise for Galaxy’s Edge shows all manner of aliens and droids roaming all over this outpost and then you go there only to see a sea of humans. I’ll definitely say that I would be far more impatient to visit the theme park if Disney spent the money to make the theme park look more like the tie ins. You mean to tell me they don’t have the money to have a few people wander around the park in alien costumes? Star wars to me is all about that first cantina scene. Humans are boring. But I digress in a huge way.)
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  • Richard Haas III
    January 1, 1970
    I was originally going to read this before I visited Batuu on Galaxy’s Edge but I’m so glad that I read it afterwards. The trick is just to keep you’re eyes open while you’re there and then reading this you connect with all the visuals. While that is the comic’s greatest strength, it is also the comic’s greatest downfall. What I mean by that is at first it’s cool because you recognize landmarks, characters and such but then it starts to become heavy-handed with tons of fan service. It’s fun to I was originally going to read this before I visited Batuu on Galaxy’s Edge but I’m so glad that I read it afterwards. The trick is just to keep you’re eyes open while you’re there and then reading this you connect with all the visuals. While that is the comic’s greatest strength, it is also the comic’s greatest downfall. What I mean by that is at first it’s cool because you recognize landmarks, characters and such but then it starts to become heavy-handed with tons of fan service. It’s fun to see Dok very lively as a “real character” and not just an animatronic, but seeing him interact with legacy and popular characters so much made my eyes role a bit. It’s like the writers weren’t confident enough in his character to write a singe story around him. Ironically, on the flip side, the gang of new characters introduced were so underdeveloped it’s hard to care about them. That being said, the overall plot was fine. It checked off boxes it needed to as a marketing asset. Is what it is. Honestly the only part of it I disliked was the inclusion of a baby sarlacc (personally I don’t care for the full body design, but I guess that might have been previously established). I guess other than the sarlacc design, I thorough enjoyed the canon being thrown at me, but I’d have to say, if I enjoyed anything, it’s the atmosphere— and the memories it brought back to me from Disney World. So I guess in that regard, it did it’s job. I will say, however, if you’re a fan of listening to music while reading, listen to John Williams’ Galaxy’s Edge theme while reading this. It shouldn’t have been surprising, but it was surprising to me that it fit so well.
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  • Adam
    January 1, 1970
    Aside from the prologue Jenny Nicholson video about Galaxy's Edge, this is the first real taste I've had of Batuu. And to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what this comic is supposed to establish about it. There's not even an attempt at creating a sense of place or time here. Yes, the First Order is here, and it's clear this is an Outer Rim frontier world, but it has basically no distinguishing traits. More importantly, it's set up as an anthology of past stories that don't even take place on Aside from the prologue Jenny Nicholson video about Galaxy's Edge, this is the first real taste I've had of Batuu. And to be honest, I'm not entirely sure what this comic is supposed to establish about it. There's not even an attempt at creating a sense of place or time here. Yes, the First Order is here, and it's clear this is an Outer Rim frontier world, but it has basically no distinguishing traits. More importantly, it's set up as an anthology of past stories that don't even take place on Batuu. Odd choice. It features a bunch of familiar faces--Han and Chewie, Hondo, Aphra, and Greedo. Then around that (and keep in mind this is only 5 issues long!) there's a framing story about two crime gangs and the First Order all trying to obtain a macguffin. It's a wonder it comes through as clearly as it does, though it doesn't hurt that the story, while twisty relative to the span of the book, is pretty familiar. It's fine, not particularly memorable, but nothing special. The art is absolutely gorgeous though. Just as polished as some of the really slick art in the Star Wars main series, but more artistic and stylized and never crossing the line into uncanny or weird, as its hyperrealism often did.
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