Star Wars, Vol. 12
Darth Vader is on the hunt for Luke Skywalker! Thousands of remote probes are sent into the far reaches of space looking for the Rebel Alliance. But the rebels send out desperate, heroic missions to lead them astray. Chewie and C-3PO lure a drone to a planet with an unstable core but learn of a secret droid civilization. With Star Destroyers and Darth Vader approaching, they must now protect these newfound droids. Luke Skywalker undertakes a mission to lead a drone away from a rebel refueling station but runs into the Force-sensitive human Bendoh. With Luke training to be a Jedi, will Bendoh be a valuable teacher or a simple grifter? Then, Han Solo and Princess Leia plan to use a drone to take down a local crime boss, but things get complicated when they run into Leia's ex! What could possibly go wrong?!COLLECTING: STAR WARS 68-72

Star Wars, Vol. 12 Details

TitleStar Wars, Vol. 12
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 19th, 2019
PublisherMarvel Comics
ISBN-139781302914516
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GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Marvel

Star Wars, Vol. 12 Review

  • Ben Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Taking over the reins on the main “Star Wars” series from previous writers Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen, Greg Pak’s first contribution to the series, “Rebels and Rogues,” is, in a lot of ways, a near-perfect encapsulation of how I view Marvel's handling of the franchise: serviceably entertaining, well-intended, and almost entirely forgettable. Thankfully, the art – here provided by Phil Noto – elevates the by-the-numbers nature of the story considerably, making sequences that, on paper, feel Taking over the reins on the main “Star Wars” series from previous writers Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen, Greg Pak’s first contribution to the series, “Rebels and Rogues,” is, in a lot of ways, a near-perfect encapsulation of how I view Marvel's handling of the franchise: serviceably entertaining, well-intended, and almost entirely forgettable. Thankfully, the art – here provided by Phil Noto – elevates the by-the-numbers nature of the story considerably, making sequences that, on paper, feel awfully familiar – ooh, look, another multi-issue run where Han and Leia break into an Imperial base and steal codes, all while flirting/bickering/meet-cuting! Oh look, another instance of Luke Skywalker trying to learn the ways of the Force, but in the process, learning other valuable life lessons! – and giving them a dynamism that they would have severely lacked on their own. Considering that Pak only has one more volume on the title before it relaunches in January, it’s hard to get too disappointed with the relative staleness of the material, and admittedly, what’s here is fun enough. Still, though: hopefully the relaunch brings with it considerably more risk taking in terms of the storytelling. Because at this point? I don’t know how many more issues I can read of these characters going through the same exact motions.
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  • Cris Nicoletti
    January 1, 1970
    Not the best arc but loved Dar and Warba
  • Rocky Sunico
    January 1, 1970
    I get that this is meant to set up a larger arc and one has to be patient, but naturally given all the action of the past few volumes worth of stories, this was a significant change in pace. There are a lot of great character interaction moments but on the whole, not enough happens because so many plot lines are left at cliffhanger points.
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  • C
    January 1, 1970
    This volume is pretty good.Basically three stories running concurrently (with no interweaving between them so the switches are pretty abrupt) - I thought the 3po/Chewie tale felt a little been-there-done-that while the other two are much more entertaining. That said, neither one of them is particularly new either. Han and Leia bicker and almost flirt while on a caper and Luke stays the naïve farmboy trying to find another teacher after the death of Ben.All in all, I like Pak's handling of the This volume is pretty good.Basically three stories running concurrently (with no interweaving between them so the switches are pretty abrupt) - I thought the 3po/Chewie tale felt a little been-there-done-that while the other two are much more entertaining. That said, neither one of them is particularly new either. Han and Leia bicker and almost flirt while on a caper and Luke stays the naïve farmboy trying to find another teacher after the death of Ben.All in all, I like Pak's handling of the characters much better than some of the other writers who have worked on this book and Noto's art is quite nice. It is an entertaining romp, though probably nothing that will end up being all that memorable. (I constantly harp on the quality level of Dark Horse versus Marvel but all of the Marvel work feels so much more forgettable to me...)I am not always in love with the idea of writing for the trade - making a story fit the size of the tpb rather than just telling your story. They have been doing this for so long at Marvel, though, that I was fairly taken aback when this trade just ends in the middle of all three stories. Not a complaint in the long run but I find it interesting that they allowed Pak to do this.
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  • Jordan Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    The original run of the new Star Wars comic line is quickly coming to an end and it’s about time. For a series that started out fantastic, it has really had a bumpy road for the last 2 years. Since Yoda’s Secret War it’s been ridiculously inconsistent, ranging from flat out awful to almost good again, and then back to the bottom of scraping the barrel.Rebels and Rogues isn’t the best of the series but as a second to last swan song to this line, it’s better than a lot of what’s come before it. The original run of the new Star Wars comic line is quickly coming to an end and it’s about time. For a series that started out fantastic, it has really had a bumpy road for the last 2 years. Since Yoda’s Secret War it’s been ridiculously inconsistent, ranging from flat out awful to almost good again, and then back to the bottom of scraping the barrel.Rebels and Rogues isn’t the best of the series but as a second to last swan song to this line, it’s better than a lot of what’s come before it. Pak, as I knew he would, fixed a lot of issues and, though the main plot isn’t wholly original and is actually repetitive, made this titular series moderately fun again.I’m not going to hold my breath or even given myself a slight bit of hope that the next reboot/continuation will continue with what Pak has set up, but I guess we will find out in March 2020.
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  • Ahdom
    January 1, 1970
    I love the adventure in this volume and how they have moved the timeline forward. Marvel continues to fill in the story with our main heroes in a very entertaining way. Greg Pak is a great writer and I am super excited to see where this goes in the next volume. I love it when the gang splits up on their own adventures, working towards the same thing, like they do in Scooby-Doo or Lord of the Rings. Greg has done this with our heroes and the stakes are high with each respective journey. I wonder I love the adventure in this volume and how they have moved the timeline forward. Marvel continues to fill in the story with our main heroes in a very entertaining way. Greg Pak is a great writer and I am super excited to see where this goes in the next volume. I love it when the gang splits up on their own adventures, working towards the same thing, like they do in Scooby-Doo or Lord of the Rings. Greg has done this with our heroes and the stakes are high with each respective journey. I wonder what will happen as they continue on this story arc.
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  • Kelly K
    January 1, 1970
    Me, roughly a half hour ago: "I'll just read one issue"Fool.Han and Leia are my favorite ever and there was a whole lot of them in this volume. On a mission. Together. I'm a sap.
  • Martijn Van
    January 1, 1970
    Good first set-up by Pak. Curious what he bring to the rest of this and the next series.
  • Albert
    January 1, 1970
    fun way to end the current run... can't wait for the post-ESB storylines.
  • Ale Pvente
    January 1, 1970
    En mi opinión, el mejor arco argumental de la línea de cómic, me ha encantado todo sobre este último arco y con ganas de que llegue Empire Ascendant
  • Sam Nicholson
    January 1, 1970
    9/10
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