Star Wars
This is the Age of Star Wars - an epic series of adventures that unites your favorite characters from all three trilogies! Now it's the First Order's turn to take center stage. As Captain Phasma leads an attack on the iron planet Demir, a young Stormtrooper looks to follow in Phasma's footsteps. But will she have the heart to follow the merciless ways of the First Order captain? General Hux has always been looked down upon, but when a sabotaged shuttle crash-lands on an unknown planet it will be up to Hux to save Kylo Ren! Plus: Tales of Kylo Ren and Supreme Leader Snoke!COLLECTING: STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE - CAPTAIN PHASMA 1, STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE - GENERAL HUX 1, STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE - KYLO REN 1, STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE - SUPREME LEADER SNOKE 1

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TitleStar Wars
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ReleaseDec 3rd, 2019
PublisherMarvel Comics
ISBN-139781302917302
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GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Marvel, Fiction

Star Wars Review

  • AGamarra
    January 1, 1970
    Todo lo que le faltaba a las películas de esta tercera trilogía. De hecho una estrella más por llenar algo ese gran vacío que siempre ha existido pues las películas empiezan cuando ya todo está instaurado para la Primera Orden y no sólo no vemos cómo cayeron los pocos jedi que quedaban ni la formación de la primera orden sino tampoco vemos cómo ellos interactúan casi entre ellos.En esta serie de cómics sobre los Villanos nos hablan de Snoke, Capitán Phasma, el General Hux y Kylo Ren. Cada uno Todo lo que le faltaba a las películas de esta tercera trilogía. De hecho una estrella más por llenar algo ese gran vacío que siempre ha existido pues las películas empiezan cuando ya todo está instaurado para la Primera Orden y no sólo no vemos cómo cayeron los pocos jedi que quedaban ni la formación de la primera orden sino tampoco vemos cómo ellos interactúan casi entre ellos.En esta serie de cómics sobre los Villanos nos hablan de Snoke, Capitán Phasma, el General Hux y Kylo Ren. Cada uno tiene una aventura muy corta pero ilustrativa de sus personalidades y ambiciones. De hecho también se nos descubren algunos aspectos del entrenamiento de Kylo, de una misión muy riesgosa para Kylo y Hux, de la dirección en batalla por Phasma y el último sobre Kylo me gustó mucho también. Un muy buen aperitivo antes de la película que ya está por llegar y que a mí me interesa bastante.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely the best of the entire “Age of...” series. Between the three writers Taylor has the best grip on these characters, and the new trilogy has the best set of villains in the entire Star Wars movie canon (IMO, don’t care that you disagree). The result is a fantastic set of comics that shows something new about each character in a way that feels organic and enriching. Yes, the Snoke issue is secretly another Kylo issue, but that’s great, because Kylo is an awesome character and Snoke was Definitely the best of the entire “Age of...” series. Between the three writers Taylor has the best grip on these characters, and the new trilogy has the best set of villains in the entire Star Wars movie canon (IMO, don’t care that you disagree). The result is a fantastic set of comics that shows something new about each character in a way that feels organic and enriching. Yes, the Snoke issue is secretly another Kylo issue, but that’s great, because Kylo is an awesome character and Snoke was never going to be anything more than a foil, so I’m actually much more pleased with how that particular issue turned out than if it actually did focus on Snoke. Overall, yeah, I loved this book.
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  • Ben Brown
    January 1, 1970
    “Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Villains” is the sixth and final volume in Marvel’s “Age of Star Wars” maxi-series; it’s also, for my money, easily the best. In both “Age of Resistance – Heroes” and “Age of Resistance: Villains,” Tom Taylor does stellar work taking a collection of characters who, for all intents and purposes, we don’t really know that well yet (or rather, characters that we don’t know as well as those from the original/prequel trilogies) and spinning off individual stories about “Star Wars: Age of Resistance – Villains” is the sixth and final volume in Marvel’s “Age of Star Wars” maxi-series; it’s also, for my money, easily the best. In both “Age of Resistance – Heroes” and “Age of Resistance: Villains,” Tom Taylor does stellar work taking a collection of characters who, for all intents and purposes, we don’t really know that well yet (or rather, characters that we don’t know as well as those from the original/prequel trilogies) and spinning off individual stories about each one that a.) feel true to the personas that we’ve gotten to know in the brief time that we’ve spent with them, and b.) also serve to fully flesh out and accentuate aspects of their personalities that enrich how we view them within the context of their big screen appearances. It’s a tight walk that Taylor walks, but all four of the collected one-shots in “Villains” – from “Kylo Ren” to “Captain Phasma” to even “Supreme Leader Snoke” – manage it quite splendidly. Bravo, sir.
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  • Anthony
    January 1, 1970
    This was better than the Heroes counterpart, mostly because the Snoke issue is one of the best in the entire series. Kylo Ren is in nearly every issue of this, almost making it a Kylo Ren mini, which isn't a criticism because he's a cool character. I could easily take more for each of these. It's just cool to explore the bad guys isn't it?
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  • Patricia
    January 1, 1970
    This comicbook collection features four villain stories from the Resistance Era. These comics don't necessarily add anything new to the canon, they simply highlight the traits of their respective main character. Both Phasma and Hux showed how these two characters would do anything to keep their order winning. Snoke was my personal favourite as it showed perfectly how he manipulated Kylo Ren. This story was almost more about Kylo than Snoke but since it gives actual background to the relationship This comicbook collection features four villain stories from the Resistance Era. These comics don't necessarily add anything new to the canon, they simply highlight the traits of their respective main character. Both Phasma and Hux showed how these two characters would do anything to keep their order winning. Snoke was my personal favourite as it showed perfectly how he manipulated Kylo Ren. This story was almost more about Kylo than Snoke but since it gives actual background to the relationship of the duo that makes perfect sense.Kylo Ren highlights his snarky sarcasm, one of my favourite things about his character. Seeing him fight a Zillo Beast with more ease than anyone in The Clone Wars managed to do was pretty fun.All in all, this collection isn't needed to understand the movies better but it is a fantastic highlight of the wit and cruelty of the First Order leaders. Both the Hux and the Snoke comic gripped my attention from the first page and deserve a 4.5-5 star rating. The two others I'd give 3.5-4 stars, landing on a general rating of 4 stars.
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  • Julie
    January 1, 1970
    This is going to function as a dual review for both the Villains and Star Wars: Age of Resistance - Heroes books, because I mainlined all the issues in one fell swoop and not entirely in order. Each character-centric issue is absolutely tiny: it’s more like a bite-sized vignette, a brief glimpse of a moment that characterises them.The villains set was more interesting to me because of the insight it gave us to Snoke and Kylo Ren, mostly because I am very interested in those mysterious arcs and This is going to function as a dual review for both the Villains and Star Wars: Age of Resistance - Heroes books, because I mainlined all the issues in one fell swoop and not entirely in order. Each character-centric issue is absolutely tiny: it’s more like a bite-sized vignette, a brief glimpse of a moment that characterises them.The villains set was more interesting to me because of the insight it gave us to Snoke and Kylo Ren, mostly because I am very interested in those mysterious arcs and where in the world they’re going in the movies, and so it’s interesting to see that during his training, Kylo was unable to kill the Force manifestations of his parents. Also, Hux and Kylo’s dynamic continues to crack me up for how much they bicker and squabble!!In contrast, the heroes’ issues were mostly just… more of the same: Finn’s early compassion, Rey’s scrappiness and hope, Poe’s first glimpses of the Resistance. None of it is particularly surprising or unexpected, but it is nice just getting to see more of these characters.
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  • Neil R. Coulter
    January 1, 1970
    An entire graphic novel about the dark secrets and amazing adventures of the fearsome villains of the sequel trilogy! The book opens with a story about Phasma, and then moves to a story featuring Hux.Are you chuckling yet?Seriously, these villains are ridiculous. It's time for Star Wars books to give up on Phasma: she's a character failure. She obviously died in The Force Awakens. Rian Johnson only brought her back in The Last Jedi because, as he said, "I wanted to hang out with Gwendoline An entire graphic novel about the dark secrets and amazing adventures of the fearsome villains of the sequel trilogy! The book opens with a story about Phasma, and then moves to a story featuring Hux.Are you chuckling yet?Seriously, these villains are ridiculous. It's time for Star Wars books to give up on Phasma: she's a character failure. She obviously died in The Force Awakens. Rian Johnson only brought her back in The Last Jedi because, as he said, "I wanted to hang out with Gwendoline Christie." They should've hung out in their spare time, because the character's reappearance in the second film only made her sillier.The art in this book is much better than in Marvel's main Star Wars series, but I just don't find the characters interesting, and the stories are quick and relatively inconsequential.
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  • Štěpán Tichý
    January 1, 1970
    I'll be kind and give this four. Snoke and Kylo's issues were really good.
  • Lois
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked the stories in this one, but it's so short!
  • Salamanderinspace
    January 1, 1970
    Starting with the Phasma comic. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t have Stormtroopers who have clearly been trained as collectivists–to give themselves to the higher cause, to fight for the First Order and shout “for the First Order!” as they attack, to treat each other as tools, guns on each others’ belts, extensions of one soldier with one name–while also having a Captain who has succeeded by her ruthless individualism. You can’t have an ultranationalist who refers to her troops as “ Starting with the Phasma comic. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t have Stormtroopers who have clearly been trained as collectivists–to give themselves to the higher cause, to fight for the First Order and shout “for the First Order!” as they attack, to treat each other as tools, guns on each others’ belts, extensions of one soldier with one name–while also having a Captain who has succeeded by her ruthless individualism. You can’t have an ultranationalist who refers to her troops as “patriotic idiots.” The values dissonance is non-sensical. It makes for art that is about nothing, that represents nothing, that takes no position as it takes all positions. What do they believe? "Well, they’re the Bad Guys.“ Yes but what do they BELIEVE? What makes them bad? They are not in hegemonic power as the Empire was; it is not power that corrupts them. It is the quest for power, more recognizable as powerlessness.The Hux comic was better. It delves into his backstory, his character, though there is still a certain amount of "his character trait is BAD" characterization that feels lazy. The exploration of the relationships between Snoke, Kylo, and Hux was interesting--there is slightly more than one dimension in the way Kylo shouts "get behind me!" and the way Snoke defends Hux. Ultimately these guys do work TOGETHER, if in a state of tension.There was little to be gained from the Snoke comic except artwork of Snoke, which I did appreciate. The Kylo Ren comic was mostly about how Badass Kylo is, so I enjoyed that. But the vein of hypocrisy runs through both stories: why does Kylo specifically ask for an older Stormtrooper's help if he's the kind of guy who cuts down anything on his own? Why does Kylo train with Snoke if Snoke has so little to teach? The narrative is desperate not to give any of the Bad Guys any good qualities, and in doing so it steps on itself constantly, undercutting characters when it bothers to characterize.
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  • Cris Nicoletti
    January 1, 1970
    3.5
  • Jez Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Despues de The Clone Wars, fue casi imposible no emocionarme con The Zillo Beast . Despues de The Clone Wars, fue casi imposible no emocionarme con The Zillo Beast 😢.
  • Michael Kikle
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, I had a blast reading this book. It’s essentially a short story collection of the main baddies from Disney Star Wars’ current sequel trilogy films. When I saw that Kylo Ren’s (my favorite new character, and favorite element from the sequel trilogy, at all) was the last issue in this short comic collection, I must admit I was tempted to skip right to that issue. I could care less about Phasma, Hux (even though I loved what Abrams did with him in Rise of Skywalker), or Snoke. I ended-up Wow, I had a blast reading this book. It’s essentially a short story collection of the main baddies from Disney Star Wars’ current sequel trilogy films. When I saw that Kylo Ren’s (my favorite new character, and favorite element from the sequel trilogy, at all) was the last issue in this short comic collection, I must admit I was tempted to skip right to that issue. I could care less about Phasma, Hux (even though I loved what Abrams did with him in Rise of Skywalker), or Snoke. I ended-up enjoying all three of their stories, and Kylo’s rounded the book up into a great, solid finale. Phasma is interesting, in her issue (the first of the book). The next issue involved General Hux, whom I’ve enjoyed a lot of new information about, in the new film, like I said. That issue also has a ton of Kylo Ren in it, since they essentially get stranded. In Snoke’s issue, there’s a focus on him training Kylo, and they even visit the scary cave of Dagobah, where Luke Skywalker once went, in Empire Strikes Back. That scene was fantastic. The issue was a great mirror to Palpatine and Vader’s relationship, even though an identical copy isn’t what we fans want for Kylo and Snoke. After seeing Rise, I’d say that it helps make this issue much more intriguing than I expected. The Kylo issue was very, VERY reminiscent of a Vader story (none in particular), and I enjoyed it the most of all the enjoyable issues. Very glad I went ahead and picked this one up. But, as I said, I think you’ll enjoy this much more if you already saw Rise of Skywalker—not that it ties TOO directly to the book, but it adds a nice little pinch of understanding to things a character might say to someone like Kylo, and you know a little more of their insidiousness of intent. Also: the art was very good, and very consistent (which was what I was worried about, since most comics just take a character that’s not that important to fans and always manage to pair the writer with a horrible, sloppy, childish artist). This did not. Most impressive.
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  • Jordan Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    This was surprising.Aside from a handful of novels and smattering of comics and Rogue One (and yes, Solo, too), the new Star Wars canon has been dud after dud after dud. At this point, I’m only reading the new stuff just so I can stay informed and at least know what’s going on...I’m not reading them expecting to be filled with happiness or joy.That’s why Age of Resistance- Villains gave me a bit of a shock; it’s actually not bad. Did we need another Phasma story? No. Did we need anything else This was surprising.Aside from a handful of novels and smattering of comics and Rogue One (and yes, Solo, too), the new Star Wars canon has been dud after dud after dud. At this point, I’m only reading the new stuff just so I can stay informed and at least know what’s going on...I’m not reading them expecting to be filled with happiness or joy.That’s why Age of Resistance- Villains gave me a bit of a shock; it’s actually not bad. Did we need another Phasma story? No. Did we need anything else with Kylo Ren? Also no. But, despite all that, the 4 short, one-offs in this collection are all pretty good. All 4 bring more character to the main baddies of the new trilogy and the stories that they’re presented in aren’t bad either. I’ll go as far as to say that Snoke’s story was pretty hit or miss for me, but the other 3 were so surprisingly decent that it didn’t really matter.Granted, none of Taylor’s stories are gonna do much to further the plot of TLJ, and I’d be surprised if any of this comes forward in Rise of Skywalker. Still, with the other one-off collections and the dumpster fire that the titular Star Wars series has become, it’s nice to see there’s at least a bright glimmer of fun in the mess.
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  • Paul Decker
    January 1, 1970
    The final volume in this series of shorts from each of the Star Wars eras. We know very little about these villains, so it's fun to finally get stories about them.The first story shows Captain Phasma being ruthless. I enjoyed this comic so much more than the whole volume dedicated on her. This story really gets into Phasma's mind, showing her perspective on the troops that she leads. This is my favorite Phasma story so far, but I have yet to read Delilah S. Dawson's book. 5/5General Hux is The final volume in this series of shorts from each of the Star Wars eras. We know very little about these villains, so it's fun to finally get stories about them.The first story shows Captain Phasma being ruthless. I enjoyed this comic so much more than the whole volume dedicated on her. This story really gets into Phasma's mind, showing her perspective on the troops that she leads. This is my favorite Phasma story so far, but I have yet to read Delilah S. Dawson's book. 5/5General Hux is stranded on a planet with Kylo Ren. Hix manipulates the situation. This short comic story gave Hux way more character depth than both of the movies he's been in. 5/5The story focusing on Supreme Leader Snoke shows him training Kylo Ren on Dagobah. There's also a fun twist ending. I'm interested to go back and read this after The Rise of Skywalker comes out. 5/5Kylo Ren's story is my least favorite in this volume, but I still give it a 4/5. In this story he compares himself to Vader. Overall, I was very impressed with this volume. I didn't expect to enjoy a collection of villain's stories. Since most of these characters have had very little on-screen development, these stories got to give them a little more depth. This was my highest rated of these collections. 5/5
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  • C
    January 1, 1970
    Well, I've read worse Star Wars books.This one is a mixed bag (and as I am just not much of a Kylo fan, add a star if you are - you will probably dig it more than I did since he dominates these stories...). Each individual story is entertaining in and of themselves but they are all stories that have been done before in Star Wars (and done better, in my opinion).A lot of this feels like stories that exist to make you feel more sorry for Kylo Ren (assumedly to lead into some redemption arc in the Well, I've read worse Star Wars books.This one is a mixed bag (and as I am just not much of a Kylo fan, add a star if you are - you will probably dig it more than I did since he dominates these stories...). Each individual story is entertaining in and of themselves but they are all stories that have been done before in Star Wars (and done better, in my opinion).A lot of this feels like stories that exist to make you feel more sorry for Kylo Ren (assumedly to lead into some redemption arc in the final film) and I just don't. So again, your mileage may vary if you have sympathy for him. Otherwise, the characterizations are paper thin - Snoke and Phasma both remain frustratingly one dimensional, Hux is given a little more to chew on (Honestly, the Hux story is my favorite of the lot).Overall, probably worth a read if you really like the sequel trilogy. Definitely not worth a purchase, though, in my opinion.
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  • Sesana
    January 1, 1970
    Actually the best of these anthology volumes. Yes, the Snoke issue is really a second Kylo Ren story and doesn't really have anything at all to do with Snoke, but it's a really good Kylo Ren story. Both of them are. And the Phasma story is a great, blunt story about an unapologetically ruthless character. Plus, Hux as evil Aaron Burr, which made the character click with me for the first time. He's not standing still, he is lying in wait. Interestingly, there's no issue with a few even shorter Actually the best of these anthology volumes. Yes, the Snoke issue is really a second Kylo Ren story and doesn't really have anything at all to do with Snoke, but it's a really good Kylo Ren story. Both of them are. And the Phasma story is a great, blunt story about an unapologetically ruthless character. Plus, Hux as evil Aaron Burr, which made the character click with me for the first time. He's not standing still, he is lying in wait. Interestingly, there's no issue with a few even shorter stories this time around, which might be because there just isn't a huge variety of evil characters in the new trilogy.
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  • Paul Viebranz
    January 1, 1970
    This is a superb collection of stories about the First Order's greatest characters. The stories about Phasma and Hux both dovetail extremely nicely with Delilah Dawson's novel "Phasma," and both the Snoke and Kylo Ren issues shed a lot of light on Kylo's character. The writing is tight, and the artwork is great. Even though I felt a little let down by Age of Resistance: Heroes, I can strongly recommend checking out Age of Resistance: Villains.
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  • Jason
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this series. Tom Taylor is one of the best writers in comics today. This is a very Kylo centric collection, for better or worse. Phasma has a wonderful standalone story and it makes me wish we had more screen time and stories with her ruthlessness. There are Hux and Snoke stories too but those feature Kylo who has his own standalone as well. Great visuals and fun
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  • Ahdom
    January 1, 1970
    I love these comics and I really enjoyed them from the era of Resistance as well. I am hopeful to get more original stories from this era in the books and comics, and more so perhaps in a TV show? I think there is endless potential for writing new stories in during this part of the timeline. After all, there are so many gaps to fill in from the characters and settings of the third trilogy.
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  • Martijn Van
    January 1, 1970
    Tom Taylor surprises me! The resistance heroes comic was one of the weaker ones in the age of series, but this one is damn fine! The Phasma one didnt add much and the Snoke one seems to tell us more about Kylo then the supreme leader, but who reads between the lines will notice a lot of subtleties. If Hux ends up facing Kylo and Rey in episode is this is where those seeds where sown.
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  • Shaun Stanley
    January 1, 1970
    I would rate this as between a 3.5 and a 4 star. This collection is much better than the Heroes collection. I really like the Phasma comics that show how ruthless she is. I can't wait unt the sequel trilogy wraps up so that we can explore this new era is more detail with comics and novels.
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  • Jonathan Roberts
    January 1, 1970
    Still don’t get why the First Order exists or what their deal is. And why is that people join them? Hoping the last movie will make sense of that
  • Sam Nicholson
    January 1, 1970
    9/10
  • Kurt Lorenz
    January 1, 1970
    Captain Phasma General Hux Supreme Leader Snoke Kylo Ren Captain Phasma ☆☆☆☆General Hux ☆☆☆☆Supreme Leader Snoke ☆☆☆☆Kylo Ren ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Joshua Bertram
    January 1, 1970
    Big Kylo Renergy
  • Halcyon
    January 1, 1970
    Individual ratings:Captain Phasma: ***General Hux: ***Kylo Ren: ****Supreme Leader Snoke: ***
  • Devon Sklair
    January 1, 1970
    Good insight into the villains of the new trilogy.
  • Ren Strange
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't like this one as much as Heroes, but that's probably because I don't care as much about these characters.
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