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STAR WARS #4

As Princess Leia’s stealth squadron lays a trap for the spy within their ranks, she soon realizes that the Rebels are ill prepared for the Empire’s zealous pursuit. Meanwhile, Han Solo flees from the Empire through the lower levels of Coruscant, and Luke Skywalker enjoys being grounded with a female friend . . .

* Classic era characters!

* Brian Wood! Alex Ross!

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D'Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Artist: Alex Ross

Price: $2.99
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  1. Lol this cover seals the deal, there’s no way Alex Ross is even slightly aware, nor does he care about what’s going on in the books

  2. The last couple issues Luke seems a bit out of character, he`s turning into the Hugh Hefner of the galaxy

  3. I can’t believe I’m reading not one but two Star Wars titles, this has been stellar so far.

  4. This has been pretty good, but I’m still waiting for it to wow me.

    • I agree. But somehow I doubt we will get any huge revelations, considering its time frame.

    • Also agree. Seems like this started with lots of press, but will quickly dwindle into the Star Wars comics abyss. If it was not for the Ross covers this would not have been as big of a pull as it has been. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the 1st three issues very much, but without a Wow moment soon( as sitara119 said ) this will quickly fade away….

    • I don’t need this to wow me – it’s just a good comic set during the classic Star Wars times with classic characters. That’s what I wanted and what I got.

    • @WookieLoveMachine: Are you saying that this book is being read by as many people as it is because of Alex Ross covers? Because there are lots of low-pulled comics with Alex Ross covers. Or is it somehow because it’s Alex Ross doing Star Wars characters? Personally, I think it’s being pulled so highly because it’s a super fun comic book with great art set in the familiar Star Wars world.

    • @wookielovemachine: Yeah I can’t agree with you at all. If anything most people have been complaining about the covers and buying this book in spite of them rather than because of them.

    • @wookielovemachine: Not to pile on, but I’m buying this book for Brian Wood’s work. Alex Ross’ work hasn’t interested me in a very long time, and I’m largely indifferent to cover art these days. I’m not even much of a Star Wars fan, but Brian Wood does good work that I enjoy!

    • While I don’t completely agree. I do feel Brian Wood’s work can start slow sometimes and build up but I like that.

    • I don’t disagree with any of your points. @cskilpatrick. Ross does many covers, but how many have the draw of a Star Wars book. I don’t think anyone would pull this simply for the covers, but the solicitation was pushed harder than any other SW book with the Ross covers, and Woods story, that and the classic SW universe made this a high pull on the 1st issue. If I recall correctly the pull #s on this have gone down with each release. That’s not a knock on the work. As I stated I liked the 1st 3 issues, however this is not anything speacial IMO. By all means read this book and enjoy it. It just has the potential to fade into the bunch of “fun, but not speacial” comics that are predominate from all publishers. Agree completely with @BCDX97 we got we wanted so far on this run. If that is what you wanted then I’m happy for you all, but toif you are trying to tell me that this is a superb title right now then I would have to disagree. There are many titles that I would list higher on my pull list. Again not trying upset the masses, but lets really call a spade a spade. Good fun book, without any chance of lasting for 100 issues even if it wasnt for the DH, MARVEL future up in the air.

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Sounds like a chicken or egg scenario. The book has Alex Ross covers because they’re excited about it. That makes it perhaps more noticeable on the shelf or in Previews, but the whole reason they went that route is because it’s a book with a popular writer and a concept designed to appeal to more people than some of the other things in the current catalog.

      As for my own enjoyment, I greatly prefer the direction and execution of Legacy, but still find a lot to enjoy in this one.

    • @WookieLoveMachine: “If I recall correctly the pull #s on this have gone down with each release.”

      That describes almost every comic book.

      “Good fun book, without any chance of lasting for 100 issues…”

      That describes almost every comic book.

    • @cskilpatrick. the first pull was almost 1000 by issue 4 we are standing @ 638. it’s a 30% drop off in 4 issues. That is alot more drops than the really good titles out there.

      Yes it does describe almost ever comic book. That is my point this is like almost every other comic book out there.

      Maybe I’m was not as clear as I thought on my original post.

      I m starting to think some people just want to argue when there was no real point in arguing..

    • @wookie agree.

    • @WookieLoveMachine: Well, it’s Wednesday and pull numbers increase throughout the entire week. The last issue was up over 800 and I expect this one will as well and that’s a normal drop-off for all but a handful of books.

      As to your original point, it seemed to be stated pretty clearly:

      “If it was not for the Ross covers this would not have been as big of a pull as it has been.”

      Which is, of course, patently ridiculous.

    • I agree, this is a fun entertaining book and is for the story and for the art, the covers has nothing to do with it just make this even more good stuff

  5. Another good issue. Wood is doing a fantastic job executing these characters and their world. One problem though, is anyone else struggling to understand and decipher who the hell is talking or saying on board the X-Wings?? It’s driving me crazy!

  6. I get a wookie watching Chewie snipe out tie fighters on the back of the Millenium Falcon during a high speed chase. Plus never ever, ever question Lord Varder’s authority. Another fun issue

  7. Probably dropping. This title has yet to wow me. Very mediocre. Average art, characters are very out of character, dialogue is clunky (“Hold all my calls” – Mon Mothma gets “calls”? How corny). 3/5

    • @kennyg-Mediocre art? This book looks way better than alot of the big 2 books. I completely disagree with you.

    • OK. Maybe “mediocre” was a little harsh. But it’s not as good as it should be for such a prominent property. The main characters don’t really look as much like the actors as they should, especially compared to the examples from the new artist. I think the spaceships are inconsistent – this issue was better in most spots, but not as accurate as it should be. The splash page of Threepio and Artoo was not good – proportions were off, and they didn’t look accurate. I also don’t like the way he drew Vader, and it was very inconsistent. But it’s a major pet peeve of mine when artists don’t draw the droids and Vader well. If Alex Ross did all the art, I’d be in heaven.

    • I’m with Kennyg. Probably dropping. I am not a D’Anda fan and Wood clearly does not write these characters well. This book was so overhyped (thanks to the Alex Ross covers 😉 and Wood’s supposedly stellar track record).
      How disappointing 🙁

    • Maybe the next arc will read better. It will certainly look better.

  8. My problem is why didn’t this issue come with a digital copy?

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