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Star Wars, Vol. 8: Mutiny At Mon Cala

(Star Wars (2015) #8)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  1,140 ratings  ·  115 reviews
Collects Star Wars (2015) #44-49.

The Rebel Alliance sets its sights on strengthening its forces by growing its numbers. But with a greater number of recruits comes discord and dissidence. Can Princess Leia, with help from Han and Luke, forge one true alliance from the many factions? On a mission to liberate Mon Cala, Leia has a nearly impossible plan to ally the besieged p
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published August 8th 2018 by Marvel (first published August 7th 2018)
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Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Routine sort of SW adventure, notable for showing how the Mon Calamari species (best personified by Admiral Akbar in Return of the Jedi . . . you know, the "It's a trap!" guy) and their galactic naval fleet became affiliated with the then-struggling Rebel Alliance. Also of interest was a cameo appearance by the fan favorite ace X-Wing pilot Wedge Antilles, as he and cohort Luke Skywalker have a fitting moment where they raise their glasses in remembrance of the Red and Gold squadron members lost ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Lets face it, these Star Wars tales set in between A New Hope and Empire are never going to be anything more than side quests. You can't grow characters to something more than they are already established in the future. That being said, this arc does have some meaning as Gillen brings Mon Calamarians into the book and establishes how they join the alliance. Gillen does a good job of making this a Oceans 11 type caper where they need to free a imprisoned king.

Larrocca seems determined to stick w
Ben Brown
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Star Wars Vol. 8: “Mutiny at Mon Cala” represents an improvement over Kieron Gillen’s first “Star Wars” arc in pretty much every way: the characters feel better realized and closer in spirit to their on-screen counterparts, the story is more interesting (and actually ties into the broader Star Wars lore in a legitimately impactful way), and everything just feels like it’s all part of a bigger, grander story. Still a massive negative, however? Salvador Larrocca’s art, which continues to rely – to ...more
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was mediocre at best. Some of the issues just felt like filler, espcially all that ballroom disguise stuff. Hopefully the next is better.
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
I was going to give this 3 but the last few issues brought it up. Pretty good arc. Excited for what comes next
Neil R. Coulter
The reused character images from the films are completely distracting. Whenever I see Han, Leia, or Luke in these graphic novels, I immediately think of the line they say at that point in the movie, not about whatever is happening in the graphic novel story. It's a really weird art choice to keep making, book after book.

The story is also bland. It doesn't feel to me like this series is bringing the characters where they need to go between the end of the first film and the beginning of the next.
Geoffrey Payne
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This volume is far from perfect but compared to most of the others in this series so far this one is a standout. The story line was well put together and had real weight to it. Unfortunately the artwork was still distracting at times but the space battle sequence looked pretty good (vehicles are definitely Larroca’s stronger area). I hope this is a good sign of things to come for this series as things begin to move into the Empire Strikes Back era. 4.5 out of 5
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just when I was going to give up on this run along came a very enjoyable volume.
Chris Lemmerman
The Empire is weakening after the destruction of the Death Star and the drill on Jedha, so now is the time for the Rebel Alliance to strike. To do that, they want to enlist the aid of the Mon Cala fleet, but Admiral Ackbar’s people are reluctant to resist any further. If Leia and her companions can rescue their king from Imperial captivity however, they may just change their tune. Only one thing for it – it’s time for a prison break.

After a rocky first arc, Kieron Gillen hits the sweet spot with
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forget The Last Jedi; this is what Star Wars should be.
David Dalton
What an excellent series this is. These Star Wars stories from the 2015 run. Via Comixology Unlimited and Amazon Prime, I have been able to catch up on this run. One more volume to go via the Comixology Unlimited route (Vol 9). I think I just missed a sale on Volumes 10, 11, and 12. Maybe they will go on sale again when the current Star Wars movie comes out on Blu-ray.

I love all the adventures that our favorite classic SW characters are having. Filling in the gaps between the movies. Interesting
Lance Shadow
Following the "reboot" of sorts for the flagship star wars canon comic that was Vol. 7: The Ashes of Jedha, Kieron Gillen continues as the lead writer with the eighth volume in the series.

"Ashes of Jedha" was a necessary change-up for me when it comes to this very long-running series. After stagnating in filler for more than three volumes and what feels like forever, I finally got an interesting story and characters with a backdrop that offered some interesting worldbuilding and connections wit
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume contains Star Wars: Mutiny at Mon Cala Part I-VI (Star Wars #44-49). The water world of Mon Cala, home to the Mon Calamari and Quarren people, is under the Empire's rule. Leia, in hopes to gain a strong ally and add numbers to the Rebel Alliance, takes her team to Mon Cala to liberate its people. C-3PO has been tasked to watch the opera, and delay the audience as necessary while Leia, Han, and Luke search for Mon Cala's king, taken by the Empire. What they find may not be what they e ...more
Scott Rhee
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In Volume 10 of the Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series, “Mutiny at Mon Cala”: the gang is on Mon Cala, hoping to recruit, with Admiral Ackbar’s help, the Mon Calamari fleet, but the king is missing; Luke runs into a familiar face in the mess hall, and one that every die-hard Star Wars fan will recognize (hint: he may not be part of the original crew, but he survived all three of the original trilogy films); the Rebels find a use for a shape-shifter named Tunga; a daring attempt is made by the Rebel ...more
More backstory-filler tales, but done competently and interestingly, so a marked contrast to certain projects in other mediums. And with a political/ethical storyline that is enjoyable for its complete lack of (to my reading) pollution with current real-world parallels.
Apr 15, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So Kieron Gillen is actually doing what I always wanted the Star Wars series to do--give us new stories with interesting new characters instead of rehash the same things we already saw in the film trilogy ("Oh look, here's Luke's fourth proto-duel with Vader before the one in Empire Strikes Back!"). Unfortunately this just feels really lackluster, like Gillen himself wasn't particularly interested in the story arc.

The Rebels are looking for a new fleet of capital ships that can stand up to Impe
Anna Catherman
Mutiny at Mon Cala is...meh. It sort of reminds me of a microcosm of the main Star Wars comic as a whole. It's not the brightest, shiningest thing, but it's not the worst, either. It's just mediocre, with a few good moments, some not so great ones. The storyline here is similar to the other prison breaks, and there's not really any compelling new characters here. C-3PO's stuff was one of the few highlights of the arc - although some of it was a bit too ridiculous, hearing him talk about theatre ...more
Jessamyn Leigh
One of my favorite volumes in this run for sure. It read an awful lot like an adventure my rpg group would have
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-rewind
Ok.........that ending!!!!
This volume was by far superior to the previous one. Funny, exciting and with a cliff hanger ending. A great Star Wars read!
Paul Decker
I am unimpressed and disappointed in this ongoing series. The story is fine, although not too interesting. The thing I dislike the most is the artwork. The realistic drawings are not good. It's not creative and it just looks lazy. I hope they go with a different style moving forward.

I did enjoy seeing Mon Cala. Although why do the female fish aliens have boobs? I really enjoyed the Rebels cameo as well as seeing some prequel love in the Clawdite alien. C-3PO with the Clawdite impersonating an
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume is almost a perfect Original Trilogy story. You've got plenty of action, intrigue, space battles, sneaking, and snarking, with the classic characters all in the same place for most of the story. It's got noble sacrifices and inspiring speeches, and C-3PO gets some of the biggest laughs (although his snobbery is a bit overzealous here). The art is strong throughout, with some beautiful locations, and Gillen manages to continue to get almost all of the characters' voices perfect. I've ...more
Dakota Morgan
The characters are really the best part of this core Star Wars series - Leia, Luke, and particularly Han are well-written and true to their movie selves. Even good old Threepio gets to shine in this volume. The storylines in this series, though, are a mixed bag. Mutiny at Mon Cala is above average, to be sure, but it falls into the deadly stultifying trope of "we have to rescue someone so we can rescue someone so we can get that someone to do a thing." If you have read any previous prison break ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Oh wow, this book started out strong and then just took a nosedive! I think when I got to the point where C3PO and R2 were dressed like punk rockers I decided to rip all the pages out and make pirate hats out of them! 🏴‍☠️
This could be such a great story but then it’s like all of a sudden it turned into this sort of comedy thing-like drying your hands on a Wookie! Also, that shapechanger guy was so over the top, he was a terrible impersonator!
That General Urtya Calamari guy is dense as a frikkin
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Props to Gillen for getting back on track with writing. As for Larroca's art.... still completely dreadful. But I'm past the point of being disappointed with Larroca, instead I look at whatever Marvel suit keeps signing the guy. Ugh.

Anyways, I always imagined this SW series as being an OT era clone wars. Three years to fill with war stories. Save for the Yoda/Jedha arcs, the writing has been there. If only Luscasfilm Animation could've covered these stories, this Cala arc in particular was a sol
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For what it is, it's great. I don't even mind the artwork by Larroca.
J.M. Giovine
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot of things are set in motion in this volume, which is totally fine, considering how heavy the stakes turn before arriving to the ‘Empire’ timeline. The Rebels are still looking for a new secret base, and now, Leia is decided to acquire some Mon Calamari help, but they are submitted by the Empire (as they once were by the Separatists Alliance), and under the control of Moff Tan Hubi, who controls the Grand Admiral Urtya, who’s replacing the role of the leader of the Mon Calamari after King L ...more
Adam Fisher
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In an effort to gain more ships to the Rebel Side, Leia and company (Han, Luke, Chewie and the droids) go to Mon Cala to attempt to gain a large portion of the their fleet. Met by Urtya, the Mon Calamari Regent commanding the people while their King Lee-Char is missing, Leia tries lots of diplomatic tactics, but Urtya will not commit to helping for fear of Imperial retribution. Back to the Rebels, at a council of her peers, Leia presents a plan to rescue Lee-Char (having found out that he is und ...more
Kari Trenten
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another complete story contained within a graphic novel, this time taking place on Admiral Ackbar’s homeworld. Princess Leia Organa hopes to get Mon Cala on the side of the Rebellion, but the current leadership is afraid after what happened to Alderaan. In an attempt in inspire the planet’s people, Leia along with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca infliltrate an Imperial prison to rescue Mon Cala’s lost king. This mission requires help from a couple of dubious allies who may or may not be t ...more
Jonothan Langton Burnell
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