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Star Wars: Tie Fighter

(Star Wars: Tie Fighter #1-5)

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Enter Shadow Wing! The Empire's salvation - the Rebellion's doom! As the war between the rebels and the Galactic Empire stretches on, it is the innocent people of the galaxy who are most at risk. An elite squadron of TIE fighter pilots is assembled to help protect Imperial interests - and hammer the Emperor's fury down upon the treasonous and violent Rebel Alliance. But ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published October 15th 2019 by Marvel
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Ben Brown
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Now THIS is how you do a “Star Wars” comic.

Written by Jody Houser, with art by Roge Antonia, “Tie-Fighter” is – to cut to the chase- gorgeous to look at and a blast to read. It’s a fast-paced, deliberately jocular tale that works as both a throwback to the days of the old “Star Wars” Extended Universe (“Rogue Squadron” fans in particular will eat this up) and stands as a shining example of how best to do the whole “interconnected storytelling” thing that Disney has been pushing so hard since
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Mario
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??? It cannot end like this!!!

Jody Houser does another great comic series with this fantastic volume. We are introduced to the Imperial 204th TIE Fighter wing, with new characters that are instantly recognizable. Also, we have some characters carried over from previous series, like Han Solo: Imperial Cadet.

During their missions, they are caught over a treasonous Imperial captain and manage to trace the Rebels that made him change sides, until they reach a turning point in the
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C.T. Phipps
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
TIE FIGHTER is a tie-in book to Alphabet Squadron with the adventures of Shadow Squadron. They are a bunch of unique Imperial characters who all have fascinating issues and problems. They are out to fight the Rebellion, take names, and die for the glory of the Empire. It reminds me a bit of the old TIE Fighter video game from Lucasarts and that's a high compliment. I've read the entire series from issue 1-5 and it's all entertaining if not spectacularly exceptional. I kind of wish it was an ...more
Neil R. Coulter
This is the start of what could be a pretty good Star Wars graphic novel. The art is fine, and the story goes into what life is like for Imperial pilots, which I'm very interested in. The problem is that there are a lot of characters and I don't know anything about any of them. I remember a little bit about the members of Shadow Wing from the Alphabet Squadron novel (which I loved), but not many specific details about any of them, so nothing here connected for me to the novel. Yrica Quell ( ...more
Adam Fisher
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This comic details the adventures of Shadow Wing, a fighter squadron for the Empire. Apparently, this comic is a companion book to Alphabet Squadron, which I am currently reading. It's going to be nice to already have a visual component as I continue in the novel, because I haven't gotten to Shadow Wing yet.
Either way, this comic was excellent. Very fast paced and I loved how it made pilots of the Empire seem like they have the same issues as Rebel pilots. Of course they do, but it is nice to
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Cris Nicoletti
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5
Ahdom
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Comics are a great format for a squadron series. THe illustrations in this really help you to feel the action. I am currently reading the last few chapters of Alphabet Squadron and I love how the two stories TIE in together, pun most definitely intended. I have no doubt we will hear more from the 204th in sequel books of the Alphabet Squadron series, which I also recommend.
Geoffrey Payne
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the idea of a book-comic crossover in a Star Wars story and I hope they do this again for the other Alphabet Squadron books. The writing was great and wasn’t drawn out like these Star Wars miniseries sometimes are. I only wish it tied more directly into the Alphabet Squadron book.
Roy
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
This just didnt work for me. Havent read much of Houser but hopefully its not like this.
Paul Decker
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This Star Wars comic follows the Shadow Wing Squadron of the Empire from the Battle of Hoth to the destruction of the second Death Star. This is part of a cross-media tie-in with Alpha Squadron. This book is full of references to other stories and characters, almost to its own detriment.

There are a lot of interesting characters and a decent enough story, but there isn't enough focus. Too many peaks at other characters that aren't relevant to this story are given too much spotlight. There's even
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Jordan Anderson
Another Jody Houser comic, another huge yawn.

Ok so TIE Fighter isn’t flat out horrible or even close to as bad as some of Houser’s other Star Wars related works, but good God, what a snooze fest. Nothing remotely exciting or fun happens in this series. Nothing cool or Earth shattering.

TIE Fighter is supposed to be about the bad guys, the bane of the rebellion, though you wouldn’t know that here. Instead it’s a bunch of badly drawn, contrived characters who move around and have either flat out
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Paul Viebranz
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Alphabet Squadron is my favorite Star Wars book since Lost Stars, so I was highly anticipating this companion volume from Marvel Comics. I enjoyed the focus on character over action, the absence of moralizing either faction in the war, and the novel approach in the art to track the space battles. However, these first five issues really only feel like an introduction. While Alphabet Squadron certainly left the door wide open for more missions and new revelations about the heroes of that unit, it ...more
Adam
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: canon, comics, star-wars
I had to double check that this wasn't a sequel to something else I hadn't read. It's a prequel to Alphabet Squadron, which I did read, and some of the characters here are familiar. But most of them are not, and the comic seems to do little to establish them and their relationships. Not enough for me, anyway. It doesn't help that I thought it was a complete arc but apparently it isn't; maybe I'll start from scratch when the whole thing is done. It is an ambitious story, reminiscent of the old ...more
Rocky Sunico
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, star-wars
As much as the Star Wars saga has mostly had the "good guys" to be the Rebellion, naturally a lot of folks appreciate the sheer power of the Empire and wonder about what drives them. The Tie Fighter mini-series is a great look at this world from the perspective of a particular squadron of Imperial pilots and gives us a somewhat closer look at their motivations.

The book tries to balance a larger story while also introducing us to the individual characters and their backstories all to help us
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Stephen Hamilton
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jason
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
It is my understanding that this is an Alphabet Squadron tie-in and I haven't read that yet so perhaps that's why this didn't click for me. I say my understanding because aside from a variant cover shown in the gallery, no mention is made of the book, Alphabet Squadron. I also say my understanding because this absolutely feels like it is short 1 or 2 issues. There's an engaging plot and great art of space battles but it starts in media res and just sort of ends. Like not a proper conclusion so ...more
C
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
This really isn't that bad at all. Flat out, though, I'm getting a little tired of stories that say that the space Nazis aren't really bad - just misunderstood. *sigh*

It comes at a great disconnect from Alphabet Squadron as well, in my opinion. The tone is very different and it just doesn't mesh for me.

On its own, it isn't a bad read. The characters are interesting and the plot is breezy and makes sense. It's just in the grander scheme there are getting to be *so many* stories in new canon (and
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Jordan Lahn
Great art, and interesting characters, but too short to be as engaging as Stackpole's Rogue Squadron series for Dark Horse. Felt like they set a lot of things up, and then killed off those threads in the next issue. Maybe some of these characters will show up later in the Alphabet Squadron novels. Otherwise it feels like the pilot of a tv show and the series finale rolled into one, with none of the development in between.

Started out as a four star review but I talked myself down to three. Maybe
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Sesana
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, star-wars
Man, I loved this. It reminds me so much of the Rogue Squadron books, in the best possible way. This couldn't be a better advertisement for Alphabet Squadron.
Jonathan Roberts
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Good stuff here. Not as good as the ongoing Vader and Star Wars series, but still good. Interesting to see it from the Empire’s perspective, reminds me of the X-Wing series by Dark Horse, except their was better. In The Service of the Empire was sooooo good!! Recommended though
Brian
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a good and quick read that makes you want to watch hours of star fighter battles. It is a little chronologically confusing at times, but I think reading Alphabet Squadron will help that. I plan to read that soon.
Josiah
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
It’s a tie in to a novel and doesn’t even have an ending.
Nicis
I know this is a tie-in to Alphabet Squadron so know i'll be forced to read that because I really want to know more about my girl Jeela. Also, that cliffhanger!
Biggsy
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was a hard one for me to rate, I loved the characters but I didn’t feel the plot I did enjoy this but I could of loved it
Chris
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel-sw, star-wars
A cool look at life as a TIE Fighter pilot. The story is a bit choppy, with flashback scenes hinting at a bigger story for some of the characters, but an enjoyable read.
Aneez
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
An ambiguous ending that undermined the whole book.
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