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Star Wars: Age Of Resistance - Heroes (Star Wars: Age Of Resistance

(Star Wars: Age of Resistance)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  523 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Collects Star Wars: Age Of Resistance — Finn, Poe Dameron, Rey, Rose Tico And Special.

This is the Age of  Star Wars — an epic series of adventures that unites your favorite characters from all three trilogies! These are the greatest heroes of the Resistance! Finn starts to question everything when he’s put on infestation control on Starkiller Base! Poe Dameron fancies hi
Kindle Edition, 131 pages
Published November 13th 2019 by Marvel
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Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Age of Resistance is far and away the best of the three series of one-shots. Of course, it's partly due to Marvel putting one of their best writers to pen these, but it's also because the new trilogy is by far the least explored and most interesting of the three. These were all great comics, with only real miss being the Rey issue (it was a really weird choice to explore that moment in her life, a moment that really didn't need anything extra added to it). Still, even that issue was a fine read. ...more
This was SO GOOD. And I cried.

This review will contain spoilers for The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker

Let me start off with this: I didn't like The Last Jedi. (Gave it 3/5 stars.) It was so badly disconnected from The Force Awakens, and I feel like many of the characters were very out of character across the two movies. Personally, I loved The Rise of Skywalker, but the cool little essays about each character in this book don't acknowledge TROS because this came out befo
Neil R. Coulter
Basically bland stories about basically bland characters. It says something when you can't tell which sister is narrating the story about Rose and Paige until it's revealed at the end. If two sisters in a story are completely interchangeable, you probably don't need both characters. ...more
Ben Brown
Now that we're 5 out of 6 volumes into this whole “Age of Star Wars” maxi-series, I think it’s safe to call the whole endeavor a pretty rousing success. These comics - not put too fine a point on it - rock.

“Age of Resistance: Heroes” works for the exact same reasons that both Heroes/Villains volumes in “Age of Republic” and “Age of Rebellion” did – the stories themselves are light, but never feel inconsequential, the depiction of the characters in each one-shot gel perfectly with their big scree
Sep 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Adds some back story to the sequel characters. To my surprise, the one I enjoyed the most was Rose Tico. Probably because she's the one we know the least about so there's a lot there to explore. ...more
Sep 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Worth it for the Finn and Rose one-shots.
Eva B.
I'm a very big fan of the sequel trilogy, and so of course I was beyond excited for this comic collection.
Finn: 4/5. A cute story, but nothing great. I would've preferred to see something like his story from Before The Awakening, but it gives some lead-up to his eventual desertion.
Poe: 3/5. My least favorite in the collection. I liked seeing Kare (and the reveal at the end), but besides that, it just felt like a condensed issue of his normal comic run.
Rose: 5/5, my favorite in the collection
Shaun Stanley
A series of one shots to help build the heroicness of the new trilogy characters. Most of these felt pretty forced, especially the Poe/Holdo issue. I did enjoy the mini-story with BB-8.
Damn, just no.
May 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this collection represents the best of the Age of... titles Marvel created. Rey's story feels like an essential piece of canon, as it shows the conversation between Rey and Leia after The Force Awakens, hammering home what the loss meant to both of them (although the second half of the story is a bit of a throwaway action subplot). Finn's story highlights his compassion and clumsiness and how both led him to his familiarity with janitorial work on Starkiller Base, and gets some humor out ...more
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The good guys are far more boring than the bad guys. This seems to be the general rule for Star Wars, so Disney got that one right. At least as far as I'm concerned. (view spoiler)

Finn is trying to do a good job as a First Order stormtrooper, but his compassion isn't helping matters at all. He is taking his first steps toward turning his back on the Order.

Poe Dameron reminds me if Anakin. He is skilled with a fighter, but still
This is going to function as a dual review for both the Heroes and Star Wars: Age of Resistance - Villains 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 w
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great to learn more about some of the characters in the new star wars trilogy, especially rose.
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-rewind
These are the heroes we needed.
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

~34 ABY

Star Wars Age of Resistance: Heroes features the main heroes from the sequel trilogy. This volume contains five issues told as short stories: "Finn 1," "Poe Dameron 1," "Rose Tico 1," "Rey 1," and "Age of Resistance Sepcial 1."

Finn's story, "Infestation," is actually rather cute. It takes place when Finn is still working on the new Starkiller Base. The base was built over an actual planet and digs down deep into the natural elements. Finn, among others, is asked to eradicate the infestati
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nothing remarkable but good enough to take the sour taste The Rise of Skywalker has left in my mouth. I adore the sequel trilogy characters beyond what we were given and this was a nice companion, with eye-catching art and lovely short essays at the end of each character's story that actually made me tear up a bit.

My not at all objective ratings:

Finn - 4.5/5
Poe - 4.5/5
Rose - 5/5
Rey - 3.5/5
Maz Kanata -3.5/5
Holdo - 4/5
BB-8 - 4/5
Cris Nicoletti
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazing 💜
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, 2020, comics-i-own
I'm not going to summarize this one since it's just a collection of stories, each one focusing on a different main character from the Star Wars sequels trilogy. So I'm just gonna go through and give my thoughts on each story.

Finn: Finn has not always been the most interesting character to me, but his story really made me enjoy him a lot more. Finn's story revolves around him being a good person at heart even when he was a Stormtrooper. I also liked seeing how Stormtroopers operate on Starkiller
Nov 15, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Why is the vast majority of sequel material just so dull and boring?
Paul Decker
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was definitely excited to read this collection since we haven't gotten much content featuring the heroes from the prequel trilogy quite yet. I really enjoyed this volume.

The first story features Finn as a janitor on Starkiller Base prior to the events of The Force Awakens. It really shows how different Finn was from the other First Order stormtroopers. He had compassion even when he was still technically with the bad guys. I give this story a 3/5. It was pretty boring and my least favorite of
Adam Fisher
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another short tale collection featuring one time period in Star Wars, this one during the sequel trilogy. Highlights:
- Finn - Still as FN-2187, the story talks about him going deep on Starkiller Base and finding a colony of bat-like creatures. Refusing to kill them, wanting to relocate them, he disobeys orders and gets sent on trash barge guard duty. He relocates the bats to the trash planet, proving he has already started to rebel.

- Poe - As Rapier Squadron Leader, Poe is sent out with his squa
Joey Nardinelli
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While I don’t want to pretend I’m the biggest fan of the new trilogy characters as a whole, I think the writing in this comic did a spot-on job of capturing Finn, Leia, Holdo, Maz, and evening Rey as unique voices within the franchise. I think Rose and Poe get the shorter end of the sticks, but Poe has a whole series to himself where he shines. I honestly like getting to know where Finn comes from since his origins seem a lot more compelling than his lack of character growth post-TLJ. Holdo, hon ...more
Saimi Korhonen
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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”There’s been something growing out there. Something evil. And a Resistance is rising against it.”


A collection of short comics about the hero quartet of the sequel trilogy - Rey, Finn, Poe and Rose. All the stories highlight a significant aspect of their main character - for example, Finn's story focuses on his compassion and Rose's on her resilience - and, even though they aren't long or super profound, they were all fun to read.

My favorite stories were Poe's story because it takes pla
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tom Taylor brings good stories out of the culmination of the "Age of" series.

Finn explores his rebel side when he's sent to clean out an infestation, seeding the roots of his sedition.

A young Poe Dameron in the New Republic Fleet tries to chase a group of smugglers and receives help and direction not only to navigate a difficult maze, but his future life.

Rose and Paige try to liberate their world, but the First Order is more powerful than they thought. Would they go on a blaze of glory or work t
Alex Sarll
These one-shot collections have seldom been brilliant even when set around the less frustrating trilogies, so perhaps we should be grateful this wasn't worse. There are prequel stories for Finn (predictable), Rose Tico (moving), and Poe Dameron (predictable again, but still fun), plus an interstitial adventure for Rey. This last mainly grabbed me because I read it while having a bubble bath, and at one point Chewbacca got covered in foam, and I felt very attacked. Plus, shorter stories of Maz Ka ...more
Paul Viebranz
I felt let down by this volume. I haven't read the Republic or Rebellion "Age of" comics, but I had anticipated for the Sequel Trilogy characters, these comics provided an opportunity to really dig in, since there's comparatively so little known about them. Alas, most of these vignettes verge on silly, and only provide some tiny glimpses of new depth to the characters. The story about Paige and Rose may have been my favorite, despite it retreading the background info we learned in "Cobalt Squadr ...more
Martijn Van
The stories about Rose and Holdo are okay. The rest is okay at best and feels a lot like the Star Wars Adventures comics. Little stories that dont add anything to the overall lore or character development. It's a pitty but it feels like the hard needed development of these sequel trilogy characters is beeing holdback because we didn't yet got to see there stories as told in the movies. I hope this will change after the release of The Rise of Skywalker because these characters could all use some ...more
Dakota Morgan
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easily my favorite Age of... collection thus far, if only because these are Star Wars characters whose lives haven't yet been explored ad infinitum. We see Finn as a janitor, Poe as a young Resistance fighter, and Rey on her way to Ahch-To. We also basically get Rose Tico's entire backstory.

The tales aren't wildly revealing, but they're above average for the Age of... series, particularly Finn and Poe's. The special issue is a decent capper, lending some backstory to Holdo and Maz Kenada's relat
Donavon (
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE - FINN 1, 3 stars, more proof Finn was always a great guy....

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE - ROSE TICO 1, 4 stars, nice background on Rose and Paige

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE - POE DAMERON 1, 4 stars, Poe's first brush with Resistance, not much story but maybe best of set

STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE - REY 1, 4 stars, brief story about Rey heading out to find Luke, it was not an uneventful trip as movie led us to believe

Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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At least this treats Rose as a major character unlike the film this was a lead up to. (No I will never stop complaining about this).

All issues were interesting depicting events of varying importance from the characters' past. My favourites were the Rose & Paige story, their conversation with Leia was a highlight, and the Holdo centric issue. The FInn one and the Rey one were fun too, I liked FInn's characterization in his story. Rey's event itself was a bit random. The essays about the characte
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Once a professional juggler and fire eater, Tom Taylor is a #1 New York Times Bestselling, multi-award-winning comic book writer, playwright and screenwriter.

Taylor is the co-creator of the Aurealis-Award-winning graphic novel series THE DEEP (which tells the adventures of a multiethnic family of underwater explorers who live on a submarine). Taylor is also the Head Writer/Co-creator and Executive

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