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Journey To Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Allegiance

(Star Wars: Marvel Miniseries)

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Collects Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - Allegiance (2019) #1-4.

THE DECADES-SPANNING SKYWALKER SAGA NEARS ITS CLIMACTIC CONCLUSION! Before the exciting events of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker! Hounded by the FIRST ORDER across the galaxy, the RESISTANCE is in dire need of ships, weapons and recruits to make a final stand against KYLO REN’S forces.
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Kindle Edition, 103 pages
Published November 20th 2019 by Marvel (first published November 19th 2019)
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Michael Hicks
Marco Checcheto’s covers are phenomenal, but Ethan Sacks’s story and interior art by Luke Ross never do them justice. Meant to serve as a bridge between the fallout from The Last Jedi and the forthcoming film, The Rise of Skywalker, the story doesn’t do as much as it potentially could with its four issues, and that likely comes down to editorial mandates from the Lucasfilm story group.

The book as a whole, right up through its anticlimactic non-ending, is largely an unsatisfying appetizer for
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Ben Brown
Welcome to “Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance”….or as I also like to call it, “your bi-yearly comic book reminder that there’s a new “Star Wars” movie coming out in December.”

Like the YA-novel “Spark of the Resistance” before it, “Star Wars: Allegiance” is less a fully fleshed out narrative than it is a story-length advertisement for “The Rise of Skywalker.” That doesn’t mean that it’s devoid of artistic merit – anytime you’ve got Luke Ross onboard doing pencils, you’re
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Tiago
One of the few limited series that really felt like canon material, with that said, the mission felt pretty routine. Leia fly up to Mon Cala to bring the planet of Admiral Ackbar back into the resistance, they talk to the rulers, a group of opposers confront them, they fight, same old same old, there's even your typical trial by combat rule. Finn and Poe side was completely pointless and I also didn't like Luke Ross's art as much as I usually do, feels like he's going for a more photorealistic ...more
Heaven Ashlee
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: it-s-a-star-war
A pretty good short story. It didn't add too much to the actual storyline but I liked seeing Finn and Poe's interactions and Rey is always a delight to read about.
Neil R. Coulter
It's not terrible. The story is mundane—the only detail that Disney is showing in the lead-up to The Rise of Skywalker is that the few Resistance people are frantically traveling around the galaxy trying to find more people and resources. That's all Resistance Reborn had to say, and it's all this graphic novel series has to say. Also in both of these books, Rey comes across as a petulant teenager, which isn't how she seems in the movies.

However, this book reminds me more of the classic Star Wars
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Anthony
Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Fairly fun story set between VIII and IX, which also ties a little back to the main Star Wars comic when Leia was previous on Mon Cala looking for ships. Though how much it'll tie into the movie remains to be seen.
RG
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Actually surprisingly liked this
Nicis
The Leia-Rey-Rose side of the comic was good. The Finn and Poe one wasn't. It balances out i guess.

Kudos to the art, tho. It's weird for a Star Wars comic to have constant good definition on the faces of the characters so I really appreciate it here.
James Lawner
An alright in-between chapter for The Rise of Skywalker, but it could’ve been better. I would’ve liked to see more of Kylo Ren and how he has become accustomed to being Supreme Leader of the First Order and seeing more of Rey training; and perhaps a scene where Kylo tries to communicate with Rey using the Force? And speaking of Rey, she seemed oddly portrayed in this, like she talks to herself when she’s alone, and she seems pretty gung-ho about wanting to put herself on the line in order to ...more
Alex Tiethoff
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Rocky Sunico
Dec 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars, comics
I don't expect much from these movie tie-in comics, but it is fun to note that this is the first time I've managed to read a book like this before watching the related movie. This mini-series had the various characters on separate missions again that were of some value to the Resistance as a whole while avoiding any risk of affecting the movie's story.

So it's largely okay but nothing amazing or significant. It's a collection of stories that you can live without reading before watching the movie.
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Ren Strange
Jan 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I did this for you, Reyrose.

This was a fun read! I liked getting more Reyrose and Finnpoe interactions and getting the behind-the-scenes of the Resistance, so to speak. It also shows the reader what Kylo Ren is like as Supreme Leader, which was missing from TROS.
Catie
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eh, it needed more Kylo Ren in it. Also, why is Rey so weird in this one?
Christy
This graphic novel suffered for its weird personality characterizations, especially of Rey.
C
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Short version of this review: I was just not feeling this one at all. That really sums up pretty much everything that I am about to say so you can probably safely skip the rest of my review to be quite honest. But because I have been feeling verbose lately, (it comes and goes…) I will type out more of my thoughts than anyone needed on this graphic novel.

Alrightey then. What we have here, in my opinion, is probably the most forgettable chapter of the Journey to the Rise of Skywalker mini saga. By
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Roxanne
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Megara Ryan
So.

There were things I liked:
- ROSE AND REY INTERACTIONS AHHHHHH!!!!!!
- We're Finnpoeing, that's always good
- Wow, they hired an illustrator that can actually draw Kylo for once
- Return of the clawdites
- Mon Cala
- Did I mention ROSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And there were things I definitely didn't like:
- Rey is LITERALLY wearing her TFA outfit and hair and I hate it. I'm so mad they took her out of her Supremacy clothes and put her back in things like this for all of the time that we've seen her
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Matthew
Really, really underwhelming. The "Journey to... The Rise of Skywalker" novels have been quite good, but this graphic novel was bogged down by sloppy art, poor writing, and lazy characterization. The Poe series and the "Shattered Empire" series (episode VII's equivalent to this series, "Allegiance") were both very strong, understood their characters, had good art and decent enough dialogue. This book was honestly a chore, an enormous let-down on the narrative, artistic, and character front.

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Paul Decker
This graphic novel takes place between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker. Like most Star Wars comics, our heroes split up and go on different missions that loosely connect to eachother. Finn and Poe go together, while Leia, Rey, Rose, and Chewbacca head to Mon Cala.

We haven't gotten to know our new heroes quite yet so it's nice to see them interacting. I really enjoyed seeing Poe and Finn together. Their onscreen chemistry translates well. I liked the amount of physical contact that is
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Christian
I have to say, i’ve read the entirety of Disney’s new star wars comic line, and even though i’ve enjoyed some series a lot more than others, the quality on all of them have been pretty high. While some series, especially the one-offs (Mace Windu, Dark Visions, I’m looking at you), feel mostly like a cash grab with little substance, i still appreciate them and you could still tell that care and effort went into them.

However, Allegiance feels like a rushed mess, both narratively and visually. It’s
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Adam Fisher
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At the end of The Last Jedi, Leia put out a call for all allies to come assist her on Crait as the Resistance was being invaded by the First Order and things looked very bleak. Her call was not answered, and the Resistance was barely able to escape with their lives. Here in Allegiance, Leia/Rey/Rose get sent out to Mon Cala to seek their support in the war. With the loss of Admiral Ackbar when their capital ship was destroyed over Takodana, they are very reluctant to help (and we find in other ...more
Cale
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
We get two concurrent stories here, with Rey, Leia, Chewie and Rose going to Mon Cala to beg for ships, while Finn and Poe are dodging bounty hunters while trying to find a weapons cache.
This book suffers in comparison to Mutiny on Mon Cala, which it loosely relates to (it also relates to a couple other Star Wars stories, but never really does anything with the references). Neither plot is particularly good, and the two never merge, so we've got two separate stories whose only plus is a decent
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SkittishElf
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I find myself disappointed in a lot of Star Wars books, as they so often fail to add anything to my understanding of the characters, world, or greater story. So when I saw this at the book store I had to ask, "Do I need this? Do I have to read this?"
Well, no, I didn't. But I am glad I did. The art was fantastic, and the story was far more interesting and involved than most Star Wars comics. I felt we were shown a glimpse (however small) into how the current main characters are feeling after the
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Elijah Prusa
Although it was fun to see the heroics of Rey, Rose, Leia, Finn, and Poe this story set between The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, it feels rather aimless and bland. The one purely positive bit I can say about Allegiance is that puts Rey and Rose together, a relationship that works incredibly well and is fun to see. I personally believe this comic suffers due to the fact that it was released before The Rise of Skywalker, and the Lucasfilm Story Group probably wanted to avoid any canonical ...more
Michelle
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, star-wars
The art was great but the story was terrible. Nothing happened and for something that was advertised as part of the journey to RoS it didn't really give us any substance of what happened in between the two movies. I suppose they couldn't really put in much considering Disney wants the general public to not feel like they missed anything when they don't read any of the books/comics, but still, nothing changes between the status of the heroes at the beginning and the end. They don't even find any ...more
Mario
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ethan Sacks pairs with Luke Ross to bring us one key element that will lead us to Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, the reconstruction of the Resistance fleet.

On one end, Leia, Chewie, Rose and Rey travel to Mon Cala to plead for help, but not everyone is happy to see the Princess turned General, especially when the First Order has been known to punish everyone who helps the Resistance.

Meanwhile, Finn and Poe have a separate mission to retrieve an old Rebel weapons cache, but they find out a
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RumBelle
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
This dual storyline graphic novel sees our heroes, from the old trilogy and the new, fighting to aid the Resistance.

Leia and Rey are on a mission to Mon Cala to try to get them to join the fight, but many are afraid of First Order reprisal and want to remain isolationist. Leia is really in fantastic form in this story, even giving a rousing speech. She and Rey demonstrate what the fight is really all about, and what bowing out of it could mean.

Meanwhile, Poe and Finn are on a seperate, but no
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Nicholas Todd
This four issue comic set after The Last Jedi and before Rise of Skywalker is...okay. It's just okay. The art is nice (the covers are beautiful) and the story moves along at a solid pace and is engaging enough. It suffers from not being able/allowed to do anything of real consequence because it deals with the main characters and is set inbetween movies. It had a good grasp of them, though, and it was really great to see Leia actually being a diplomat, and to see Mon Cala and Ackbar's son (who is ...more
Denise みか Hutchins
It's hard to compete with the previous bridge story featuring Captain Phasma, but there wasn't anything to be disappointed in here. Of course, I loved seeing Rey do her stuff; she's definitely my favorite good guy from the new trilogy. I think maybe the most powerful aspect of this comic is the way it reminds us of everything Leia has lost throughout her story. She remains focused and undeterred despite it all, which shows much more than the movies do exactly why she's a leader worth following. ...more
Jordan Anderson
Short, and serving as a placeholder between Episode VIII and IX, Allegiance attempts, I assume, to set up what’s going to happen in Rise of Skywalker. For that, I’ll give it some minor credit.

But that’s about it. Overall, I found Allegiance to be much too short and really bringing nothing to the table. The writing was very so-so and what happens is a repeat of plot lines we’ve seen in the films, the titular Star Wars comic, and Ostrander’s Legacy line. What the hell is it with everyone’s
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