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

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Collects Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion - Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Luke Skywalker And Princess Leia, and material from Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion Special.

The Age of Star Wars - an epic series of adventures uniting your favorite characters from all eras - reaches the heroic icons of the Original Trilogy! Han Solo is ready to take his reward and return to life as a scound
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Kindle Edition, 130 pages
Published August 7th 2019 by Marvel (first published August 6th 2019)
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Chad
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
A bunch of one shots focusing on each of the main characters of the original Star Wars trilogy. There's nothing earth-shattering here and none of the stories connect. It's your basic one and done Star Wars stories. ...more
Ben Brown
The whole conceit of the “Age of Rebellion” (as well as the “Age of Republic” AND forthcoming “Age of Resistance”) series is simple: take a bunch of the most popular characters from arguably the most popular era of Star Wars, then give each character their own one-shot comic. Boom - you’ve got a new series. Collect cash and win.

That “Age of Republic – Heroes” works as well as it does is mostly a testament to writer Greg Pak, who does a fine job at making each individual issue feel genuinely rele
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Neil R. Coulter
Like so many Star Wars graphic novels, this one is mostly forgettable filler. It’s a collection of separate stories about each of the original-trilogy heroes on a solo adventure (or “Solo adventure,” in Han’s case). My least favorites of the bunch are a strange “last temptation of Luke” story, and the final story about Biggs and Porkins on vacation. That last story could have been good, but the concept seems beyond the writer’s ability. The silliness doesn’t come together in a Tag & Bink kind of ...more
Tiag⊗
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Far less enjoyable than Age of Republic, the characters of the original trilogy have been so overused, there's nothing else to tell anymore. Luke, Han and Leia were never that interesting individually, they work better when they are interacting with each other, and the more Disney/Marvel keep expanding their individual stories, the less I care, I like them better when they are used as myth and legend. ...more
Jim C
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating is 2.5 stars.

This is a collection of short stories that doesn't add much to the overall arc. This collection deals with the heroes of the original trilogy which include Luke, Leia, and Han.

Once again a collection that is set in this universe that isn't really needed and seems like a pure cash grab. I will say this one did have some nice tidbits like how Leia decided on her undercover bounty hunter costume for Luke's rescue from Jabba's palace. The most interesting tidbit was how H
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Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
I really love these comics.

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Štěpán
This is, unfortunately, worse than I expected. The art in most of these is really good and decent. Greg Pak writes good characters pretty boringly. Luke Skywalker feels somehow lame, Han's the same story about wanting to leave rebellion but Nah, Lando's heartwarming and somehow middle road and the best is Leia's story with Lando, Chewie and Bossk. The special is in my opinion written very poorly and goofy.

I may be very harsh but I was disappointed.
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Anthony
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
Fun volume focusing around the heroes of the original trilogy. Paks run on the main Star Wars book should be good judging from this
RG
Aug 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was very safe. I prefer when theres characters all interact.
Paul Decker
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the volume I was least looking forward to of these collections. The heroes from the original trilogy era have gotten plenty of stories, especially in the ongoing Star Wars comic taking place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Thankfully these stories are mostly outside of that specific time frame.

Leia is the focus of the first story, which takes place after The Empire Strikes Back. Boushh is featured and some details of how Leia, Chewie, & Lando's plan for Return of the Je
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Sesana
Ranges from pretty good to meh. I enjoyed all of the regular issues, though Leia was of course my favorite. The special just wasn't very good at all. Yoda's story was kind of silly, possibly because there couldn't possibly be much to talk about regarding his time on Dagobah. I'm not sure why we ended up talking about it after all, to be honest. And then there was the really poorly thought out Biggs and Porkins story. It starts and ends well enough, with Porkins feeling burned about about his pla ...more
47Time
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-scifi
As expected, the good guys are boring. Luke's story is a bit of an exception. It's good to see him working with the rebels, not just training and fighting Vader.

After destroying the Death Star, Han and Chewie think about returning to smuggling. He tries to distance himself from the Rebellion, but one job leads to another and he is dragged back into the fold.

Lando is the governor of Cloud City. The financial department isn't going well, so he must resort to some shady business to aquire funds. He
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Cale
May 09, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
(Read as Single Issues)
This collection of one-off stories about the heroes from the original trilogy has some good art, but none of the stories are sticking with me - it's been maybe an hour since I finished reading and I'm already hard pressed to recall the plots. Lando's doesn't really make much sense although it shows off his inner sense of justice; Han's deals with his denial of how in the Rebellion he really is, Leia shows off her Boussh disguise to rescue Lando, and Luke fights off the Emp
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Christy
Jan 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-rewind
Loving these one shots!
James
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some great short stories that fill in the gaps between the original movies. I liked the Yoda story the best.
Robert
Covers well-trodden paths, but pleasing enough in the way it does so.
Julie
An enjoyable group of stories.
Jordan Anderson
Ugh. Just as soon as I was ready to fully embrace Pak and this series, the Heroes collection comes along and completely smashes that hope.

Heroes is a waste of time. Other than the Han Solo tale (which explains why Han was never able to pay off Jabba), not a single story here does anything to make Star Wars any deeper or more fun. Plus, there’s already like 5 other comics and one offs covering all these characters.

Skip this one and you won’t miss a single thing.
Jeff
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some small insights into the characters, but overall it doesn't add up to much. This entire series of books feels like a holding pattern while Marvel waits for the current trilogy to finish. ...more
Adam Fisher
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moving onto the next set of "Age of" books in the Star Wars comics series, "Republic" covers the heroes we know and love from the original trilogy era.
Highlights:
Princess Leia - In this story, we see how she practiced being the bounty hunter Boushh before her mission to Jabba's palace in ROTJ. Nice to see Leia with a little physical grit, rather than just her amazing strength of character.
Han Solo - Set between ANH and ESB, we find a reluctant Han running missions for the Rebellion, all while t
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Jeff Lanter
This is a tough volume to assess and your mileage could really vary. If you're a dedicated Star Wars fan (like me), there is nothing new here that is going to rock your world. If you're a more casual fan who wants to dip their toes into Star Wars comics, this seems like a good place to start as the characters are familiar and most of the issues are entertaining.

I thought Luke's was the weakest and really suffered from character fatigue. How many times can Luke run into Vader and the Emperor bes
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Andy Hickman
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – HEROES” by Pak, etc.
Surprisingly original mini-dramas wedged within the sequence of the triple trilogy movie.
Informative essays accompany each character’s story.

Princess Leia#1 ‘Princess Scoundrel’
How Leia got hold of Boushh’s bounty hunter uniform for rescuing Han. Essay: ‘Our Princess, Our Hero.’
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Han Solo#1 ‘Running from the Rebellion’
Winning and losing in repeated cycles. Essay: ‘A Solo Flight’
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Lando Calrissian#1 ‘Cloud City Blues’
“.. time for some finesse..” Ess
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Eva B.
Princess Leia Organa: 4/5. Cute exploration of some pre-rescue shenanigans, but pretty slapstick. Solid Lando content though, but I'd rather reread Leia's comic series.
Han Solo: 3.5/5. Again, cute little story of Han doing some work that's TOTALLY just because he owes Luke a favor and DEFINITELY NOT because he cares about the rebellion or anything. Why would you think that? .
Lando Calrissian: 3.5/5. I was a bit confused of where this one fell timeline-wise (it would've been nice if these had b
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Saimi Korhonen
Aug 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
A fun collection of short comics about the heroes of the original Star Wars trilogy. Some of the stories highlight aspects of the characters that are often overlooked - Lando's story, for example, is about how incredibly devoted he is to Cloud City and its welfare - and some offer glimpses into the lives of these legendary heroes and show what they were up to at different points in the timeline - Leia's story shows her just before Return of the Jedi, learning to pose as a smuggler and a criminal ...more
Liv Sol Lilith Oschlag
Like with Age of Rebellion: Villains, I found the Special issue most captivating. At least Yoda's story, which I actually teared up reading. Immediately after that, though, there is a story about Biggs and Porkins on vacation. Like... WHAT EVEN. Who wanted to read that? It made me want to claw my eyes out. I legit got mad at it - trailing ever closer to the Dark Side.

Anyway, as for the other issues: I loved seeing Boushh!Leia, Lando had a good guy moment, Han was Han, and it was mildly interesti
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Dakota Morgan
How many more Ep IV-VI stories are there to tell about Luke, Leia, and Han? Certainly none that are unique or interesting. In Age of Rebellion - Heroes, Greg Pak does his best to tell some lively tales about these most well-known heroes of the Star Wars saga and it's fine. But really, how many times must we read a one-shot about Han's dismissive nature regarding the Rebellion?

At least there's a Lando tale for a change of pace. And Yoda's brief diversion is neat. The Biggs and Porkins comedy show
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David Rodriguez
Not entirely necessary given we have so many other stories about these specific characters, but the art was nice and their entertaining enough. The concepts and messages are decent enough, but with no real style or panache when it comes to the writing. Not a buy, but not a waste of time. Doesn't need to exist, but not mad it does.

Ranking:
1 - Lando's story of complex morality in what it takes to get by
2 - Leia's story of learning scoundrel ways
3 - Luke's story of dealing with doubt and the pull
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Jason
Jun 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the concept in general and perhaps it is because the prequels are the weakest link in the films but I enjoyed the Age of Republic series much more. It didn't help that there was a Galaxy's Edge comic with Han and Chewie in the b story published around the time of the Han story here. I love Star Wars and this is fun but there is such a thing as oversaturation. This felt mostly inessential. My favorite story was actually in the Villains volume with Grand Moff Tarkin. It was fun and gave him ...more
Ahdom
I honestly never want these stories to end! Pak did a great run with these and gave us some original stories that really lend to the characters and really add to the overall story. Pak seems really cutout for Star Wars stories and has become one of my favorites in the Star Wars comics, much like Jodie Houser. I am sad this series came to a close so quickly, but I am really excited to get into the Age of Resistance series. The force is strong with these.
Alex Sarll
Pretty (thanks to art from the likes of Chris Sprouse and Matteo Buffagni) but wholly inconsequential side stories about Yoda, Leia, Lando, Han and Luke. Though I suppose at least they all make basic narrative sense, which is more than the latest film can manage. The highlight is undoubtedly the closing squib, which doubles down on the inconsequentiality to follow heroic pilots Biggs and Porkins on their holidays, and is charmingly ridiculous.
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Greg Pak is an award-winning Korean American comic book writer and filmmaker currently writing "Ronin Island" and "Firefly" for BOOM and “Star Wars: Darth Vader" and "Atlantis Attacks" for Marvel Comics. Pak wrote the "Princess Who Saved Herself" children's book and the “Code Monkey Save World” graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton and co-wrote (with Fred Van Lente) the acclaimed “M ...more

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