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Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren

(Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren #1-4)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  1,521 ratings  ·  257 reviews
Collects Star Wars: The Rise Of Kylo Ren (2019) #1-4.

With Ben Solo’s fall comes Kylo Ren’s rise! As the son of Rebel Alliance heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker’s nephew and protégé, Ben Solo has the potential to be a great force for light in the galaxy. But the Skywalker legacy casts a long shadow, the currents of the dark side run deep and
Kindle Edition, 112 pages
Published July 29th 2020 by Marvel
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I loved the hell out of this graphic novel! As soon as I saw it, I bought it with no questions asked! The storyline is amazing and the art is fantastic

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾😘

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“I never... I didn’t want this.”

Ben, I am so, so sorry. 😭

Reading about people assuming the worst from him from the very beginning truly breaks my heart, he was so alone. That aside, I really like the art so far and I’m so glad we’re learning more about the Knights of Ren, I really need more answers!! I can’t wait for the next issue. ❤️
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
For the first time, Disney has allowed Marvel to fill in one of the gaps between the trilogies. This takes place immediately after Luke and Ben Solo's confrontation at the Jedi Temple. Ben runs off to meet up with the Knights of Ren. It's a cool story that could have used 2 more issues to flesh out fully. I'd really like to see a whole book on Kylo Ren's rise. ...more
Apr 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Finally, a Star Wars graphic novel that actually tells a story that matters to the canon, but only four issues long? Really? I honestly don't understand Marvel/Disney editorial. This one was good, but could be so much better, felt like a preview, there's way too much holes in the new trilogy that needs to be filled. ...more
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Now THIS was the in-Canon series I was waiting for. And, for what it's worth, I liked Snoke's hat, OK?

OK, not that one but still.

Not much else I can say here without pretty massive spoilers, but if you enjoyed Soule's masterful take on Darth Vader in his run I think you will enjoy getting to know Ren and his Galactic Good Ole Boys.

Ben Brown
Now THIS is how you do a “Star Wars” comic.

I’ve been pretty hard on Marvel’s handling of “Star Wars” – for me, the vast majority of their output has landed in that frustrating zone between “diverting” and “forgettable.” “The Rise of Kylo Ren,” however, is different – a 4-issue series that actually a.) tells a compelling story, b.) is thematically interesting, and c.) fills in some legitimate narrative gaps in the overall “Star Wars” canon. Writer Charles Soule brings the same dramatic sensibilit
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This might be my favourite comic of the new canon so far. It gives more explanation than The Rise of Skywalker does and shows that Ben Solo, was in fact, good at heart. Somehow he just stumbled from one mess into the next. Charles Soule and Will Sliney really exceeded my expectation with this one and although TROS ruined my hype a bit, I look forward to issue #2.
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Actually I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. The story is great, and the artwork is awesome. It definitely filled in some blanks.

Start rant. The one thing that is my personal prejudice is Luke. I grew up on the Expanded Universe where Luke was much more of a warrior. It was great to actually see him in action, but I will never belive one Force push would have been enough to take Luke (any universe's Luke) out whilst they had brought time to destroy the Je
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish this was in the movie
Jan 04, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oh no, this is bad, this is very very bad...
They just can't get my nose right!

Why is Adam Driver's face so hard to draw?

Otherwise, this was a great comic that filled in a raging huge hole in what happened next, and made me even more sympathetic (and empathetic) towards Ben Solo, if that's possible!

Edit: *8 months later* Guys I found it I'm not the only one who thought this exact same thing!

They just can't get my face right!

Whoever made this I will find you and I will high-five you
Madison Terwilliger ♥
*5 out of 5 stars*
Apparently drawing Adam Driver is more difficult than we assumed??? *sigh* I guess beauty at his level just can't be recreated on paper...

But no seriously though, at certain points in this comic I was like "This looks like Adam Driver's distant, distant, distant .... distant cousin." However, I wasn't flocking to this comic just to gaze at off-brand Adam Driver. This story line is incredible and blows up every theory you had about what happened the night the Jedi Temple burned.
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
This four-part story-arc explores the origin of Kylo Ren and his venture to the dark side of the force. It not only bridges the gap between who he was and who he becomes in the infamous movie trilogy, but it also presents his relationship with Snoke and other apprentice Jedis who unfortunately helped him become who he is.

Yours truly,

Lashaan | Blogger and Book Reviewer
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James DeSantis
Surprised so many people love this. Was good but not amazing.

Basically this picks up after Luke and Ben go head to head and Ben unleashes his super evil force powers. He is confronted by three of his Jedi friends and they begin to fight, and Ben smacks them away and leaves. Of course those dumbasses go ahead and chase him. Ben goes to Snoke for some advice, heads over to the Ren people, and then figures out who he really is.

I think I hated the art sometimes. The emotional faces look weird and
♠ TABI⁷ ♠
you know what kinda sucks?? that you have to turn to lesser known sources for canonical facts about a very pivotal character instead of finding it out in the theater-release everyone-and-their-thrice-removed-cousin will see and know . . .

Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow, this was amazing. As a fan of Kylo and Ben, i felt like it did full justice to his character's origin ...more
Neil R. Coulter
I am so uninterested in the sequel trilogy era.

But I am curious about Ben Solo's background, so I wanted to see what story they'd come up with. This book only covers the very moment of his "rise," with (surprise!) very little information given about anything earlier that would have made him want to start killing everyone around him and burning stuff down. That's a pretty big shift, even for a moody adolescent in a monastery. Why does Ben hate his family and heritage so much? Who knows. How does
Billy Jepma
Ever since The Force Awakens, everyone has wanted to know how Kylo Ren was born and Ben Solo fell. But, in classic Star Wars fashion, the answers prove to be less interesting than the unanswered question was.

Charles Soule is one of the best writers Star Wars has right now—if you haven’t read his Lando miniseries or his run on Vader you’re missing out *big time*—so I’m glad they tapped him for this pivotal story. But...meh. It feels like he didn’t have the freedom to really explore Ben’s struggl
Decent. But was expecting more. Didn't feel my understanding of the character changed. ...more
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: digital, star-wars
This is a story we’ve been waiting for since we were first introduced to Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens. How he went from a student of Luke Skywalker to the leader of The Knights of Ren and a pawn of Snoke.

Now, this probably could have gone deeper. It’s a very good read and we see the conflict with Ben that we see throughout the sequel trilogy.

But could there not have been more of him and Snoke? When did Snoke first get into Young Ben Solos head? Maybe these are things to be explored for another
Christina Vourcos
The creators say this issue will enhance the experience watching ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’ This explains so much about Ben Solo as he becomes Kylo Ren, and adds more to what we learned in ‘The Last Jedi.’ I look forward to seeing ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ and the next issues in this mini comic series, ‘The Rise of Kylo Ren.’
Megara Ryan
On the one hand: YES! I've been waiting for this for forever I'm so excited!!!
But on the other hand: AHHH I'm not prepared!!!!
Jeff Sitko
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As expected, this book shines a light on the darker aspects of the new trilogy... on several levels. Learning more about the more cryptic elements (specifically regarding the mysterious antagonists) of Episodes VII-IX is incredibly welcome. The destruction of Luke’s temple, the Knights of Ren, and Snoke shown as we’ve never seen him before... what a blockbuster start to what I’m certain will be a fascinating yarn of those who touch the shadow in a galaxy far, far away.
Eva B.
Hmm. I really was hoping to love this, since I really love Kylo Ren as a character. I didn't really get invested until the third issue for both the story and the art, but the final issue was AMAZING. I feel like it would've benefited from being a bit longer as well, I'm hoping for a second volume. ...more
Nov 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was kinda underwhelming and kinda average read. I expected way more out of this.
"You don't want to live in the shadow."
"True. I am the shadow."

This was a great canon story involving Kylo Ren and the Knights of Ren set before the events of The Force Awakens.

Kylo Ren / Ben Solo is portrayed as a tragic figure, a man destined to walk a thin line between light and darkness, between Jedi and Sith, not quite fitting in the former and with little choice but to follow the latter path.

I loved Will Sliney's clear, expressive art filled with strong lines. I'll keep an eye out for futu
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ben Solo is the best character that was created in the new canon and this comic has one flaw: it is very short and has only four issues. I really enjoyed everything I read. However, the last issue especially feels very rushed and I do not why they had to do just four issues.

This story could have been an ongoing mini-series with a gradual fall of Ben and a much longer journey. I think it would be a great benefit for the characters that are actually presented here and have very little time to shin
I mean, friendship ended with The Rise of Skywalker (I still haven't watched it a second time, or have plans to do it) but I would die for Charles Soule storytelling. MY BOY WAS GOOD, WHAT WAS EVEN THE POINT? 😭😭😭 ...more
:(((((((( he,,,, he's baby, your honour ...more
Megan (ChroniclesOfABookworm)
This could be the worst comic ever written & I would still give it 5 stars because I love Kylo so much. But it’s not the worst comic ever. It’s amazing. Emotional. And THE GRAPHICS!!! *chefs kiss*
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