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

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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  503 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Collects Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion - Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt and Grand Moff Tarkin, 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 iconic villains of the Original Trilogy! Boba Fett has earned his reputation as one of the galaxy's great
Kindle Edition, 127 pages
Published August 21st 2019 by Marvel
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Jun 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020
These stories were just OK. I was surprised there was even a Darth Vader one as Marvel has already produced three series for the character. Given the short nature of these stories, there was very little meat to them.
Jim C
Oct 24, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating is 3.5 stars.

This is a collection of short stories of villains that appear during the original trilogy. The characters in this collection are Grand Moff Tarkin, Boba Fett, Jabba, Darth Vader, and IG-88.

Disney did a similar collection for the prequel trilogy. I thought this collection was a step up from that collection. Once again, the artwork excels in this trilogy and that is one thing Disney has gotten right with its comics. The artwork has not been bad in any collection that I h
Ben Brown
Darth Vader. Jabba the Hutt. Boba Fett. Grand Moff Tarkin. That, ladies and gentleman, is one heckuva lineup of villains. And thankfully, the stories in “Star Wars: Age of Rebellion – Villains” – mostly – live up to their dark pedigree. Consisting of 4 one-shots, plus an additional Special issue that includes short stories for IG-88, Yoda, and the pairing of Biggs Darklighter and Jek Porkins, the stories in “Villains” – just like those in other collections like “Age of Republic,” “Age of Rebelli ...more
Neil R. Coulter
These short stories about each of the main villains of the original trilogy era are just too short. Story-wise there's nothing embarrassing in this collection (and after the Biggs and Porkins story in the previous volume, I'm extremely glad there's no attempt at comedy in this one), but none of the characters has enough space to really do anything interesting. This is particularly evident in the Vader story. He has already had a number of full series of graphic novels devoted to him, so this tin ...more
Eva B.

Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin: 5/5. I was a bit confused at times (and shirtless Tarkin is a sight I never wanted to see), but the ending for this one packs a solid punch.
Boba Fett: 4/5. Boba Fett has never been a character that interested me, but I enjoyed this comic, especially the ending.
Jabba the Hutt: 4/5. A good triple-cross by everyone's favorite (or least favorite) giant slug.
Darth Vader: 4/5. Now I want to reread the Vader comics.
IG-88: 3/5. Meh.
Full RTC
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked Tarkins, Bobbas and Jabbas. Others were meh
Paul Decker
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This collection of stories focuses on the villains during the original trilogy era. I like that some of these characters aren't always featured as the point-of-view.

The first story follows Tarkin during the events of A New Hope. He is absolutely ruthless. The past that made him is shown. 4/5

The next story is my favorite from this volume. Boba Fett! The colorful artwork beautifully captures the mostly mute bounty hunter. I especially liked the art style in this story. This story most feels like
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-scifi
I always did like the bad guys more than the good in Star Wars. This anthology was worth it.

Boba Fett is the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy. He picks up a job against another bounty hunter who tried to play with the Empire. The target tries to reason with Boba, but the bounty comes first, even if it might seem like he's doing a good deed.

Vader has always been impulsive even when he called himself Anakin. His latest refusal to follow a governor's orders gets him berated by Sidious. Vader
Alex Sarll
Another handful of vignettes, this time starring the bad guys of the best trilogy. Tarkin's story features a topless Peter Cushing scene I'm sure some people will love, Boba does what everyone's fourth favourite (sort of) Mandalorian does, and Jabba is a plain bastard as ever. The Vader story is nicely nasty, but the undoubted highlight, as with the heroes volume, is the closer following a less famous character, this time sinister robot bounty-hunter IG-88, whom Spurrier and Wijngaard paint as q ...more
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-rewind
Having just rewatched the OT, it was a treat to see the villains in action.
One-off stories about bad guys. Except for the IG-88 one, which is somewhat less than exciting, they’re all solid if unspectacular.
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s a great graphic novel about the pure villainy of some of Star Wars’s most infamous villains: Grand Moff Tarkin, Jaba the Hutt, Boba Fett, earth Vader and IG88
These is a quick little collection of one shot stories about infamous Star Wars Villains. Some of these stories work better than others, but none of them really have much impact in the overall story for those characters. I enjoyed the Tarkin one best, but the special that included multiple stories was also great. Also, the artwork was incredible, as usual. These collections really excel when you look at the artwork.
Jun 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-wars
A couple of strong tales here, Tarkin's one-shot was very strong, Bobba Fett's was fairly enjoyable and IG-88's ministory was a really good surprise, the rest was forgettable. ...more
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 love the depth these 'Age of' comics seem to impart on each character in such a short format. 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 VERY stro ...more
Oooooh, this was fun. I don't even really like some of these characters (like Jabba) but this was a fun set of stories. The IG-88 one was my favorite. ...more
The Jabberwocky
Very good stories but not connected.
Adam Fisher
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another short story collection from Star Wars, this time focusing on the villains of the original trilogy. Highlights:
Grand Moff Tarkin - Playing off of some of the vision of Tarkin we met in his novel, we see exactly how ruthless he can be when he sets his sights on Gunnery crews of the Death Star.

Boba Fett - (always entertaining story when Boba is involved) We get to see Boba take on several bounties that interlink, reiterating just how ruthless he can be.

Jabba the Hutt - Jabba has made peace
May 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Read as single issues)
While in general this collection isn't much stronger than the Heroes, it gets a bonus star for the Special; specifically the IG-88 story, which is the best of the whole Age of Rebellion series, in 12 pages. The other two stories don't live up to it (Yoda suffers a crisis of faith, and a Biggs & Porkins story that tries and fails to be funny), and the single issues aren't much better. Jabba's is the best, showing how clever he can be (which is weirdly belied by the article
Jordan Anderson
After the major letdown that was the Age of Republic series by possibly the worst comic author of all time (Jody Houser), I had very little hope or excitement for the next installment.

The good news is that, while the “Villains” collection isn’t as good as it could be, it’s far from awful (and far, far better than Houser’s attempt at Old Republic stories).

Most of that comes from Greg Pak, an author who rarely messes up or pens anything that sucks. Also, unlike Houser, Pak gets Star Wars and it’s
Jeff Lanter
This illustrates the flaw with restarting the Star Wars canon and my disappointment with Marvel's Star Wars comics. The best example is the Jabba story which is strangely depicts Jabba as being allied with Sand People (do they seem like they would ally with anyone?) and the Jawas working as spies against them. A lot of these ideas go in the exact opposite direction as what was in the original trilogy and to me, these ideas seem silly. The idea of Tuskens making some kind of really unique beverag ...more
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While the Star Wars Extended Universe has been (unofficially) doing this for years now, Disney has finally come out and given each of the current 3 distinct eras in the films their own 'name's: 'Age of Republic' (The Prequel Trilogy), 'Age of Rebellion' (Original Trilogy) and 'Age of Resistance' (Sequel Trilogy)

This, therefore, is set during the middle - arguably best - of those three, and is really a collection of short stories, each focusing on a given villain from that era: Grand Moff Tarkin,
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: super-heroic
The stories in this collection offer a lot of great things to Star Wars fans who are looking for short, interesting peeks at the Star Wars universe. If, like me, you just want to spend some time with familiar characters, I think you'll have a lot of fun. If you're looking for deep explorations of these characters, you'd be better off reading stuff like the on-going Vader series.

Most of the stories are built around a single great moment (a big reveal, a sudden twist, an unexpected ending). I thi
Saimi Korhonen

A fun collection of stories about the iconic baddies of the original Star Wars trilogy. All the stories emphasized a key feature or trait of the villains - for example Jabba's story highlighted his conniving and manipulative nature. My favorite story was probably Boba's story. I've never understood the hype around Boba (sorry) but this story, for some reason, really worked for me.

The art was great and super-pretty, so this collection was also aesthetically very pleasing. There were a coup
Nathanael Brittain
A collection of 5 stories about Vader, Jabba, Boba Fett, Grand Moff Tarkin and IG-88 each of which were originally a single release comic book.

Lots of potential but ultimately mediocre and disappointing. The art was appealing but it's hard to tell a deep engaging story that develops a character with only a single issue for each character.

I especially did not like the Tarkin story as it made him look like a bloodthirsty psychopath rather than a brilliant but ruthless, evil, mastermind (as he is p
Jun 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I mentioned in my review of the Heroes volume, I definitely thought the Age of Republic series was much better and I think one of the factors is how lacking the prequels are. Which is to say, there's more material to mine. But this is definitely the strongest of the Rebellion volumes. The Vader and Tarkin stories are my favorite. Boba Fett's story, like the character, was fun but inessential. I don't care for Jabba the Hutt as a character, so I don't want to comment om that story. ...more
Liv Sol Lilith Oschlag
Actual rating MAYBE 2.5 stars? My issues with this are largely art-related. Some (quite a few, in fact) of these panels are downright ugly. I understand that time constraints are brutal for the artists, but, like... I'd rather have fewer and more far between comics than a whole slew of them where at some points they just make my eyes bleed.
The stories are mostly interesting, though. I think my favourite was IG-88.
Dakota Morgan
Age of Rebellion - Villains benefits from starring some of my favorite Star Wars characters. Boba Fett, of course, and Darth Vader, but also Tarkin and IG-88. That said, the stories are trifles. Fun and forgettable. Darth Vader's especially feels like a lean, one-joke affair after he's starred in two extensive and excellent comic book series. The art is great throughout, though the Jabba issue looks a bit like the artist drank some of that Tusken Wind. ...more
Geoffrey Payne
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like the “Heroes” counterpart of this collection the stories were a mix a good and just fine although this one did a bit better overall. The Tarkin and Boba Fett stories were really good and the IG-88 (written by Simon Spurrier) was near perfect and had really good art and coloration. The Vader and Jaba stories just felt sort of old hat. Overall still an enjoyable read through the inconsistency of it all. 4 out of 5.
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