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Star Wars #35

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.


The would-be JEDI’S LIGHTSABER is all but destroyed! Enter KYBER CRYSTAL expert DR. CUATA! Only he can repair it… but at what price?

Luke’s life will hang in the balance… and only ANOTHER JEDI can save him!

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22 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 98

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Star Wars #35 focuses on three involving characters and explores the Jedi’s relationship with the Force. Rich art enhances this densely-told story as the tension builds toward a climax that tests each person’s ethics and loyalties.

  • 98


    This was a really good story in which we get to learn a little more about Kyber Crystals and a Jedi’s relationship with their lightsaber. I really enjoyed the character of Dr. Cuata and the way in which it is established that he is able to communicate with Kyber Crystals and understand what they have to say. I also liked how he put Luke Skywalker to work by getting him to use the force to also link with Kyber Crystals.

    Overall. This was a really fun issue.

  • 90

    The Fandom Post

    There are a lot of things going on in this installment and while sometimes Luke looks a lot younger than he should, the bulk of it is fantastic. I know most people would just roll their eyes at spending time explaining why Luke’s lightsaber in Return of the Jedi is green but these are small story points I’m glad to explore. Using it as a way to show how Luke has learned more about the Jedi Order itself through it, and leading him to learn more about the crystals, goes a long way toward showing how he’s progressed since first ending up in Obi-Wan’s home. And how he’ll try to do what he saw the Order do only to fail himself for so many reasons. Gretta was a great character add here and Cuata is intriguing, especially since it reminded me of some old Barry Winders-Smith style designs. An intriguing and slow-paced piece that focuses on dialogue and engagement over action, making me quite happy.

  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 90

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    While the more studious Star Wars fans will already know some of the rules around kyber crystals, it’s great to have them officially explained here in a way that increases Luke’s learning while confirming our own beliefs. Luke’s kyber-related journey takes him to some fascinating places that make for a thrilling ride, one of the best stories we’ve had in the main Star Wars comic since Luke’s initial search for a lightsaber three years ago.

  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Soule is creating some interesting character development for Luke in this issue. I liked seeing him face not only a part of the dark side that he’s never encountered before, but also part of himself that he seems unwilling to confront. The moments with Yoda were well done and showcased the journey Luke will have to take before the events of Return of the Jedi. I also really enjoyed the fact that his journey will require him to move beyond the confines of confronting Vader in order to become a Jedi. It adds some great layers to the character.

    The Art: Musabekov delivers some great art throughout the issue. The visuals are beautifully detailed and the worlds crafted within the crystals look amazing and are filled with great imagery.

  • 60

    Luke’s quest to learn more about his lightsaber and kyber crystals puts him on a journey where he collides with a figure as mysterious as the crystal itself, with what Luke learns about the Force being just as confounding as anything else he’s ever learned. The book does deliver some interesting backstory for the nature of lightsabers and kyber crystals in general, some of which plays a pivotal part of the lightsaber Luke debuts in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, but as a narrative chapter in the Jedi’s journey, it reads less like prose and more like a reference book for lightsabers. We know that this issue brings with it more concrete revelations about the future of this arc, but it’s a dense chapter in this storyline that tells more than it shows. What saves it from being entirely frustrating is the implication of this chapter’s impact on the original trilogy, ultimately feeling like a necessary, albeit convoluted, exposition dump.

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