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Star Wars #37

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 9 critic ratings.


Something has gone horribly wrong with LOBOT, putting the REBELLION at terrible risk! LANDO CALRISSIAN will do anything to save his friend, even if it means betraying the REBELS. Will the SCOURGE OF THE DROIDS destroy any chance to cure Lobot, or will he be lost forever?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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9 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 95


    An interesting issue that provides the reason why Lando was on Tatooine when we saw him in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It will be interesting to find out what Lobot’s ultimate fate is as we never saw him in Return of the Jedi.

  • 85

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Admittedly, I am not particularly excited about this ‘Dark Droid’ storyline, but Soule does craft an entertaining distraction and test for Lando in this issue. The story has some great moments for the character and I liked seeing the friendship and loyalty Lando has for Lobot. I like that the story will bring the action back to Tatooine and I look forward to seeing where it goes.

    The Art: Musabekov delivers some beautifully detailed and awesome art that brings the reader back into the world of Star Wars brilliantly with immersive imagery.

  • 80

    When it comes to thinking of droids in the galaxy far, far away, everyone is quick to single out C-3PO, R2-D2, or BB-8, which overlooks the synthetic elements that made Lobot such a memorable presence in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The Scourge operating system introduced in Star Wars: Dark Droids takes hold of Lobot, putting Lando Calrissian in a precarious position. With Lobot tapping into outdated circuitry and mechanics, he puts the entire Rebel Alliance in danger, leaving Lando with few options in regards to saving his friend he has a years-long history with. This debut chapter in the upcoming Dark Droids event only hints at some of what’s to come in the future, and given that the story doesn’t focus on any of the more iconic droids from the franchise (yet), our interest has been piqued in regards to how Lobot’s future will impact the overall franchise. Despite being a chapter in the proper Star Wars comic series, it feels like the beginning of a side mission for Lando and Lobot, one we never really knew we needed but are excited to learn more about. Additionally, the tease of droids that live in Jabba’s Palace already has our minds racing of what sort of terrors could unfold in that iconic location just over the horizon.

  • 80

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    Though there are signs of the Dark Droids crossover in this issue, they remain very much in the background. I was expecting a full-on droid uprising in the Rebel fleet, but there’s nothing close to that here. Perhaps that’s being saved for the second Dark Droids issue, but the story we do get with Lando and Lobot is urgent and heartbreaking. I’m eager to see what becomes of Lobot, and if Lando can get away with saving him without sacrificing his new standing in the Rebel Alliance.

  • 80

    Comic Crusaders

    Lando Calrissian is a character that has undeniable star quality, not to mention having a special place in many fan’s hearts. This comic book embraces all his lovable rouge charm, telling a mysterious and entertaining tale.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    We get some time with the droid in Jabba’s palace toward the end and combined with the nods we get from the Dark Droids thing itself with the purple-hazed view, well, once again it’s very clear why the droids are going to rebel in their own way. That it ends up fizzling out ahead of the next film doesn’t have me taking it too seriously, however. Everything about droids in Star Wars is problematic and this isn’t going to help. At least they didn’t make Lobot a droid straight out but who knows how this is going to go by the end as I don’t believe we’ve seen Lobot post-ESB. It’s a well-written issue with Soule’s focus on Lando and his backstory and the artwork is once again great, but I’m filled with dread over this event.

  • 70

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Star Wars #37 continues the new Dark Droids storyline as the second part of the event. Here we see Lobot become one of the first victims possessed by the mysterious force at work in the Star Wars galaxy, and we see how far Lando is willing to go to protect his friend. The writing and art really help sell this issue, but this new threat still leaves a lot to be desired. So, we’ll see how the rest of the Dark Droids storyline continues with presenting this new threat.

  • 56

    Comic Watch

    Lando’s course is set and he is well on his way to getting the info he needs. But how long must Han pay for his machinations.

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