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Star Wars #39

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DROID DEATH TRAP! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

LANDO CALRISSIAN has finally gotten his hands on the ancient droid with the ability to save his old friend LOBOT from certain death.

But before that can happen, they must escape JABBA THE HUTT’S PALACE on TATOOINE, which is swarming with evil droids hungry…

…for droid blood!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
23 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CCYYVXM3

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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 98

    SciFiPulse

    Charles Soule continues to bring us a really solid story that explores the friendship between Lando and Lobot while simultaneously giving us a lot of great action beats. We even have a brief moment in this issue where Lando pretty much apologizes to the frozen Han Solo for selling him out to Lord Vader.

    Overall. A really fun issue that continues to fill in the gap between Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi. I only hope that we get a series of comics that follow these legacy characters through the events that took place after Jedi.

  • 82

    Comic Watch

    Lando leaves this tale not quite able to help his good friend. On top of that, he is reminded that Han is also a friend he owes help to. But like any good gambler, Lando knows when to cut out so he can come back and win later on.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    This isn’t a bad issue per se and I still think Soule is handling this Dark Droids storyline pretty well with a narrow focus on Lando and his relationship to Lobot. The split that we get here in the body horror toward the end and the lighter moment in the flashback don’t blend well and it just made everything off-putting – and forced the connection with Lobot as taken over by the Scourge in too blunt of a way. That really needed to be done in a previous issue and not re-referenced here to make it so clear. The artwork continues to be solid and I quite enjoy the bits we get with the Rancor here as well. It has some good tense moments that it needs to within the palace and the visual design for all the droids hits a sweet spot. But that bad blending of man and machine just makes me cringe.

  • 80

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 80

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    It seems strange that they’ve been barely affected by the Droid Scourge so far, so as great as Lando and Lobot’s plight has been in the last couple of issues, it would be nice to see them get more involved in this crossover.

  • 64

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: There continue to be things I like about this storyline and others that continue to irk me. There is some great action in the issue and I like that the focus of the arc is squarely on Lando and his relationship with Lobot, but the logic leaps this story takes bother me. The biggest one being that even though Lando never attempts to free Han (and the story does give a passable explanation), not telling anyone, including Luke, about the damn Rancor under Jabba’s throne is just poor writing that I can’t look past.

    The Art: Musabekov delivers some great action throughout the issue and the art offers some truly disturbing imagery that works for this story.

  • 40

    ComicBook.com

    After infiltrating Jabba’s Palace and coming face to face with a cranky Rancor and a horde of Scourge-infected droids, Lando Calrissian finds assistance from a lowly protocol droid, though Lobot’s abilities make him a prime target for the Scourge. This installment largely focuses on the tension and action of an escape from a heavily fortified location, and doesn’t offer much else. There are elements of excitement and even some relatively creepy concepts, though anyone hoping for any substantial development in the overall Dark Droids storyline will be left wanting more. While the whole Dark Droids event has embraced intensity and pulpy storytelling over mythology-changing reveals about beloved characters, this issue does fall in line with the overall goal for the crossover event, yet by being all style and no substance, this issue helps showcase what has been so underwhelming about the Dark Droids event in the first place.

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