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Star Wars #40

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

DROID DISASTER! – A DARK DROIDS TIE-IN!

The worst has happened. LOBOT, one of the greatest heroes the REBEL ALLIANCE has ever known and close friend to semi-reformed scoundrel LANDO CALRISSIAN… is lost. Lando returns to the Rebels to ask for their help…

…but can he convince them he’s not a TRAITOR?

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
22 pages
Language
English
Amazon ASIN
B0CGW2JS9S

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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 82

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: I’m still on the fence about a lot of this storyline, but Soule crafts a story that has some great thrills in it while also staying true to the characters, especially Lando. The story shows Lando caring about something other than himself, while also showcasing his ability to keep things close to the chest and still manipulate others. There’s some impressive action in the story as well and the inclusion of Luke adds some interesting new drama to the mix.

    The Art: Musabekov delivers great character designs and atmosphere to the visuals. The action is visually thrilling as well. I loved the look of the issue a lot.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    I continue to have middling feeling toward to the Dark Droids storyline overall but will admit that the subplot running through the main book with its focus on Lando and Lobot has been good., And it made sense to focus on Lobot as a potential bridge, so it’s at least doing things right. There are awkward moments to be sure, such as Lando on Tatooine or the way he guilts Leia, but by and larger it’s been solid with some great flashbacks that have expanded on the relationship between the two men in a great way. This installment in particular is really good with this by giving us some strong time in understanding Lando more and why Lobot is as bonded with him as he is. Surprisingly good, to be honest.

  • 70

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    The 40th issue of the main Star Wars comic was much slower than it needed to be, mainly setting things in place for the next Dark Droids issue, but still proved a fun read in the end.

  • 60

    ComicBook.com

    After Lobot becomes infected by the Scourge, Lando returns to the Rebel Alliance to ask Leia for help rescuing his friend. Given the secretive ways in which Lobot got infected in the first place, Leia isn’t entirely thrilled about this reveal, and Lobots whereabouts potentially proving to be a seminal moment for the Scourge’s attempts to jump into the flesh. A definitively transitive issue, this chapter helps leave Lando’s solo aspects behind while also attempting to shed light on his history with Lobot. The former is more successful than the latter, with the book proving to be more successful at teasing what could be in store for our heroes’ future than it is at justifying the events that led to this point. The final pages specifically cement the effectiveness of hinting at what’s over the horizon, though it still only manages to tread water with its narrative momentum. Treading water, however, is preferred to totally drowning, so our hopes are higher for the book’s future.

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