Chewbacca, Greedo and [REDACTED] have a chance to get their hands on Jabba’s urn.
Only problem is, it’s now in the clutches of [REDACTED]…
How will Chewbacca pull off the greatest heist in the galaxy?
SciFiPulseAfter having had several issues where Han and Chewie have been separated. It is somewhat of a relief to see the team back together again as the two characters really do compliment each other. The addition of Thaedra to the mix made for a little fun as well. Especially given that it means that Han is the one that is having to follow and not lead.
SWNN - Star Wars News NetReunited and ready for payback, Han and Chewie are back at it in issue #8 of Marvel’s Han Solo and Chewbacca. Each issue seems to be getting bolder and more outrageous. It’s been mostly outrageously fun, don’t get me wrong, but this one may have topped it for me. I had such a blast reading this issue. It isn’t the best story or most artistically original, but just so absolutely over-the-top outrageous that I couldn’t help but say: why the hell not!
ComicBook.comThe reunion between Han and Chewbacca puts the book back on its best foot, as this issue features the beloved pair plotting and scheming for their own financial future. From the banter between our three heroes, the Empire-based action, and the tease of what's in store for them in the future, this chapter delivers the best of what Han Solo & Chewbacca has to offer. While other Star Wars comic book series aim to add new insight into the franchise as a whole, this chapter just delivers compelling and entertaining character sidequests that are sure to delight longtime fans of the galaxy far, far away.
The Fandom PostI continue to have low expectations for this series and it does deliver on them, though that’s not exactly a real criticism. The series is something that has a lot it can play with but it’s leaning into the action-adventure side more than anything else. Which is fine, if not for it playing up against big things. Han on Coruscant doesn’t feel right, nor angling against Tarkin of all people. It just ends up being referential instead of storytelling as there are plenty of other places and characters it could have used that would have worked just as well. But we’re here with either “yay, Takin!” or “ugh, Tarkin” responses because the character has been used a lot. I want more from this series but at the same time, I’m weirdly becoming content with a low-stakes romp like this.
Impulse GamerBy no means essential but a good option for people just wanting to dip into a Star Wars story an not have all the other characters to deal with.
Comic CrusadersThe art by David Messina is fantastic but entirely wasted here. Having an artist of this caliber working on such a poorly constructed story entirely focused on an anachronistic character like Phaedra is just sad. This book has so much potential, Guggenheim is sometimes a strong writer but in this book he is using bland plot devices and ignoring any development of the main characters. Just rename this book if Han and Chewie are just going to be Phaedra’s sidekicks. This is nothing like Aphra who made Vader seem even more interesting by playing off him. This is just Phaedra demonstrating all the skills and planning which Han should be doing and Chewbacca being ignored entirely.