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Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances #3 (of 4)

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A SPACE BATTLE FOR THE AGES! PAST and PRESENT collide as THRAWN partners with ANAKIN SKYWALKER and DARTH VADER! What are the separatists hiding? And how does PADMÉ play a role?

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23 pages
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  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    Every Star Wars fan should be reading these comics, and if you have time, pick up the novels too. Thrawn is such an amazing character who sees things that no one else does. The level of respect he receives from both Anakin and Vader is a testament to that. He’s also a a true leader who treats his crew with respect while still teaching them. You get quick subtle nods to that in these comics.

    While, I highly recommend grabbing these comics just to learn more about how Thrawn operates, the overall storylines are worth it by themselves as well. The problems they’re facing in both the past and present are just as interesting as how they go about solving them. Thrawn and Vader together are the buddy cop drama Star Wars needed, and I can’t wait to read more.

  • 80

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Star Wars: Thrawn Alliances #3 delivers the next phase of the story as Thrawn and Darth Vader confront their mysterious attackers, the alien Grysks. The comic does a solid job in handling the past and present storylines so that they parallel each other’s progress and converge well. It’s also great to see the Stormtroopers actually be useful and formidable for once in Star Wars.

  • 65

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    Issue #3 is the closest thing to a Zahn novel you can get, but unfortunately Thrawn: Alliances‘ second act didn’t connect with me back in the day, and once again, it failed to hook me. Nitpicks aside, the characters carry this issue across the finish line. The third act of the novel is next-level and I’m looking forward to seeing how Zahn, Houser, and this stellar art team tackle it.

  • 60

    Another issue of Star Wars: Thrawn – Alliances, another adventure in exposition dumps that feel entirely weightless. It’s not even that this book is bad, necessarily, as it does manage to offer an interesting dynamic between both Thrawn and Anakin and Thrawn and Darth Vader, but the missions both pairs are on feel entirely inconsequential and irrelevant to anything previously established in the franchise. Readers know what happened to Thrawn and know what happened to Anakin and know what happened to Vader, so while we’re not expecting anything canon-shattering that makes us reevaluate the whole saga, we wish there was anything about the investigation missions any of these characters we going on to grab our attention a bit more. Instead, we’re given lots of characters and locations and overall jargon that is interrupted by jumping between timelines, though the artwork and more combat-heavy sequences are more fulfilling and keep us exciting enough to remain at least somewhat invested.

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