To some, he was a legend. To others, he was a teacher. Now Yoda is all but forgotten, living in exile and haunted by the past. As a strangely familiar voice echoes through the swamps of Dagobah, Yoda must revisit the many lessons he has given over the years, from the days of the High Republic to the chaos of the Clone Wars. In the first of three story arcs, a desperate cry for help reaches the Jedi Council on Coruscant and only Yoda can respond. But how far will he go to protect a community from attack?
SciFiPulseThis first issue does a great job of setting the scene for what feels like it could be a fairly good story about Yoda’s life prior to events in the Clone Wars. As the Jedi Council in this story is not the same one that we saw in the movies. But is that of the high republic. Overall. I’m not looking forward to more of this story so I can get a better idea of where it is going. I suspect that Yoda has other reasons for staying behind on Turrak.
Comic CrusadersThis Mini-Series is Star Wars done to perfection. The perfect book to make us thankful for great characters, conflicts and art.
The Comic Book PostThe first issue of Star Wars: Yoda is precisely what we would expect and want from a Yoda comic. Scott captures the voice of Yoda perfectly, which is not an easy task. The story is simple but effective. It is interesting to see the Jedi Council argue about whether or not to help the siblings and who to send. It shows how even back then, the Jedi Council wasn’t perfect. Also, watching Master Yoda take on a group of raiders was exciting, especially since we haven’t seen much of Yoda in action in previous Star Wars media. While the story is exciting, the issue leaves us with a few unanswered questions. Who was the mysterious voice reaching out to Yoda? Why does Yoda decide to leave Coruscant and help, despite the objections raised by the other council members? I hope we learn the answer to these questions as the mini-series develops. Nico Leon is joined by Dono Sanchez-Almara, who deliver a visually stunning issue together. The characters are unique and instantly recognizable, with Yoda’s portrayal accurate to his on-screen persona. In addition, the shadows and contrast throughout the book are brilliant, making for a truly immersive experience. I was impressed by the portrayal of Yoda’s arrival to help the siblings. His skills as a fighter are well-known, and it’s fun to see the Jedi Master at work. Overall, Star Wars: Yoda #1 is a great start to what promises to be an exciting mini-series. It is well-written and beautifully illustrated, with just enough mystery to keep readers coming back for more.
Graphic PolicyOverall, Star Wars: Yoda #1 is a fun debut issue which will have fans wanting more. The story by Scott is fun. The art by the creative team is beautiful. Altogether, a story that looks to shows s a different side to this icon.
AIPTStar Wars: Yoda #1 is a compelling start to a new series exploring Yoda as a character. As the starting issue, it's fun to see Yoda experience a bit of joy while showing off his power and impressive fighting prowess. Throw in a bit of a mystery in his later years, and there's plenty here for casual fans and hardcore fans to love.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Scott crafts an engaging and thrilling story in this first issue. The story does a wonderful job of showcasing Yoda as both a warrior and observer. The plot has a great sense of pace and character and everything from the characters to the themes is engaging. The Art: Nico Leon delivers some great art in the issue. The action is thrilling and the characters look fantastic.
The Fandom PostThe opening story here is one that’s certainly familiar but it’s executed quite well through both Scott’s script that’s tight without being overdone with too much dialogue and Leon’s artwork that provides for good action and interesting designs for the local species. The color design really is fantastic throughout as Dagobah feels authentic in this early pages but we get a great mix of brightly lit outdoor material as well as grim in the heat of battle stuff that feels truly threatening. I’m curious to see where Scott will go with this as it’s planned for several arcs and the tie-ins to the High Republic aspect are interesting to me as I’ve had such limited exposure to it. There may be a familiar and straightforward approach here but the mystery person is intriguing as it expands our narrative about what went on at Dagobah over the years while getting to see more of Yoda at very different points in his life has a lot of positives to it.
ComicBook.comSet before Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Yoda reflects on an earlier mission in his life in which he ventured to a community on a remote in need of assistance from an intimidating threat, with the lifestyle of the locals convincing him to stick around a bit longer than the mission required. Having really only seen Yoda during the events of the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy, the opportunity to witness Yoda at the height of his abilities automatically made this book fascinating, even if the actual dynamics of this debut issue felt relatively formulaic. This is far from the first time we've seen a beloved hero stick up for vulnerable figures in the face of an ominous threat, yet by witnessing Yoda in his element and completely disconnected from the Skywalker Saga, it feels like an entirely fresh concept. Yoda is spry, skilled, and clever, reminding audiences of just how many adventures he embarked upon throughout his life and piquing our interest about what the rest of this series could explore and how it may shed new light upon such a well-known Jedi Master.
Impulse GamerThis is the perfect point to join this story as it is just getting started and I would recommend this one to fans of the character.
Major SpoilersStar Wars; Yoda #1 tells a well-thought-out story but doesn't present any new ideas about the Star Wars Universe or the title character.
Capes & TightsAll-new adventures for the greatest Jedi of all-time from Cavan Scott (The High Republic, Dead Seas), one of the greatest Star Wars writers of all-time. Scott, along with artist Nico Leon (Fantastic Four, Hulk), cover artist Phil Noto (Civil War II), letterer Joe Caramagna, and Dono Sánchez-Almara on colors teamed up for a great Jedi story. To some, he was a legend. To others, he was a teacher. Now Yoda is all but forgotten, living in exile and haunted by the past. As a strangely familiar voice echoes through the swamps of Dagobah, the Jedi Master must revisit the many lessons he has given over the years, from the days of the High Republic to the chaos of the Clone Wars. In the first of three story arcs, a desperate cry for help reaches the Jedi Council on Coruscant and only Yoda can respond. But how far will he go to protect a community from attack? STAR WARS YODA #1Simply put, Scott nails another Star Wars story. Disney and Lucasfilm knew what they were doing when they installed Scott, along with Justina Ireland, Claudia Gray, Daniel Jose Older, and Charles Soule, as the architects crafting a new era in the Star Wars publishing entitled The High Republic. Scott has written many comics and novels based in this time period. Scott and the creative team build a base for a limited series that will explore Yoda’s self-imposed exile on Dagobah as he reflects on past adventures. Epic battle scenes and familiar views of the Jedi Temple gives us goosebumps. Yoda at the center is something us fans have been wanting for ages and this debut issue does exactly this. Additionally, the script is written in the famous styling of the Jedi Master himself. Scott and Leon kick-off the series and will be followed by writers Jody Houser and Marc Guggenheim and artists Luke Ross and Alessandro Miracolo, with stories set just before the Prequel Trilogy and near the end of the Clone Wars. Scott and Leon will return to complete the saga in the final issue.
SWNN - Star Wars News NetI think there’s more than meets the eye with the conflict between the Scalvi and the Crulkon, but until that question is answered, I’m going to need more. A first issue is supposed to find a way to hook you, and it just didn’t quite get there. Great art isn’t enough.