The Ashes of Jedha (Star Wars #7) by Kieron Gillen

The Ashes of Jedha (Star Wars #7)

The possibility-and destruction-of the Death Star has changed everything. The Death Star's destruction proves the Empire is not irresistible. But a Death Star has been built, and it can't happen again. The specter of the Empire's true power has brought together a patchwork cloth of people, united in hope. From the desolation of Jedha to the search for new bases, these rebels continue to fight for a better tomorrow for a galaxy far, far away in th...

Details The Ashes of Jedha (Star Wars #7)

TitleThe Ashes of Jedha (Star Wars #7)
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Marvel

Reviews The Ashes of Jedha (Star Wars #7)

  • FanboyBen
    Another decent Star Wars story, another five-to-six issues of horrendous Savlador Larroca art…in other words, hey, it’s another “Star Wars” arc! I know there are some people who don’t mind Larroca’s photorealistic style, but me, it’s an immediate turn-off, and serves to consistently and immediately remove me from the story. Which is a real shame, because the story here – by new series writer Kieron Gillen, taking over from where J...
  • Anthony
    I miss the days when Marvel put good artists on the Star Wars books. I liked Aaron’s run but this book needed a change of writer to help give it some freshness and Gillen is someone I welcome to the title. He’s usually a solid writer and has already worked in the new Star Wars canon before (and he doesn’t waste time bringing in characters from his Darth Vader run).But the art really lets this down because it looks shit. Larroca is someone I...
  • Quentin
    Character's faces in this book have a strange finish applied which throws them into the uncanny valley. I think the artist was going for a photorealistic look (i.e. Alex Ross or Greg Land), but they failed miserably.
  • Adam Fisher
    In an effort to stronger link the original trilogy to the newer stuff, we have our heroes heading back to Jedha, from the Rogue One movie, in search of kyber crystals left over from the construction of the Death Star.Leia, Luke, and Han arrive on Jedha, first encountering Benthic, who was Saw Gerrera's second in command. The debate over whether they can really work together continues for quite a while, and Luke takes that time to begin to talk wi...
  • Chris Lemmerman
    Kieron Gillen graduates from Darth Vader and Doctor Aphra to the main Star Wars series as Luke, Leia, and Han head to the remains of the planet Jedha, destroyed during the events of Star Wars: Rogue One.I've really enjoyed all of Gillen's entries into the Star Wars universe so far, which makes the slow start to this one a bit baffling. It takes three or so issues before things really seem to get going. It's not like Gillen needs to establish thes...
  • Paul Decker
    This graphic novel is a tie-in to Rogue One essentially. It takes place on Jedha. Characters from the movie are both mentioned and appear. This ongoing series is beginning to stagnate in my opinion. There's only so much that can happen with the main crew just going on small side missions that don't lead to change. I hope more original characters are introduced so that we can see growth in some characters. Or, the ongoing series could jump to post...
  • Jonathan Roberts
    Great little book! Fun to see Han coming around to be the guy we see later in the trilogy! Good artwork and good fun! Recommended
  • Adolf Hydra
    On certain subjects and fields so many tons of ink have been written that the mere pretension of adding something new appears as smug or illusory as, in the end, merely useless. Hence, almost unconsciously, we put ourselves on guard against an author who dares to publish a new essay on the world of these last three quarters of a century, the span that separates us from the last great war hecatomb.
  • Ramon
    Well-planned, with good moments. Gillen takes the main Star Wars title and hits the ground running, folding in Rogue One elements and even bringing along some characters from his Darth Vader run.
  • Jordan Anderson
    Ashes of Jedha may not be the worst of the new Marvel Star Wars line, but it’s definitely down towards the bottom...somewhere between Yoda’s Secret War and Obi-wan and Anakin.The problem isn’t with the idea of the story. Going back to Jedha seems kind of cool, especially since it’s fun to see the aftermath of it’s near distraction by Krennic and Tarkin in Rogue One. The issue is that Gillen sends the rebels back there for...something? 6...
  • Michael Kikle
    For the first time in the history of the newer Disney Star Wars comics, we have a new team on the book, and this first volume was really good, and really fun. We have the writer of the first Disney Star Wars Darth Vader series (which was excellent, most of the time, and I couldn't recommend it enough to anyone). With this classic writer, we have plenty of cameos of characters from those Darth Vader books, as well as some big tie-ins to the Rogue ...
  • Jeff
    ASHES OF JEDHA is a sequel of sorts to the film ROGUE ONE. I've only seen the film once and that was on the big screen so I am not familiar enough with all of the characters and plot points to get the references made here. A friend needed to remind me what kyber crystals were, for example. At one point Luke mentions to a character that he would like to here more about Jyn Erso and the other rogues who stole the Death Star plans, but sadly Gillen ...
  • Geoffrey Payne
    I like the way that this story ties the main OT characters to Rogue One but other than that it isn’t too different from your average Star Wars story line. That isn’t a bad thing necessarily but I had hoped that Gillen would bring a fresh voice to the line. My only real complaint is the photoreal art style for the characters faces. It always takes me out of the story and while I e tried to get over it it consistently bothers me (as mentioned i...
  • Ahdom
    This run was a lot of fun and it included the whole gang. The story was really good and tied together more of Rogue One with our characters and how it's events impacted the Rebellion and what it means to be an alliance, despite the reasons that you fight. Luke discovers more about the force, Han wrestles with his commitment with the Rebels, and Leia rediscovers the art of diplomacy. This comic line just keeps getting better as we move closer to t...
  • Lindsey
    It's always a joy to see Han, Leia, Luke, Chewie and the droids on a new adventure together. That's the main reason why I've been keeping up with these Star Wars volumes. The villains in this one were "meh," and the Larroca art was distracting (I could pinpoint the exact movie frames he had traced), but overall I enjoyed myself reading it. It felt a little surreal seeing young Luke talk about Jyn Erso!
  • Kelly K
    Yay the good art is back! If only the storyline was as good as it was in the beginning. Since we're still between A New Hope and ESB I find it odd how mature Luke is in this volume. I did enjoy the connections with Rogue One, especially how it made Luke realize the sacrifices given by others in order to stop the Empire. You wanted adventure kid, here it is.
  • Travis Pringle
    Rogue One carries on The story is a solid continuation of Rogue One. However, Laroca’s use of photo references can lead to some very jarring illustrations. There’s a picture of Han in issue 5 that is so bad it rips you right out of the story.
  • Martijn Van
    The main Star Wars comicseries lost it's shine somewhere after Vader Down. But with Aaron out and Gillen in the writers seat it feels fresh again. A nice addon to the Star Wars story with a lot of nice nods to Rogue One. Now get those Rebel asses to Hoth!
  • Joshua Williams
    Gillen takes the reins just in time. Aaron had a great run but his last two volumes were pretty weak. this ties in the world of Rogue one very well and brings all the characters up to their former glory. keep it up!
  • pauline marshall
    Dunno why but I wasn't feeling this ...Maybe it's because the last comic before this one I read so long ago....But I just couldnt get as exciting for this one. It was confusing , the storyline was ok but never tied together like the others and to be honest? I got kinda bored.
  • Scott
    If you liked Rogue One, you'll like this one.
  • Jon Huff
    A strong start to Gillen’s run overall, though I felt like it took an issue or two to really get going.
  • Chris
    This was a really cool story which ties back to Rogue One. In general the art was good but the strange, realistic renderings of character's faces is distracting.
  • Lukas Holmes
    A pretty interesting bridge after R1.
  • Brandon
    I like the story—Gillen’s got an excellent grasp of the characters and is helping to round out some of the mythos. The art is not good, though. I’m tired of LaRocca’s photo referencing.
  • Pierre Eklöf
    Nice story but the Photoshop clone tool faces are just bad art.
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  • Timothy
    Oh man, this art. The photo reference thing has been annoying for a while, but it starts to really look bad in this arc. There were also some cool design elements that I didn't feel were explored that well.I don't think Gillen is at his absolute best here, but the writing is reliably good. It's fun to see characters from Rogue One and from his previous Darth Vader series in one place.