Star Wars by Greg Rucka

Star Wars

Journey with us into the time after the end of Star Wars: Episode IV Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka and artist Marco Checchetto take us past the destruction of the second Death Star--and into the chaos of a shattered Empire. Everything you need to know is right here! COLLECTING: Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Shattered Empire #1-4, Princess Leia #1 and Star Wars (1977) #1

Details Star Wars

TitleStar Wars
Release DateNov 17th, 2015
GenreMedia Tie In, Star Wars, Sequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Superheroes, Marvel, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Fantasy, Comic Book, Space, Space Opera

Reviews Star Wars

  • Scott S.
    The only bad thing, really, about Shattered Empire is that the main story is too short. It's only four chapters / issues, and the rest of the volume is padded with a preview of the then-new Princess Leia solo book and, for nostalgia purposes (I guess), the debut issue of Marvel's original SW series from 1977. While the latter is very faithful to first movie, some of the artwork is just atrocious. Luke Skywalker, for example, looks to be middle-ag...
  • Sam Quixote
    Ugh, there are Ewoks in this thing - AND Naboo! Wait, come back, they’re only brief appearances (at least they didn’t show us any Gungans)! Set directly in the final scenes of Return of the Jedi, Shattered Empire follows Rebel pilot Shara Bey as the Rebellion continues to fight the suddenly leaderless Empire. Who is Shara Bey? Her hubby is Kes Dameron. That’s right, these are the parents of Poe Dameron, Oscar Isaac’s character in The Forc...
  • Gianfranco Mancini
    I'm a great fan of Checchetto's art and this volume of Star Wars new comics started good, sadly it turned out being the "how I've met your mother" SW tale of Shalla Bal Shara Bey and Kes Dameron, how Poe's mom was a badass and her interactions with the main iconic characters cast.Not bad at all, but Poe Dameron is not much one of my most favourite characters ever and his parents too.
  • Darren
    Very strong addition to the SW canon tacked onto the back of the conclusion of Ep VI. Starts with the events moments before the ewoks started blowing off fireworks and playing their victory music in the trees of Endor. That's how real this book is.I've got to hand it to Mr. Rucka, the storyline is tight and the pencil work of Marco Checchetto is fantastic. The combination of compelling story (especially one set in a world I adore so dearly) and a...
  • Sesana
    It was ok, I guess, but it felt sort of fragmentary and inconsequential. I guess I was expecting more out of it than it was able to deliver. But hey, there are X-Wings, and I love X-Wings.
  • Quentin Wallace
    This volume was supposed to bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It picks up right at the battle of Endor and shows what happens immediately after.I was little disappointed. To me this story didn't really add anything. We did get to see some of the characters, but really it just came across as a typical Star Wars comic tale rather than something that is supposed to be movie canon. It's basically the story of Poe's pare...
  • Paul E. Morph
    This was a pretty solid little story set immediately after Return of the Jedi. It had nice art and the characters from the movies felt right. I'm probably not the target audience, though, as I don't really care about Poe Dameron's parents, even if he was my favourite character from The Force Awakens.Apologies for the short review; I'm still feeling very ill.
  • Wendy
    If you go by what many fictional stories tell us, when the bad guy is defeated, you mourn your dead and then you throw a party. That's not how reality works. Just ask the soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq and so many other places where the war never ends, even when it's over.Of course, we don't want our entertainment reflecting that reality. We don't want to sit through Frodo moping around in the burning Shire, or Ender raging agains...
  • Ashley
    3.5 stars, really. I liked the art a lot, and the writing was pretty good as well. Poe's mother Shara Bey is the main character of this one, although his father Kes Dameron makes appearances, too. It takes place in the month after the destruction of the second Death Star, as Shara goes on missions with all of the Big Three, and as the characters in this comic all keep saying, the Empire doesn't seem to have realized they lost. The first issue and...
  • Ivy
    5 starsGood comic. Nice to see Poe's parents, Shara Bey and Kes Dameron. Also nice to see what happened after Return of the Jedi. Nice to see everyone in action. Can't wait to read more Star Wars material!!!!
  • Jasmine
    Realistically includes conflict after the battle of endor, which finally makes sense (an empire takes a while to fall apart), Bey and Mr. Dameron are adorable, and LEIA, BEY, AND THE QUEEN OF NABOO TAKE ON AN IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER.
  • Peace
    Shara, Leia and Soruna are my dream team. Loved it!
  • Amber
    somewhere between three and four. im not sure yet. hmmm.
  • Lance Shadow
    Shattered Empire is a comic collection that showcases the continuing fight between the Rebel Alliance and the evil Galactic Empire following the Battle of Endor. We get to see what the original version of the Star Wars Expanded Universe referred to as the "Big Three" (Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia) as well as cameos from other classic characters from the original trilogy such as C3PO, R2D2, and Lando Calrissian. The comic focuses on...
  • Ari
    Not that great art. Ok story. This follows what I think are the parents of Poe Dameron in TFA and how they were at Endor fighting. It gives a nice but short view on those final moments and the weeks after that, but not too much info. I'm starting to see these nice winks at other characters from novels being mentioned (Alecia Beck) for we see that this new canon is expanding and getting denser and denser. We get to see Luke and Han and Leia but th...
  • Renata
    Aww yiss, Poe Dameron's parents are badass! Princess Leia is badass! The Queen of Naboo is badass! I feel like all the new SW books I've read have done a lot of work to point out how important Leia's skillset is and how many sacrifices she's had to make, and this book was no exception.Also, the art is gorgeous and so is Shara Bey's hair.this vol also includes #1 of Star Wars: Princess Leia and a reprint of a 70s Star Wars comic, the latter of whi...
  • Jordan Lahn
    This is the most fun part of the Journey Into the Force Awakens I've read so far. Love the first issue, especially seeing the Battle of Endor from the POV of some new characters. I really need to get a new X-Wing comic series ASAP!The later issues are fun, although Marvel really seems to like bringing Leia back to Naboo...
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai (Scott)
    3.5 stars if I could.Basically, it's the origin story of Poe Dameron. Sorta.So if you want some history on where or how he came from before the new movie hits - this is the ticket.
  • Benjamin Barham
    I didn't not enjoy it.It's just lacking in, how do we say... content.A handful of stories that could easily be one-shots does not a good Star Wars collection make.
  • Robert
    Ties together the 3 film trilogies fairly neatly, focussing on Poe Dameron's parents with ample guest appearances from Original Trilogy main characters.If you were hoping for Big Reveals related to plot points from The Force Awakens, however, keep looking because apart from the Dameron family story and how it touches on the events shown in ROTJ and its immediate aftermath, cards are kept pretty close to the vest here.Nice art, though a bit crowde...
  • Jessamyn Leigh
    This was the kind of quality content I'm here for. POE'S PARENTS. LEIA ON NABOO. FLYING A NABOO STARFIGHTER.
  • Matthew
    To find all my reviews: Disclaimer: I read the individual comics.I will confess that this miniseries should have been longer because it was phenomenal between storytelling, the artwork, filling in the missing blank, and providing more questions that hopefully The Force Awakens will answer or for any upcoming post-Return of the Jedi works. Four issues were not enough for me in terms of world building and actio...
  • Alexa
    AAAAAAH.This graphic novel was everything I loved about the original trilogy + The Force Awakens. It had all my original favourites: Leia, Luke, Han, Lando, PLUS Poe's parents, so it was the best of both worlds, old and new.All my old favourites (the original trio + Lando) were beautifully in character, from Han and Lando's playful banter, through Leia being a badass, all the way to Luke being a huge drama queen. While I feel like we didn't reall...
  • Jonathan Maas
    Very good !
  • Allie
    SO FUN!! I saw the movie two days in a row in theaters, and I probably would have gone more times had it not gotten expensive. This is a really fun comic about into the intervening events between the old and new movies. This is also my first dip into any Star Wars extended universe (canon or not) aside from a trivia round I studied for a few years ago. The plot is exciting, and it gives you enough of the characters you love but doesn't hit you ov...
  • Blindzider
    This takes place right after Return of the Jedi and billed as "Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens". I thought this would be a broad swath across the universe, giving a status on what's been going on between ROTJ and TFA. It isn't.There are basically two plot threads: one is about a pilot who is excellent at her job but tires of being in the rebellion and another is about how despite destroying the second Death Star there are still pockets of...
  • b.andherbooks
    Prior to the onslaught of The Force Awakens and the "new canon" created by Disney, I based my views on the after events of the Battle of Endor on The Truce at Bakura.Shattered Empire rewrites this tale, and arguably in a more realistic manner. We see that the Rebellion has much work today, and we are introduced to some new characters, including Poe Dameron's parents (I see where the hotness comes from). There is no rest for our weary fighters, an...
  • Terence
    Follow Shara Bey, the mother of Poe Dameron, on her war service from the battle of Endor on.This story seems as though it will provide lots of information about the Star Wars heroes between The Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. What it really provides is a glimpse of Poe Dameron's parents,most specifically his mother Shara Bey as she fights with the stars of Star Wars. Having already seen The Force Awakens I have to say this doesn't add a...
  • Julie
    Beautiful artwork and some interesting stories set directly in the post-Death-Star-2-Destruction (so, right after Return of the Jedi). Disney is expanding this universe with new characters and stories and locations as fast as people can create them.My two biggest issues: 1. It's VERY hard to tell which order the art goes in, sometimes, and also hard to tell what's going on in places. 2. The author LIKES to put the emphasis in weird PLACES in the ...
  • Joe
    This one was a lot of fun. Taking place in the closing moments of the Battle of Endor, it's more of an origin story of Poe Dameron than anything else. We get moments with Han, Luke, Leia and even that big ol' walking carpet Chewbacca but the spotlight is firmly on Shara Bey, Poe's mother. She's a hotshot pilot prone to taking risks (sound like anyone we know?)It's a lot of fun seeing familiar places and faces especially faces that shall...