Comics Commentary

Comics Commentary is the place to find all the comic book reviews you can read! Enjoy the expert reviews from the best comics reviewer ever, Dennis Keithly!

Dennis Keithly knows comics. Comics Commentary is his place to talk about them.

From Marvel, to DC, to Image, to Valiant, to all the independent presses out there,  he has a knowledge of the artists, writers, and producers of the best and brightest comics books out there. These days, he’s turning his eye to Marvel’s Star Wars line. He’s covering all the output from that camp. Whether it’s the flagship Star Wars title, Darth Vader, Vader Down, Princess Leia, Lando, Chewbacca, Kanan, Obi-Wan & Anakin, C-3PO or any of the amazing titles to come, you can bet that Dennis has ideas, opinions, and insightful commentary on every frame, every page, every issue, and every story.


Poe Dameron #10 Feature Image

Poe Dameron #10 Review

Poe attempts to escape while Agent Terex’s history with the Ranc gang and the First Order unfold in Poe Dameron #10.
Star Wars #26 Star Destroyer

Star Wars #26 Review

Luke reads a tale of the biggest, scariest Jedi ever in Star Wars #26. Or not.
Civil War II #8 Feature

Civil War II #8 Review

The fight for a probable future is over. Did anyone win?
Doctor Aphra 2 Aphra Falling

Doctor Aphra #2 Review

In Doctor Aphra #2, the only thing more daunting than the Empire is family.
Poe Dameron #9 Feature Image

Poe Dameron #9 Review

Poe and Agent Terrex search for different things on Kaddak in Poe Dameron #9.
Doctor Aphra #1 Title Page

Doctor Aphra #1 Review

Free from Vader’s clutches, the galaxy’s most notorious archaeologist begins her own adventures in Dr. Aphra #1.
Star Wars Annual #2 Feature

Star Wars Annual #2 Review

Leia recruits reluctant assistance to escape with information vital to the Rebellion in Star Wars Annual #2.
Civil War II #7

Civil War II #7 Review

Ulysses has another horrifying vision of the future in Civil War II #7.
Star Wars #25

Star Wars #25 Review

The fate of the Harbinger and the Rebels hangs in the balance in Star Wars #25.
Han Solo #5

Han Solo #5 Review

Han Solo must make a choice at the conclusion of the Dragon Void run in Han Solo #5.
The Force Awakens #6

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #6 Review

Rey and Finn duel Kylo Ren in the final act of the comic adaptation.
Poe Dameron #8

Poe Dameron #8 Review

Poe looks for a traitor while Terex looks for a lost piece of his past in Poe Dameron #8.
Civil War II #6 Miles Morales attack Captain America

Civil War II #6 Review

The debate between individual liberty and protecting the future continues to escalate in Civil War II #6.
Star Wars #24 Luke Skywalker Lightsaber Duel

Star Wars #24 Review

The Empire has plans for their wayward Star Destroyer in Star Wars #24.
Poe Dameron #7

Poe Dameron #7 Review

In Poe Dameron #7, Poe’s pursuit of Lor San Tekka recesses for a meeting with an old friend.
Han Solo #4

Han Solo #4 Review

In Han Solo #4, Han Solo has a traitor on board as the last leg of the Dragon Void Run commences.
The Force Awakens #5

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #5 Review

The final act of The Force Awakens begins in this issue.
Darth Vader #25

Darth Vader #25 Review

The Dark Lord distributes vengeance on all that opposed him in the incredible final episode of the series.
Star Wars #23

Star Wars #23 Review

The Rebels adopt a strange way for determining command of the Harbinger.
A failure to communicate leads to all out war among the heroes. This review contains major spoilers concerning Marvel’s Civil War II #5. Civil War II #5

Civil War II #5 Review

A failure to communicate leads to all out war among the heroes.
Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #4

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #4 Review

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #4 wouldn’t be a Spider-Man tie-in without lessons of responsibility.
Force Awakens #4

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #4 Review

The conflict heats up on Takodana as the First Order attacks in The Force Awakens #4.
Poe Dameron #6

Poe Dameron #6 Review

In Poe Dameron #6, Poe and Agent Terex race to learn what Grakkus knows.
Han Solo #3

Han Solo #3 Review

Are Han and Chewie racing against a traitor and the Dragon Void Run?
The Force Awakens #3

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #3 Review

Han Solo decides to assist Rey and Finn as the First Order makes nefarious plans.
Star Wars #22

Star Wars #22 Review

Leia, Luke, and Han steal a starship, but for what purpose?
Poe Dameron #5

Poe Dameron #5 Review

Poe Dameron and Agent Terex set their plans in motion to break a Hutt out of prison.
Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #3

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #3 Review

Clash confronts Spider-Man as Clayton attempts to overcome his past.
Darth Vader #24

Darth Vader #24 Review

In Darth Vader #24, Darth Vader looks within to defeat Cylo from without.
The pursuit of the Millennium Falcon takes center stage in The Force Awakens #2. This article contains spoilers for The Force Awakens #2. The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #2 Review

The pursuit of the Millennium Falcon takes center stage in The Force Awakens #2.
Civil War II #4

Civil War II #4 Review

In Civil War II #4, The truth of Ulysses's power is exposed and sides are drawn.
Star Wars #21

Star Wars #21 Review

Star Wars #21 is a Star Wars story told from the other perspective.
Darth Vader #23

Darth Vader #23 Review

In Darth Vader #23, the dark lord’s ruthlessness reaches news heights.
Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #2

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #2 Review

When trying to prevent the future leads to unintended consequences for Spider-Man.

Civil War II #3 Review

Civil War II #3 is where friendships fail and the war begins.
Poe Dameron #4

Poe Dameron #4 Review

The galaxy’s greatest pilot meets Escape from New York in latest adventure.
Han Solo #2

Han Solo #2 Review

Find out what happens when the Dragon Void Run captures the attention of the galaxy.

Darth Vader #22 Review

The Dark Lord of the Sith vs. Star Wars most iconic monster. Don’t miss it.
The Force Awakens #1

Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1 Review

The phenomenon finally gets a comic book adaptation.
In Civil War II #2, The Marvel Universe teams up on Tony Stark…for now. Warning: This article contains spoilers for Civil War II #2. Civil War II #2

Civil War II #2 Review

In Civil War II #2, The Marvel Universe teams up on Tony Stark…for now.
Star Wars #20

Star Wars #20 Review

In Star Wars #20, The Tatooine Adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi continue.
Han Solo #1

Han Solo #1 Review

Nobody really expected Han to use the biggest race in the galaxy as just a cover did they? It's Han Solo #1
Poe Dameron #3

Poe Dameron #3 Review

Poe gets his next clue and a monster is born.
Amazing Spider-Man #1

Civil War II: Amazing Spider-Man #1 Review

In Amazing Spider-Man #1, Spider-Man meets the man that can see the future and learns of the dilemma.

Darth Vader #21 Review

In Darth Vader #21, Dr. Aphra fights her own droids and Darth Vader takes the fight to Cylo.
Civil War II #1

Civil War II #1 Review

Marvel’s epic event brings desire consequences in Civil War II #1.
Civil War II

Civil War II: Issue #0 Review

Marvel sets up their Summer Event by Framing the Debate.
Obi-Wan & Anakin #5

Obi-Wan & Anakin #5 Review

In Obi-Wan & Anakin #5, Obi-Wan finds the Jedi solution for Carnelion IV.
Star Wars #19

Star Wars #19 Review

In Star Wars #19, The Invader of Sunspot Prison gives Leia a Choice...
Darth Vader #20

Darth Vader #20 Review

In Darth Vader #20, the Emperor reveals all and Thanoth reveals a secret.
Poe Dameron #2

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #2 Review

In Poe Dameron #2, Poe Meets a New Nemesis...
Star Wars #18 featured image

Star Wars #18 Review

The fight on Sunspot Prison intensifies...
Obi-Wan & Anakin #4

Obi-Wan & Anakin #4 Review

The Open & Closed put all their cards on the table in Obi-Wan & Anakin #4.
Darth Vader #19

Darth Vader #19 Review

The war on Shu-Torun comes to an end and raises questions.
C-3PO: The Phantom Limb

C-3P0: The Phantom Limb Review

At last, the long-awaited explanation of C-3P0’s red arm is here with C-3PO: The Phantom Limb.
Poe Dameron 1

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1

In Poe Dameron 1, the best pilot in the Resistance assembles his team...
Darth Vader #18

Darth Vader #18 Review

The Dark Lord is done holding back.

Obi-Wan & Anakin #3 Review

How Anakin became Disillusioned with the Republic...

Star Wars #17 Review

Who is the man invading Sunspot Prison?
Kanan

Star Wars: Kanan #12 Review

Kanan comes to an end.

Darth Vader #17 Review

Darth Vader’s past becomes more mysterious. What does Cylo mean?

Star Wars: Kanan #11 Review

A tale of two Jedi nears the end. The climax is here...
Marvel Star Wars

Star Wars #16 Review (Marvel Star Wars)

Don't say your prison is secret and safe. That is just asking for trouble.
Darth Vader 16 review

Darth Vader #16 Review

Vader returns from his crossover adventure in Vader Down. Here's what happens next. Warning: This article contains spoilers for Darth Vader #16. Darth Vader #16 Writer: Kieron Gillen | Artist: Salvador Larroca | Colorist: Edgar Delgado | Letterer: VC’s Caramagna | Cover Artist: Mark Brooks Following the events of Vader Down, Darth Vader has returned to Coruscant to report to Emperor Palpatine. Vader has brought a larger container with him. Upon seeing this, the Emperor mocks Vader by asking him if he has brought him a present. Vader responds by throwing Commander Karbin’s body down in
Obi-Wan & Anakin

Obi-Wan & Anakin #2 Review

Two Jedi continue to look for clues to a distress signal among a world-wide war.

Star Wars: Kanan #10 Review

Caleb learns a lesson of sacrifice in this issue. Mandolorians too.
Star Wars #15

Star Wars #15 Review

What is Owen's issue with Obi-Wan? This issue tackles that.
Darth Vader #15 Review (Vader Down Part 6)

Darth Vader #15 Review (Vader Down Part 6)

Leia comes back from the edge. Find out how here...
Star Wars #14 Review (Vader Down Part 5)

Star Wars #14 Review (Vader Down Part 5)

Darth Vader takes on all challengers.

Obi-Wan & Anakin #1 Review

What happens when two Jedi are stranded on a war torn world? Find out here...

Chewbacca #5 Review

Chewbacca fights so you don't have to.

Darth Vader #14 Review (Vader Down Part 4)

How far will one princess go?

Kanan #9 Review

The circle is nearing completion.

Darth Vader Annual #1 Review

Don't insist on dancing with a Dark Lord of the Sith. Find out why not here.

Star Wars Annual #1 Review

What happens when you combine James Bond with Star Wars? Find out here.

Star Wars #13 Review (Vader Down Part 3)

The cross-over continues. Han Solo and Dr. Aphra slug it out. Nuff said? Oh yeah.

Star Wars: Chewbacca #4 Review

Blasters scream Star Wars. So does this comic.
Marvel, Star Wars, Darth Vader 13, Vader Down Part 2

Darth Vader #13 Review (Vader Down Part 2)

In the second installment of Vader Down: How far will the Princess go to destroy the Dark Lord of the Sith?

Star Wars: Kanan #8 Review

A Jedi lesson in wisdom and humility and both sides of the war feature in this issue.

Star Wars #12 Review

A showdown on the Smuggler's Moon wraps up the second arc of Marvel's flagship Star Wars book.

Vader Down #1 Review (Marvel Star Wars Crossover 1 of 6)

The tables are turned on the dark side--or are they?

Darth Vader #12 Review

The Sith do appreciate talent.

Chewbacca #3 Review

It's not wise to upset a wookiee.

Star Wars #11 Review

If only everyone would listen to the droid....

Kanan #7 Review

Kanan’s adventures on Kaller are hereby interrupted to bring you the following backstory…

Darth Vader #11 Review

This issue is all about honesty, suspicions, and a game of shadows. Read on to find out how and why.

Chewbacca #2 Review

The big guy certainly lives up to his reputation!

Chewbacca #1 Review

HRRAAAA! HRUUNGH! HRRRAAARRARGHHR!

Star Wars: Shattered Empire #4 Review

Shara Bey joins Jedi knight Luke Skywalker to find something special.

Star Wars: Shattered Empire #3 Review

The Force is with Leia, but what else is with her as well?

Star Wars: Darth Vader #10 Review

"We're here to do the review, 000..."

Star Wars #10 Review

Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. If you crave these things, this is the ish for you.

Lando #5 Review

The cards are stacked against Lando in this final issue of his miniseries! Dennis doubles down on the review.

Star Wars: Shattered Empire #2 Review

Who is the Messenger? What is Operation: Cinder? Read on to discover!

Star Wars: Kanan #6 Review

Kanan as a comic book is developing. Check in with Dennis for the full story.

Star Wars: Lando #4 Review

All's fair in love and war and bounty hunting...

Star Wars #9 Review

Finally, a Hutt who can punch! Also, an Oppo appearance!

Star Wars: Darth Vader #9 Review

Taking the measure of a man’s reactions is not an easy feat when that man wears a helmet and mask at all times.

Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1

This is it! What happens after the final scene of Return of the Jedi.

Comics Commentary: Lando #3

Does time flow differently when Lando is involved?

Comics Commentary: Star Wars #8

Luke proves he still can't just order a drink.

Comics Commentary – Kanan #5

Goodbye, Caleb Dume.

Comics Commentary: Darth Vader 7, 8

Dennis reviews Parts I and II of Darth Vader Book II: Shadows and Secrets.

Comics Commentary: Star Wars #7

Dennis takes a look at the first entry from the Journal of Obi-Wan Kenobi, “The Last of His Breed."

Comics Commentary – Princess Leia #5

Princess Leia's miniseries ends. The end. Wait! There's more than that--Dennis examines.

Comics Commentary: Lando #1

"Lobot becomes the Brad Pitt to Lando’s George Clooney." Read on.

Comics Commentary: Kanan: The Last Padawan #3

Caleb Dume pivots, and Dennis breaks it down.

Comics Commentary: Princess Leia #4

Dennis takes on the penultimate issue in this historic miniseries.

Comics Commentary: Star Wars #6 & Darth Vader #6

Marvel's first Star Wars arc comes to a revelatory conclusion. Dennis has the analysis.

Comics Commentary: Star Wars #5

What does a lightsaber mean to Sand People?

Comics Commentary: Darth Vader #5

Diet-Sith, Space Whales and Lord Vader. Read on, Dennis will explain.

Comics Commentary: Kanan: The Last Padawan #2

"You lie. You cheat. You steal. You survive." And you read Dennis' article.

Comics Commentary: Princess Leia #3

Leia finds support structures underground.

Star Wars #4 Review (Marvel)

Tracking Bantha Tracks, and thorns in Hutts' sides.

Comics Commentary: Darth Vader #4

Rollin' with Vader has an expiration date.

Comics Commentary: Kanan: The Last Padawan #1

Or, the chronicles of Caleb Dume...

Comics Commentary: Darth Vader #3

Darth has a doctor’s appointment.

Comics Commentary: Princess Leia #2

Did this book just drop a huge Easter egg? Dennis has the scoop.

Comics Commentary: Star Wars #3

Will our heroes get off Cymoon 1? Of course. Dennis breaks down how they did it.

Comics Commentary: Princess Leia #1

No time to discuss this in committee! Dennis has the full review.

Comics Commentary: Darth Vader #2

Or, the machinations of a mechanized Sith Lord...

Comics Commentary: Darth Vader #1

This first issue of this new series is impressive...most impressive!

Comics Commentary: Star Wars #1, 2

New RetroZap! writer Dennis Keithly discusses the first issues of the new Marvel series!