This issue is possibly the best issue that I've ever read of any comic ever. Seriously, it's that good. Gillen's pacing is amazing, and he leads us to a climax that I never, ever saw coming. In Eneb Ray, he also gives us a "hero" (in quotes, as Ray himself would caveat that title) that I instantly wanted to see in his own series. (Like, immediately.) I won't spoil the ending (even with the usual caveat about spoilers), because it's just that good. But, I will say that it's the type of ending that I like to see every once in a while and one that we actually rarely see. Even if you're not reading the main "Star Wars" series, pick up this issue. It encapsulates all the swash-buckling courage -- and mind-numbing villainy -- of "Star Wars." You won't be sorry.
***** (five of five stars)