Monday, August 9, 2010

Star Wars - The Old Republic #2 (Comic)


Star Wars: The Old Republic Issue 2 like Issue 1 is still all over the place; bouncing from location to location, Jedi to Sith and back again. This just seems to complicate matters if you become distracted for a mere second. Hopefully by issue five things will have become a little bit more straight forward.

People/aliens seem to die far to quickly; Jedi, Sith, it doesn't matter. Duels amongst Sith and Jedi are to be epic but yet are no more than two frames and that's it. The Jedi Grand Master himself falls quickly to a bounty hunter, and that just shouldn't happen.

Speaking of Grand Masters, with the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance we have already learned the fate of Jedi Knight Satele Shan, which is that she will become the Grand Master of the Jedi in later years. This kind of takes away from the story when you know her outcome through this series, and if she appears in additional novels that will ruin even more.

Yes, events do take place prior to the movies and there are additional novels and comics for the time period up to 125 years after Return of the Jedi, so we do kind of know the outcome of the overall picture, but it just seems nice to have some mystery surrounding these event.

At this point one can hope that this will run opposite of the Knights of the Old Republic series which started out fantastic but came up short; may be an all over the place start will make for a strong finish. Only time will tell.

Check here for more details on Star Wars: The Old Republic Issue 3 AVAILABLE 9/1/2010