Thursday, August 04, 2011
Star Wars: Dark Times -- Out of the Wilderness #1
One of my favorite comic series returns with an all new storyline and all new numbering. Awesomely average Jedi, Dass Jennir, is still on the run from the newly formed Empire, and his friends, multiple enemies, and multiple mysteries are chasing him. The storyline switches perspectives nicely, and it doesn't hurt that one of those perspectives is Darth Vader himself. I'm not sure if anyone is drawing better comic art than Douglas Wheatley. The cinematic flair his panels hold, as well as the sense of grace in the portrayal of movement is stunning. On top of Wheatley's artwork, Dan Jackson's colors just pop. "Mick Harrison", aka, writer and editor Randy Stradley need no longer fear bias because of his dual role. He has already proven himself with this series's previous arcs as the author of the best thing holding the Star Wars name in the last decade. In the first issue of this new arc, he has laid the foundation for a story that might even topple those excellent works.
But it for $2.69!
Dark Horse Comics
Publication Date: August 03, 2011
Format:fC, 40 pages
UPC:7 61568 18817 2 00111