Review: Star Wars: Jedi – The Dark Side #5

Writer:Scott Allie

Artist:Mahmud Asrar

Colorist:Paul Mounts

Cover Artist:Stéphane Roux

Civil war has broken out on Telos IV. As the governor rallies his military, Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn struggles desperately to uncover the reason for the planet’s unrest, in hope of stopping the war . . .

But Qui-Gon’s troubled Padawan isn’t helping: his homecoming to Telos has been anything but happy, and the recent events–including the horrific death of a family member-have fueled his growing anger. This time, though, Qui-Gon is the target!

* The final, action-packed issue!

Review:

The Planet of Telos has erupted in Civil War and Qui-Gon’s Padawan has falled to the Dark Side after his sister was killed.

The story of the past 5 issues has been pretty good but it just falls short of great. Xanatos fall to the dark side is very quick and we don’t really get a resolution to the story as a whole. It feels like this started life as a miniseries and then they decided to make it an ongoing so we are left with questions that don’t make a lot of sense, such as Why is Qui-Gon not returning to the Jedi Temple? A plot point I’m sure will be picked up if the book does become a ongoing or we get another miniseries.

The art from Mahmud Asrar continues to be pleasant but this issue feels a bit more rushed then the previous issues. This might be because he is doing the art duties on DC’s new Supergirl title. The art is still of a good standard but there was less detail then some of his previous work.

Conclusion:

It’s a good star wars story with some cool Lightsaber vs Vibrosword action, but there isn’t enough there to keep anyone who isn’t a star wars lover interested. If you haven’t been reading the single issues and you want to see Qui-Gon kick some arse then pick up the trade when it gets released.

I’ll give Star Wars: Jedi – The Dark Side #5 2.5 out of 5

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