Thursday, June 27, 2013

Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith- Spiral - Paul's REVIEW

***I was provided an ecopy of this graphic novel by Diamond Book Distributors via NetGalley in exchange for a fair review***

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Title: Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith - Spiral
Author: John Jackson Miller
Year Published: 2013

Upcoming Release Date: July 2, 2013

Synopsis: An ambitious Sith rebel, Spinner, is about to upset the balance of a lost tribe of Sith. When he is arrested for treason and sent away on a prisoner vessel, thoughts of overcoming his station, destroying the Tribe, and even finding a way to escape into the galaxy lead Spinner to a powerful, long-forgotten weapon. A rival stowaway Sith on that same vessel has her own ideas about the future of the Tribe. They don’t need eradication; they need a new leader—her! 

Review: This is a really interesting Star Wars comic series. It takes place on a planet where Sith crash landed thousands of years ago. None of their technology, expect lightsabers apparently, survived. The world is very medieval. There isn't the balance of the Jedi and the Sith, just the offspring of the Sith. This whole concept just sounds like a Star Trek episode, but the characters in this graphic novel are very Star Wars-y. You have a smuggler, a princess, a badass evil guy, and an old wrinkly intellect. 

Many things in this graphic novel are just stated in dialogue. The world is really interesting, but how the world is revealed to the reader is kind of an avalanche of information. I wish it had been more fluid. Once I understood the dynamic of the people in this world I really liked it. 

I thought "The Doomed" were really interesting. I wanted to know more about them. Miller also wrote novellas that take place in this era so I might have to check those out. 

If you like Star Wars, but want a more fantasy-feeling story that is all set on one planet, you should check this graphic novel out. Oh, and there's a little bit of a Godzilla/King Kong feel towards the end. I give this graphic novel a 4/5.


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