In Review: Star Wars: The High Republic (2021-) #3 (of 6)

A planet stricken by a mysterious blight. One JEDI missing and another driven insane. What horror lurks in the darkness beneath the rotting crops? Death is averted, but a terrible union is formed. 
The High Republic

Synopsis: This month in ‘The High Republic’. A planet stricken by a mysterious blight. One JEDI missing and another driven insane. What horror lurks in the darkness beneath the rotting crops? Death is averted, but a terrible union is formed.

 

The Story

Picking things up from the last issue. While her former master slowly but surely loses his marbles. Keeve Trannis deals with some of the locals on Sedri Minor. Meanwhile, Avar Kriss and fastly deteriorating Sskeer keep a close eye on Ceret who is fast losing touch with the force. On Sedri Minor Keeve goes in search of Ceret’s twin Terec with a little help from one of the locals. But what she finds is a deadly flesh-consuming pair of plants who are harvesting meat.

 

The Artwork

Ario Aninditocontinues to provide some pretty decent artwork. But none of it is particularly gobsmackingly great because I don’t think this story is particularly inspiring. The highlight of the issue is a brief few panels in which we see a decomposing Hutt being delivered to the new Jedi space station.

 

Overall

I have to admit. I’m really beginning to struggle to feel any sense of connection or engagement with these characters. Sskeer is the only character that gets me a little interested. But even he is beginning to wear a bit thin on me. Keeve just feels a little too much of a mary sue to me. I think it would have been better had we actually seen a bit more of her journey into becoming a Jedi than we got in this comic. Because it is honestly feeling like a retread of all the mistakes that were made with Rey in the recent Star Wars sequel trilogy.

Overall. I’m probably going to stick with this comic until it concludes. But for time being. I am not being wowed by anything that ‘The High Republic’ has to offer. It feels very much like a poor man’s version of ‘Knights of the Old Republic’. Quite frankly. I’m getting rather bored of this.

 

You can check out previous reviews of this book here. 

8.4
Star Wars: The High Republic (2021-) #3 (of 6)
  • Covers
    8.0
  • Story
    6.5
  • Artwork
    8.8
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    9.4

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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