In Review: Star Wars: The High Republic (2021-) #4

THE JEDI TURNED AGAINST EACH OTHER?! AVAR KRISS and her band of brave JEDI helpless in the clutches of a traitor in their midst.
The High Republic

Synopsis: This month on ‘The High Republic’ THE JEDI TURNED AGAINST EACH OTHER?! AVAR KRISS and her band of brave JEDI helpless in the clutches of a traitor in their midst. STARLIGHT BEACON under attack from an insidious foe. Danger from an age-old enemy. Who is really pulling the strings on the distant planet of SEDRI? Plus: The secret history of the terrifying DRENGIR revealed.


The Story

Picking up from where the last issue left off. Things are not looking good on  Sedri Minor. Avar Kriss and Keeve are now prisoners of Sskeer who has been overwhelmed by the Drenger. Keeve tries to reason with Sskeer in order to try and help him find and reconnect with himself. But can she reach him before he becomes too overwhelmed by whatever power the Drenger has over him? Meanwhile, on Starlight Beacon. The Jedi learn that the dead Hutt they brought onto the station is infected with a living virus, which is multiplying at a very fast rate.


The Artwork

The Artwork for ‘Star Wars: The High Republic’ has been one of this comics’ best points. Ario Anindito does a great job with what he is giving to do in this issue. Ario Anindito does some really good work in this issue. For example, I loved the panels where Keeve and Avar Kriss, and the others are being held against the wall by some sort of vines that are coming from the Drenger. I also loved the panels on board Starlight Beacon where the scientists are examining the dead body of the Hutt.



This story continues to be a very hit-and-miss affair with me. To a point where I am quite glad that this is the penultimate issue because it means I only have one left to read. The plot twist with Sskar being able to fend off the influence of the Drenger was pretty obvious. I sort of saw it coming right away. Overall on its own merit. This is not a bad issue. It just that the overall story just has not been doing it for me.


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Star Wars: The High Republic (2021-) #4
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Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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