In Review: Star Wars: Yoda (2022-) #5 – RISE OF THE DARK SIDE!

There is a darkness rising among the latest Jedi initiates.

Synopsis: RISE OF THE DARK SIDE! There is a darkness rising among the latest Jedi initiates. Will Master Yoda and Master Dooku be able to recognize and stop the threat? Or will their young students be led astray by the dark side of the Force?


The Story

Picking up from the last issue. Krrshish continues to have visions about his Wookiee tribe being wiped out by Trandoshans. In order to get help Krrshish seeks insight from Master Yoda about the visions as Krrshish is starting to behave hostile towards his tradesman friend who was found by Wookies. Having pretty much not taken Yoda’s advice. Krrshish seeks advice from Jedi Master Dooku who holds his own agenda.



Luke Ross produces some pretty good work for this issue. I particularly enjoyed the panels that show us Krrshish’s visions in which we see the Trandoshans pretty much laying waste to an army of Wookiees. One of the best visuals is of Krrshish’s Trandoshan friend hefting her lightsaber above her head as she prepares to strike. This visual is a nice bit of foreshadowing for what is to come in the closing pages of the comic.



Jody Houser is putting together an interesting story in which we see Krrshish struggle with his fear and anxiety surrounding his visions and his concerns about his Trandoshan friend. The dialogue between the Wookie and Yoda is well-handled and consistent with the way that Yoda speaks. The issue ends with the Jadi Padawans being taken to a jungle planet where they are about to be tested. The point of the trip is to have the Padawans connect to the life that is surrounding them so they can feel the Force. However, the trip may have some dire consequences for Krrshish as he continues to struggle with his anxiety.

I’m really looking forward to seeing how this all plays out.

Star Wars: Yoda (2022-) #5 - RISE OF THE DARK SIDE!
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