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Jedi Academy Jedi Academy - Leviathan #2
Writer: Kevin J Anderson
Penciler: Dario Carrasco, Jr
Inkers: Mark Heike, Bill Black, David Jacob Beckett
Colorist: Ray Murtaugh
Cover: Ray Lago
Editor: David Land

Summary

Kyp and Dorsk 82 investigate the remains of the mining colony on Corbos.


EnsViews Comic Review
Reviewed 12/29/98

Story
Continuing in the approximate comic adaptation of ALIENS, the rescuers take some time to wander around and gawk at the destroyed workplace of the victims. The retelling is complete with damaged equipment, broken pipes, blood, blaster damaged walls indicating a futile resistance and children's toys to tug on our heart strings.

The only minor deviation is that a group in bright clothing is coming to rescue the rescuers. Otherwise, this issue continues to be astonishingly unoriginal in terms of plot, character and dialog.

Worst of all, I don't care that these miners died... or if these Jedi students are killed by the monster as well. That's definitely not a good sign.

Art
Leaving the subject matter for the time being, the overall art in this issue is greatly superior to the last issue most likely due to the lack of movie character cameos. (Artoo's brief appearance is the artistic low point.) The characters and technology are well drawn and the dark coloring is very effective.

If I may step back to the subject matter for a moment, the art is certainly not helping to keep this from feeling like an ALIENS retread. The look is very similar to that family of films including the mine and the ships. The story could perhaps have been saved by less-familiar visuals.

Conclusions
The slow start of the first issue has not picked up here. Nothing about the title is disastrous, but nothing is worthwhile or interesting either.

4/10. Not recommended.

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