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Jedi Council: Acts of War #3 (of 4)

Story: Randy Stradley
Art: Davidé Fabbri
Inking: Christian Dalla Vecchia
Coloring: Dave McCaig
Lettering: Steve Dutro
Cover: Davidé Fabbri, David Stewart
Released: 08/23/2000

Reviewed by: JF Boivin (11/27/2004)

SUMMARY:

Adi Galia's group comes to Yibikkoror to help and pick up Plo Koon and Micah Giiett, ahving not found a Yinchorr High Command post during their surveys. Then they all go rejoin Mace Windu's group on Yinchorr. But their help may not be enough, as two of their numbers fall...


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THE STORY

This issue starts off with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, which we hadn't seen since issue #1. In a funny bit, they report to Mace Windu: "One more thing... [They all look in the distance as a loud explosion appears on the horizon] They found where we hid the ship." In this issue, I felt a little bit like sending the other two groups to two other planets was useless, as they only stayed there long enough to get attacked and leave. They haven't satisfyingly proved that the Command Centre wasn't on those planets, although I understand the space limitations of a four issue series. But it still feels like a loss, since it's so obvious the Yinchorri centre would be on Yinchorr. I think the Jedi should have stayed together and investigated each planet. It doesn't seem that the Council did much planning for this mission. Now, they find themselves fighting hordes and hordes of Yinchorri warriors, and two Jedi die, one Master (Lilit Twoseas) and one Padawan (Theen Fida). And by the end it doesn't feel like they've made much progress so far.

In one cool scene, the Whiphid Jedi K'kruhk, Twoseas' Padawan, looses it when she's struck down, and surrenders to the Dark Side for a minute. Mayhem ensues. This part of the series makes me feel like it is a good action/war story, but the Jedi in it, including members of the elite Jedi Council, are way too reckless. This issue also has a letter column, in which a reader theorizes that the mining outpost that was attacked by the Yinchorri in issue #1 could have been a cortosis mine. Interesting.


THE ART

More of the same quality art, which is consistent and will appear seemless in the trade paperback. This issue has a night scene and scenes of Jedi fighting hordes of reptilian aliens. Not an easy feat, but the artistic team pulls it off.


CONCLUSIONS

Let's hope that the conlusion will be as satisfying as the first two issues.

Rating: 7 / 10 Highly Recommended

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