The rebels on Wayland discover other inhabitants there. The struggle for power continues
between Thrawn and C'Baoth. Karrde leaves Coruscant with Leia to help their friends.
It's issue #17 of 18 and I'm running out of new ways to describe the ever
consistent great work Baron has done in adapting these novels to comic form.
As a rule, a movie made from a novel is inferior to the book it's based upon.
This comic series is one of those rare exceptions where the adaptation does
not disappoint fans of the original work.
Naturally, one must play to the strengths of the medium. Complexities of
politics, master planning and inner struggles take a smaller role here, but
the action and sweeping visuals are brought to life in ways that entrench the
story even further into Star Wars lore.
I was again struck by the ability to tell the story in abbreviated form
without the hint of feeling like anything was being left out. At the same
time, my memories turned to the climactic ending and realized that there's
still a whole lot of story left to jam into a single issue. I don't know how
they'll do it... but I look forward to seeing it (even if it is two months
I've said it before, but the undying attention to detail of Biukovic/Shanower
makes every page a work of art worthy of framing. The accuracy of the
technology and the vibrant life of the biology once again caused me to reread
the book five or six times. (Not to mention the beautiful coloring and
Among the many details I enjoyed this time around: a cantina with as many
stories as Mos Eisley (plus Gonk), the wonderful design of the four-armed
Psadans, a Mara Jade that captures her spirit, Coruscant in the morning, the
overhead shot of Karrde in his chair, and most of all... the best drawn non-
freeze-frame rendering of Carrie Fisher I've ever seen.
There is a danger that HTTE may lose its spot as the best art in Star Wars
comic series in history.
If you don't normally read comics, you should be reading this series. There is
little more a person can ask from an issue other than maybe having his name
spread all over the lettercol. (Oh, wait... it has that too! :)