The squadron has mixed emotions as Baron Fel joins the team, while a mission to Corellia is launched to rescue Wedge's sister.
Once again, Stackpole does a great job of taking the reader into the world of
the New Republic where policy is carried out... not created. For a comic, it's
unique to see character development through inner conflict like dealing with
frequent death and forgiving an enemy. Despite some great space and land
action, this title continues to be a character driven ensemble, which Michael
While I criticized last issue for the numerous cameos making the SW universe
feel smaller, it looks as though the Fel-Wedge relationship is going to play a
an important role in the plot rather than just a ploy to tie everything
The introduction to the Fel family not only gives us some understanding of why
Soontir is the man he is today, but also lets us know that his decisions and
sacrifices have made him arise above his upbringing. (I think the title
carries double meaning.)
I absolutely loved the subtle "bug bite" subplot. I do think we've seen quite
enough of the kidnapping plots in the SW universe.
In mid-range to close-up views of the characters, Hall has done a pretty good
job. There is some good detail and some realistic looking poses. This seems to
fall apart as characters move into the distance. I know firsthand that people
in the distance can be quite a challenge, but these seem to be very out of
place. They look like they belong in the Batman Animated Adventures universe.
I'd also consider the space scenes to be below average.
McNamee's coloring makes use of solid colors for shading rather than fully
gradient shading. (ie: there is a clear line in the shading, rather than a
seamless flow of a light shade to dark) This style looks nice on small to
medium panels, but is less effective as the art gets bigger. It's especially
distracting on near full-page panels and large close ups.
Nadeau's cover is nice enough to frame!
This one is weaker than the last few issues, only because those were
outstanding. The writing is great, but the average art has room for