Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #2 by Daniel José Older
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This issue picks up right where the last left off and plunges us directly into a battle between the Jedi padawans and the Nihil…but not before Master Yoda and Torban “Buckets Of Blood” Buck to help out. We learn that Torban Buck is a medic and he earned his nickname “Buckets Of Blood” due to his endeavours to keep people’s blood inside them and that he actually hates fighting.
Yoda sneaks on board the Nihil’s ship to rescue Zeen’s friend Krix, where we discover that the Nihil are being led by Marhcion Ro, the Eye of the Nihil…although if you hadn’t read Light Of The Jedi you wouldn’t know this as he’s never identified in the narrative. Yoda also discovers a box that contains a mysterious purple glowing something. Curiouser and curiouser…
The writing is fast paced, and perhaps a little too fast paced at times…there are moments when we could do with slowing down a little and getting our bearings…but given that all this is taking place during both an Emergence and a Nihil attack the confusion seems appropriate. The art is also great, not a style I would usually prefer, but it suits the book well.
This continues to be a great book and I’m looking forward to reading more.