Star Wars: The High Republic #8 by Cavan Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is some classic Star Wars action. It’s Jedi vs Drengir with the fate of the galaxy in the balance!
I’ll be honest, I’m surprised that the Drengir have been defeated in a comic, given that they were introduced in a novel. That’s no bad thing, I’m glad that the story is crossing media in this way. That said, I wonder I this is the last we’ll actually see of the Drengir, given that they’re now in stasis at the heart of Starlight Beacon (I keep wanting to call it the Starlight Citadel, but that’s something else entirely, from a whole other fictional universe). Surely it’s only a matter of time before the station suffers a major power loss and the Drengir get free. After all, when we first met the Drengir they were trapped on a space station…
But this is good stuff. This is the Jedi in their prime, which is what we were promised with the High Republic. This arc got very dark in places, so to end it on such a note of light and hope feels good.
That said, it actually ends by setting up the next arc, and it seems like that’s going to be just as dark.
The art, as ever, is excellent, and Phil Noto’s cover is simply gorgeous.
The High Republic continues to be a high point for the new Star Wars canon.
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