Issue: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: War #1
Release Date: January 11, 2012
Writer: John Jackson Miller
Pencils: Andrea Mutti
Inks: Gigi Baldassini
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Cover: Benjamin Carré
Publisher: Dark Horse
The setting, art, and story of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: War #1 make for a very fast-paced and exciting read — if you like war-ravaged craziness, with lots of explosions, that is.
Oh my, Carrick is such an unlikely hero! To the point where I’m not sure if I really like him. Set in the chaos of the Mandalorian Wars, our protagonist is essentially a Conscientious Objector. Literally, a pacifist, who happens to have a bit of Jedi training (he failed out), Carrick is saving babies during the Republic’s version of D-Day.
The storming of the beach was exactly D-Day, we all got that. The joke about cooking Mandalorians in the shell made me LOL. It was my first giggle of the comic (maybe my only, but that’s okay — there was a lot of action and some good insight into the characters).
Knowing the gist of the setting going into, the story just flied right off the bat. It was a super fast read.
But, but… I like violence. I’m okay with it anyways, especially in my fantasy/fiction. So, why is our hero a pacifist? I wanted him to be crash bang exploding with the best of ‘em. Not protecting the ENEMY. Ugh.
I like Captain Morvis. I think he’s proficient and hardcore.
Carrick is accused of warning the enemy, basically being a traitor. But as it turns out, the Navy is led into a trap. Whereas Captain Morvis and crew were interested in oblitorating anyone over the idea of taking prisoners, now he and Carrick have survived the Mando attack. And the Mandalorians are quite okay with taking prisoners!
This comic is a fun and fast read, but I’m not so sure if I really care for Carrick, or care about him. The cliffhanger ending has piqued my interest, however. And I would happily continue to read the next in the series.
Overall, I give it 3 out of 5 stars: good writing, good plot development, good action.
Rating: 3 / 5 Stars