Friday, September 6, 2019

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple #1

The most interesting aspect of the first issue of the new Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple are the first few pages as we seen an Inquisitor arrive on the Battlefield. Sent by the Emperor, Second Sister discovers a group of Stormtroopers in a bunker fighting the last hold out of the locals, unable to move forward, and frightened of a legend growing in their midst that a Jedi exists on the other side.

From there the comic drops back into extended flashbacks for the remainder of the issue introducing us to the calm Jedi Master Eno Cordova and his impulsive Padawan Cere Junda (who nearly ruins a peaceful negotiations in an unrelated story that introduces the pair). When a temple is discovered on the planet Ontotho, the Jedi are sent to investigate.

The mystery at the beginning, and again at the end where things go wrong in the jungle, work fairly well. However, the flashbacks which make up the majority of the issue are rather bland. While I'm interested in the story, like Cere I am impatient and I do want to pace to speed up considerably. For fans.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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