Review – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – War #5 of 5
Script: John Jackson Miller
Pencils: Andrea Mutti
Inks: Pierluigi Baldassini
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Benjamin Carre
Zayne is on a last-ditch effort to save the young Jedi from the grasp of Kace as he looks to expand his ranks, there’s a whole plant in question for the Mandalorian control and only a brave group can stop them. With so much on the line is it possible for the bad luck of Zayne to stay at bay or will this all go horribly wrong?
Fortunately this isn’t a cliffhanger ending, we’re in the final chapter of the War series and it’s a tense issue, after using soup and mind games to chase off an entire crew, they’re off to Dantooine to showdown with Kace. The plan is strong and with an entire armory at hand they’re privileged to all the tools they need for the biggest ruse of their lives in this ongoing arms race of the Mandalorian knights.
Miller delivers attention to the holes in the story that opened up, making sure to close out the drama with Kace in full and deliver some heated conflict in the process. We also see some follow-up to everyone after this whole story breaks out giving some resolve until the next time we visit this conflict and universe for more action. The only shortcoming is the big battle, Zayne isn’t a man of conflict and it shows, even in his most violent moment everything feels like he’s just buying time for something more to happen. He has the potential to deliver as we see in so many battles where he’s able to disarm and bring enemies to surrender and it would be nice to see that spotlight come to full light in the future.
We don’t know what happens to Zayne next, just that he’s on another journey, the team did a great job delivering a concentrated story in such a small span.
Release date: May 9th, 2012
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