Dark Temple #1

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple #1 (of 5)

Writer: Matthew Rosenberg
Artist: Paolo Villanelli
Colorist: Arif Prianto
Letterer: Joe Sabino
Cover Artist: Marco Checchetto

Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple #1 kicks off a five part mini-series that’s supposed to tie-in somehow to the video game. The comic opens with an Inquisitor, then goes back in time before the Clone Wars to show a Jedi and his padawan on some missions. How this ties together, however, is not yet clear.

The issue opens with the Inquisitor showing up on a battlefield, bossing people around, and launching an attack toward an unknown enemy. There’s rumors that there was a lightsaber seen, which is why the Inquisitor is there. One thing I noticed right off the bat is that the artwork was a little hard to follow, and the dialog was a little rough and awkward. The story then switches gears to years ago as this Jedi and his padawan try to negotiate between some monks and some Trandoshans. The padawan does a poor job and ends up fighting all the Trandoshans. They return to the temple and the Jedi council reprimands her. Regardless, they send her and her master on another mission. They go off to meet some group of people in order to negotiate rights to explore a temple. Along the way they are ambushed and attacked. The padawan rushes off, gets separated from her master, returns and they’re all knocked out.

As the story goes, I have to admit I could care less about another story about a brash, wreckless padawan who rushes into things and gets into trouble. It’s been done before and it’s boring at this point. The dialog isn’t that great, either. The artwork can be confusing to follow at times with the action, but visually it looks pretty good. All in all, it’s probably better than the story so far.

As the first of five issues, I’m hoping this story gets better as this one wasn’t off to the best start. I give this one a three out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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