Kylo Ren #1

Age of Resistance – Kylo Ren #1

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Cory Hamscher
Colorist: Guru-eFX
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

Kylo Ren #1 is interesting. Kylo goes to some alien world to try and negotiate with some alien species. The thing is, Darth Vader once did this before, and failed. Kylo want to one up him.

Along for the ride is an old stormtrooper who was there the last time with Darth Vader. Kylo fails the negotiation because he loses his temper and just kills the leaders of the alien species. But they keep talking about their god. This is where the fun surprise comes in. Their god is the Zillo beast, or at least a Zillo beast. Like the monster in The Clone Wars TV show, this one is impervious to blaster fire. However, Kylo Ren jumps down its throat and kills it from the inside, then cuts his way out. The issue ends with the old stormtrooper telling Kylo he did better than Vader.

There’s two problems here. Number one, if the Zillo beasts skin is lightsaber proof on the outside, it should probably be lightsaber proof on the inside. Not the organs and muscle, but the skin, so Kylo would have had to crawl back out the throat instead of cutting through the side. Number two, Marvel already did a Darth Vader comic where he jumped down the throat of some monster and cut out from the inside, so this story telling trope is not all that ingenious or new. Nor was there ever any doubt that when the Zillo beast “ate him” it was going to be the death of the monster. So in the end, the story doesn’t really make Kylo any more impressive. He’s just a violent kid with a short temper who likes cutting things with his lightsaber. Was it almost a good story? Maybe.

The artwork, however, is good. In fact it’s really good. The visuals in this one are great. There’s some nice panels showing off the scenery, the action, the characters, etc. The colors are great and the character depictions are good.

Nevertheless, great artwork does not always make up for an okay story. I still give this one a two and a half out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: