The Last Jedi #6

The Last Jedi Adaptation #6 (of 6)

Writer: Gary Whitta
Artists: Michael Walsh, and Josh Hixson
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Cover Artists: Mahmud Asrar, and Frankie D’Armata
Variant Cover: Mike Mayhew

The Last Jedi #6 brings the adaptation to an end. Like it or love it, this is it.

Opening this issue up was a bit of a shock factor. I forgot how bad the art for this adaptation was. And while that’s a harsh thing to say, it’s not a statement that everyone will agree with. Art is a very subjective thing. For me, the art in this adaptation just does not work at all. It looks more like a really well done newspaper strip comic than a Marvel comic. It’s not something you look at and find yourself blown away by the quality, they style, or the visual splendor. The artist do capture the action, the scenes and the likenesses of the characters, but it’s a very specific cartoony style. Some of the panels are simpler than others (ie. less detail), while others get more focus and attention. But all of that aside, the stark whiteness of Crait in those first few pages is shocking. It looks so empty. So lacking. It’s an odd choice, especially since some of those white backgrounds should be the blue sky and not the stark white salt flats of Crait.

Not all of the art is underwhelming though. The scene of Finn and Rose kissing is well done and hits the right dramatic chord. The two page spread of Luke standing before the First Order walkers is pretty cool. There’s a couple good images of Kylo, one of them with blackened eyes that’s fairly haunting. And the porg is spot on. The last two panels of Luke in the sunset feature some gorgeous coloring.

As for the story, the dialog is different here and there, and there’s some added narration in spots. There’s no new scenes, but the extra bit of narration from Luke is nice. Yet it’s not really enough to warrant going out and buying the comic.

With hit and miss art, and a story we’ve all seen on the big screen, it’s hard to see the merit in buying this comic adaptation. Hard core collectors will want it, but even die hard Star Wars fans won’t have much of a reason for picking this one up, not unless you can get it for free or a deep discount. As is, I give The Last Jedi #6 a three out of five metal bikinis, and the adaptation as a whole is one you can skip if you don’t want to waste the money.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

 

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