TIE Fighter #2

TIE Fighter #2 (of 5)

Writer: Jody Houser
Artists: Roge Antonio, and Josh Cassara
Colorists: Arif Prianto, and Neeraj Menon
Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Cover Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards

In the first part of TIE Fighter #2, we see Shadow Squadron engaging a bunch of enemy TIE fighters in the Kudo System. Out numbered, and with their carrier destroyed, Commander Broosh surrenders to the enemy which turns out to be ex-Imperial Admiral Gratloe. He puts them in a holding cell to think over whether they want to join him or not, and they begin their escape. That’s where the first story ends.

The backup story takes place “several days ago” and focuses on Lyttan and his brother Tamu as they talk over holo. They chit chat about family and what they’re up to, nothing too important. Mostly it’s a story to further humanize the characters, though I’m not really bonding with any of them yet. Both stories are extremely short, and getting the story in such tiny pieces really isn’t working for me. There’s not enough story to get me interesting in the individual issues.

The artwork for both stories is fine. It’s easy to follow along with the action and see the emotion on the characters faces. But there’s no jaw dropping panels that cause you to stop and enjoy the artwork. It gets the job done but there’s not much to stop and heap praise on.

With an okay story and good artwork, TIE Fighter #2 isn’t very exciting. The series hasn’t caught my interest yet and I’m not eagerly anticipating the next issue. I’ll read it when it comes out, but this might be a series you should only check out as a trade paperback. I give this one a two and a half out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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