Je n'aime pas dans les vieux films américains quand les conducteurs ne regardent pas la route. Et de ratage en ratage, on s'habitue à ne jamais dépasser le stade du brouillon. La vie n'est que l'interminable répétition d'une représentation qui n'aura jamais lieu.

111 Star Wars Stories You Can't Live Without: 2. Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire!

Naga Sadow’s Rube Goldberg plan is about to go into effect in the sequel to The Golden Age of the Sith.  Ludo Kressh lives up to his name by being the most ridiculous villain in the history of comic books (yes, worse than you, Calendar Man; this is a day you will long remember! Well, wait . . .).  Naga Sadow blows up everything he can get his hands on, including a star and Ludo Kressh three times.  Gav and Jori Daragon lose all semblance of acting like rational human beings.  And, oh, yes, a floating brain in a big jar dies; is this a leitmotif?  Because, seriously, the death of the brain would be a good leitmotif for these books.  Wait, how did Gav fall to the Dark Side again?  Accidentally, was it? 

On the plus side, the art is still incredible.  The battle for Coruscant is incredibly vibrant and all the minor non-human characters have great character just in the way they’re drawn. 

MOMENT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT:  A legitimately awesome one this time, instead of an awful one.  Aarba the Hutt’s death is so awesome as to make me actually want to consider Planet of Twilight’s absurd assertion about Hutt Jedi.  Bring it!  “AAARUHHH . . . CRUSH YOU . . .”  Hell, yeah! 

Next time, back to the main project as we take another large leap in time, jumping a bit over 900 years closer to the Battle of Yavin.  Join me next time for A Tale from the Dark Side as we gear up for a new era!

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