*So, this is the first chapter in the Tales of the Jedi Companion.
*Ood Bnar decides to start at the beginning: “Out of the Great Void, came the universe.”
*So, we don’t really have anything like a creation myth for the GFFA, do we? Unless that’s what The Fourth Precept is. And after reading the DotJ stuff, I don’t think it is.
*So, Ood rambles about the Force for a minute and then about the invention of Hyperspace travel and how it was way overpriced if all it was going to do was give you weird stories about Xim the Despot and how he’s not surprised it’s defunct.
*So, then he turns it over to some Jedi Minstrels (God . . . could there be lamer Jedi than Jedi Agricultural Specialists? Yes. Just add lutes.)
*So, then we get seven mostly double columned pages to retell the Beast Wars, the Saga of Nomi and the Freedon Nadd Uprising.
*So, this is a lot more detailed than the Chronicles of the Old Republic, obviously. Even my favorite TotJ character, Finhead Stonebone, gets a mention.
*But this is all by the way. We know this story and this doesn’t really make it any better, though you might think it would.
*Well . . . bad as the visuals are in the TotJ comics at least they’re better than this workmanlike prose.
*CANONICAL STATUS: This patchwork assemblage of various texts is to be considered almost entirely fabricated. This work is NOT RECOMMENDED as a historical resource.
*Warned against. 1 star.
George R. Strayton
*Next time, Tales of the Jedi Companion: Jedi. Chapter two!