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April 13, 2013 / minusbar

Book Review: The Lost Tribe of the Sith, by John Jackson Miller


Book Review: “The Lost Tribe of the Sith” by John Jackson Miller

This was yet another fun entry in the Star Wars and Darkhorse graphic novel library. Although this particular one wasn’t my favorite, there is still a lot to like here. John Jackson Miller has created a unique and fun entry in the Star Wars mythos that stands out in a crowded collection of Star Wars comics, especially with the younger audience.

An ambitious Sith rebel, Spinner, is about to upset the balance of a lost tribe of Sith. When he is arrested for treason and sent away on a prisoner vessel, thoughts of overcoming his station, destroying the Tribe, and even finding a way to escape into the galaxy lead Spinner to a powerful, long-forgotten weapon. A rival stowaway Sith on that same vessel has her own ideas about the future of the Tribe. They don’t need eradication; they need a new leader – her!

Although this may be branded as a Sith tale, I can tell you that none of these characters felt at all like a Sith. Heck, even the ancient Sith seemed more like a guy who was a little grumpy in the morning more than anything else. This will probably irk the die-hards as these baddies felt more like Sith-lite than dark jedi’s.  This not necessarily all bad though. Once I accepted that this was a lighter Star Wars property I then began to read it with my nephew. He’s a big Star Wars and Superhero buff and he went crazy watching the fights unfold on the pages. This one would not fit my usual cup of tea, but it was a nice change of pace I didn’t really mind it.

The illustration style for this comic isn’t as dark or edgy as many other Darkhorse comics. The pages felt a lot of classic 90’s cartoons, not bad, but also not amazing. It was just nostalgic, like a classic throwback. It was a fun entry to visit, but I do not suspect I’ll be breaking the bank on this one.




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  1. Theo / Jul 26 2013 3:03 am

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