Galaxy’s Edge #5

Galaxy’s Edge #5 (of 5)

Writer: Ethan Sacks
Artist: Will Sliney
Colorists: Dono Sanchez-Almara
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Cover Artist: Tommy Lee Edwards

Galaxy’s Edge #5 comes to an end and, well, it’s okay. Basically the issue circles around a stand off between Kendoh, Dok-Ondar, and the First Order. There’s some running and some intimidation, but most of the issue is explaining the plot rather than action. As is, it sets up the characters for another adventure, if they’re ever given the opportunity.

There’s a couple issues with this one, but it mostly ties to how the whole series was done. Each issue had a gimmick of showing off some other character and some relic or tie to Dok-Ondar. Thus you get a bunch of stories that are very loosely tied to a bigger story – which is the heist for the Sword of Khashyun. By doing all of those smaller stories, you make the overall series convoluted. It takes away time with the new characters which are at the center of the story. In my opinion, Ethan Sacks would have been better off focusing on Kendoh, Remex and Wooro rather than trying to tell a Han Solo story, a Hondo story, an Aphra story, etc. Nevertheless, that’s what they did, and we wound up with some somewhat interesting characters in a story that’s kind of okay. One begins to wonder how much of the issue is higher ups forcing writers to write about Galaxy’s Edge, and how much of it is writers struggling to find ways to do that successfully.

While the story is okay, the artwork is outstanding. Will Sliney did an excellent job with the artwork. It’s gorgeous. And the colors are top notch too. This last issue really shined and looked great. It’s a shame the story wasn’t quite on par.

In the end, I give this issue a three out of five metal bikinis. It’s not terrible, but it’s not great.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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