Supreme Leader Snoke #1

Age of Resistance – Supreme Leader Snoke #1

Writer: Tom Taylor
Penciller: Leonard Kirk
Inker: Cory Hamscher
Colorist: Guru-eFX
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Cover Artist: Phil Noto

In Supreme Leader Snoke #1, we see him training his apprentice, Kylo Ren. They head to Dagobah for the training, and along the way, we see just how cruel and heartless Snoke was.

First they do a little training on some random planet where Snoke throws Kylo off a cliff and expects him to save himself with the Force. Kylo succeeds, and then they head off to Dagobah to the dark side cave in the swamp. There Kylo faces off against Luke Skywalker, who he kills. But then he’s confronted by his mother and father. Snoke wants Kylo to kill them, but he can’t. However, he does trick Snoke into thinking he’s done so. He also destroys the dark side cave.

So, what did we learn from this one? First off, Kylo knows how to use the Force to prevent himself from dying from a great height. Secondly, The Last Jedi was not the first time he had tricked Snoke. We also learned that Snoke did not show any compassion toward Kylo in his training. Their relationship was anything but kind. It makes you wonder why Kylo would ever seek Snoke out to begin with. It’s also interesting that this comic further underlines that Snoke respects and fears Luke Skywalker. He also thinks much more of Luke than Kylo.

How important any of this really is to the greater story is hard to say at this point. While Kylo hesitates to kill some Force apparition of his parents, he does end up killing his dad in The Force Awakens. He ends up sparing his mom in The Last Jedi, but there’s still one more movie to go. Will he turn to the light? And if so, is this comic somehow an important piece to that puzzle? To be honest, I think the comics are overplaying their hand and are too hamstrung to tell any meaningful stories. They can’t delve into the information we really want until The Rise of Skywalker comes out. Until then, we end up with stories like this which provide scraps, but nothing really satisfying.

I give this comic a two and a half out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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