The Last Jedi #5

The Last Jedi Adaptation #5 (of 6)

Writer: Gary Whitta
Artist: Michael Walsh
Colorist: Mike Spicer
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera
Variant Cover: David Lopez

The Last Jedi #5 brings us closer to the end of this mini-series, though I’m not really sure who the market is for these adaptations. There’s nothing extra in this issue. Nothing beyond what’s already in the movie, and with the comic art being on par with newspaper comic strips, there’s nothing visually to make it worthwhile. It’s just a straight adaptation that offers less than what the movie provided.

The issue begins in Snoke’s throne room and ends with Rey’s entrance on Crait shooting down three TIE fighters. As far as a straight comic adaptation of a movie goes, Gary Whitta did a good job of boiling the story down to its essentials. And as far as newspaper style comic art goes, Michael Walsh did a good job of translating those visuals into his style. I’m just not a fan of the style, especially with an adaptation. If there is one type of comic that just begs for stunning artwork, it’s an adaptation, and Marvel has failed at this with every turn, and there’s been no shortage of Star Wars movie and book adaptations.

With no bonus scenes, no extras, and so-so artwork, I can’t recommend this comic to anyone. With just one more issue to go, it’s pretty safe to say that this adaptation is skippable. I give The Last Jedi #5 a two out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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