Star Wars The High Republic #4
Written by Cavan Scott
Art by Ario Anindito
Inks by Mark Morales
Colors by Annalisa Leoni
Letters by Ariana Maher
The Rundown: Jedi Knight Keeve Trennis must face off against her former Master to save his life.
Keeve and the other Jedi have been captured by the Drengir with the help of Jedi Master Sskeer. As the Jedi cuts off his fellow Jedi from accessing their powers and abilities, the Drengir decide to tell Avar Kriss their history and their connection both the dark side and the Sith. At the same time, the Hutt corpse taken to Starlight Beacon reveals a Drengir trap that puts the entire station at risk.
With battles being fought on both sides, Keeve must convince her former master that he can fight against the control of the Drengir. A task that might be more difficult that she believes. On the surface, the Jedi will face an even more dangerous threat if they make it away from the Drengir alive.
The Story: Scott is incorporating a lot of different elements into this issue and they do a good job of working together. The main plot is compelling and I enjoy the world building that Scott is doing with the denizens of Starlight Beacon as well as the Drengir. The plot is entertaining and I enjoyed how it played out with both the characters and the conflicts.
The Art: Anindito does some great work with the art in the issue. The characters are visually dynamic and there are great details in every panel.