Star Wars The High Republic #6
Written by Cavan Scott
Art by Georges Jeanty
Inks by Karl Story
Colors by Annalisa Leoni
Letters by Joe Caramagna
The Rundown: Avar Kriss continues to fight the Drengir threat as Jedi Trennis looks for a possible advantage within her former master.
The battle against the Drengir continues as the creatures take root on multiple planets killing all organic life. Avar Kriss and her allies continue to fight alongside the Hutt Myarga to stop the creatures. The Jedi Council questions the alliance, but its results cannot be denied. Unfortunately, Jedi Master Sskeer is having his own fight with the Drengir internally. One that he’s losing by the minute. Trennis refuses to leave his side and wants desperately to know why her former master is losing his connection to the Force.
With the battle taking a dark turn, Avar calls for backup from Starlight Beacon. With all available Jedi on their way to fight, Trennis decides that the key to stopping the Drengir advance lies within her former master. In order to get answers, Trennis must travel to where Sskeer’s consciousness is being kept and learn more about the root mind that controls the Drengir. As their presence in the root mind affects the Drengir in the real world, Sskeer makes a decision to sever his connection, but not before the Jedi get the information that they need.
The Story: Scott does a great job of keeping the tension and action at a high with this story. The plot moves really well and keeps the reader engaged as the characters find themselves on the defensive while also working to find a solution. I like the characters of Trennis and her connection to Sskeer enhances the drama and stakes of the story. The Avar Kriss story doesn’t get explored that much, but it does serve as an entertaining counter balance with her teaming with a Hutt. I like the progression of the story and how it comes to a great and harrowing cliffhanger.
The Art: Jeanty does great work with the art in this issue. The action is almost non-stop so the art has to convey both movement and emotion. Something Jeanty does really well as the story builds to its climax.