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FTN reviews Star Wars: Lost Tribe Of The Sith – Spiral #1

August 10th, 2012 by Christopher Williams Comments

Written by John Jackson Miller

The story of the Lost Tribe has been covered through a series of ebooks telling the story of a band of Sith stranded on the planet Kesh 5,000 years before the Battle of Yavin. These are the same Sith that reappear in the galaxy causing headaches for former Jedi Grandmaster Luke Skywalker in the Fate of the Jedi novels.

This chapter tells the story of the tribe trying to conquer all of Kesh as they’ve been relegated to just one continent. The main characters here are Takara Hilts, daughter of the Sith ruler of Kesh, and Death Spinner; a lower class Sith laborer. We follow the twosome as they end up on a boat bound for a new continent, or so they think.

I had high hopes for this series since it explores a different side of the Star Wars Expanded Universe than works centered around the Jedi Order, any Republic new or old or the Empire. Unfortunately this book fell kind of flat. The problem is there isn’t much going on here. I understand a first issue must set up the story, the only problem is there isn’t much story happening here.

I found myself getting bored with the characters, their surroundings and their mission. I didn’t find a character to latch onto and care about and  I’m still not quite sure about their mission. The art here is good, but not great. Overall I just don’t know where this book is trying to take us and the cliffhanger at the end was more of a “why should I care moment?” than it was a “I must get the next issue!” moment. With all the great Star Wars comics out there I’m not sure this one is worth the price of admission.

2 out of 5 nerds.

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Christopher is self-billed as the World's Coolest Nerd (meaning he wears glasses and is clumsy, but he never earned good marks in school). He loves all things Star Wars and superhero related such as comics, books, cartoons and movies. He's a husband and father who somehow manages to keep up with his pastimes since his day job mainly consists of sitting around a store with not much to do. He's very outspoken and wants to share his opinions with the world, or at least his fellow nerds. You can follow him on Twitter @AUDone44.