Knight Errant: Deluge Part 3 of 5
Script: John Jackson Miller
Pencils: Iban Coello
Inks: Sergio Abad
Colours: Michael Atiyeh
I’ve been wanting to follow a Star Wars series or two for quite some time now, but I just didn’t know where to start. Luckily for me, the opportunity to review a few Star Wars titles came along so I jumped on that chance.
Now as you can tell, this was part three of a five-part series so there were parts where I was a little confused, but that’s to be expected if you haven’t read the other books leading up to this. This particular series takes place during “The Old Republic”. For those of you who don’t know when that is, it’s basically 25,000-1,000 years before the Battle of Yavin(Star Wars Episode IV).
In Knight Errant: Deluge we follow Jedi Knight Kerra Holt as she tries to free her home, Aquilaris from the oppression of the Sith. She has returned to find that many of the sea farmers have become addicted to a drug called “deluge”, which saps all desire. Meanwhile, Captain Jenn Devaad and her “Devil Squadron” work as an advance team for Grace Command, a mission that provides supplies to those under the Sith oppressio. But things go awry for Jenn when Zodoh the Hutt returns and captures her and her “Devil Squadron”. Will she have to betray her alliance in Kerra Holt for her freedom, or will she find another way out?
I’m not going to spoil anything, actually I can’t spoil anything but I will say it was an okay read. Some of the dialogue was a little confusing at times and Miller didn’t really set any sort of pace here. Also, I don’t know if I buy the whole “drug-addicted” storyline. It’s freakin Star Wars, not “The Wire”. The art, on the other hand was vibrant and colourful. Big ups to Atiyeh with the colours on this one. The dogfight scenes were a pleasure to look at and to be honest, they were what really made the comic enjoyable for me.
New Reader Accessibility: 3Â You are going to have to do a bit of research with this one, being the third part of the series and all.
Recommendation: Borrow itÂ I wouldn’t buy this comic, then again I haven’t read the other two of the series. There are some better Star Wars comics out there, like the Invasion series which I highly recommend.