Script: John Jackson Miller
Pencils: Andrea Mutti
Inks: Pierluigi Baldassini
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Paul Renaud
John Jackson Miller’s Lost Tribe of the Sith makes the jump this week from novel to comic book. Spiral picks up after the events of the novel.
We begin with a festival celebrating the anniversary of the Sith arrival on Kesh, and with something straight out of a Batman comic, a group of masked jesters are up to no good. The leader, Spinner, has his own plans for who should be in charge, but the Sith Patrol Officer Takara is there to stop him.
Issue #1 ends with a glimpse of a side of Kesh we have never seen before, and how that society has evolved over the centuries without the direct Sith influence.
Andrea Mutti’s art presents a much different version of Kesh than what I pictured while reading the novel. It still feels appropriate to what was described though.
Miller’s writing carries the same pacing and tone from the novel. It is the same voice from the novel now carried over into the comic. It helps to unify this story with the novel.
My favorite part of the Lost Tribe of the Sith story is the exploration of the Sith society. What would a society built on the philosophies of the dark side be like? This idea is carried forward into the comic as well.
The first issue of Spiral stands equally with the other published chapters in the Lost Tribe of the Sith story.