Review: Lost Tribe of the Sith – Spiral #4

Script: John Jackson Miller
Pencils: Andrea Mutti
Inks: Pierluigi Baldassini
Colors: Michael Atiyeh
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Paul Renaud

The Sith Lord Dreypa has released an unstoppable menace against the people of the planet Kesh.  Sith, slave and Keshiri alike are all in terrible danger from this unspeakable, Lovecraftian horror that the ancient Sith Lord has unleashed upon them and their planet.

Lost Tribe of the Sith: Spiral #4

Dreypa is after the most valuable thing on Kesh, a starship.  With it he can finally escape his imprisonment on the planet Kesh and return to the galaxy, thousands of years after he left it.  The only thing that stands between Dreypa and the unaware galaxy is the remains of the Sith Tribe and the Doomed.

Andrea Mutti has drawn the Leviathians unlike any Star Wars creature we have ever seen.  They are like something out of nightmare.  They do worse than eat you, they devour your life force leaving you just a drained husk.

The majority of this issue is the Leviathian’s stomping over the Sith forces, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t have a story.  The Tribe of the Sith are not exactly the same as we see the Sith across the rest of the Saga.  They are by no means selfless like the Jedi but here we do see them acting less Sithly.  They face a common enemy for the first time in a long time, and it brings out different sides of each of them.

The issue ends with a question, are we seeing the first part of selfless sacrifice to save the greater galaxy or the act of a coward who is running in the face of certain death?  With these characters, you can’t be too sure one way or the other.  Whatever they may be, they are still Sith.

3.5/5 Kath Hounds

 

About the Author

Paul joined the EUCantina staff in 2012, combining his love of Star Wars and his obsession with comic books. He has been a Star Wars fan since the early 80's and is always finding a way to tie Star Wars into every facet of his life. Paul lives in Virginia. He loves movies, plays guitar and is TK-5990, a proud member of the 501st Legion.