Review: Dark Times – Fire Carrier #4

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Script: Randy Stradley
Art: Gabriel Guzman
Colors: Garry Henderson
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Douglas Wheatley

The chase continues in this penultimate chapter of Dark Times—Fire Carrier! The Arkinneans will stop at nothing to protect their plans, and Masters K’Kruhk and Zao will stop at nothing to protect the younglings. Randy Stradley and Gabriel Guzman let the action out to play and they don’t let up.

Dark Times – Fire Carrier #4

The script this time around is quick and full of information. Stradley jumps all over the place, following the Arkinneans, helping the younglings, and even takes the time to bring in another interested party. The Darth Vader side of the story looks to be going nowhere, but I’ll keep my hopes up that something exciting will result from it next month. When all is said and done, we’re left at a stand off, and I’m going to be anxious to see how this miniseries concludes.

Gabriel Guzman keeps his best coming, filled with a range of expressions and action galore. The uses of the Force still need some better illustration, but no other details, no matter how small, go unattended. If there weren’t enough alien faces already filling the pages, some natives enter the fray and they aren’t entirely thrilled about it. And for a race that doesn’t speak, the script relies entirely on the skills of the artist to capture the creatures’ intentions, and Guzman doesn’t come up short.

This was a great issue, capturing everything that makes a single issue worth every cent. Here’s to the next issue and a strong finish!

4/5 Kath Hounds

Advanced Review Copy (ARC) courtesy of Dark Horse. All staff members can be contacted at staff@eucantina.net.

About the Author

Lawrence Davis joined EUCantina.net near its start, served as one of the original hosts for EUCast, and now reviews Star Wars comics since he consumes too many comics each week. He grew up watching the Star Wars films over and over again, and he dived into the EU after reading the X-wing book series and the New Jedi Order novel, Conquest.