The beginning comic in the new arc threw me for quite a loop, as I read it.
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I automatically thought the jumper was Kerra, even with the shades, so it wasn't so much a surprise that it was her, but rather that she was working with Daiman. Did I miss something in the previous arcs? I mean, I can see her prize is rather big, and for that she might consider working with Daiman. I did like that development, though. I think it was a risk and, considering the story, I think it was worth it.
Also of note was Wayman, and the deeper look into the structure of Odion's army. It was a good display of show-don't-tell, and I'm excited to see more of that, maybe just as much as the story itself.
Another commendable thing was the art. I don't keep track of these things, so I don't know/can't remember if the artists are from before, but the inside was quite pleasing to the eye. So, too, was the front cover. Well drawn with no odd quirks that made the previous covers slightly weird. It may not have been particularly out-there art, something that set it apart, and so it felt more like the safe option, but it was well drawn.
As has been noted of Knight Errant in the past, the poor cover art may contribute to it not doing well - so I'm glad that this is a good one, in the hope that more people will pick it up (despite the fact that it's more than a little inaccurate).
I am a Star Wars fan. That doesn't mean that I hate or love Jar Jar. That doesn't mean I hate or love Lucas, or agree or disagree 100% with him. That doesn't mean I prefer the PT over the OT, or vice versa. That doesn't mean I hate the EU, or even love all of it. These are not prerequisites. Being a man is not a prerequisite. Being a geek is not a prerequisite. The only prerequisite is that I love something about Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan.
Life is like the Force - Luke Skywalker, Crucible. Damn straight I am.