Kerra Holt is a Jedi behind enemy lines. Stuck in Sith domains with no outside contact, how well Kerra be the hero she is meant to, find out after the jump. . .
STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT: ESCAPE #1
Writer: John Jackson Miller
Artist: Marco Castiello w/Andrea Chella
Inker: Vincenzo Acunzo
Colorist: Michael Atiyah
Letterer: Michael Heisler
Cover Artist: Benjamin Carr
Editor: Dave Marshall
Publisher: Dark Horse
Previously in Knight Errant: In an era where the Republic is young and the Sith many, young Jedi Knight Kerra Holt has been abandoned in a region of space controlled by warring Sith brothers, Daimon and Odion. After wreaking some havoc in Daimon’s realm, Kerra has now set her sights on Odion’s death cult.
TWISTS WITHIN SCHEMES WITHIN PLANS
With back to back reveals in the first few pages, this book seems to have its own idea of where it wants to go. Kerra wants to take down Odion’s cult from the inside, but in the meantime she has information she needs from him anyhow. Odion himself is about as bad as the Sith come, needing to kill people just to maintain some semblance of sanity, and the extra twist he gets because of this should make for a good villain. The final page drops a huge bomb on Kerra, giving her the info she was looking for but not that which she expected and setting up a book I am looking forward to.
ALIENS ARE COOL
Unfortunately, most of the primary characters of this series seem to be human. That doesn’t mean we don’t get some pretty cool aliens whenever Castiello has the chance. With some classics, some under-used, and some that I don’t even know about we do get a decent amount of awesome looking aliens, though many of them suffer from the Sith paradigm of having to be red, leaving a fairly monochromatic cast on many panels. This does help the main characters really stand out though, and with mostly red backgrounds, it does hit a point as to who we really need to care about, so a good thing, all said and done.
BOTTOM LINE: Looks Fun
Coming into this with no knowledge of the first two arcs, I thought I may have a problem understanding some of it, but no the characters and motivations are given just enough details that I was never wanting for more. As a starting point for Knight Errant and Kerra Holt, Escape does a good job and earns 4 out of 5 stars.