22 April 2014

Return of the New Jedi Order, Episode VII: Revelations by Tom Taylor and Colin Wilson

Comic trade paperback, n.pag.
Published 2012 (contents: 2011)
Acquired July 2012
Read March 2014
Star Wars: Invasion 3: Revelations

Script: Tom Taylor
Art: Colin Wilson
Colors: Wes Dzioba
Letters: Michael Heisler

Year One of the Invasion (Month 6)
The title of Revelations definitely doesn't lie, as we learn a lot about the various members of the Galfridian family. While Finn trains with an ancient, crazy Jedi Master and tries to prevent an assassination, Kaye and her mother continue their amassing of power on the Outer Rim. It's a shame that this is the last volume of Invasion, as its end definitely sets us up for big events to come, which now never will. But it's a good volume on its own: Finn's escapades on Coruscant are good old-fashioned Star Wars fun (with a twist), while the Galfridian women continue their development into something different, something we've never seen before. I really like the use of the reporter character, too, as well as the development of the "Outer Rim Alliance."

The timeline placement of this series is actually a complete mess: volumes 1 and 2 can't come any sooner than after the events of Dark Tide: Onslaught, because there's no known Yuuzhan Vong activity between Vector Prime and Onslaught. But volume 3 both claims two months have passed since volume 1 and opens with Finn watching a news report from the Battle of Dantooine, which happens in Onslaught. Furthermore, the whole tone of the government response during Invasion is far more like that of Onslaught than what comes later: by the end of Onslaught, Chief Fey'lya is no longer in a state of denial about the invasion, but he is still claiming nothing is wrong in Revelations. I wish I had a good answer to all this, but I do not think there is one!

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