“Star Wars: Revelations 1 teased a lot about what may happen. But it was not the game-changing “future direction of Star Wars” that I was hoping for,” says Max Nocerino in his review
One of the reasons I am reviewing this large one-shot comic is that it teased the emergence of what I initially interpreted as Artificial Superintelligence. (But contained in a droid body and not the Spark Eternal. Ajax Sigma was a droid who did what every sci-fi set fears. A droid uprising.
Thankfully the Jedi of The High Republic put it down rather quickly (reinforcing my belief that droid uprisings are standard and not usually a problem.) Yet now, Ajax is back and that creepy spider-thing on Mustafar, the Eye of Webbish Bog has warned Darth Vader that the end of the galaxy is near. So, it’s kind of like the canon equivalent of Abeloth. Only instead of a Force-strong monstrosity, it is a droid revolutionary.
EYE OF THE WEBBISH BOG
Ajax’s entrance was very forced and anti-climactic. Similar to how Ultron just started walking around and making threats early in Avengers: Age of Ultron. There is something to be said about building up a villain and I feel they have failed in that respect. I like the design of the Eye of Webbish Bog as it is grotesque and eerie. But sometimes the art in this comic gets lazy and poorly drawn in some panels. It’s almost like different artists are working on the same thing. Or an artist who gets less enthusiastic about drawing certain parts of the story. Also, I don’t particularly appreciate how the comic is structured with the upper half containing the pictures and dialogue. But then making a huge two-page spread of sorts. It’s distracting and takes the eye away from what’s happening. I prefer neat panels when reading a comic.
VADER & THE EYE
The issue has teased a lot about what may happen, but it was not the game-changing “future direction of Star Wars” that I was hoping for. Ajax Sigma is nothing special and may come down to whatever the Fermata Cage is imprisoning to wow me. Though I did love the interaction between Vader and the Eye. That’s really what made it worthwhile for me.
6 out of 10 Death Stars.
Star Wars: Revelations #1, written by Marc Guggenheim and illustrated by Salvador Larroca, Paco Medina, and more, with a cover by Phil Noto is published by Marvel Comics and is available to buy now!
Max Nocerino is a regular Staff Writer for The Future of the Force. He is a passionate Star Wars fan and loves the literature of the galaxy far, far away. Follow him on Twitter where he shares his love of the Force frequently!