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Star Wars: Dark Droids #2 (of 5)

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 7 critic ratings.

The horror continues as THE SCOURGE begins to execute its grand plan, orchestrating its droid minions across the galaxy. It learns more with every passing moment, grows stronger…and is selecting the next targets on its path to total dominion over all mechanical intelligence! Standing in its way, only the warrior-priest droid AJAX SIGMA and the sentient droids of the SECOND REVELATION.

Joined by his WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS collaborator Luke Ross, the superstar team carves a new path for the future!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
24 pages
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7 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    This event continues with its chilling tone, mixing mysteries with horror and science fiction, where Scourge’s plan works under everyone’s noses.

    Art is highly detailed and captures the tone and designs of the original Star Wars trilogy, with epic sequences, sci-fi and horror.

  • 100

    Future of the Force

    This comic satisfied the A.I. itch I’ve always had for Star Wars. Yes, Legends did touch on this concept with IG-88, but thankfully, IG-88 didn’t get too far in the old novels. He also did not create a hive mind of droids and only managed to cause minor problems before he was destroyed. Therefore the only caveat I have with this comic is that it takes place in the very narrow (and important) 9-month time gap between Empire and Jedi. Authors need to be very careful when working in this era as they cannot introduce things that could snarl continuity. Return of the Jedi hit theaters in 1983, and nobody could have ever imagined Luke and his friends were dealing with aberrant droids at this time. So everything needs to be delicate when they explore it in 2023.

    Yet, I cannot tell you how excited I am for this side story. I will, of course, be reviewing the following 3 issues. I was also impressed with Charles Soule for giving a callback to an older novel (in the Canon continuity), Star Wars: Last Shot. He mentioned Fyzen Gor and his mad scientist experiment of dismembering droids and sentients alike. For the sole purpose of trying to stitch organic parts with mechanical parts (and vice-versa) like a Star Wars version of Frankenstein. It’s quite a disturbing visual and back then we could only imagine it.

    Now we have comic panels……. And they are gruesome!

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    The scale of this story is one that still feels like it upsets the balance of going into Return of the Jedi and that’s just how my mind works in trying to place it within the context of everything. Beyond just the awkward problem of dealing with the droids but also not dealing with the droids and their issues, the core series so far hasn’t done much in a way. We do see how Scourge is making active moves to secure a better position but it’s a mixed one on whether it’s a good idea or not. This issue isn’t bad at all but against the big picture I’m just not show how it’ll all shake out in the end and just how it fits into everything. It’s effective and mostly done through a kind of narration and it has some great artwork, but the scale just makes me hesitate.

  • 80

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 77

    Major Spoilers

    After Star Wars’ TV forays into Western motifs, spy thrillers, Game of Thrones-style intrigue, and other genre-busting stuff, Star Wars: Dark Droids #2 gives us a creeping tale of horror in the Galactic Empire, and does so with a cracking script and strong art.

    I can’t wait until R2 returns from the void, because there’s gonna be hell to pay!

  • 70

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    Dark Droids #2 is another solid entry. Soule brings a tangible “final boss” feeling that all our heroes must conquer. Doing the main miniseries primarily from the Scourge’s point of view is an inspired choice, with Ross’ art matching the twisted energy being brought to this new and complex entity. A part of me wishes things would kick into high gear quicker, but with so much story left across this core series, four ongoing ones, and another still to come, this Dark Droids saga is largely on the right track.

  • 60

    The Scourge first comes for the metal, but now it’s coming for the meat, as the droid operating system that has been resurrected sets its sights on somehow jumping into a human body in hopes of controlling the Force. Potentially the sacrifice of this being the second installment in the storyline is that the story has to deliver plenty of exposition in favor of narrative momentum, which is made especially convoluted with the incorporation of a droid’s syntax. Despite the last issue teasing that the Scourge has entered C-3PO, that’s still not interesting enough to make this issue feel particularly lively. Still, even if the book largely felt like it was just spinning its wheels, it does tease that the next chapter could be a bit more engaging. Baked into the concept is something relatively campy, so even though we know the book likely won’t come with any major payoffs, it could serve as an entertaining ancillary adventure.

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