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Star Wars: Dark Droids #5 (of 5)

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Based on 5 critic ratings.


The final triumph of THE SCOURGE!

How can THE REBELLION & THE EMPIRE combat such a threat?

UNLIKELY ALLIES join forces to fight the greater evil invading the galaxy!

And what is the final fate of warrior droid Ajax Sigma?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Future of the Force

    The action and storylines are amazing. Everything was perfect, except for the final conclusion. Quite an intellectual conundrum. While Soule did leave a huge opening for a continuation in the future, I wanted to see the Scourge do more than almost succeed. What would that look like? I’m not brilliant enough of a storyteller to devise a better vision. Yet, maybe nobody can. Maybe I should just be thankful for the attempt. A for effort.

  • 70

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    The final issue of the Dark Droids crossover has plenty of epic moments but is over too quickly and is spread too thin to get really exciting.

  • 70

    The Fandom Post

    All in all, I’d say that the event itself was serviceable and that some of the books handled things better than others – and especially the main book. The Star Wars series gave us some good stuff with Lando and Lobot but it pushed a lot of coincidences. Vader’s storyline took some interesting turns with his control of the Force but felt like it floundered a bit. Aphra had some of the better material but was underutilized considering her connection to the Spark Eternal – which I already hated from past Aphra issues. And don’t get me started on the awkwardness of D-Squad and just everything about it even as it became central to everything. I didn’t go in with high hopes, or any hopes, and wasn’t disappointed because it could have been so much worse. It had better stories in the other books than I expected and that helped, but it still was an even that shouldn’t have happened.

  • 60

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 40

    After months of readers witnessing the Scourge trying to find a way to spread through droids, hybroids, and eventually into organics, the journey culminates in this final issue of Dark Droids in a way that is entirely underwhelming, though also satisfying in that this finale confirms the feeling that this whole event has been largely a superficial excursion. Looking back on the whole experience, the event feels like an extension of what fans witnessed of L3-37 in Solo: A Star Wars Story, in that a droid aimed to elevate itself from merely its metal body and into a higher form, but rather than embracing the overall absurdity of such a premise to make for something entertaining, the concept was injected with existential and spiritual silliness than never felt as sophisticated as it wanted to be. Spread out over more than two dozens issues, the Dark Droids event could have been cut in half and been far more successful than its ultimate form. The most successful Star Wars comics embrace elements that exist in the margins of the Skywalker Saga and elevate those iconic stories and characters, and had Dark Droids taken that approach, it feasibly could have worked, but the inclusion of everyone from Luke, Leia, and Lando to Darth Vader to Beilert Valance just undercut any impact the concept could have made by stretching itself too thin. While the crossover event wasn’t a disaster from top to bottom, as we were given isolated and engaging issues, this finale failed to send the story out on a fulfilling note and instead feels like a shrug that readers have been suffering through for months.

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