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Star Wars: Dark Droids - D-Squad #1 (of 4)

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A terrible scourge is corrupting the galaxy’s droids! To fight this menace, ARTOO-DETOO has to assemble a team of droid heroes: THE D-SQUAD!

Filled with guest stars from across the galaxy, including a special appearance (and showdown!) by CHOPPER from STAR WARS REBELS.

PLUS: THE BOOK OF AJAX provides the missing pieces linking REVELATIONS, DARK DROIDS and HAN SOLO & CHEWBACCA – read to see how IT’S ALL CONNECTED.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
33 pages
Amazon ASIN

5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 80

    Serving somewhat as a spinoff from the overall Dark Droids event, readers learn what happened to R2-D2 after a Scourge-infected C-3PO launched him into space. R2 is still on a quest to save his friend, with his mission seeing him collide with a number of other beloved droids. In addition to plating the seed of droids rebelling against the Dark Droids who have already begun their own rebellion, the book concludes with more insight into how the “Scourge” started in the first place, as the droid Ajax questions both his motivations and his methods. The portions of the book focusing on R2-D2 were delightful and allowed for some highly entertaining exchanges between familiar droids, while also setting the stage for the D-Squad of droids to be significant figures in this crossover event. While this narrative was entertaining from a superficial level, the concluding story that uncovered more elements of Ajax’s backstory then added more gravitas to everything going on across almost all Star Wars books. As surprising as it might sound, D-Squad might be the most entertaining issue we’ve gotten yet in the Dark Droids event.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    While I would have preferred more short-form stories spread across the entirety of the event focusing on various droids, I am amused to see Artoo come across more like Chopper here at times. There’s a number of droids we do cross paths with here and it has the potential for some interesting and fun times, but it’s already got a lighter feeling about it that’s a welcome contrast to the more serious main story. Though with Triple-Zero showing up I expect it’ll get darker quickly – and whenever Chopper’s secret mission comes to light as well. It’s fun in a basic kind of way but delivers well.

  • 70

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 60

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    It’s a great story that sets up a fascinating arc for Ajax Sigma in Dark Droids, but sadly overshadows the events of D-Squad‘s first issue.

  • 40

    Future of the Force

    The pieces are all there, but the execution is (so far), sloppy and disappointing.

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