Hundreds of years before the Skywalker Saga, witness the rise of a legend – the mighty Jedi PORTER ENGLE, perhaps the most skilled lightsaber wielder in the High Republic. With his fellow Jedi Knight Barash, he travels the galaxy, serving as a guardian of peace and justice. But even Porter Engle has enemies he cannot defeat.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Soule crafts an entertaining story that feels unique in the Star Wars universe. There is a wonderfully gritty quality to the story and its atmosphere and the characters are all engaging and interesting in their own right. I like getting to know these characters a lot and the relationship they have with each other. I am intrigued with how this story will progress. The Art: Castiello delivers some gritty, beautifully detailed art on every page. I love the look of this issue and how it stands out from other Star Wars titles in its bold art approach.
ComicBook.comThe premise for this series is simple: two Jedi are tasked with exploring uncharted territories in hopes of connecting them to the rest of the "civilized" world more effectively. This debut issue does little more than establish the premise, the characters, and the dynamic between them, and while there might not be major reveals, this introduction is still highly entertaining. What little we know about these new figures is charming and compelling, delivering a relatively fresh dynamic of peers whose relationship is nearly as close as siblings, though we can't help but feel like there is an ominous air to the journey they're embarking upon. Hopefully the next issue elucidates on those points a bit more, but to merely give us two fully realized figures in the era of The High Republic is more than some other series has done, leaving us to look forward to what The Blade has in store for readers.
SWNN - Star Wars News NetThe Blade promises to be a thrilling, awe-inspiring, and touching tale. The first issue sets the stage well for what’s to come, and spends most of its time giving us insight into his wonderful relationship with his sister, Barash Silvain.