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Star Wars: The High Republic - The Blade #2 (of 4)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

Jedi Master Porter Engle has journeyed with his sister, Barash, to a planet far on the Republic frontier in response to a desperate request for aid.

They are certain they will succeed. No one in the galaxy fights like Jedi Porter Engle.

No warrior can stand against him. No one even comes close.

They are certain… until they see what awaits them.

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23 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 87

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: An entertaining and often thrilling story from Soule. I like that things are more complicated for the characters and that we have yet to discover the true motives behind their being called to the planet. It adds a great sense of mystery to the story. I also enjoy seeing the growing connection between Porter and Barash and how it has evolved since their were children. I look forward to seeing where the story is going and what twists it takes along the way.

    The Art: Castiello and Morales deliver great visuals that are bold, detailed and visually thrilling. The action is fantastic and I love the gritty style of the art and how it enhances the story and its tone.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    This issue introduces us to the main storyline that our two Jedi have to face but what allows it work is that we had a whole issue devoted to just understanding them before they even made it to this world. And their journey even clues us to some of the problems faced here, such as off-world communication and economic engagement. All of this has pushed events in the direction we understand here, though wrinkles are introduced along the way. I really like seeing more of Porter and Barash when they were younger and how their Masters wanted to separate them because of how close the two are. Seeing more of how things work with padawans and the nature of becoming too close to anyone is both a good and bad thing that has to be looked at more individually than on a flat statement approach. It’s a strong second issue that has me once again eager for more.

  • 80

    As far as the story being told in the present, we’re given an intriguing look at the more mundane—by Jedi standards—duties, even if the story isn’t entirely exceptional. What makes the book far more fascinating is the tease between our two heroes and a flashback in which they are slightly defying the decree of the Jedi Order to maintain their connection. Much like how Anakin bent the rules as a Padawan, seeing how easily it is for other figures to go against expectations and explore the grey areas of the Force could lead the book down even more interesting avenues.

  • 80

    Comic Crusaders

    The issue is artfully written with a steady patter and flashbacks involving Porter and Barash. They are a great duo who really do work better together than apart. The detailed art is beautiful in most places although the closeups are much more impressive than the siege and battle sequences. This book is a fun, intriguing examination of sibling Jedi who clearly enjoy working together. Ultimately the final fates of both these characters are tragic, but we will enjoy their stories as long as we can.

  • 80

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    Overall, the pacing in this comic was well-crafted, and it moved along nicely. I would have liked a bit more time with the people of Firevale before the impending attack started, but I am sure we will get to know them more soon. I can’t wait for the upcoming showdown between this mercenary leader and Porter Engle. Charles Soule is onto something here!

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