Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Georges Jeanty
Release Date: July 28, 2021
Reviewed by: Glimmer
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Star Wars: The High Republic #7 written by Cavan Scott with art by Georges Jeanty, features young Jedi Knight Keeve Trennis as she battles the darkness within herself. Also, Kriss summons Maru to send as many Jedi as possible to help in her battle against the Drengir as they close in on the Mulita system. With a desire to help but her confidence shaken, Keeve sets out to take on the Nihil with the aid of Jedi Master and Wayseeker – Orla Jareni.
Star Wars: The High Republic #7 is an enjoyable issue for readers who have been following this series. Keeve takes center stage in this story and I enjoyed seeing the various characters who appear as she deals with her own “darkness.” It kind of reminded me of Luke Skywalker dealing with his own self fear in confronting Darth Vader. This issue can be a little confusing at first until you realize what is happening to Keeve. That being said, I did enjoy it more on my second read-through. It was also nice seeing Jedi Master and Wayseeker Orla Jareni make an appearance in the story. The ending is a cliffhanger that has this reviewer wondering what will happen next – gonna have to wait until next month! The artwork is fine and enhances the overall story. I like the panel layouts and the consistency of the character drawings. A shout-out to the inking by Karl Story and coloring by Annalisa Leoni – nicely done.
Star Wars: The High Republic #7 is worth the price of admission for those who are currently reading this series, but it’s not for new readers. Although there is a summary page, in the beginning, describing what has come before… in this reviewer’s opinion, new readers should first read a few other Star Wars: The High Republic comics. In doing so you will gain a better understanding of the characters and plot for a more enjoyable reading experience.