Star Wars Yoda #6 Review

Writer: Jody Houser

Artist: Luke Ross

Colorist: Nolan Woodard

Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna

Cover Artists: Phil Noto; Lee Garbett with Marte Gracia; Takashi Okazaki;

Publisher: Marvel

Price: $3.99

Release Date: April 19, 2023

The Force showed Wookie Padawan Krrsish visions of Trandoshans attacking Wookies. One was Gheyr, his fellow initiate. Master Dooku interpreted these as a warning. On a padawan field trip to Corvair II, the Wookie takes the Trandoshan aside. Their conversation becomes an argument. They exchange blows. Krrsish draws his lightsaber and attacks. Will visions from the Force lead to tragedy? Let’s leap into Star Wars Yoda #6 and find out!

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Gheyr insists she would never attack him, let alone turn to the Dark Side. Krrsish refuses to listen. When Jak’zin, the Tiger-like Togorian, intervenes, the Wookie attacks him too. While Yoda arrives in time to end the fight, this doesn’t resolve the conflict. The conflict between Krrsish and Gheyr in Star Wars Yoda #6 explores the rift opening within the Jedi Order. Yoda’s concern for his former padawan Dooku—who works in the murky world of politics and worries unduly about the future–prompted him to reassign Dooku to the Jedi Academy in issue #4. Yoda and Dooku taught Krrsishl. Yet the Wookie relied on Dooku’s advice. From a certain point of view, Krrsish and Gheyr pay the price for Yoda trying to save his friend.

In the absence of overt signs, I assumed this three-issue story arc transpired over a brief amount of time. Yet after Yoda brings the younglings back to Coruscant, he claims he spoke years ago with Krrsish about this matter and thought the Wookie had put it behind him. Is Yoda referring to the conversation in issue #5, in which Krrsish didn’t tell Yoda about his visions? Or another conversation years before events in Yoda #4 that took place before the Force showed Krrsish these dark visions? In any case, the duel has tragic results for the participants. Dooku and Yoda’s reactions also resonate. Yoda’s takeaway reminds me that, while anyone can instruct, the best teachers care about their students and never stop learning.


Luke Ross’ first page of Star Wars Yoda #6 reveals the planet’s tranquil beauty, the students honing their control of the Force, Krrsish’s rage, and Yoda’s realization that something on Corvair II is very wrong. After this impressive start, the art falters. Faces remain highly detailed. Minimal penciling suggests grass, plants, and backgrounds. Direction lines imply movement. Often background scenery fades away, and silhouettes stand in for characters. Nor does Ross reveal Jak’zin’s injury. The Togorian covers it immediately. Krrsish’s lightsaber sliced through a tree! Yet on Coruscant, clothing covers Jak’zin’s arm, or he holds it. It seems the Force is strong with this one’s arm.

Nolan Woodard paints Corvair II in purples and pinks. He shades and highlights clothing without delving unduly into gray. Blank backgrounds receive eye-catching colors. Yet some panels—such as when he paints Gheyr’s body and clothing green, or Krrsish entirely blue—resembled initial color holds. After the highly detailed tropical beauty of Alaris Prime in issue #5, I expected more from the Jedi students’ field trip. While the Coruscant imagery returns to near-past efforts, the minimal foregrounds and backgrounds of Corvair II robbed me of willing disbelief in these fantasy worlds. That probably explains why Gheyr and Yoda didn’t quite seem to inhabit the practice yard by the yellow-striped tree at the Jedi Academy.

No blue block letters locate scenes in space and time in Star Wars Yoda #6. Thankfully, Joe Caramagna’s uppercase letters in spherical dialogue balloons still make for easy reading. Krrsish’s growls and roars burst from white balloons like exploding TIE Fighters. Lightsabers hiss like Gheyr, hum like Aunt Beru’s blender, and whoosh like Luke Skywalker’s speeder. On the final page, blue letters in white balloons lacking arrows suggest someone shares Yoda’s thoughts and wishes to speak with him.

Final Thoughts

A battle between students highlights a growing rift in the Jedi Order. Star Wars Yoda #6 reveals the legendary Jedi Master’s concern for others, how hard he works for the institution he loves, and how harshly he judges himself.


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