Star Wars: Dark Times - Fire Carrier #1

Star Wars: Dark Times - Fire Carrier #1

Writer: Randy Stradley Artist: Gabriel Guzman Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 6, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Jedi Master K’Kruhk is on the run with a group of young Padawans. In a galaxy suddenly hunting Jedi, they are forced to land on an Imperial-run planet, hiding in the refugee camp, among other beings who were displaced by the Clone Wars. But K’Kruhk senses there is something wrong!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Feb 11, 2013

    A solid start. The players and sets are in place. The premise is coming out. Let's go! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Geek Smash - Matthew Frendo Feb 6, 2013

    There really isn't much else to say, except that this may be the “Star Wars” comic that I'm most looking forward to continuing. It may not have the action others in the genre have (as of yet, at least), but it does a great job on story, character, and showing the Jedi philosophy. If you enjoy those aspects of “Star Wars” as I do, this is one you don't want to miss! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Feb 11, 2013

    Strife, hunger, faith, and normalcy are nowhere in sight for the younglings as artist, Gabriel Guzman paints a dark picture of despair. Brian Wood, with the release of his ongoing series, has substantially raised the bar for anyone writing tales of this coveted space opera. This new chapter of the Expanded Universe does its own thing while using all of the aspects we love about Star Wars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Feb 6, 2013

    Fire Carrier #1 is a solid Star Wars book that's not going to blow you away, but it won't leave you regretting your purchase, either. The personalities that writer Randy Stradley gives to his agents of the Empire and members of the local militia are refreshing and rife with allegorical possibility. Hopefully, the slightly rushed call to action near the book's conclusion will give way to a bit more action and adventure next issue, but, for now, I'm content with the tone of this first effort. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Feb 6, 2013

    The recent slew of STAR WARS comics have all been top-notch, but 'Fire Carrier' is off to an only okay start. Although, it's worth noting it has the luxury of having 4 more issues to impress us. After all, I wasn't that fond of DEATH SENTENCE'S first issue and shortly after it managed to wow me. I'm really hoping the same will happen here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 11, 2013

    There is a sinister undertone to the story of "Star Wars: Dark Times -- Fire Carrier" #1 that stretches beyond the omnipresent threat of Darth Vader. The refugees herded into a camp and watched over by the Arkinnean militia feels rather familiar and not unlike a parallel to the Holocaust. I may be reading too much into this story, as nothing is truly revealed in that direction here, but the false hope and fading optimism as refugees absorb the depth of reality surrounding them seems like a story I've seen before. I am, however, curious to see if K'Kruhk and Vader cross paths and what becomes of the younglings in K'Kruhk's care. Read Full Review

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