Star Wars: Dark Droids #1

Event\Storyline: Dark Droids Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 2, 2023 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
7.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

"SCOURGE OF THE DROIDS!" A STAR WARS EPIC LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE! Who or what is THE SCOURGE, and why is no droid safe? As a corruption spreads from one droid to the next THE REBELLION and THE EMPIRE face chaos! What role does AJAX SIGMA play in all of this? And whose side is he on? Find out when horror comes to a galaxy far, far away! Charles Soule continues his legendary run on STAR WARS with the most ambitious event in STAR WARS comics history! Joined by his WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS collaborator Luke Ross, the superstar team carves a new path for the future!
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  • 10
    Comic Watch - Chad Burdette Aug 9, 2023

    In short, Soule continues to show that he knows how to play with the toys in the Star Wars sandcrawler, not just giving readers a stiff, run-of-the-mill event. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Aug 3, 2023

    The droids find themselves embroiled in a sinister plot, caught in the middle of a brewing conflict between The Rebellion and The Empire. As they try to uncover the truth about The Scourge, they realize that the corruption affecting their fellow droids may be spreading faster than they anticipated. The story takes a dark turn as they fight to stay together and stay alive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 9, 2023

    Dark Droids certainly has plenty of potential but with the last event landing with a thud for me and all of it getting closer to the ROTJ film moments, I'm just wary of doing something so big so close to that as it doesn't track well. I get the need in terms of story and business to interconnect things, but the droids themselves is such a minefield of potential terribleness. I do like that this book does a good montage sequence to show the different ways droids are treated and that it's a complicated situation, but the reality of the larger galactic social view on droids is clear and not likely to change anytime soon in-universe. Soule sets things up well and if I had actually liked the previous storylines with the Spark Eternal I might be more open to it, but there are just a lot of recent bad ideas that are floating into this from other works. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Collier Jennings Aug 2, 2023

    Star Wars: Dark Droids #1 is a horror-tinged tale that finally touches upon one of the unanswered questions of the Star Wars universe. I can't wait to see what happens in the next issue, especially as it looks like no character is safe from the Spark Eternal's influence. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Patrick Cavanaugh Aug 2, 2023

    Despite inherent challenges, Star Wars: Dark Droids #1 proves that the most ambitious creatives in the game can find unconventional approaches to the most challenging and complex concepts and deliver something that is both superficially entertaining while also sparking existential themes of identity. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Aug 7, 2023

    I might not be checking all of this series but I will check in from time to time if any of the characters I actually like are in it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    derbycomics Aug 2, 2023

    The main question presented in the issue, and the crux of the plot that will run throughout the 5-month event, is what happens when something infiltrates and corrupts the galaxy’s network of droids? These lovable and often forgotten technological miracles are the one constant throughout the Star Wars universe. No matter if you’re a member of the Rebel Alliance, an ardent supporter of the Galactic Empire, or someone in between, you’re likely reliant on a droid to contribute to some aspect of your daily life.

    To set the stage, the story begins with a look at a variety of ways droids are used across the galaxy, from sparring dummies to lifesaving medics. We then meet a medallion-like sentient object that has plans of grandeur more

  • 8.5
    iPodwithnomusic Aug 2, 2023

    A solid start to the story with incredible art by Ross. I'm interested in seeing the conflict between Ajax and the Spark Eternal since they have opposing goals yet are both droids. This issue is effective in setting the stage for the crossovers, so we'll see how well all the other writers make use of this plot.

  • 7.5
    K-23 Nov 7, 2023

    Solid start with great art but I'm very nervous with how long this story is going to be as the Star Wars "events" have all been fairly bad.

  • 8.5
    ComicWorm Aug 2, 2023

  • 8.0
    wesshamu Aug 31, 2023

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