Star Wars: The High Republic - The Blade #2

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Marco Castiello Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 25, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

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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  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 25, 2023

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 15, 2023

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Patrick Cavanaugh Jan 25, 2023

    As far as the story being told in the present, we're given an intriguing look at the more mundaneby Jedi standardsduties, 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. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Jan 27, 2023

    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. Read Full Review

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