Star Wars: Invasion-Revelations #3
Written by Tom Taylor
Art by Colin Wilson
Colors by Wes Dzioba
Letters by Michael Heisler
Covers by Chris Scalf
Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: September 14, 2011
Cover Price: $3.50
The Yuuzhan Vong are coming! That is everyoneâ€™s fear in Star Wars: Invasion-Revelations #3.
Imagine Ninaâ€™s surprise when she realizes that not only is her mother a Yuuzhin Vong, but so is she. As if that wasnâ€™t enough, there is another Yuuzhin Vong about the size of a tomato that has called in her forces, and now everyone is in a panic, because well, they have to evacuate the planet or they are all going to die.
Apparently the Yuuzhin Vong are not to be messed with. A call for help is made to Admiral Blysma, who tries to get some from the Republic, but he is denied as it is a â€œregional concernâ€ and this is where the book gets good.
The Admiral places a call to anyone that can hear asking for help. It is a very inspiring speech, about how they have been abandoned by the New Republic, and they have to defend their galaxy on their own. Many answer the call, including a pirate, which is cool. Will they be able to evacuate the planet in time? Weâ€™ll have to find out in the next issue.
The writing in this book is solid, keeping all the pieces moving that need to. Artist Colin Wilson does a good job as well bringing the Universe to life. Definitely a good Star Wars book, even if it does take place in a time period that I am less than familiar with. I rate it a 4 out of 5.
I do have a question though. Why so little lightsabers in these Star Wars books? The last one I reviewed had zero, this one had a lightsaber light up for one panel. Now I understand that you can’t do all lightsabers all the time, but come on! Give me something to work with people. I need something to act out in my backyard whilst frightening the neighbors.