STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI – FORCE STORM #3
Written by John Ostrander
Art by Jan Duursema
Release Date: April 18, 2012
The saga of the Je’Daii continues in Dawn of the Jedi #3 this week and the plot just keeps getting thicker for Star Wars fans. John Ostrander is building the framework for the world we all know and love to rest on top of and he is definitely stepping up to the plate and taking the task head on. This issue continues the excellent pace Ostrander has set up so far in the series, slowly peeling away the layers of the storm that is brewing while interspersing the mystery with some fantastic action that readers expect from a Star Wars title. The Je’Daii are philosophers, but they know how to throw down as well. Add in some ominous figures and the foreboding mention of a “Force Storm” and you’ve got an entertaining adventure book set in a galaxy we know and love, yet know very little about all at the same time. Keeping this book familiar yet original is a fine line to walk and Ostrander is walking it very well so far. This issue does not feel as tight, for lack of a better term, than the last two, but it is a solid story nonetheless.
The art is where this book really shines. Jan Duursema is not only penciling the best Star Wars art in comics, she’s laying down some of the most solid art in comics, period. From start to finish this issue is consistent in it’s quality. There is no indication that this book was rushed at any point and the pencils are rock solid on every page. The fight scenes are dynamic and the large panels are intricate and easy on the eyes. Duursema is locked in on this title and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for the “Force Storm” that is coming.