GONK reviews this week’s Star Wars comic: Invasion – Revelations #5.
The ‘Revelations’ storyline in Invasion wraps up with an epic conclusion!
(Note: While Dark Horse has Knight Errant – Deluge #4 releasing this week, Previews lists it as coming out on November 23, so you’ll see the review for it next week!)
Invasion – Revelations #5
If you’ve read my past reviews for the current Invasion storyline, it will come as no surprise that the story arc’s finale, Invasion – Revelations #5, has me enthusiastically thumbs-up. I don’t want to spoil the ending at all, so I won’t dive into the story – but the revelations continue, and the galaxy had better respond. I just don’t want this story to end! Tom Taylor resolves the two main plotlines: Finn Galfridian attempting to stop a Vong infiltrator in the upper echelons of Coruscant and Queen Nina Galfridian defending Shramar from a Vong fleet by allying with forces of the Empire, New Republic, and anyone else who is willing to make a stand – and Taylor brings it to an epic Star Wars ending: personal duels, ground battles, space battles, surprises, and some witty dialogue from Master Dray and Arbeloa.
Colin Wilson’s art with Wes Dzioba’s lush colors fill the pages well – for those who like battle scenes, there’s not quite as much of the ground battle depicted, though there’s a cool panel with a TIE Fighter defending the ground forces, but the space battle picks up great shots to please any fleet junkie. But the great art is not limited to the big battles – some of the confrontation scenes on Coruscant (and some bits of Tsalok aboard his command ship) have a great feel and flow to them, fitting with the script well. While I enjoy the use of Cianba’s news broadcast style as a framing device (and way for Finn to know what is going on in the Outer Rim), there were one or two panels seen through her news lens that perhaps would have looked better without the glitchy static overlay. I was kinda scared to have this story arc end, because it has been spectacular, but I feel that it ended well, and created a great starting point for the next Invasion story. I can’t wait to see what Tom Taylor does next.