Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
The interior artwork within collection was fantastic! I loved Rambo's use of colours, they were always striking and jumped off the page at me. One of my favourite splash pages is at the beginning of this series where Exar is secretly watching a Holocron of Naga Shadow escaping from the Republic, the use of colours in this page is dazzling and I love the slightly transparent hands of Naga at the edge of each panel using the Force to destroy the ship using the two planets. Absolutely fantastic! Some other of my favourite artwork include a scene where Exar's Jedi Master turns off this Holocron and the monstrous face being displayed shrinks into a terrified face and then disappears. Another is where Ullic is given a relic of Freedom Nadd's to examine and Nadd's spirit emanates from the object and the entire page is swamped by his presence. I love the use of colour and shadow here, Nadd appears spectral and threatening. Next we have Exar who attacks his Jedi Master with two lightsabers.
the panel shapes on this page is brilliant and the use of motion lines work really well with the central image of him ready for battle. Finally one of my most favourite pieces of art in this collection is a split page with Ullic on one side cradling his fallen Jedi Master Arca and Exar on the other kneeling before Nadd after being healed by the Dark Side. This page really spoke to me as an almost point of no return for both jedi, Ullic is grief striken by the loss of Arca, filling with rage and Exar has accepted the Dark Side to avoid death and must accept the consequences of this.
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