Deep in the heart of the Star Wars universe, there is a new threat unlike anything we have ever seen before. It starts with a corruption that spreads from one droid to the next until no droid is safe. As The Rebellion and The Empire face chaos, the mysterious figure known as The Scourge emerges. But who or what is The Scourge? And what role does Ajax Sigma play in this sinister plot?
Charles Soule, New York Times bestselling author, has teamed up with artist Luke Ross to bring us a darker droids story. The droids have always been an essential part of the Star Wars universe, but in Star Wars: Dark Droids, they are the main characters, and the center of attention. The visuals shown from their point of view are something we have yet to see, making this story a refreshing change of pace for the franchise.
The droids find themselves embroiled in a sinister plot, caught in the middle of a brewing conflict between The Rebellion and The Empire. As they try to uncover the truth about The Scourge, they realize that the corruption affecting their fellow droids may be spreading faster than they anticipated. The story takes a dark turn as they fight to stay together and stay alive.
Despite the focus on the droids, Star Wars: Dark Droids still manages to weave in the likes of Luke and Leia. The story has a great balance between the larger narrative and the individual droids’ journeys. It’s not just a side story, but rather a crucial piece of the Star Wars universe’s overall puzzle.
The art in Star Wars: Dark Droids is exceptional. The color palette is darker and moodier, which suits the story perfectly. The droid designs are unique and add to the story’s overall tone. It’s clear that a lot of thought and care went into every aspect of this comic.
Star Wars: Dark Droids is a compelling story with a unique perspective that adds to the franchise’s overall lore. Charles Soule and Luke Ross have created an epic like you’ve never seen before.
The debut issue of Star Wars: Dark Droids hit local comic shops on August 2, 2023 from Marvel Comics.