Friday, July 1, 2016

Rogue Squadron 5


Issues 17-20 "Requiem for a Rogue"
Released in March, April, May, June 1997.
Set in the New Republic Era, ~4 ABY
Written by Micheal A. Stackpole and Jan Strnad
Penciller Gary Erskine
Letterer Annie Parkhouse
Cover Art Kevin Ryan, Stuart Hiner

Cover art is a bit different from the other issues. Pretty good. Interior art is good, notably nice colors inside, done by Dave Nestelle.  The story is good and features a lot of great action. 

Rogues include: Captain Wedge Antilles, Lt. Wes Janson, Lt. Tycho Celchu, Hobbie Klivian, Dllr Nep, Feylis Ardele, Ibtisam, Herian I'ngre, Nrin Vakil. 

The Rogues are tracking a lost passenger liner. They wind up on the forsaken planet of Malrev IV, where the liner has gone to ground. Something isn't right when the Rogues show up for the rescue. 

The planet begins to have a strange effect on people. Wes and Hobbie make out with some Bothan females, for instance. The good guys uncover an old Sith temple, and Dllr essentially becomes a Dark Jedi. He knows he has to 'take one for the team', however, so he works with the injured Herian, who's flying a heavily damaged X-wing, to destroy the the cost of two Rogues.

Requiem, indeed.

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