Threat of Peace (Star Wars: The Old Republic Comic, #2)



A Look At The Era Of Star Wars The Old Republic, Written By One Of The Writers Behind LucasArts And BioWare S Massive Multiplayer Online Game, Threat Of Peace Unveils A Galaxy On The Brink Of Destruction Three Hundred Years After The Events Of Knights Of The Old Republic For Decades, The Galactic Republic And The Sith Empire Have Been At War The Sith Have Gained Control Of The Outer Rim, But Their Efforts To Penetrate The Core Worlds Have So Far Been Thwarted Now, Representatives From Both Sides Attempt To Negotiate A Peace Treaty But Deception By The Sith Puts The Jedi In An Unfortunate Position Collects Star Wars The Old Republic , Which Appeared Originally Online At Swtor Bonus Behind The Scenes Content Found Nowhere Else Written By Rob Chestney, One Of The Writers Behind The Game Critical Events Prior To LucasArts And BioWare S Massive Multiplayer Online Game Discover Of The Newest Star Wars EraThreat of Peace (Star Wars: The Old Republic Comic, #2)

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  • Paperback
  • 96 pages
  • Threat of Peace (Star Wars: The Old Republic Comic, #2)
  • Rob Chestney
  • English
  • 03 September 2017
  • 1595826424

10 thoughts on “Threat of Peace (Star Wars: The Old Republic Comic, #2)

  1. says:

    There are a few moments of witty dialog in this volume, but unfortunately they can t overcome the story telling, which is just a few steps above incoherent I have never seen adisjointed comic We barely get 4 panels before hopping to another story line You know the story is in trouble when the back of the book contains an index of sorts listing some of the key characters and places If only I d read that first Would this volume make better sense if I played TOR A good story could stand There are a few moments of witty dialog in this volume, but unfortunately they can t overcome the story telling, which is just a few steps above incoherent I have never seen adisjointed comic We barely get 4 panels before hopping to another story line You know the story is in trouble when the back of the book contains an index of sorts listing some of the key characters and places If only I d read that first Would this volume make better sense if I played TOR A good story could stand on its own for gamers and non gamers alike.There were a number of characters who were seemingly mortally wounded only to appear unphased by the attack on the next page or to appear deus ex machina style towards the end I could only wonder what was going on Cortosis vest Alien powers of regeneration Sith alchemy Status as the Chosen One or some such A good story would have given some hints if not an actual answer These events aren t suspenseful or an interesting mystery just plot holes bigger than The Maw In addition, character relationships are given just the briefest of nods the romantic tension between 2 characters lasts for all of 3 pages, for example making the Anakin Padme love story from AOTC ROTS seem like a Shakespearean tragedy.The artwork is also cursory, or at least in a style I don t like Some of the inks don t seem finished, and the faces are rendered as though sculpted from clay by me at 8 years old I wasn t exactly an art prodigy There are also a few odd composition choices, like the panel with Braden and Nok where it took me a full minute to realize we re staring at the back of Braden s head, and that the horns he seemed to have mysteriously sprouted between panels actually belong to Nok s companion face entirely obsucred by Braden s head.I ll give volume 3 a try, but if it s like this one, will abandon the series I ve read better fan fiction and seen better fan art

  2. says:

    My head hurts What s happening here Events move at a mile a minute, scenes are cut down to the absolute quick and in some cases are only a couple of panels, and it feels like a thousand planets and characters are stuffed into this story Who s who and what s happening where were persistent questions on my mind throughout I thought the characters and storyline had the potential to be intriguing, but the story needed to slow the heck down, build up the characters, and explain to me WTF was happ My head hurts What s happening here Events move at a mile a minute, scenes are cut down to the absolute quick and in some cases are only a couple of panels, and it feels like a thousand planets and characters are stuffed into this story Who s who and what s happening where were persistent questions on my mind throughout I thought the characters and storyline had the potential to be intriguing, but the story needed to slow the heck down, build up the characters, and explain to me WTF was happening As a result, the story s payoff was merely confusing and strange to me because it didn t take the proper time to set up and really earn the payoff it was going for I definitely felt like the comic was trying to be a gap filler amidst events that readers were already expected to know, and indeed in the author s notes at the end its revealed that it is placed slap bang in the middle of The Old Republic which I still have not got round to playing and thus am lost in Maybe it ll makesense once I ve played the game, but it definitely doesn t work as a standalone or introduction for the novice approaching the era.5 out of 10

  3. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Special thanks to my goodreads friend Mogsy for making me aware of the SWTOR tie in comic series existence.This is the second volume in the SWTOR comic book trilogy Threat of Peace takes place 25 years after Blood of the Empire, but it does not follow the character of Teneb Kel This time, we get a large group of characters who appear in various parts of the MMO.That s actually the big problem with this book there is way to many characters to follow, and I ll elaborate later I love SWTOR I Special thanks to my goodreads friend Mogsy for making me aware of the SWTOR tie in comic series existence.This is the second volume in the SWTOR comic book trilogy Threat of Peace takes place 25 years after Blood of the Empire, but it does not follow the character of Teneb Kel This time, we get a large group of characters who appear in various parts of the MMO.That s actually the big problem with this book there is way to many characters to follow, and I ll elaborate later I love SWTOR I gave my brief thoughts on the game when I reviewed Blood of the Empire, but from the perspective of an avid KotOR fan I think it is very underrated I also overall like the tie in novels for the game However, the comics have been a different story Blood of the Empire didn t offend me at all, but it was so boring that I couldn t even get it to a 2 star rating Threat of Peace is slightly better, but it was also, for the most part, bad THE STORY This comic does not have a plot, or if it does, it is impossible to follow It takes place during the last of the SWTOR trailers, the one that features Malgus slaughtering the jedi temple It tries to cover the events surrounding the sacking of Coruscant, showing the treaty surrounding it and the way too many things going on, but again, to many things are happening to follow what is going on THE BAD Well, let s get the obvious one out of the way, the plot story mess of stuff happening The comic jumps around between locations, points of view, you name it, and none of it sinks in because the pacing of the book is way too fast.The caffeine induced pacing and constant jumping around between locations and POVs would work if the characters wereinteresting, or at least entertaining But that is not the case because the comic does not give enough time to properly develop them or give us a reason to care about them I have the most superficial connections to some of these characters because I recognize them from the game, but this comic does nothing to add to any of their personalities Finally, I have mixed feelings about Satele in this comic First off, what were they thinking with her design here It looks nothing like Satele from the game or the trailers, which this book takes place in between Second, I felt like satele was out of character This is supposed to take place about 10 years after the SWTOR trailer that features Satele and Jace Malcom long after battling Malgus on Alderaan, but I don t think this comic got the character right from the vibes she gave off in that trailer or the alderaan flashback scenes from Annihilation Hopefully the character will be done better in The Lost Suns THE GOOD At least it wasn t boring I ll give it that Anyways, even if I wasn t attached to any character in this book they were at least done a little better here than they were done in Blood of the Empire There were at least character moments, and there were a couple of fun lines of dialogue Lieutenant Tavus is a character that plays a role in SWTOR s trooper storyline and it was slightly interesting to learn about what he was like in his youth.I will also give this comic credit for actually reading like a comic book should be read Even if the dialogue is mostly incredibly stale, the characters at least have actual conversations that make them feel like cutout characters rather than just vessels for exposition I m also really happy that this comic didn t use narration The best thing about this again, is the art, even if it is not spectacular The action is done ok and there are a couple panels that were pretty visually unique or interesting The character designs were generally pretty good, and the artwork does do a good job of making the era feel apart from the movies.THE CONCLUSION There is actually a sort of appendices section that describes the planets and characters in this comic at the end, and it talks about their importance to the story in the comic and the MMO It was good that they had that, because most of the info I got for this review came from that In all honesty, I got muchout of reading the appendices than I did reading the comic.Threat of Peace has the exact opposite problem from Blood of the Empire it was too fast paced and crammed way to much into one story If you really want to learnabout the context of some of the events and background characters in the SWTOR video game, flip through to look at the artwork until you get to the appendices, and just read those Otherwise, this comic is a mess, and you should give it a pass

  4. says:

    This comic book series was extremely clumsy, the story jumped around way too much and it was tough to follow, despite already knowing the basic premise of it beforehand Not a comic book series I would recommend.

  5. says:

    Star Wars Legends Project 25 Background The Old Republic Threat of Peace first appeared as part of a webcomic series during 2009 and 2010 The trade paperback came out in May 2011 Threat of Peace was written by Rob Chestney and pencilled by Alex Sanchez Chestney was a senior writer for The Old Republic game, and is currently senior writer for The Elder Scrolls Online MMORPG that is in development Threat of Peace is his only published work so far This is Sanchez s only foray into Star Star Wars Legends Project 25 Background The Old Republic Threat of Peace first appeared as part of a webcomic series during 2009 and 2010 The trade paperback came out in May 2011 Threat of Peace was written by Rob Chestney and pencilled by Alex Sanchez Chestney was a senior writer for The Old Republic game, and is currently senior writer for The Elder Scrolls Online MMORPG that is in development Threat of Peace is his only published work so far This is Sanchez s only foray into Star Wars, as well, though he has done other comics for Dark Horse, as well as a number of titles of DC, including a few Batman comics.Like Deceived my review here , Threat of Peace takes place around the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, 3,653 years before the Battle of Yavin Some minor characters from that novel have larger roles in this, most notably the protagonist, Satele Shan, but also Master Dar Nala, Master Zym, Darth Angral, Darth Baras, and so forth The action is mostly split between Coruscant, Dantooine, and deep space.Summary With the pre treaty cease fire between the Republic and the Sith already on tenuous footing, the Sith s treachery at Coruscant, and factions on both sides who regard peace as a fatal error, the Treaty of Coruscant is in grave danger of failing almost before it has taken effect Jedi scatter across the galaxy in an attempt to convince recalcitrant factions on distant worlds to lay down their arms, but a sinister plot orchestrated from behind the scenes poses an even graver threat to the fragile peace If Satele Shan can t expose those responsible and stop them, the galaxy will soon be plunged right back into the midst of the most devastating war in its history.Review This is lazy, sloppy, poorly executed, and all around subpar work That s the bottom line There is really almost nothing to recommend this comic to readers even the important events it depicts were explored in another, superior story It s probably not entirely without redeeming qualities, and it s not a maliciously bad read, but nevertheless it fails utterly at everything that really matters Three major things bothered me about Threat of Peace First, the artwork felt extremely bland except for when I just hated it The artist did not illustrate characters well, and seemed to struggle to deliver a consistent look Major characters had their appearance change drastically from panel to panel, which was distracting, and the design was largely uninspired One particular human Jedi Master, a fairly significant character, looked like a goofy, bald hobbit I was consistently bored by the visuals.Second, the plot is all over the place and makes no sense at all It tries to juggle way too many groups of characters, but never stays with one group long enough to do anything worthwhile There are all sorts of attempts at foreshadowing, planting red herrings, and delivering plot twists, but they re clumsy, and they re all in service of a narrative surprise so lousy, counter intuitive, and nonsensical that it can only be the result of trying too hard The motivations of practically every character are inconsistent and have no logical basis other than to serve the whims of the plot at that given moment And most of what happens is confusing in a head scratching but how can that even be sort of way For example, the very idea that you could have a cease fire that doesn t fall apart immediately when both sides fail to cease firing at one another.Third, this isn t actually the comic s fault, but rather the fault of later retconning, but it was still a major annoyance to me There are a lot of things going on in this comic that are totally inconsistent with other stuff Most notable is the character of Satele Shan, who is drastically different in every other incarnation In Threat of Peace, she is a young, untested Jedi, still subservient to various masters and even, at one point, a Republic lieutenant We are repeatedly reminded of her youth and her lack of experience Unfortunately, the writers including Chestney, presumably ended up going a completely different way with her By the time of the events of this story, as established in various other sources, Satele is actually about 46 years old, and a nearly 30 year veteran of the Great Galactic War, having been present at the very first battle.It s the kind of detail that I d probably have very little trouble overlooking if it were the only issue, but given the general low quality of everything else, it s precisely the excuse I need to just pretend this entire thing doesn t exist Avoid.F

  6. says:

    After quite enjoying the first graphic novels, I was severely disappointed with this one Allow me to explainThe writing was subpar Each page changed the scene and subplot, which made the story extremely disjointed It was difficult to follow the characters and actions even though dialogue One page followed twp characters on one planet, the next had other characters on a different planet, changing on the following page No subtext either very amateur writing.The art, which can be a savin After quite enjoying the first graphic novels, I was severely disappointed with this one Allow me to explainThe writing was subpar Each page changed the scene and subplot, which made the story extremely disjointed It was difficult to follow the characters and actions even though dialogue One page followed twp characters on one planet, the next had other characters on a different planet, changing on the following page No subtext either very amateur writing.The art, which can be a saving grace of bad writing, was equally as bad, The characters just looked terrible suffering from the malady my wife dubbed potato faced I can t describe how bad it was The poses were awkward and boring, even for the fight scenes The few backgrounds that were drawn looked nice, but most of the time it was flat colors or phoned in black backgrounds.Do yourself a favor and skip this one I hope the third is a bit better

  7. says:

    This was a fun read, especially for a video game tie in comic, but the collection s brevity is its major weakness It attempts to tell a tale of grand betrayal and political deception from multiple factions, but instead, it struggles to weave together a confusing series of events that are bound only with arbitrary ending exposition And then it wraps up all too quickly Despite the purpose of the Treaty of Coruscant allegedly being explained, I was only left confused by said explanation bad PR This was a fun read, especially for a video game tie in comic, but the collection s brevity is its major weakness It attempts to tell a tale of grand betrayal and political deception from multiple factions, but instead, it struggles to weave together a confusing series of events that are bound only with arbitrary ending exposition And then it wraps up all too quickly Despite the purpose of the Treaty of Coruscant allegedly being explained, I was only left confused by said explanation bad PR for the Jedi The possibility of corrupting a maybe heir of Revan Too many questions.Still, a lot of action, blaster fire, a bounty hunter rivalry, pirates and Jedi and Sith, so it s definitely Star Wars Fans will probably enjoy it As a comic alone, though, it certainly has its weaknesses

  8. says:

    The Old Republic MMO is a pretty big bundle of content It uses KOTOR and to a lesser extent Tales of the Jedi as its seed instead of any of the films, but tries to build all at once something with the scope and outline of the Galactic Civil War And it tries to create all that content largely within one piece of media the MMO itself with only three comic arcs and four novels to flesh it out, plus that series of expository history vids I complain a lot about EU stuff cribbing from the movie The Old Republic MMO is a pretty big bundle of content It uses KOTOR and to a lesser extent Tales of the Jedi as its seed instead of any of the films, but tries to build all at once something with the scope and outline of the Galactic Civil War And it tries to create all that content largely within one piece of media the MMO itself with only three comic arcs and four novels to flesh it out, plus that series of expository history vids I complain a lot about EU stuff cribbing from the movies too much, and bringing in movie characters where others would make the universe feelreal, but of course they do create a solid backbone for storytelling the audience always has a context for smaller stories, can infer how they fit in TOR s story has no protagonists and no clear arc it s spread out over eight character stories that haveor less to do with the Main story, and often that story isn t clear until toward the end And the game is not the greatest at storytelling much of the important info is pushed into lore encyclopedias no one reads , so there ends up being a lot of weight put on these comics to establish characters and storylines that crop up in the game Threat of Peace takes that burden hard There are so damn many characters and schemes and storylines in these three volumes And unlike many of the one off schemes in Republic, revealed simply and quickly to create plot movement, these feel like they re meant to be important and comprehensible But they re really not There s this whole layered double cross manipulation scheme that comes clear enough by the end to get what it wasn t and what its motivation was but not really how it affects any of the characters who actually survive and go on to be influential later This plot is not only just too fast and unclear to follow, it also intersects with every other storyline in ways that just don t have enough development to feel compelling It s crammed into such tight confines that it can t convincingly do any of the work it was meant to do in setting up these storylines.The other knock on this book is that the art is just atrociously subpar I don t like the chunky ship designs in TOR era much to begin with they re far uglier than much of KOTOR s stuff even but the ship art here makes them look sleek and elegant by comparison I m not sure if they were trying to depict the same ships and failed or just decided to come up with new ships that were just boxes They re hideous The art is thick and boxy in general for environments, buildings, machines, etc, while on the other hand the faces and clothes are at times almost unreadable messes of patchy shading and features One poor Cerean Senator looks like someone inked a face on a wax model and then melted it I can t fathom how this got published looking like this tbh

  9. says:

    I know dropped a steaming cup of haterade on Alexander Freed s Blood of the Empire and claimed that maybe it was time to take a break from Star Wars related comics And I very nearly did But, with Threat of Peace already on my iPad, and the hopes that maybe some of Freed s horrible mistakes would be corrected in the next volume, I decided to give this iteration of The Old Republic another chance.And how did it go you ask.Look at that abysmal 1 star rating and that ll tall you everything you ne I know dropped a steaming cup of haterade on Alexander Freed s Blood of the Empire and claimed that maybe it was time to take a break from Star Wars related comics And I very nearly did But, with Threat of Peace already on my iPad, and the hopes that maybe some of Freed s horrible mistakes would be corrected in the next volume, I decided to give this iteration of The Old Republic another chance.And how did it go you ask.Look at that abysmal 1 star rating and that ll tall you everything you need to know.I don t know how it s possible but Threat of Peace is even worse than Blood of the Empire It sconfusing It sdisjointed It s plot could have been good, but Chestney completely obliterates any hope of it getting there because his execution is utter crap There s no consistency No way for the story to even make sense since it can t stay on a single plot point longer than a page or 2 It s like this comic series was written by a kid with undiagnosed severe ADD And speaking of crappy, the illustrations in Threat of Peace are some of the worst I ever seen, in any comic book graphic novel Some panels didn t even look finishedlike the artist read this horrible excuse for a Star Wars novel and said Meh, screw it , and gave up half way through.I don t even know if I m going to bother with Lost Suns if this, and Blood of the Empire are any indication of what I m going to be reading I m honestly thinking it won t even be worth it I m sure there are far superior stories I can spend my time with

  10. says:

    The comics and books of The Old Republic era are a perfect vision of duality, which is often explord throughout the lore of the galaxy far, far away But this is not a pro in this case As much as I loved the first two books, Revan and Deceived, as much do I hate the first two comics While the first one was simply bad, this one is even worse, because there was a good story at the heart of this abysmal abomination of wasted time, but the horrific art and the highly incompetent writing doomed thi The comics and books of The Old Republic era are a perfect vision of duality, which is often explord throughout the lore of the galaxy far, far away But this is not a pro in this case As much as I loved the first two books, Revan and Deceived, as much do I hate the first two comics While the first one was simply bad, this one is even worse, because there was a good story at the heart of this abysmal abomination of wasted time, but the horrific art and the highly incompetent writing doomed this to be one of the worst pieces of so called art I have had ever the pleasure of reading.To ilustrate how truly bad this thing is, imagine, that actually there is an apendix to this comic, which practically explaines and retells what happened in the chaotic and mostly incomprehensible panels of this book To be honest, I would have major problems to understand what this is about, if not for the fact that I played through 3 stories of the MMO and read two of the highly enjoyable books.Stay clear of this if you get this for free I would actually have you consider burning your copy

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