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The Lost Suns (Star Wars: The Old Republic Comic #3)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  282 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
One of the Republic's elite spies, Theron Shan, embarks on an assignment to uncover dark secrets that could shatter the fragile peace with the Sith and plunge the galaxy back into war An old Jedi, Ngani Zho - once Theron's mentor, and formerly thought lost in Sith territory - has returned, quite a bit more peculiar than before he left. Unfortunately, he''s the only one who ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Dark Horse Comics (first published March 1st 2012)
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Lance Shadow
Oct 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Special thanks to my goodreads friend Mogsy for making me aware of the SWTOR tie-in comic series' existence.

Out of three volumes of the SWTOR tie in comic book trilogy, The Lost Suns was the one I was excited for the most by far. I had already grown attached to the characters of Theron Shan and Teffith through Drew Karpyshyn's underrated Star Wars novel Annihilation And especially after two rather awful comics preceding it, I'm surprised, and more importantly, happy, to say that this one did no
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-wars

Probably the best of the three Old Republic comics. It’s coherent, it establishes the plot clearly and effectively, it sets up the characters and situation before going for the payoff… in short it does everything right that the previous two comics got wrong. The cast of characters may be limited, but each one was quirky and well-drawn – both literally and in a metaphorical sense – and I’m a big fan of eccentric characters ever since the KOTOR comic series. Michael Atiyeh, who worked on the KOTOR
Star Wars Legends Project #28

Background: The Old Republic: The Lost Suns was released in 5 issues from June to October 2011. It was written by Alexander Freed and pencilled by Dave Ross and George Freeman. Freed also wrote the execrable "Blood of the Empire" comic for "The Old Republic" series (my review), and did some writing for the video game, as well as an arc for "Purge" line of Star Wars comics. Ross drew an issue for Legacy and several issues for Dark Times. He has drawn for Marvel for
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: space-adventure
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Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars
And for some odd reason I finished this series that I got from the library. This was by far the best of the 3, which isn't saying much. The writing continued to disappoint, but the art work was good in this one and thus the extra star... Other than that pointless to say the least.
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Now this one reads like a Star Wars comic. You have your charming rogue, an older Jedi, and an unwilling criminal pulled into a galactic conspiracy. Good action, fun characters, and an overall enjoyable adventure. It was much better than the previous two collections.
Sep 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: star-wars, comics
Of the three Old Republic comic arcs, this is clearly the best. It has three more-or-less likable main characters, an emotional backstory for the protagonist that, unlike Kel's in Blood of the Empire, actually feels complete and relatable, if not full of pathos. Zho is an unusual and fun Jedi, There's an intriguing antagonist, who has a variety of interesting Sith schemes going on, and she has a history with the mentor. That whole thing, plus the noble sacrifice on the superweapon deal echoes A ...more
Jordan Anderson
Though it’s markedly better than the previous 2 volumes in this 3 volume video game tie-in, The Lost Suns still failed to impress me or make any kind of impact on my Star Wars reading.

I don’t know if it’s worse than being “horrible” but honestly, The Lost Suns is forgettable more than anything. If I hadn’t read Karpyshyn’s continuation of this story in his fantastic Annihilation, this story wouldn’t have made a mark and would quickly have gone the way of many other sub-par comics and novels I’ve
Marcin Kowalski
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Beeing the best out of the three volumes doesn't speak much about this truly forgetable piece of fiction. At least it managed to take the best out of the first two: It took the basic cohesiveness of the first volume, and the slitly more interesting story of the second and combined it with the best art so far in this series. And by the cylon god am I glad I can put this series behind me.
The art is still pure ugly, the colors are unatractive, the characters are bland and the story is just barely
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Much, much better than the previous volume. This follows the story of a Republic spy, cybernetically enhanced and Jedi trained (yet not a Jedi), on a quest to reuinite with his old Master and stop the Sith's plot. I won't spoil much and I recommend not reading the description on this page or the back of the book, as it spoils some important plot points.

Writing was pretty good. I think the dialogue served it best, although the pace was a bit slow at times. I found myself enjoying the story, but w
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
Synopsis: "One of the Republic's elite spies, Theron Shan, embarks on an assignment to uncover dark secrets that could shatter the fragile peace with the Sith and plunge the galaxy back into war An old Jedi, Ngani Zho - once Theron's mentor, and formerly thought lost in Sith territory - has returned, quite a bit more peculiar than before he left. Unfortunately, he''s the only one who can guide Theron on his mission. Quickly, Theron's hands are full with Zho, a troublesome thief, and the Sith who ...more
Jaime Krause
Dec 26, 2014 rated it liked it
Hm. There are some good and bad parts of this. I feel like I paid more attention to this third segment than the others, but parts were a tad dry. The art is pretty decent (and excellent with the backgrounds and space scenes). It has a less digital feel than the previous two had. I enjoyed the realism.

"Jedi and spies don't mix," but Theron Shan, a Republic spy, is going to find Jedi Master Zho in Sith space. Shan has just taken Teff'ith, a Black Sun Twi'lek, prisoner, so she's forced along for th
Jonathan Roberts
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Certainly not the worst Star Wars comic, but it fails to make Theron Shan an interesting character. The novel Annihilation and the expansion content for The Old Republic demonstrate that Shan is likeable and makes a meaningful contribution to the Expanded Universe, but The Lost Suns doesn't allude to him having either of these qualities.
In spite of my comments, I have some praise for Alexander Freed's comic. Some of the scenes were enjoyable, and the pacing was well-maintained. If this story was
Alex Jones
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable blast through a very Star Wars feeling story. I've not played more than the prequel to The Old Republic video game, so can't judge it based on how it fits into that, but I enjoyed the story a lot and found it very accessible despite that. Tells the tale of a Republic spy, past-his-prime Jedi and rogueish criminal finding out what's going on in Imperial space and trying to put a stop to it. Nothing overwhelming, but it was done well. The art was never stand out amazing, but it functi ...more
Melissa Cuevas
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Hmmmm. What to say? I think I'll go with rather pointless, and follow it up with mediocre art style. It stars everybody's favorite non Jedi with mommy and daddy issues, (Theron Shan) and devolves from there. The 'story' is rather rambling and pointless (Wait, what? Is this more poor Theron? no... wait...there's a Darth at the end, that must be where we were going!) All I came away with was a lingering doubt as to why Zho was given custody (apparently sole) of a child he was obviously inadequate ...more
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Finally! The TOR series ends in a positive note.

A graphic novel of five issues that makes sense; without skipping through the plot in a hurry (hence making the reader confused as heck) and made up of a simple yet compelling story and characters that one can actually grow to care about.

Theron was an absolute baddass, kinda got me wishing there were more issues so he could have been explored a little further. His actions show that not only jedi and soldiers can be brave and impose a threat to the
Jan 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Star Wars fans
Not a bad story of the Cold War era. Theron Shan is a Republic spy who infiltrates the Sith Empire to unlock a mystery.

There are several interesting elements in the story - addled Jedi Master, failed apprentice, secret Sith plans and some nice character moments.

I honestly think the story might have benefitted from a sixth issue, allowing the author to expand upon a few characters and scenes and perhaps name a few characters that went unnamed.

Overall, I thought this was a pretty enjoyable story i
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars, bd, sf
La série The Old Republic est dans ce qui s'est fait de pire pour les bandes dessinées de Star Wars. J'ai bien aimé le livre Revan mais pas le jeu. J'ai vite décroché. Je me suis emmerdé à lire ce tome. L'histoire est par moment très confuse et lorsqu'on regarde les dessins, on a l'impression qu'il manque des scènes. Si j'ai un conseil à donner, c'est d'éviter si possible de perdre son temps à lire cette merde.
Well, after the first and second volumes, one of them had to be good. This was a perfectly good story about your friend and mine, Theron Shan. I liked the opening flashback about the Jedi Order's dream team of Satele Shan, Syo Bakarn, Bela Kiwiiks, and Jaric Kaedan at the Battle of Rhen Var. The art was nice and it was a fun romp overall.
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really love the coloring in this book's artwork--it's so funky and bold. I especially love the outer-space panels.

I found the story too disjointed and confusing--as if there are too-few panels, as if some are missing.

I'll be "reading" this again in future, though, as in: flipping through it just to look at the nifty panels....


3.5 stars
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
The series got back on track with this one. Interesting story, good characters, good artwork. Nice close to the series. My only complaint is that the characters and story line are only loosely related between books.
Jedi Sunni
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love, love, loved the plot and story line. What an idea an man born to a jedi
who is not force sensitive. I thought the art was very nice, but the action was short and uninvolved. This my reason for only rating this book 4.2
Jun 25, 2012 added it
Recommends it for: No one
Boring, horribly written, and bad drawing are my opinions of this comic.
Dec 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
A boring prequel to an excellent novel: Star Wars Annihilation
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
one of the better stories, in this particular series. Only gave it four stars because parts of the writing's pacing was lacking. Artwork was great, though.
Daniel Rose
rated it liked it
Jul 20, 2012
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
In this review, I'll cover the entire comic arc. It gives the backstory to the Old Republic (mmo) novels. Though, I'm not sure where the 1st volume one was going, it was one of my favorites of the 3. Seems to me that all the anti-hero, likeable sith, of this era share a common trait. They aren't prejudice to different species, which isn't a common virtue amongst sith of this era. Take that for what it's worth.
This last volume was good as well and very informative to Theron's book.
The 2nd volu
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Alexander Freed is the author of Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Lost Suns, as well as many short stories, comic books, and videogames. Born near Philadelphia, he endeavors to bring the city’s dour charm with him to his current home of Austin, Texas.

His first novel, Star Wars: Battlefront: Twilight Company was included on BuzzFeed’s “Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015” list.
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