Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s most deceptive character, DJ, gets his chance in the spotlight in Marvel’s one shot comic, DJ: Most Wanted.
The titular character played by Benicio Del Toro in The Last Jedi not only gets his own comic that dives further into the mind of Star Wars’ most notorious new hacker, but we get a glimpse into an average day on the socially irresponsible casino planet, Canto Bight.
This is an ideal concept for a one shot comic for Marvel under the Star Wars flag. It features an intriguing character that fans want to know more about without receiving an entire novel, which would probably be too much information. The story is nothing to write home about, but still serves as a nice precursor to where we find DJ in The Last Jedi.
From our brief time with DJ in The Last Jedi, we understand that he is a loner. He believes no one on either side of the recurring galactic conflict is on the moral high ground. To a point, he is probably right. What makes DJ: Most Wanted work is the understanding of the character’s inner workings, into his mindset. DJ’s persona is well written, down to the stuttering that rears its head from time to time. The greater story arc makes for an interesting read, just don’t expect a grand story; expect a more personal, contained story that focuses in on an isolated set of characters. After all, it’s only 23 pages.
The artwork in DJ: Most Wanted is inconsistent in style and quality. Certain panes and images of DJ look spot on to the true life character (like the cover of the comic, for example), while others are lacking. However, the color pallette does feel consistent, matching the glow and allure of the lit-up, party atmosphere of the casinos of Canto Bight.
DJ: Most Wanted is a fun, informative read. To the Star Wars fans who can’t wait to see if DJ makes a return in Episode IX, this is Marvel’s gift to you.
+Delves into DJ’s mind and thought process.
+Good, contained story.
Josiah LeRoy is The Geekiverse’s Star Wars fanboy, who tries desperately to keep up with every Marvel Star Wars comic series.
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