Much of what can be said of The Sith War can be said of the comics that came before it. There have been a few improvements but in general the tone and quality remain the same. As a Star Wars fan I still enjoyed it, but it’s not really my favorite.
The generall plot is significantly better than before. It has become more complex with more subplots, personal agendas, action, romance, etc. However, the delivery of the plot still involves a lot of cheesy dialogue and overly complex artwork. Once again this feels rushed. The artwork looks a bit sloppy, as does the writing and the delivery of the story. The plot is such that it could have been expanded to cover 3-4 graphic novels. Instead it’s all packed into one. As such it moves from event to event with little or no time left to see how that is affecting the characters.
Overall, this graphic novel has a lot of important events in the Star Wars expanded universe, but the presentation of these events could be much better. However, it does provide a decisive ending to an important story arch.
Chronology Note: This graphic novel explains how Exar Kun got to be the way he was by the time we see him again in the Jedi Academy trilogy.
The Sith War #1-5