Friday, September 13, 2019

Review: Age Of Resistance: General Hux

Star Wars: Age Of Resistance - General Hux (2019) #1

Creators: Taylor, Kirk, Hamscher, GURU-eFX, Lanham

One of the most interesting things about the characters in the sequel trilogy is the sympathy that has been generated for both Hux and Kylo Ren. Hux and Kylo have both been victims of abuse and manipulation. 

This issue opens with a scene showing some of the psychological abuse Hux was subjected to as a young boy. It then fast forwards to Hux waking up in the rubble of a crashed ship. 

Hux is rescued by Kylo and the two find themselves marooned on a seeming deserted planet. The two quickly resume their relationship of mutual dislike and insulting banner.

The two are forced to work together in battling some strange beasts. Then while Kylo is unconscious from an encounter with the Beast an old man comes out and converses with Hux. The man is a survivor from Alderaan and Hux smoothly manipulates him by revealing Kylo's parentage. This manipulation gets him access to a communications array and a rescue from Phasma. 

Hux's actions after being rescued are brutal and entirely unnecessary. I loved seeing that aspect of Hux because though he experienced abuse in his past his actions in the present are HIS. I'm so fascinated to see the end of Hux's journey in The Rise Of Skywalker.

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