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Broken (Star Wars: Legacy, Vol. 1) (v. 1) Paperback – May 15, 2007
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The Sith hold the reigns of empire, the Jedi have been massacred and the few survivors are in hiding, and the only hope for peace in the galaxy lies with a young blond-haired lad named Skywalker.
From Dark Horse's veteran Star Wars creative team comes Legacy, a new series set approximately 135 years following the Battle of Endor. For the contemporary reader just coming in off Revenge of the Sith, the story picks up with right where Revenge ended, a century later, with the bad guys ascendant and the good guys on the lam. Luke Skywalker's republic has crumbled, and his descendant (perhaps grandson or great grandson) doesn't appear able or willing to ride to the rescue. The new Star Wars anti-hero, Cade Skywalker is a surly, drug-addicted bounty hunter with only the smallest scrap of concern for anything but himself.
For fans of Republic, Dark Horse's long-running series featuring writer John Ostrander and artist Jan Duursema's Quinlan Vos, Legacy will feel in many ways familiar. The plot is deliciously complex, motivations are conflicted, and the scripting is tight, with very few wasted words. Page layout and composition helps move the reader through the story, there are more than a few hyperkinetic splash panels of Jedi/Sith lightsaber duels, and the coloring is suitably dark and menacing. It's unfortunate, though, that Ostrander has Cade Skywalker teamed up with two bounty hunters (one male, one female), just as he had two opportunistic ne'er-do-wells (one male, one female) riding shotgun with Vos, and that Duursema has drawn one of them to look suspiciously like Quinlan. (See the attached image, Quin or Syn?, and judge for yourself.Read more ›
"Broken" is an apt title for the first installment in the series as it presents broken alliances, broken government, broken friendships and the emotional brokenness of Cade Skywalker.
John Ostrander and Jan Duursema have created a complex and compelling protagonist for their series. Cade may be a Skywalker, but he's a scruffy-looking scoundrel in the best Han Solo tradition. Having forsaken his Jedi heritage, he's an amoral bounty hunter who is not averse to turning Jedi over to the Sith---provided the price is right.
The script is well written and the artwork is lovely, conveying a wonderful range of character emotion. Don't care much for the cover art though---it makes Cade and his crew look like teenagers desperately trying to be cool.
I had been anticipating this much-hyped series for several months and it really did deliver. I look forward to the next volume.
After Cade sees his father slain in a Sith attack, he foresakes the Jedi and, as he grows older, becomes an aggressive and highly successful bounty hunter. But it's hard to ignore your destiny, particularly when your most famous ancestor has learned how to return from beyond and dispense advice as a glowing spirit.
"Broken," the first volume in the new series, has plenty of action and has built the framework for an interesting storyline. It hasn't grabbed me yet, but I hope to see it develop into something exciting.
by Tom Knapp, Rambles.(n e t) editor
And on its own merits, the story works quite well. There's a nice mix of Star Wars type characters (Jedi, Sith, scoundrels, and politicians), but they are casually reinvented here, so they feel fresh. Cade Skywalker, the first reluctant Jedi in the Skywalker family life, is definitely an interesting personality. I'm very interested to continue the series.
on a side note, I'm also quite fond of the art. It works for me.
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I don't knw why a lot of people complaining this story is great the art style is good still feel the star wars universe at my finger tips when I get money again gonna buy the next... Read morePublished on May 18, 2014 by Aaron Blackstun
Did all these reviewers really read the same books I did? The premise is ok not original but passable. But the plot holes and logic flaws are crazy!! Read morePublished on October 27, 2013 by Daniel
Legacy 1 is everything I could ever want from a STAR WARS novel. I am completely hooked. There is no turning back now. I am ordering no. 2 immediately.Published on October 23, 2013 by clinton smith
For a collector of comics I would steer away from this seller in particular the book was pretty used but I was still able to read it.Published on September 24, 2013 by Jabroni18
We'll thought out story. Almost like it was out of George Lucas' head. Awesome. Hard to stop reading once you start.Published on September 6, 2013 by crash13
I was impressed. I didn't expect much from a graphic novel (comic book), but I enjoyed the story. Great layout, story, characters. I have read it multiple times.Published on August 31, 2013 by DarthLemmi
Let me start buy saying I'm a hardcore comic and sci-fi fan. Star Wars has always been something that I've always held near and dear to my heart. Read morePublished on August 15, 2013 by Che420