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Broken (Star Wars: Legacy, Vol. 1) (v. 1) Paperback – May 15, 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse; First Edition edition (May 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593077165
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593077167
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Ostrander is the author of Star Wars: Twilight, as well as Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, the official adaptation of the smash-hit sequel! Jan Duursema has worked on a number of Star Wars titles, including Darth Maul, Twilight and the official Episode II adaptation. Dan Parsons has worked mainly in independent comics, including the acciaimed Stranger Kisses and Prophet. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Excellent book, great art.
Jose Montero Venegas
This allows Ostrander and Duursema to create some very interesting flaws in character development.
Timothy Rapuano
I am a huge star wars fan and enjoyed it very much.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Daiho VINE VOICE on May 3, 2007
Format: Paperback
Where have you seen this before?

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.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By S. A. W. on June 4, 2007
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The "Legacy" series begins 125 years after Luke Skywalker defeated the Emperor at Endor. At first the plot may sound familiar--the Empire is back, the Sith are back and the Jedi Order is again under siege---but there are plenty of interesting twists that make the story seem fresh.

"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.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tom Knapp VINE VOICE on July 4, 2007
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"Star Wars Legacy" is a comic-book series beginning 125 years after the events of Return of the Jedi. Cade Skywalker is a Jedi in training, but the elite order of peacekeepers is once again beset by dark forces -- a resurgence of the Sith on one side, no longer restricted only to two, and a growing new Empire on the other.

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
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ron Cole VINE VOICE on November 25, 2007
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Over a century after Return of the Jedi, The New Republic is no more. The Jedi Knights are hunted by what appears to be a new Sith empire, and the Galactic Alliance has been decimated by war. The heroes of old that might have made things right are long dead, and the Jedi need an ally - have they found it in the massive Imperial Remnant that was also betrayed by the Sith? Or will these two previous enemies be unable to solve their differences, destroying each-other in the process...

"Broken" is dark, and seems to be inspired more by _The Empire Strikes Back_ than any of the other movies. The main characters may be fighting each-other, but the most important battles are taking place INSIDE of them (one former Jedi must try to overcome his perceived failures or fall into oblivion; a Sith battles the teachings of his order in the hopes of gaining more power). While many familiar aspects do exist in the series (Imperial Stormtroopers, lightsabers, Jedi, etc...), they work to support the new story ideas rather than dominate them.

Star Wars: Legacy Volume 1 collects the six issues from the series' "Broken" story arc (issues #1-3 and 5-7) and puts them into a single paperback volume. For those looking for an entry point into this aspect of the Star Wars universe, this is the graphic novel to buy.
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