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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
"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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I loved this group of comics. I got it in an awesome Amazon Daily Deal for two bucks, so it was well worth what I paid for it. Read morePublished 13 months ago by DCH1400
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 21 months ago by Aaron Blackstun
Ironically, it was the knowledge that Disney was wiping the EU skate that got me to read this. I was intrigued by the comic when it first launched, but was a little put off by the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Nicholas
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
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