Review: Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse, Part 3

Script: John Ostrander
Pencils: Stephane Crety
Inks: Julien Hugonnard-Bert
Colors: Wes Dzioba
Letters: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Stephane Roux

This review contains minor spoilers.

When we last saw Imperial Agent Jahan Cross, he was framed for murder, on the run, disavowed by Imperial Intelligence and had lost his droid assistant IN-GA 44. We open this issue in the middle of a high speed chase, on the run from the Corporate Sector Authorities.

Cover of Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse 3

Imperial Agent Cross gets help from an unlikely source; Han and Chewie. The inclusion of classic characters can sometimes be off-putting, but I think it works here. It helps to place this series into the larger EU alongside the Daley Han Solo books.

We get hints of a life before Cross’s Imperial service. Glimpses into a life and loved ones that he has left behind. Still haunted by the ghosts of his past.

No one can accuse this issue of being boring. This issue is one death defying chase and escape after another with the Corporate Sector Authorities hot on Cross’s trail.

The James Bond influence shines through very clearly. Cross even pulls a few Bond-esque one liners. Although, I think Han and Chewie have the best lines of the issue, verbally sparring with the CSA’s Lt. Myrsk.

The art is solid, on par with the other Dark Horse Star Wars titles. The action is fluid and exciting from panel to panel. The story is an exciting adventure from the fast-paced opening to the literally explosive finish.

4/5 Kath Hounds

Reviewed by Paul DePaola
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Paul joined the EUCantina staff in 2012, combining his love of Star Wars and his obsession with comic books. He has been a Star Wars fan since the early 80's and is always finding a way to tie Star Wars into every facet of his life. Paul lives in Virginia. He loves movies, plays guitar and is TK-5990, a proud member of the 501st Legion.