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.
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.
Reviewed by Paul DePaola
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