Review: Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse, Part 4

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.

The mystery surrounding the Iron Eclipse is revealed, and undercover Imperial Intelligence Agent Jahan Cross may not survive it.

The tone of the story has shifted away from the playful one-liners and has grown more serious as the tension mounts.

Cover of Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse 4

Cross has allied himself with Elli Stark, daughter of the woman he is falsely accused of killing, to unravel the mystery of the Iron Eclipse. But she has her own agenda in helping him, and isn’t above using him to get what she wants. Not all is as it seems with the Stark family. The family has many secrets revealed to us here.

Cross and Elli narrowly escape from one attack on the planet to go flying straight into another as they approach the Iron Eclipse resort. It’s only with the piloting skills of Cross’s old academy buddy, Han Solo, that they are even able to survive that far.

The action is fast paced and energetic, one death defying escape after another. Cross is not invulnerable. He is only human, he does get hurt and does not have all the answers.

It wouldn’t be a proper Star Wars story, if droids didn’t have a role to play. We have a disturbing droid reprogramming scene, assassin droids at every turn and even see how the events of the Clone Wars affected Cross, shaping him into the Agent he is now.

Everything builds to a cliffhanger leaving you on the edge for the finale. Fans of this series will not be disappointed.

4/5 Kath Hounds

Reviewed by Paul DePaola
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About the Author

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.