Script: Haden Blackman
Art: Agustin Alessio
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Dave Wilkins
Variant Cover Art: Tsueo Sanda
The Clone Wars are over and the traitorous Jedi have been hunted down. Now it is a time for the people of Coruscant to celebrate the first graduating class of Imperial Officers.
Among these many graduating recruits is the new Lieutenant, Laurita Tohm of the Raithal Academy. He is ready to live, serve and die for this new Empire. Even as a brand new recruit, Lt. Tohm is making a name for himself; being chosen for a new project headed up by Grand Moff Tarkin.
However, things are in motion around him and he might not live to see the morning. Before the night is over, he will get his first taste of action and find out first hand why Darth Vader is so feared and respected.
I really enjoyed this issue. Haden Blackman’s writing is top notch here. Agustin Alessio’s art does a good job of setting this book apart from the others on the shelf, but still feeling like Star Wars. They have crafted a story of an idealistic cadet being tested on his first day, not only by his own physical limitations, but by his bonds of friendship and his sense of duty and honor.