Weekly Releases: March 17 – 23

Dark Horse Comics has a huge release on Wednesday as the popular comic series Star Wars: Legacy returns with a second volume. Set nearly 140 years after A New Hope, this new volume of Legacy follows a Solo rather than picking up the story of Cade Skywalker right away. Ania Solo is the great-great granddaughter of Han and Leia, who interestingly is not a Jedi at the start of the story as you would expect. Interviews with the new creative team, Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, have made Ania seem much more like Han was when we first met him, a regular person just trying to scrape by who ends up getting brought into larger galactic events whether she likes it or not.

Previously listed as Legacy: Prisoner of the Floating World on DarkHorse.com, recent solicitations have removed that subtitle to stress the ongoing nature of Legacy. Like Brian Wood’s Star Wars series, this comic will continue on past its first arc rather than follow the five issue arc then hiatus pattern of many other Star Wars comics. Bechko and Hardman have a legacy of their own they have to live up to, following in the footsteps of fan-favorite creative team John Ostrander and Jan Duursema, but an intriguing new lead character and promises of future appearances by some characters from the first volume of Legacy are making this follow-up look very promising.

Our EU Release Schedule has been updated with Dark Horse’s June solicitations, including the release date for the first Omnibus volume of Knights of the Old Republic, so be sure to take a look and see what’s ahead!

Legacy Volume 2 #1

Despite her famous heritage, Ania Solo is just a girl trying to make her way in a galaxy gone bad. But it all gets worse when she comes into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid—and discovers she has been targeted for death!

* She’s Han and Leia’s great-great granddaughter introduced to the Legacy saga!

* In the aftermath of War, the Solo clan lives on!

* A new ongoing series!

* From the acclaimed creators of Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes!

[DarkHorse.com]

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Brian joined EUCantina in 2012 as a news reporter. He saw the Original Trilogy when he was so young that he can’t even remember the first time he saw them. His earliest EU memory is listening to audio books of the Jedi Academy trilogy with his family, and since then he has gotten his hands on as much EU material as he can, loving the novels, comics and video games.