Script: Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman
Art: Brian Albert Thies
Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Agustin Alessio
The cavalry has arrived. The Imperial Knights have arrived to rescue Ania Solo, Master Jao Assam and the enslaved Mon Cala and Quarren. Will they arrive in time? Will they be able to protect the innocent families held hostage?
Thies’ art and the script by Bechko and Hardman makes for a fast paced action filled issue. Quick cuts, never lingering on one scene for too long. You feel the action intensify as the panel layouts mirror the fast camera pans and angles of the films. This creative team really knows how to make great Star Wars.
In classic Star Wars fashion the action cuts from a space battle, to a prisoner uprising, to a lightsaber duel. It’s the same battle on many fronts that was such a part of the Endor and Naboo battles. Our heroes gain the upper hand once they realize they are dealing with the amphibious Mon Cala and Quarren fighting the non-amphibious races of the pirates and Sith. It’s a fun change to the classic space battles, that while great, have been done quite a lot in Star Wars.
Of course the heroes win the day, but an unexpected reveal happens in the final pages. It’s not a major reveal, but it’s enough to take the wind out of their sales and make this a hollow victory.
Legacy continues to impress and be one of my favorite Star Wars books out right now. This issue is a straightforward action tale, and it’s a very enjoyable one.
Advanced Review Copy (ARC) courtesy of Dark Horse. All staff members can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.