Script: Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman
Art: Gabriel Hardman
Colors: Jordan Boyd
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Agustin Alessio
A Sith Lord has been defeated, but not the Sith Lord that Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao Assam went searching for. Darth Wredd is still out there somewhere, scheming and plotting. But he is not the only one in the galaxy with a plan, and it seems all plans have Ania Solo directly in the center.
It seems Ania left her junk shop without letting her landlord know and the owners have come looking for her to recover the debt she owes. But they are not the only ones looking for her: a mysterious figure wielding a light whip, and then we have a very convenient meeting with someone else from Ania’s past at the end of the book.
Someone is digging up Ania’s past. We are starting to learn more about her at the same time as her new companions. There is definitely more to her than a simple junk dealer on the fringes of the galaxy. She may even have a connection to the war, but whose side was she on? What is the truth and what is twisting of the facts to turn people against her? Why is she so important to everyone? We don’t get any answers here, but we do get hints.
While the rest of the galaxy is out hunting for her, Ania is off with Jao Assam, Sauk and AG37. It seems like something out of a Futurama episode, I was expecting to see the Professor walk in saying “Good news!” The fun adventure quickly takes a dark turn as more about Ania’s past comes to light and her motives are brought into question.
Bechko and Hardman’s story runs the gamut from suspense to humour to action. We are left wondering who is lying and what they have to gain from it. Ania continues to be the bigger mystery behind it all, her past must somehow figure into the mystery behind Darth Wredd.
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