Review: Legacy #17

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Script: Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman
Art: Brian Albert Thies
Colors: Jordan Boyd
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Agustin Alessio

We have come to the penultimate issue of Ania Solo’s adventures in Star Wars Legacy.  Everything has come full circle to bring us back to where it all started.

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Ania Solo, once the most wanted person in the galaxy, was hand picked by the Empress to lead a top secret mission to rescue former Imperial Knight Jao Assam.  But can Ania really trust the soldiers that have been assigned to protect her?  She hasn’t had the best luck when dealing with the Galactic Alliance or anyone from the Triumvirate.

It doesn’t take long for them to track down where Jao is being held, but that was never the hard part.  There are still questions about whether Darth Wredd kidnapped Jao or was busting him out of jail.  The hard part is making it off the planet and stopping the Sith.  They will soon discover that destroying the Sith might be slightly harder than initially thought.

The poodoo hits the fan halfway through the book and it quickly changes from a small rescue operation into a full scale war.  Ania and crew are quickly overwhelmed but happen to be saved by the most unlikely of people.  Proving that the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Darth Wredd’s plans are finally revealed to us, why he was going around killing the other Sith, why he is after Jao.  Like the best villains, he doesn’t necessarily see himself as evil.  He thinks he is doing what is right to rid the galaxy of a dangerous threat and is trying to restore an order to the chaos.

Legacy continues to be among the best Star Wars tales.  With only one issue left I will be sad to see it go, but I know it’s ending on quite the high note.  Bechko and Hardman have set the stage for an epic finale to close out this fantastic story.

4.5/5 Kath Hounds

4.5/5 Kath Hounds

Advanced Review Copy (ARC) courtesy of Dark Horse. All staff members can be contacted at staff@eucantina.net.

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.