Well, I liked it. Quite a bit; it's certainly cemented my love for JJM. I loved how, in the last part, there were some ancient Greek and Roman influence - I hesitate to call them homages. Also, was it just me, or was there something almost wild west about it? The obvious one that I can think of off the top of my head is the blaster Kerra holds in issue #1 - it looks like a revolver. But I just got a sense of Wild West in it. That's not to say there were one or two problems, though:
Click here to see the hidden message (It might contain spoilers)
There was no great, over-arching storyline. There was no goal that Kerra set out with in the beginning, and so there was no real resolution. Arkadia wasn't killed, and they're not in Republic space, just heading to it. That could mean that they get side-tracked in Deluge, before ever getting there.
Another thing, not a problem, more an interesting idea: I like it when Rusher said 'I'm not a scoundrel with a heart of gold' and later when Kerra is being tortured, her first thought, that we're privy to, is of Rusher. I think it's possible that we see a Han and Leia-esque romance between them.
Now, I've heard it said that there wasn't much by way of characterization of Kerra. Yes and no. Yes, because her characterization doesn't take place in the usual sense we see in novels, and no because Miller did it in comic form, as in, letting her actions speak for her characterization, letting them flesh her out.
So, yes, I liked it. Skuls was right when he said it had superior characters, superior setting, superior writing, to Star by Star, but for me SbS just wins out on superior story.
I am a Star Wars fan. That doesn't mean that I hate or love Jar Jar. That doesn't mean I hate or love Lucas, or agree or disagree 100% with him. That doesn't mean I prefer the PT over the OT, or vice versa. That doesn't mean I hate the EU, or even love all of it. These are not prerequisites. Being a man is not a prerequisite. Being a geek is not a prerequisite. The only prerequisite is that I love something about Star Wars. I am a Star Wars fan.