Picked up my issue and read it. I'm psyched for this series!
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So before reading this I had a bit of an apprehensive attitude about this series. It looked kind of like it would be the cliche story of "primitives vs. people with technology" that we've seen a million times and I'm sick of. This is not, however, anything like that.
First thing I took from this issue is that its all about the setup. Issue #0 helped because you know a lot about who these people are and what their functions are now so this is all story. The characters are introduced, the Infinite Empire established, and a lot of their lifestyles are set up. I especially love the look of Xesh, the Force Hound. The idea that planets of Force sensitive peoples can be hunted down through the dark side and exploited is interesting to me, and Xesh didn't even leave his armor in this issue (it looks worlds of awesome actually). No good characters were introduced, but instead we get a look at villains. We see two Rakata who will be prominent, and their respective Force Hounds. We also get to see their versions of lightsabers.
The other huge thing is the sacking of Tattoine, which occurs in this issue. We come in at the end where leaders are being enslaved. The planet, however, is in its phase before it was desert. The twin suns heat a jungle world instead of a full dead world of desert. It also appears that this will be a part of the story as the people fight back against the empire.
Something that was mentioned in other material is the Rakatan empire attempting to take Korriban from the Sith and King Adas driving them back at the cost of his life. I really hope this is included in the series.
For a first issue I loved this. I missed out on getting the variant cover, they stocked them this morning and they had already sold out of every issue when I got there. The only reason I got one is I have a list of reserved comics and I put this on it. I hope you all go pick this up and follow the series, it shows promise and if it keeps selling this well I know it'll be fantastic!
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