Star Wars: Legacy #8 Review

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Is this one intergalactic adventure that’s tiling new ground or retreading familiar territory?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

Ania Solo and Imperial Knight Jao’s search for Sith leads to the poisoned Mon Calamari homeworld of Dac—where their ship is boarded by pirates who have taken over the planet’s orbiting shipyards.

Jao senses the dark side at work—especially when he and Ania are marked for death!

Star Wars-Legacy (vol.2) 8_CThe force is assuredly strong with this one, as this creative team takes what they’ve started and builds upon it.  By continuing to spin their own unique yarn, and paying homage to what’s come before, they’ve proven their tenacity while playing with the key elements that successfully made Star Wars into an accessible odyssey for over thirty years.  In short: grab your ligthsaber and blaster, it’s time to hunt down a Sith lord!

Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman handle the writing duties and the dynamic duo deliver a lean pace with steady and sure aim.  Their goals, from the get go, are obvious to their audience but its the obstacles they place within their narrative road that might just cause momentary shock.  I have to say, the cliffhanger left me in awe for a moment as I felt real worry and dread for our primary cast in a way few authors have successfully accomplished within the realm of their own franchise.  Kudos to both of these talents as they took bad odds and made the situation more desperate.

The art by Brian Albert Thies is absolutely perfect for this comic book.  The characterizations fit the saga, as details lavish the page in ways that build familiar but new elements in this continued universe.  There were a couple panels where I felt the illustrations lacked enough background presence, but for the most part these were few and far between as I found myself embracing the work on display.

Star Wars: Legacy #8 is a great addition to a truly outstanding volume.  Trust me when I say this is one journey staring a descendant that’s living up to its namesake. Highly recommended.

4.5/5

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