Star Wars: Legacy #9 Review

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The intergalactic saga loved the world over continues into the future, but does this volume forge ahead or just lose ground?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

Ania Solo is in over her head—literally! With their escape pod sunk in an ocean of poison, she and Imperial Knight Jao wait for rescue. But even if it comes, they still have to free the slaves in the orbiting docks—with an army of pirates standing in their way!

Star Wars-Legacy 9_CThe best compliment I can pay this particular series, is to simply admit that when I finish reading the text and close its cover I find myself grinning ear to ear. The reason for that is apparent, the creative team has captured the adventure mentality that has allowed this franchise to stick out in the minds of eager followers for generations.

Corinna Bachko and Gabriel Hardman pen the soul of this vessel.  Their script, as always, is to the point as one scene lends enough stability to build forward while illustrating the talent of these two authors.  The odyssey of this latest member of the Solo lineage, thus far, has dealt with the introductions of quite a few new players while simultaneously making this point in time easily discernible even by those that have never followed the mythos beyond the six films.  The one problem I had is that I felt Ania’s path is starting to get slightly lost as the greater threats garner more attention.

The art by Brian Albert Thies is detailed and precise.  The candid renditions give life and depth to an affair that might on face value seem a bit too out of this world to function.  But thanks to his efforts, this visual side never fails to uplift the dialogue even during the more tense situations.  What astounds me is the meticulous work done when it comes to background elements such as ship and structure design, it’s just uncanny.

Star Wars: Legacy #9 is another opportunity for the force sensitive among us to jump on board for this wild romp among the stars.  Highly recommended.



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