Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 #2 Review

The ever expanding saga of the Star Wars universe continues to barrel forward, but is this one tale that just doesn’t need to be told?  Read on to find out.

The official description from Dark Horse:

Ania Solo found a lightsaber inside a broken Imperial communications droid. Now she’s being pursued by the local police—and a determined Imperial Knight who is willing to kill to get the weapon!

Fortunately, as a black-market salvage dealer, Ania has made some formidable friends of her own…

When it comes to taking a franchise that’s been around sine 1977 down some new and exciting paths there are certainly some pitfalls that can befall even the most steadfast creative teams.  Thankfully this dynamic trio works together to bring something not necessarily unique but nonetheless engrossing to these intergalactic festivities.

Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman pen the script and the duo do a wonderful job embracing their burgeoning heroine, in a way that highlights the action while modestly building her allies along with adding some nefarious enemies. With the shadow of the Sith, still a prevalent issue, this specific jaunt may seem more like revisited territory but it’s how the familiar components are utilized that set this literary piece apart.  This release was simply an entertaining ride with a minimal amount of text.

When it comes to the art by Gabriel Hardman it’s best to just sit back and enjoy the visual splendor that’s gracing your senses.  Each panel is handled with care, as perfectly timed pencil strokes create action that not only carries this jaunt to a satisfying cliffhanger but also yields the spirit of our protagonist’s famous ancestor. By allowing a chaotic essence to imbue each sequence with a gritty soul the illustrations yield something bold.

Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 #2 is not a shinning example of how you tell a story in this galaxy, but it was a joyride from beginning to end.  Between the concert work of the three members of this particular creative team and despite the rather minimal amount of text found here, this latest issue in this ongoing series comes recommended.

4/5

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