If like me, you’ve not read Star Wars Legacy, then Dark Horse’s One for One dollar is a great opportunity to pick up a first issue classic of a series that has only recently ended, but is to be continued with a six-part series entitled Legacy – War, starting in December 2010.
Collectors of Hasbro’s comic packs will undoubtedly be familiar with many of the characters that have been introduced throughout the 50-issue run, with the likes of Cade Skywalker, Darth Krayt and Darth Nihl, all of whom appear in the first issue, having been immortalised in plastic. Of other characters that appear later in the series, Hasbro has also released Deliah Blue, Antares Draco, Ganner Kreig, Sigel Dare and Darth Talon, who has additionally been tackled by both Sideshow Collectibles and Gentle Giant, demonstrating just how popular these characters have become within the Star Wars Expanded Universe.
Set 130 years after the events of A New Hope, Legacy introduces us to descendents of Luke Skywalker, a re-formed Empire ruled by the great-grandson of Baron Soontir Fel (whom some of you will know as the brother-in-law of Wedge Antilles, showing how the lives of the protagonists from ages-past can still be intertwined), and a new legion of Sith.
The action opens with the combined forces of the reborn Empire and the Sith attacking the Jedi Academy on Ossus, with Kol Skywalker, who fights alongside Wolf Sazen, ordering his son, Cade, to evacuate with the next generation of Jedi. Right from the get-go, we encounter the all-too familiar traits seen in the Skywalker line. Elsewhere, Darth Krayt immediately stamps his authority as he clearly demonstrates who holds the power in the Sith-Imperial coalition.
Star Wars Legacy #1 sets the scene for events that will once again pit the forces of the Sith versus the Jedi, against the backdrop of a galactic struggle between the Empire and the remnants of the Galactic Alliance, in what has become one of Dark Horse’s best-selling comic series.
If you haven’t already read this, check out your local comic store now to pick this up….