The second issue of Legacy: War was released in comic bookstores last week. By the time I got there, it was sold out. The salesman kindly pointed out they had plenty of copies of the first issue of the new Darth Vader and the Lost Command comic. I passed; my interest wasn’t just getting a Star Wars fix, but rather a desire to delve into great storytelling. Legacy has been delivering that in spades since issue #0, and with the War arc it’s only getting better.
In my full review, I talk about why Legacy has such a great story design, and how John Ostrander and Jan Duursema weave intimate and personal portrayals of characters dealing with loss, self-discovery, and betrayal right alongside grandiose battles of galactic scale and epic proportions.
Ostrander and Duursema have managed to straddle the wall often erected in the comic book world that keeps female fans at bay. Legacy: War is simply beautiful for both the art it presents and the story it tells. It is a must read for all Star Wars fans. I can only hope that Dark Horse reconsiders its inexplicable decision to cancel this series and gives us much more Legacy to come when War is concluded; but if not, I’m confident Legacy will stand the test of time as one of the true highlights of the entire Expanded Universe.
Legacy offers the best we can hope for: a brownie sundae with lots of extra hot fudge and ice cream, and yes the cherry on top.
9.5 / 10
Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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