I particularly liked this comment from a recent interview with Comicosity.
AL: With this series you will be following up on the previous timeline established in the Ostrander/Duursema Legacy series. Can you describe what the state of the galaxy is at the outset of Legacy #1? Will any characters from the previous Legacy series be making an appearance in Ania’s world?
GH: Our Legacy series is set not long after the end of John and Jan’s series, approximately 140 years after A NEW HOPE. The galaxy has just come out of a huge war that saw the defeat of the Sith. In the aftermath, a power sharing government is established between the benevolent Empress Fel, the remnants of the galactic fleet and the Jedi. But this government is struggling to maintain legitimacy. The galaxy is a very unstable place at the moment. We’ll be seeing several characters that were featured in John and Jan’s run but the bulk of the series will focus on new characters.
AL: The cover for Legacy #1 features some characters we have yet to meet. Can you shed some light on the cast that will be surrounding Ania in the series?
CSB: Ania’s confidant and closest friend is a Mon Calamari refugee named Sauk. Ania also has an old friend named AG-37, a decommissioned assassin droid that keeps an eye on her welfare. And of course Star Wars: Legacy wouldn’t be Legacy without Imperial Knights!
And David Suiter at the L.A. Examiner has an early spoiler-free review. He notes:
The scenes flow from one setting to another in this well paced first issue. Much like the movies the action fades into strong character moments. You get a clear sense of who Ania is from her interactions with others especially her friend, the Mon Calamari Sauk.
The artwork of Hardman is perfect for this story. On the first page of the issue he shows the enormity of the universe with a space cruiser languishing around the Surd Nebula. The Republic starship looks dwarfed by the size of the nebula and the way the page comes together is awe inspiring.
Throughout the issue Hardman’s style captures the tone of the narrative. It has a rugged yet refined look that highlights the futuristic setting but also conveys the instability of the setting through shadows and a rough line.
Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and strong female characters. She also writes about Star Wars for Random House’s science fiction and fantasy blog Suvudu.com and for Star Wars Insider magazine.
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