Writer: John Ostrander
Pencils: Jan Duursema
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $2.99
I’ve been singing the praises of Star Wars Legacy since issue one, and more than two years later it’s still one of the best books I’m reading. Cade Skywalker is by far a special character and the driving force behind my joy for reading the book. While complex characters are nothing new to storytelling, John Ostrander has done an amazing job of keeping us on the edge of our seats waiting to see what will befall the latest inheritor of the Skywalker legacy.
The other major draw to the story is Cade’s would be enemy Darth Krayt, revealed to be former Jedi Master A’Sharad Hett. The last few issues have really worked at filling us in on how Hett came to become Darth Krayt, an origin which quickly becomes sort of a who’s who of the Star Wars expanded universe. The best aspect of the Darth Krayt character is that he represents the aspect of Star Wars that states, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The fall of A’Sharad Hett can best be described as typical of Star Wars, which is fine. Hett joins a select few Jedi that sought to take down their enemies by shaking hands with the devil. Like Jedi Master’s Ulic Qel-Droma, and Quinlan Vos, Hett had good intentions when venturing to Korriban (a Sith homeworld) in order to find ways to defeat Darth Vader and his Master Sidious. That’s right; Hett had been a peer of Cades ancestor Anakin Skywalker. Because Hett’s origin follows such familiar terms that then frees up Cade to go down a possible path that no one expects, especially with Vector hitting the next month.
Since Vector will start with the Knights of the Old Republic book (set 4, 160 years in the past give or take a decade or two) there are several ways for events that took place between Vader and Hett to have an impact on the Legacy book. There are also a few other characters that appear in Legacy as well as books like Dark Times (Master K’Kruhk survives order 66 and lives on to Legacy) that would make a crossover work even if it does span an incredible amount of time.
Please do yourself a favor and read Star Wars Legacy, even if you’re not a Star Wars fan, you might be before the series is over.
Dante personally hates Star Wars… yes that’s obviously not true.