Review: Star Wars: Legacy #7

Legacy continues today with the release of Issue #7.  Rest time is over as Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman set our heroes off on their next adventure in pursuit of Darth Wredd.  But honestly, after that cliffhanger at the end of the last issue, who wants to waste any more time with this introduction?  On with the review!

This review contains mild spoilers for the issue.

When last we saw them, it looked like Ania and Jao’s mission to stop Darth Wredd from killing the Empress was over before it had even begun.  The fight doesn’t last long though and instead, Master Val lets them go even as he cautions against it.  The two begin their hunt in earnest and a lead takes them to Nalyd where, unsurprisingly, trouble finds them.  In another part of the galaxy, AG-37 and Sauk talk about the genocide on Dac and in yet another, the Empress is displeased that Master Val let Ania and Jao go on their way.

This new story arc looks to be just as interesting as the previous.  Bechko and Hardman toss out even more teasers about Ania Solo’s past.  “Is she who we think she is?”  They both clearly know how much they’re teasing us readers and it’s going to make the eventual reveal that much better.  I am interested to see how they deal with the split storylines of Ania/Jao and Sauk/ AG-37 though.  One of the best things about the first arc was the characters and the relationships between them.  It seems likely that the best friends will be back together again at some point, it’s just a matter of where and when.  (My money’s on Dac.)

On the art front, Brian Albert Thies continues to draw this arc and really gets a chance to shine with his action sequences. He has a great sense of panel layout that naturally pulls your eye in the right direction and tells the story effortlessly.  There’s a page with diagonal panels that stands out in particular.  After the issue, the prospect of Hardman and Thies alternating arcs seems like a solidly good one.  While I’d love to see just Hardman, this is an excellent option too especially with Rachelle Rosenberg’s consistent coloring.

As with before, this book continues to get a solid 4/5 from me along with a strong recommendation that you read it.

Thank you to Dark Horse for providing a promotional copy of this issue for review purposes.

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