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Star Wars: Legacy #1 - Prisoner Of The Floating World; Part One Review

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Get ready to be introduced to a future member of the Solo family.

The Good

Let's cut to the chase. There are a few great reasons to check out this title. Set in the Star Wars future, 138 years after A New Hope, we get that sense that anything goes. The writers are not tied down to any specific continuity and we have no idea what to expect. Another reason is the creative team. If you've read the PLANET OF THE APES comics by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, you've probably already decided to pick this up. With Hardman doing the art, it gets even better. A third reason to check this out is we get to see a future descendant of Han and Leia Solo. Who doesn't want to see what the future generation Solo is like. The final reason to check this out is that Solo is a female.

Ania Solo definitely has inherited some of her ancestor's qualities. She is still young and is perfectly capable of making big mistakes. She's tough and isn't afraid to stand up to others. Unfortunately this is likely to get her into some major trouble.

In a time where this appears to be some stability with the government, there are still pockets where everything isn't as peaceful as they would like. There are still huge elements of deceit and treachery and let's not forget about the Sith. There's nothing good about the Sith.

Hardman's art is great to see and Rachelle Rosenberg's colors add a great feel to it. Normally I'm ultra picky about the color and art in Star Wars and sci-fi comics but the vibe presented here really grabs you and pulls you in.

The Bad

I really like the idea of the LEGACY timeline. Unfortunately for some reason I never got around to reading all of the first LEGACY volume. As a first issue, there may be some confusion as to what exactly is going on in time period and who some of the characters are. We start off with a character getting into a major fight but without fully knowing who he is, it's a little difficult to be invested in whether or not he survives.

The Verdict

It looks like Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman have introduced me to a new favorite Star Wars character. Set over one hundred years in the regular Star Wars timeline, the sky's the limit with what can happen. With new characters, you don't have the feeling that you know which characters are guaranteed to be safe. The introduction of Ania Solo makes you definitely want to come back to see more. There is a benefit of having read the first volume of STAR WARS: LEGACY but since it is a Star Wars comic, you can pick up on what you might have missed.

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Posted by Duo_forbidden

I was kind of put off by the Imperial Knight introduced at the beginning, but I really like Ania Solo. She's just like Cade.

So glad Legacy is back.

Posted by RideASpaceCowboy

@Duo_forbidden said:

I was kind of put off by the Imperial Knight introduced at the beginning, but I really like Ania Solo. She's just like Cade.

So glad Legacy is back.

I'd hardly say it's back. This is a far cry from John Ostrander and Jan Duursema's magnum opus, which proved itself by the end of the first arc to be the best Star Wars story in any medium, including the original trilogy of films.

Plus, how is this chick a Solo? Both of Han and Leia's male children died before passing on their surname to a male heir.

Posted by Duo_forbidden

@RideASpaceCowboy said:

@Duo_forbidden said:

I was kind of put off by the Imperial Knight introduced at the beginning, but I really like Ania Solo. She's just like Cade.

So glad Legacy is back.

Plus, how is this chick a Solo? Both of Han and Leia's male children died before passing on their surname to a male heir.

Jacen had a daughter named Allana with Tenel Ka Djo in the novels. I would assume that's how the bloodline continued instead of Ania coming from Jaina Solo and Fel side.

Posted by lorex

I read the issue and liked the character and the story but I felt the art work was a bit weak and not all that good. I can see the artist is trying to show a gritty sider of the universe but is just does not cut it. For me anyway the massive scale of the Star Wars universe does not come across in the artwork and I think that is really important in this setting. I am looking forward to seeing how the story progressed and I hope the art will improve.

Posted by Planewalker

I find this premise sketchy... If Ania is Alana's grand daughter or something shouldn't she be ruling in Hapes. Or if she's related to Jaina she must have some force training or a connection to the Fel dinasty... nevertheless I kinda like the character and hope they explain some holes on the plot

Posted by kid Apollo

ohhh Star Wars universe, will yourgovernments ever get their heads out of their asses?

Posted by TheCommissar

@Duo_forbidden said:

I was kind of put off by the Imperial Knight introduced at the beginning, but I really like Ania Solo. She's just like Cade.

So glad Legacy is back.

I disagree, she's very different from Cade, and I approve. Cade, in my opinion, was the worst part of Legacy.

Posted by GammaGirl

Curious... Ania makes no bones about who she is or any attempt to hide her identity. In this age why is ANY spawn of Skywalker/Solo just running around free? Even hardheaded Cade got pulled into a particular role.

Posted by KnightofSteel

I was a fan of the original Legacy series... which was pretty solid (although the latter part of the run I thought was a bit weak). When I heard about this new series I had some trepidation going in as it had different characters and a different creative team. But I have to say I really enjoyed this first issue. Ania Solo is very well written right outta the gate with all those "Solo-like" qualities quite apparent and intact.

I wasn't sure about the art at first but this has a Russ Manning/Al Williamson old school Star Wars feel to it -- something I can definitely get behind.

Well done first issue!

Posted by SoA

i had two issues with this book (3 if you count the cover art making ania look like zooey deschanel , blech!) 1. art did not impress me too much , 2. it was over too quick .

im somewhat new to EU star wars , only read KoR and the first legacy series ,( i do not count the "tales" series though that was a fun read as well. ) and i was kinda hesitant to read this new chapter in the legacy story , but it was good it sucked me in within the first few pages , and seeing familiar faces like stazi and master krunnk was a nice touch.

though to anyone reading this does that mean this series is like a decade after cade and friends' adventures or somewhat linear ?

Posted by Omega Ray Jay

It was ok, I can't really say it was anything special though.