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Star Wars: Legacy, Volume 1 (Star Wars Legacy Hardcovers #1)

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The future of Star Wars, the future of the galaxy, and the future of the Skywalkers is told in John Ostrander and Jan Duursema's acclaimed Star Wars: Legacy. A legion of Sith have conquered what was left of the Empire, the Jedi have been purged-or fled into hiding-and the galaxy is divided. Meet Cade Skywalker, a bounty hunter who doesn't want anything to do with the Jedi,...more
Hardcover, 439 pages
Published June 5th 2013 by Dark Horse (first published May 2nd 2007)
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Alex
[Non spoilery review for the full 56 comic run]

The curse of Star Wars. Everybody loves Star Wars, pretty much, but if it's a piece of Star Wars EU media then it's basically been judged and condemned before anyone has opened the cover. Except for the host of fanatic fans who love the words "Star Wars" so much that they'll devour whole anything that is released under that banner. But what do they know, they're just a bunch of obsessed geeks?

So, if you're reading this review you've probably already...more
Aaron
I've heard a lot of good things about the Legacy series, many of them comparing it in scope Timothy Zahn's Thrawn Trilogy (AKA "the only good" Expanded Universe novels) and Dark Empire (AKA "one of the only good" Expanded Universe comics). I've been out of the Star Wars comics loop for about 10 or so years, minus a couple of dabblings with Darth Vader miniseries, so I was excited to jump back in with a series that was being hailed the way this one was.

Here's the thing about the Star Wars Expande...more
Algernon
[7/10]


read the whole cycle, but I'm not going to comment on each TPB: too much effort, and I'm already about a month and a half behind on my reviews after a holiday and a real nasty spell at work.
So, Star Wars Legacy in a few words... I see it as the attempt to update the saga for the tastes of Generation X or whatever it is called now, by doing away with the clear distinction between the good and the bad guys, between the black and the white. the main arc follows Cade Skywalker and his team: th...more
Jonathan
Jul 23, 2009 Jonathan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: New Jedi Order fans
Recommended to Jonathan by: Garand
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As a child of the 80’s, the Star Wars trilogy was probably the first pop culture phenomenon to have a tremendous effect on my rational thought processes. Soon after I saw the movies, I was diving headlong into the extended universe as well. In the early stages of what has already been a long and varied career in geekery, Star Wars was the predominant shaping force. I played the Rebel Assault, X-Wing, and TIE Fighter games until I’d mastered them (though I never did beat the Redemption mission)....more
Adam
[This review represents the entire 50-issue Legacy series and the follow-up mini-series, Legacy: War]

Jumping a hundred years after the Galactic Civil War, Legacy starts with a clean slate. The Old Republic era material has already proven the value that has for creating original material that stays true to the spirit of Star Wars story-telling, and Legacy continues that tradition. Cade Skywalker is one of the most idiosyncratic SW characters I can remember, with a gigantic chip-on-shoulder justif...more
M.
Hopefully the series creates a greater attachment to the characters as the volumes continue. Still eager to read subsequent volumes.
Trike
I usually don't like counting graphic novels as part of my "Read" list because it feels like cheating since they're so short. This one is different. Clocking in at more than 470 pages, it's pretty substantial both in terms of story and as a physical object. It would be a handy workout weight and a superior doorstop, rated to a Category 4 hurricane. Seriously, this thing is a brick.

Okay, hang on, I'm watching the Tonys.

What? I'm large, I contain multitudes. Have you seen Hedwig and the Angry Inc...more
Dancing Queen
2.5/5

Pour commencer j'ai pas la prétention d’être une putain de fana de Star Wars mais l'univers me plait assez pour que je me lance dans du comics en VO et là je suis plutôt perplexe. L'histoire est pour moi un mixte entre la trilogie et la prélogie sans grand intérêt, à titre d'exemples ; (view spoiler)...more
Nicholas
A good start

Ironically, it was the knowledge that Disney was wiping the EU skate that got me to read this. I was intrigued by the comic when it first launched, but was a little put off by the idea of the Sith returning so shortly after the original movies, as it seemed to cheapen Vader's sacrifice. That objection didn't hold much water once Disney essentially made all Expanded Universe material "what if" stories!

And on its own merits, the story works quite well. There's a nice mix of Star Wars t...more
Joy
Set several generations after the original trilogy--most of the main characters are descendents of the movie characters and/or expanded universe novel characters. If you're familiar with the EU, this reads like fairly grim, but interesting, fanfic. I wish the art was less driven by the male gaze, though.
Eloisa
Ahhh... what a nice beginning for a new chapter on the Star Wars saga. I hope Disney picks this up for the upcoming movies, or some tvshow or whatever. I think it'd play nicely beyond the comic book platform. *ducks for cover*
Danielle
4.5 !

This was probably the best graphic novel I've ever read. It read like a true book but had the amazing added bonus of pictures :P

The is set after the events of the movies, with a future generation of Skywalkers. This is a gritty novel though, with everything you love about Star Wars (the atmosphere, all the different creatures, the pretty women, bounty hunters, Sith, Jedi.. even R2 makes an appearance :D)

What this graphic novel has working for it that really sets it apart is a real, driven...more
Ariane
I'm not sure how I feel about this series yet. Ostrander is a good writer, but Jan Duursema's pencils are...ehh, they the job done. I'm curious enough to continue reading and to see what direction events take, but...I hate all of the characters. Well, except for Deliah, but it doesn't seem like she's going to be sticking around. Darth Talon has a potential for wicked coolness, I suppose. But everybody else needs a new haircut and a personality adjustment. That's directionless youth in space for...more
Maxwell Heath
It's taken me a long time to check Legacy out, but I'm glad I finally did, because I'm liking what I've read so far. This first story arc introduces a bunch of characters and situations and does a fair job explaining them, especially since I haven't read some of the stuff it's relying on as backstory (like the Yuzhan Vong arc), so I imagine it'd be fairly understandable to someone new to the Expanded Universe. Cade, the main character, isn't all that likeable yet, though I hope he'll get better...more
Holden Attradies
This is probably the best Star Wars comic series. It has everything you want: a main character struggling between light and dark, cool fights, Jedi's up the wazoo but plenty of non-force using characters as well, incredibly cool looking characters, storm troopers, sit.

The story is perfectly complex for a comic, just enough so that none of the story feels dragged out or needlessly long. And has some really cool twists and reveals especially towards the end of this volume. There is an amazing amo...more
Wendy Browne
The Jedi and Sith infuriate me. They are the same side of a spherical coin, but they refuse to see that. I have complained about my frustration with these Force users before, but usually, my complaints are within reviews of Star Wars books, games, shows, etc that point out the hypocrisy and stupidity of the Jedi and Sith perceived dichotomy. Star Wars: Legacy joins this collection.

Legacy takes place 100+ years after the original trilogy and is about Cade Skywalker, who is, well, a Skywalker. If...more
Yves
L'histoire débute 130 ans après l'Épisode 4. Les Jedi sont attaqués par une nouvelle génération de sith. Les survivants vont se cacher. Dans la bataille meurt Kol Skywalker, descendant de Luke et père de Cade. Cade est porté disparu lorsque son vaisseau est détruit en sauvant ses amis. Sept ans plus tard, Cade est devenu un chasseur de prime et reste éloigné des Jedi qui sont encore à sa recherche. Cependant, il n'y a pas que les Jedi qui le recherchent, il y a les Sith aussi car Skywalker possè...more
Patrick Hester
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Luke Skywalker; last of the Jedi. Destined to return balance to the Force. That’s a difficult legacy to be a part of.

Son of Anakin Skywalker and twin brother to Leia Skywalker, raised as an Organa, a lot was expected from Luke. You see, the Empire had overthrown the republic some years before and Darth Vader, a Sith Lord, had hunted down all of the Jedi and killed them – including Luke’s own father. One Jedi who survived the purge was Obi Wan Kenobi, ‘O...more
Rob
I'm an old-school Star Wars novel fan (Thrawn Trilogy, et al.), but my experience with Star Wars comics is pretty limited; Dark Empire (of course), and a bit of Tales of the Jedi, but that's about the extent of it. Truth be told, it was the presence of so many cosplayers wearing Darth Talon and Deliah Blue outfits at comic conventions that made me wonder what all the fuss was about. Star Wars: Legacy, Volume One, Broken compiles the first six comics in this Dark Horse series, and it's an enjoyab...more
Nicholas
Just when I was about to give up hope on the EU! This was not bad at all. I have to admit, I was hesitant about the whole Skywalker as anti-hero idea, even if it was a descendent of Luke's and not the main man himself. As I've mentioned in other reviews, I'm partial to morally unambiguous characters and I worried (still worry?) that I may not fully embrace young Cade Skywalker's cavalier and decidedly un-Jedi attitude, but I'm willing to roll with it and see where it goes. The reason, quite simp...more
logankstewart
This story takes place over 100 years after the Battle of Yavin (Star Wars Episode 4). Cade Skywalker is the last survivor of the Skywalker family, and he's turned his back on his legacy. A powerful Force user, trained and raised a Jedi, he decided to forsake the Force after watching the massacre of the Jedi's on Ossus. The Sith have returned, united and strong, and are seeking total galactic unity. Of course, they also want to kill all the surviving Jedi...

I really liked this new Star Wars seri...more
Matt
Very interesting and unique concept. It is strange that the descendants of the Skywalker and Solo clan don't seem to recognize their family relationships. I guess it leaves room for more awkward situations, such as those encountered by Luke and Leia before they found out the truth. While all the various factions, many of them force users, is interesting, why do all the Sith have to be red and tattooed.
Roberta
Interesting take on the history of the Star Wars universe. In this story, we have a disillusioned Cade Skywalker as an anti-hero, the descendants of Jag Fel as the heirs to an Empire, and Darth Krayt as the heir to the Sith legacy. The Jedi Order has been decimated, the Sith betrayed the Empire, and the true Emperor has Imperial Knights (warlike Jedi types) protecting him. Darth Krayt has seized the Imperial throne, but Roan Fel the true emperor escapes his trap and fights him from the shadows....more
Heather
I really enjoyed this - drew me into the series (now I've got to get the next one.....). Cade got pretty annoying with his mood swings; also, is it just me or do they think every Fel, since Jag has a line of white hair going up from a scar, has to have some white hair too? It made Marasiah, especially, look like a skunk. It's cool that Luke is coming to Cade as a Force ghost, too, especially this early on. All in all, it kept me entertained. Hopefully the rest of the series will be like that as...more
Jeff Lanter
Having started several of the other Star Wars Graphic Novels out there, I finally gave Legacy a try. I think the series is a wonderful counterpoint to Knights of the Old Republic, because the characters are gritty and dark (for Star Wars anyway) and the world is completely opposite both in the time period and who is in power. Unlike almost any of the other series I've read, Legacy is action packed and not in a gimmicky or shallow way either. I really enjoyed the art in this volume and while all...more
Samuel Vega
Sort of leaning toward a 3.5 star rating, but not quite. I'm definitely going to continue the series though. So Yeah. I like it enough to say that.
Crystal Bandel
This comic reminds me of why I love Star Wars so dang much. Since this takes place ~130 years after the Battle of Yavin, the storyline can take a lot of the elements from the existing, post-original trilogy Expanded Universe and twist them. My favorite development is the new division of Force-wielders: there are Jedi, Sith, and Knights, who serve the Empire but aren't as evil as the Sith. I'm super excited to see what lies ahead of Cade Skywalker in the future, and I'm already intrigued by the r...more
Casey
This review is for the series overall, because I can't remember specifics about the first book. :) But the story is great. One of the best expanded universe stories I've read. The characters are developed well and it has all the necessary elements of SW ... lightsaber battles, space battles, conflicted loyalties, bad guys, good guys, in the middle guys, family, legends, etc etc.

This first book wasn't my favorite, there is a lot of necessary setup. But I am giving it 5 stars as a representation o...more
Diana Ferguson
I enjoyed it. I found the world pretty logically extrapolated from the universe we've seen. I plan to continue reading this series.
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John Ostrander is an American writer of comic books. He is best known for his work on Suicide Squad, Grimjack and Star Wars: Legacy, series he helped create.

Originally an actor in a Chicago theatre company, Ostrander moved into writing comics in 1983. His first published works were stories about the character "Sargon, Mistress of War", who appeared the First Comics series Warp!, based on a series...more
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