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Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire, Volume 1

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  91 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with this first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow "Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"! After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published April 28th 2015 by Marvel
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Shannon Appelcline
Feb 09, 2016 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
End of the Republic (R78-80). These are nice stories for how they paint on a wide canvas with lots of one-off characters. "Loyalties" is the better, probably due to Ostrander's writing, but also because it shows the Empire's officers being forced into their new jobs, in a way that gives you sympathy for them [8/10]. "Into the Unknown" instead shows the downfall of the Jedi, and that it's not as surprising or tightly written, it's still a nice piece about a changing galaxy [7/10]. Both of these s ...more
John Hummel
Sep 20, 2016 John Hummel rated it really liked it
The ending of this one takes a very dark turn.
Sep 24, 2016 Seth rated it liked it
"For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire" - Obi-Wan Kenobi

"The Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my friend, are all that's left of their religion ... " - Grand Moff Tarkin

Set between the times of 'Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' and 'Episode IV: A New Hope', this is the first of two collections that deals with just how the Jedi Order became (all but) extinct;
Mar 17, 2016 Nick rated it really liked it

This is a good anthology of Star Wars tales taking place just after the end of the new Lucas Trilogy ('Revenge of the Sith') aka the end of The Clone Wars. It looks at the fate of various Jedi who survive the initial 'Order 66' purge (and some non-Jedi, eg Imperial officers), and focuses a lot on Vader as he hunts them down. Vader is fleshed-out, and various issues from his recent past are dealt with, as well as his relationship with The Emperor -- plus there are some climactic battles featuring
Jun 19, 2016 Ronald rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, star-wars
This was an eclectic collection of comic book stories based in the Star Wars Universe. The stories appear to occur immediately (or within a year or two) after the end of the Clone Wars (Revenge of the Sith). Most of the stories were good, a couple were bad. This is a collection of old comic books after all. While the death of more Jedi might appeal to some the stories of survival are more interesting. More stories about "normal" people dealing with the Empire would have been appreciated. There ...more
Jul 03, 2015 Hanna rated it it was amazing
While there are a few things that they take liberty with, this graphic novel is actually quite good. It tells of Lord Vader right after the revenge of the Sith. Also it shows flashbacks into time before order 66. It also follows a different Jedi whose name is Dass Jennir. All of these stories coincide with each other and tell of a time of chaos while the empire is being formed. It adds a few things that I had never considered before, but after contemplation I realize "why not?"
Todd Bauerle
Jul 30, 2015 Todd Bauerle rated it liked it
Marvel is going to do a wonderful job bringing old Star Wars titles out through their Epic "Legends" Collection. I love how the four main categories of stories have been defined, and this first Volume of the Empire was excellent. I had. It read these issues previously, and I love having them bound in a nice physical collection. I look forward to the rest of the series!
Robert Morganbesser

This entire volume beginning to end is absolutely great. Dark horse had some of the best writers and artists on its star wars titles. Reissued under the marvel/Disney banner, these stories are all well worth reading.
Lawrence Black
Oct 21, 2015 Lawrence Black rated it really liked it
For being a large collection of comic, very little happened. Perhaps still just setting the stage. Added star for the universe being as gritty as it should be.
Sep 22, 2015 Simon rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to. I've found Star Wars comics to be really hit or miss, more miss. But this was a terrific collection of stories.
Aug 16, 2015 Rafa rated it liked it
Pretty solid Star Wars stuff. Some of the stories contained in this volume are excellent, but all of them are good enough as to give them a try if you are a Star Wars fan.
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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
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