Star Wars: Legacy
|Star Wars: Legacy|
Cover of issue 0
Cover Art by Jan Duursema
|Publisher||Dark Horse Comics|
|Publication date||June 2006 – August 2010|
|Number of issues||50|
|Letterer(s)||Michael David Thomas|
Star Wars: Legacy is an American comic book series set in the Star Wars universe. The series, published by Dark Horse Comics, is written by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema, and illustrated by Duursema and others, with inks by Dan Parsons and color by Brad Anderson. Issue #0, which cost $.25 and introduced the setting and major characters, was released on June 7, 2006.
In the comic series Star Wars: Legacy, Darth Krayt is the new dark lord of the Sith. It has been 125 years since the fall of the old empire, and Darth Krayt wants the Sith return to power. The Dark lord kills a double of the emperor Roan Fel and claims the throne. While most troops fall to the new Dark lord, some troops stay loyal and defend the true emperor Roan Fel.
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Star Wars: Legacy ran from June 2006 until issue #50, published in August 2010.
Star Wars: Legacy is set over 126 years after the film Return of the Jedi. The comics feature Cade Skywalker, a descendant of Luke Skywalker, who was trained as a Jedi, but abandoned the order. He apprenticed himself to the pirate Rav and lives among bounty hunters, smugglers and pirates. Cade also dropped his last name. The series begins with an attack on the Jedi Temple and the overthrow of the Galactic Alliance by the One Sith order.
After a great and furious struggle, Cade and his friends manage to kill the evil Sith emperor, Darth Krayt. However, even without their leader, the Sith remain a powerful danger.
|This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. (August 2010)|
|Collected (TPB) issue||Released issue||Future issue|
|Issue||Title||Publication date||Trade paperback||TPB pub date|
|0||Star Wars Legacy 0||June 7, 2006|
|0½||Star Wars Legacy 0½||January 2, 2008|
30th Anniversary Collection Volume 12: Legacy
|May 9, 2007|
|1||Broken, Part 1||June 21, 2006|
|2||Broken, Part 2||July 12, 2006|
|3||Broken, Part 3||September 13, 2006|
|5||Broken, Part 4||November 1, 2006|
|6||Broken, Part 5||November 29, 2006|
|7||Broken, Part 6||January 10, 2007|
|8||Allies||February 14, 2007||Shards||March 19, 2008|
|4||Noob||October 11, 2006|
|9||Trust Issues, Part 1||March 7, 2007|
|10||Trust Issues, Part 2||March 28, 2007|
|13||Ready to Die||June 13, 2007|
|11||Ghosts, Part 1||May 9, 2007|
|12||Ghosts, Part 2||May 23, 2007|
|Claws of the Dragon||Claws of the Dragon||June 25, 2008|
|14||Claws of the Dragon, Part 1||July 11, 2007|
|15||Claws of the Dragon, Part 2||August 8, 2007|
|16||Claws of the Dragon, Part 3||September 12, 2007|
|17||Claws of the Dragon, Part 4||October 31, 2007|
|18||Claws of the Dragon, Part 5||January 2, 2008|
|19||Claws of the Dragon, Part 6||February 6, 2008|
|Indomitable||Alliance||December 24, 2008|
|20||Indomitable, Part 1||February 27, 2008|
|21||Indomitable, Part 2||March 12, 2008|
|22||The Wrath of the Dragon||April 23, 2008|
|27||Into the Core||August 27, 2008|
|Loyalties||The Hidden Temple||February 25, 2009|
|23||Loyalties, Part 1||May 7, 2008|
|24||Loyalties, Part 2||May 21, 2008|
|The Hidden Temple|
|25||The Hidden Temple, Part 1||June 18, 2008|
|26||The Hidden Temple, Part 2||July 23, 2008|
|Vector||Vector, Vol. 2||May 20, 2009|
|28||Vector, Part 9||September 24, 2008|
|29||Vector, Part 10||October 29, 2008|
|30||Vector, Part 11||November 26, 2008|
|31||Vector, Part 12||December 24, 2008|
|Fight Another Day||Storms||November 25, 2009|
|32||Fight Another Day, Part 1||January 28, 2009|
|33||Fight Another Day, Part 2||February 25, 2009|
|34||Storms, Part 1||March 25, 2009|
|35||Storms, Part 2||April 29, 2009|
|36||Renegade||May 27, 2009|
|Tatooine||Tatooine||February 10, 2010|
|37||Tatooine, Part 1||June 24, 2009|
|38||Tatooine, Part 2||July 29, 2009|
|39||Tatooine, Part 3||August 26, 2009|
|40||Tatooine, Part 4||September 30, 2009|
|41||Rogue's End||October 28, 2009|
|42||Divided Loyalties||November 25, 2009||Monster||July 21, 2010|
|43||Monster, Part 1||December 23, 2009|
|44||Monster, Part 2||January 27, 2010|
|45||Monster, Part 3||February 24, 2010|
|46||Monster, Part 4||March 31, 2010|
|Extremes||Extremes||January 5, 2011|
|47||The Fate of Dac||April 28, 2010|
|48||Extremes, Part 1||May 26, 2010|
|49||Extremes, Part 2||June 30, 2010|
|50||Extremes, Part 3||August 12, 2010|
The series was collected into trade paperbacks:
- Broken (collects #1-3, 5-7, 144 pages, May 2007, ISBN 1-59307-716-5)
- Shards (collects #4, 8-13, 176 pages, March 2008, ISBN 1-59307-879-X)
- Claws of the Dragon (collects #14-19, 144 pages, June 2008, ISBN 1-59307-946-X)
- Alliance (collects #20-22, 27, 104 pages, December 2008, ISBN 1-59582-223-2)
- The Hidden Temple (collects #23-26, 104 pages, February 2009, ISBN 1-59582-224-0)
- Vector (collects #28-31 & Star Wars: Rebellion #11-12, 144 pages, June 2009, ISBN 1-59582-226-7)
- Storms (collects #32-36, 128 pages, November 2009, ISBN 1-59582-350-6)
- Tatooine (collects #37-41, 104 pages, February 2010, ISBN 1-59582-414-6)
- Monster (collects #42-46, 128 pages, June 2010, ISBN 1-59582-485-5)
- Extremes (collects #47-50, 104 pages, December 2010, ISBN 1-59582-631-9)
- War (collects Star Wars: Legacy: War #1-6, 144 pages, January 2012, ISBN 1-59582-802-8)
|This article is outdated. (July 2014)|
A second volume to the series, which shares the same name as the original, was announced in 2012. Written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, penciled by Hardman, colored by Rachelle Rosenberg, and published by Dark Horse Comics, it will star Ania Solo, a descendant of Han and Leia Organa Solo. The first issue was planned to be released in March 2013, and continue as a monthly, ongoing series.
The second iteration of Star Wars: Legacy stars Ania Solo, a descendant of Han and Leia. It takes place in the aftermath of Star Wars: Legacy—War, a comic miniseries which was set in the year 138 ABY. As the series begins, Solo is running a junkyard on a backwater Outer Rim planet and living a life far removed from Emperors and royalty. However, the first issue sees her come into possession of a lightsaber and an Imperial communications droid; she discovers that she has been targeted for death, and is launched into an adventure unlike any she has seen before. The backwater world serves as a microcosm for greater galactic affairs, and the story expands outward, showing the reader what is happening in the highest levels of galactic government.
The first issue opened with a "giant lightsaber duel," and it additionally features the Imperial Knight, Yalta Val—an agent of the Galactic Federation Triumvirate—running into trouble in the Outer Rim. The Mon Calamari refugee Sauk, a friend of Solo's who works at an ice mining facility and gets pulled into the adventure by Solo. In the second issue, Solo is pursued both by local police and by an Imperial Knight determined to kill in order to get the lightsaber back. She is aided by formidable friends she has made as a black market salvage dealer. The series also features Sith, and the Princess Marasiah Fel of the previous Star Wars: Legacy. It may eventually include an appearance by Cade, the earlier protagonist.
In August 2010, the fiftieth and final issue of the comic series Star Wars: Legacy was published by Dark Horse Comics. The six-issue miniseries Star Wars: Legacy—War followed; published from December 2010 to May 2011, it allowed authors John Ostrander and Jan Duursema an opportunity to wrap up the story. On December 3, 2012, Comic Book Resources announced that a new incarnation of Legacy was coming in 2013, written by Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, and additionally penciled by Hardman. Dark Horse's Vice President of Publishing Randy Stradley soon after indicated that the project had been in the works for a number of months.
Bechko and Hardman indicated via their Twitter feeds how excited they were to be working on the project. They have both been Star Wars fans since the release of the original Star Wars film in 1977, which they cited as a major influence. Dark Horse letterer Michael Heisler praised their work and asserted that they "know what they're doing." Hardman stated that he and Bechko will be "honoring and building on" the work done by Ostrander and Duursema in the original Legacy, but that the series will be accessible to fans unfamiliar with Ostrander and Duursema's work.
The idea of a female protagonist did not originate with Hardman and Bechko, but after it was pitched to them, it played a significant role in drawing them to the project. Bechko has described Ania Solo as a character who "doesn't take a lot of guff," but who is nevertheless not a traditional badass female. Hardman asserts that she has the potential to be "an inspiring but very down-to-Earth human sort of character, as well." Rather than write a genealogy textbook, the two aim to tell a big adventure story that will eventually answer fans' questions about Solo's lineage.
Rachelle Rosenberg was the colorist and Dave Wilkins was the cover artist. The first issue, Prisoner of the Floating World, Part 1, was scheduled for release on March 20, 2013, to continue as a monthly, ongoing series, with the second issue to be released on April 24. Neither Bechko nor Hardman are worried about the implications that the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII will have on the Expanded Universe—their goal is to tell an exciting story that will work "no matter what", and they are reassured by the likelihood of Episode VII taking place decades before Legacy.
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- Star Wars: Legacy—War 1
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