Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The adventures of Han & Leia's great-great granddaughter

There has been a lot of buzz since Disney purchased the Star Wars rights from George Lucas as to the fate of Dark Horse Comics publishing future with the franchise.  Disney also owns Marvel Comics and prevailing thought is that Mickey Mouse would want to consolidate Star Wars properties into its own family of companies.  It appears though that Dark Horse is heeding the words of the great Jedi Master Yoda "always in motion the future is" and focusing on the here and now producing great content while they have a valid contract to work on Star Wars titles.  In January, Dark Horse launched a brand new comic series simply titled STAR WARS that takes a look back at the events right after Episode IV: A New Hope (the original Star Wars movie for those of us who grew up in the 70's and 80's) that has received good reviews and great fan feedback [Click here to read my post: Dark Horse reboots the Star Wars Universe]  This week, Dark Horse is launching another new series Star Wars: Legacy which takes place 130 years after the events that took place in the original Star Wars movie.  This new comic will feature the adventures of ANIA SOLO, the great-great granddaughter of Han Solo & Princess Leia.

Star Wars: Legacy is written by Corrina Bechko & Gabriel Hardman with Hardman doing the story artwork as well. Covers will be by Dave Wilkins.  New issues will be on sale for $2.99 as print copies at local comic retailers and online in digital format at Star Wars: Legacy #1 will be available to purchase starting March 20, 2013.

Dark Horse Comics describes the first issues of this series on their web site as follows:

Ania Solo found a lightsaber inside a broken Imperial communications droid. Now she’s being pursued by the local police—and a determined Imperial Knight who is willing to killto get the weapon!
Fortunately, as a black-market salvage dealer, Ania has made some formidable friends of her own . . .
* The Solo family 138 years after Return of the Jedi!

 Here's a preview of the first issue of Star Wars: Legacy

This comic series is actually a new start to a previous Star Wars series of the same name that concluded about two years ago (click here for more info).  The previous Star Wars: Legacy story line revolved around the adventures of CADE SKYWALKER, Luke's great-great grandson / Anakin (Darth Vader's) great-great-great grandson.  The creative team behind this revised comic series have said that the new version take place in the Star Wars continuency about a year after the Cade storyline concluded. For the time being it appears Cade Skywalker will not be in this new series and ANIA will be going solo in her adventures.  Click here to read an interview Bechko & Hardman recently did with a Star Wars fan site that gives some more details about this new character and her upcoming adventures in Dark Horse comics.

This new Ania Solo take on the Star Wars: Legacy looks promising of interesting stories and great artwork. I'd suggest you check it out ... I know I will be! 

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