23 February 2012

Legacy's End Week, Day Four

Comic trade paperback, 96 pages
Published 2011 (contents: 2010)
Acquired December 2011
Read February 2012
Star Wars: Legacy, Volume Ten: Extremes

Story: John Ostrander and Jan Duursema
Script: John Ostrander
Pencils: Jan Duursema
Inks: Dan Parsons
Colors: Brad Anderson
Lettering: Michael Heisler

As this volume opens, the Galactic Alliance Remnant finally engages openly with the Sith Empire on a massive scale, swooping in to the save the Mon Calamari from genocide.  As always, Gar Stazi is awesome, running into what he knows is a trap and still managing to win.  Well, sort off-- even that many ships can evacuate only a scant fraction of the total population of Dac.  But it's great space battle action nonetheless.

After that, Extremes struggles to insert Cade Skywalker and his buddies into the ongoing plotline about the war between the Sith Empire and the rest of the galaxy.  Cade, who since his rejection of the Dark Side has been exclusively pursuing bounties on Sith, ends up protecting Gar Stazi from an assassination attempt.  The story is a rushed attempt to tie up Legacy (the series was originally cancelled with this volume) and not altogether interesting.  It has its moments, but it's small-scale, so thankfully this wasn't the actual end of Legacy.  The large-scale political plotline and the small-scale Cade one just can't be wedded successfully as attempted here.  (Though it was highly amusing to see Delilah Blue flirting with Stazi.)

There's also a plotline about Antares Draco rescuing Princess Marasiah from the Sith.  This would be more interesting if 1) we'd ever seen or even heard of Draco's old master who turned evil before it was dramatically revealed he was not dead or 2) we didn't know from Broken was Marasiah is a kickass warrior who doesn't need rescuing, thank you very much.

But it's not the end, as the final moments reveal... the galaxy has more troubles to come...

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