Monday, October 11, 2010

Star Wars Legacy Vol. 9: Monster

Written by John Ostrander and Jan Duursema
Art by Jan Duursema, Dave Ross, and Dan Parsons

As I get closer to being caught up with Star Wars Legacy, I'm increasingly impressed by how well-plotted this series is.  Ostrander and Duursema have clearly organized their entire story, and are steadily working their way towards their conclusion (is this going to happen in Star Wars Legacy - War, or are there going to be more mini-series after this one?).

In this volume, Cade and his friends get lured to the planet of Wayland, the place where Cade's father first started some terraforming experiment using the Yuuzhan Vong (who are an alien race that had invaded the galaxy in another Star Wars series, I assume).  Cade gets captured of course, and there is some stuff with one of the Sith, and Cade's relationships with his friends get tested, and new characters pop up.  This plotline, while being the main one for this book, follows the usual path on this title.

More interesting is the single-issue story of an attack on Admiral Ghazi, and the continuing plotlines concerning a possible alliance between the Jedi and Emperor Roan Fel against the Sith.  These storylines have been my favourite since I started reading this title, and I found them to be pretty exciting in this book.

As I've said before, Star Wars Legacy is Star Wars finally done properly.

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