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Since we have a thread for comics in the new Star Wars canon, might as well do one for Legends.
Does anyone have recommendations?
Knights of the Old Republic - Following Zayne Carrick's misadventures and silliness.
Star Wars: Legacy - A really really good "sequel" to the EU.
I personally liked Crimson empire and X wing.
Do you like spaceship combat mixed with James Bond-esque adventure? And do you like that mixed with a colorful cast of human and alien heroes, each with their own motivations and distinctive personalities? Then this is the series for you.
Possible cons - later issues make some plot related references to the novel series it is spun off from, but never so much that you can't follow the story.
Knights of the Old Republic -
Zayne is a jedi on the run, wanted for murder. After teaming up with a rag-tag group of aliens, he get's dragged into crazy scheme after crazy scheme, all while an intergalactic war plays out in the background. Great humor mixed with great action, likable cast of characters.
A collection of mostly standalone stories focusing on the comings and goings of the early days of the Rebellion, giving equal focus on the type of people who'd want to support the imperial regime, and also the people crushed under it's boot heels, spurring them on to rebel. An ongoing story and recurring characters start to develop around the half-way mark, and a few stories have ties to the prequel trilogy (in a "planted the seeds of current conflicts" sort of way). Followed by...
A sequel series to Empire. Was cut short due to low sales and Schedule Slip. Despite it's short run, continues the ongoing story from the previous run, and manages to bring some of the running plots to a satisfying conclusion, though some are unfortunately left hanging.
Republic/Clone Wars by John Ostrander -
Not so much an ongoing as a series of multiple titles, most all of which were written by John Ostrander. The book switched names multiple times, and had at least a dozen tie-in mini series and one-shots, but most collected editions label it all under Clone Wars or "Rise of the Sith", so it can be easily found. In short, if you're a fan of anything from the prequel era, you probably have these comics to thank to some extent. A lot of comics to get through (over 100 if you count all the tie-ins) but worth it for the consistently good art and storytelling from an era which has the common distinction of lacking in that department.
Dark Empire -
"Palatine's a clone and Luke Skywalker's his apprentice!"
If you have no problem with that (and, frankly, it's Star Wars, weirder things have happened), then you'll enjoy this comic for it's stylized art, gothic atmosphere, insane tech and costume designs, and superb story telling. The sequels... well, more of a Love It or Hate It affair.
Crimson Empire 1 & 2 - Loosely following Dark Empire, we follow Kir Kanos, the last of the red Imperial Guards, on a quest for revenge against the man who betrayed their order, Karnor Jacks. A simple story of revenge and betrayal, with an excellent tone and superb fight scenes. Characters faces look a bit Uncanny Valley, though. The sequel follows up on this with a more complex story of espionage and criminal politics, but still keeps an excellent tone. Is actually one of the more disturbing SW comics out there, though more through implication than actual on screen horror/gore.
Boba Fett: Death, Lies and Treachery Trilogy - A three-part Boba Fett series from the 90's. Great art, great atmosphere, lots of black/gallows humor, Fett is a badass despite rarely speaking, lot's of gore and violence; what more could you ask for in a Fett comic?
Jango Fett: Open Seasons - Four-part mini-series covering the early life of Jango Fett, following a season's motif, beginning with summer and ending with spring. Good, if somewhat Mvanga-Esque art, and a action packed yet still emotional story which also sheds some light on certain aspects of the prequel trilogy's backstory (things like why Dooku left the order, why is Jango last of the Mandalorians, etc).
edited 3rd Sep '17 10:43:44 PM by Eldritcho
All of the above, plus the miniseries Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison, by Haden Blackman. For starters, it's got superb artwork, almost painting-like, and very cinematic. It's set a few weeks after Revenge of the Sith and is quite different from most Star Wars stories.
The protagonist is a young Imperial Lieutenant fresh out of the academy, Laurita Thom, a disfigured and one-armed genius. He finds himself involved in a seemingly unstoppable coup against the Emperor which almost results in the death of Palpatine and all other officers, and so, trapped and outnumbered, must aid Darth Vader in both saving the Emperor's life and reclaiming the Empire from the conspirators.
It is peculiar for its Gray and Gray morality, something that doesn't exactly scream 'Star Wars' (well, if you're talking about the movies, at least). The villains are actually the good guys, in comparison to the protagonist, who are merely trying to keep a dictatorship in power. The minseries also explores the consequences of the Clone Wars on the common people who went on to live among the Imperials, or fight with the Separatists.
It also presents an early account of how Darth Vader was seen from the other Imperials, especially those lower ranks: mysterious, aloof and frightening, but one to keep on your side at all costs...even if it would result in your demise.
All in all, I have to say it's excellent.
So I've just read the second rebellion Legends collection. Overall I enjoyed it. It's a real shame that Dark Horse no longer makes Star Wars Comics.
So apparently the next 3 Legends collections are
The Marvel years volume 3 which collects among other things the Empire adaptation and the Alan Moore stories
Menace revealed which collects the Open Seasons mini series as well as the Outlander and Emissaries to Malastare arcs (kinda funny that Legacy started being collected before these given a certain major plot twist)
New republic volume 4 which collects the Thrawn Trilogy (I might skip this one same with 5 and 6 which will probably contain Dark Empire and Crimson Empire which I already have).
Dark Empire was kind of trippy when it came to Palpatine. It claims Vader killing him wasn't the first time he died and he wanted to control the galaxy using the Force alone
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