Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman “Star Wars Legacy II Book I: Prisoner of the Floating World” (Dark Horse Comics, 2013)
When I think back on what I originally loved about Star Wars, it’s all fairly simple: rip roaring adventure, archetypical characters, cool effects. What’s so difficult about that? There’s no need for trade negotiations, adolescent love stories or overly convoluted explanations.
That’s what I love about this comic. It’s a big ole adventure yarn set in the future of the movies. A Jedi is ambushed by a Sith and taken prisoner. A young junk dealer finds a lightsaber. These are jumping off points for action adventure stories.
Do you need to know any convoluted EU storylines to appreciate the story? No. I’m not a fan of the EU myself, & I enjoyed the hell out of this graphic novel. Now I’m itching to read more in this universe.