Review: Legacy 2, #9

legacy 2 #9

Script: Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman
Art: Brian Albert Thies
Colors: Rachelle Rosenberg
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Agustin Alessio
Designer: Jimmy Presler
Assistant Editor: Freddye Lins
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson

Determined to follow Imperial Knight Jao Assam’s vision in the Force and track down the Sith known as Darth Wredd, Jao and Ania Solo are now wanted for crimes by the Triumvirate government, which has decided to turn a blind eye to Wredd’s killing of other Sith.

Led to the planet Dac in their pursuit of Wredd, Jao and Ania instead discovered that another Sith—Darth Luft—and his criminal syndicate are enslaving surviving Mon Calamari and Quarren refugees and forcing them to build a pirate fleet in the abandoned factory ring surrounding thedead planet.

Ania and Jao—along with two slaves—have been captured by Luft, locked in an escape pod, anddropped into the poisoned oceans of Dac . . .

The Plot: Jao Assam has sent word to Coruscant that a growing pirate presence in the Dac system is lead by the Sith Darth Wredd, who is enslaving the Mon Cal and Quarran.  Yalta Val delivers the information to the Triumvirate, but Empress Marasiah disregards it as unreliable.  She vehemently argues with Gar Stazi, who wants to intervene on behalf of the Mon Cal and Quarran.  Meanwhile Sauk and AG 37 rescues Assam, Ania and 2 slaves.  Jao decides to confront Darth Wredd while Ania, Sauk and AG 37 to try and get out of the Dac system.  On Coruscant, Stazi decides to send Yalta Val and his recruits on a “ field training mission”.  They arrive in the Dac system in what is the definition of “the nick of time”.  Meanwhile, Wredd’s slaves on the factory ring have revolted over the death of one of them, and Jao is hunting Wredd down.

The Good: Everybody seems to be rescuing everybody in this issue.  That’s okay.  I love in the nick of time rescues.

AG37 and Sauk rescuing Ania, Jao and the slaves.

Luen, a Mon Cal who we met in a past issue, is one of the slaves with Ania and Jao.  Nice bit of continuity there, and Luen is, at least temporarily, no longer a slave.

Gar Stazi going behind Marasiah’s back to help the slaves.

Yalta Val for going along with Stazi’s ploy.

Darth Luft for being a Sith.  Even though the Quarren slave with Ania & Jao betrayed them to the Sith to save his son, Luft killed the son anyway — thereby sparking the slave revolt.

The Iffy:  Seemed a bit strange to have Ania be the voice of reason and Jao go running off like his name is Solo.

Darth Luft.  Really?  What is the deal with that name?

The Bad: Empress Marasiah, about as one dimensional a character as it gets.

And while I’m at it, can I just complain about that rule that any IK who goes off on their gets hunted down and killed?  Never did get that one and it like, you know, dark.  No wonder the Jedi side-eyed the IK.

Conclusion:  A decent issue with enough to maintain interest, although it did not progress the story much.  I’d give it a solid three and a half bikinis.

Reviewed by Geralyn for Roqoo Depot

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