With only one month to go till Walt Disney World’s formidable Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Resort makes its maiden voyage, Marvel has launched Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy Problem #1, “The Storm on the Horizon.” The comedian collection, written by Ethan Sacks, with paintings and coloring by Will Sliney and Rochelle Rosenberg, respectively, will span a complete of 5 points and reveal the secrets and techniques of Disney’s extraordinarily costly themed resort.
Whereas “The Storm on the Horizon” does characteristic two of my favourite eras—The Prequel Period and The Excessive Republic—it does, sadly, really feel somewhat bit like a glorified piece of theme park advertising. Which I suppose is the character of the beast. It opens on an tour that Padmé and Anakin had aboard the Halcyon through the Clone Wars, with the pair dealing with off towards Asajj Ventress in a flashback, earlier than flashing even additional again to the Excessive Republic period.
In these flashbacks, we see Burryaga and his Grasp Nib Assek aboard the Halcyon within the wake of the Nice Hyperspace Catastrophe and naturally—the Nihil assault. The Jedi handle to keep away from a disaster by subduing the Nihil and holding a lot of the passengers aboard the starcruiser utterly ignorant to the assault, however the cliffhanger appears to indicate that they’re going to must cope with an assault of a barely bigger measurement within the subsequent problem.
For the primary problem on this new mini-series, Sacks does fairly properly with balancing new-to-him characters and capturing the essence of who they’re in The Excessive Republic. It’s nice enjoyable to see Nib combating alongside her Padawan and to see Stellan Gios present as much as supply some help in the midst of a firefight.
Halcyon Legacy additionally supplies the primary glimpse of the crew of the Galactic Starcruiser, although this particular crew is unquestionably lengthy gone by the point that passengers should cope with the specter of the First Order. However Sliney and Rosenberg expertly take up the duty of replicating the Halcyon’s inside and the crew’s uniforms.
Whereas my preliminary evaluation is that this looks like a Disney Parks money seize, with clear intent to faucet into an viewers that probably hasn’t pulled collectively the credit required for setting off on the Halcyon in March, I’m going to attempt to reserve my judgment till the complete run of the collection has come out. I’m by no means going to say no to extra Excessive Republic period tales or glimpses into the Prequel period, however I simply hope all of it connects into the bigger Marvel comedian collection.
Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy Problem #1 is on stands right now.
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