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Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Vol 1

ISBN: 9781302900120

My Bargain Comics is proud to offer Marvel’s Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Vol 1 for sale. These are brand new copies of this out-of-print 464 page trade paperback that collects issues #0-19 of Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars Legacy comics. Whether you are a Star Wars enthusiast or just a casual fan, this book is a great read that truly offers something for everyone.

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Legacy Vol. 1 begins 137 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Five generations after Luke took up his father’s lightsaber, his descendant, Cade Skywalker, faces new and resurgent threats to the galaxy and to the balance of the Force. The sense of foreboding danger is underscored by the very first line of Star Wars Legacy Vol 1, an excerpt from Darth Krayt’s holocron that reads “I Have Broken The Spine of the Galaxy” This theme of broken relationships, places and people recurs throughout the Legacy book. In fact, the first six-issue story arc is titled “Broken.”

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My Bargain Comics is proud to offer Marvel’s Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Vol 1 for sale. These are brand new copies of this out-of-print 464 page trade paperback that collects issues #0-19 of Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars Legacy comics. Whether you are a Star Wars enthusiast or just a casual fan, this book is a great read that truly offers something for everyone.

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Legacy Vol. 1 begins 137 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. Five generations after Luke took up his father’s lightsaber, his descendant, Cade Skywalker, faces new and resurgent threats to the galaxy and to the balance of the Force. The sense of foreboding danger is underscored by the very first line of Star Wars Legacy Vol 1, an excerpt from Darth Krayt’s holocron that reads “I Have Broken The Spine of the Galaxy” This theme of broken relationships, places and people recurs throughout the Legacy book. In fact, the first six-issue story arc is titled “Broken.”

Marvel’s Epic Collection Legacy trade paperback (TPB) has all the elements that make a great Star Wars story:

If these elements sound familiar, writer John Ostrander introduces new characters, intrigue and adventure on an epic scale, set more than a century after Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The impressive thing about Legacy is that it is the Star Wars book set furthest in the future, yet it remains completely accessible. You don’t have to be a Star Wars superfan to enjoy the story. Maybe because the Legacy comics are set so far in the future, whatever happened in the past is almost ancillary. Occasionally when this Star Wars Epic Collection does refer to historical figures and events, they are thoroughly revisited and explained in the context of the story. No visits to Wookieepedia are needed.

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Vol 1 gives fans new questions to ponder:

At My Bargain Comics, we provide content in addition to comics. As we read this book for the first time, we had questions about Star Wars Legacy creators, terminology, history, canon, publishing, characters and alien languages. After all, Star Wars has over four decades of history to explore. If we had questions, then others might have the same questions and we could save you time by providing answers. We hope that you find the following sections of frequently asked questions, character profiles and an alien language glossary to be a useful supplement to your reading. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: Why is Legends included in the title of this Marvel Epic Collection?

A: People have always wanted to experience more Star Wars than just the movies. Prose fiction books and comic books were mediums where other creators besides George Lucas could tell Star Wars tales. Any of this material created outside the movies was referred to as the Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU).

In 2014, Marvel announced their intention to keep Expanded Universe comics in print, renamed under a new banner, Star Wars Legends. So, Legends is the Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU). The Star Wars Expanded Universe (EU) is Legends. At the time they were published, Dark Horse’s Star Wars comics were part of the EU. With the renaming of the Expanded Universe to Star Wars Legends, those Dark Horse Star Wars comics are technically Star Wars Legends comics.



Q: Which publisher originally released the comics collected in Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Vol 1?

A: Dark Horse Comics originally published these comics and many other Star Wars comic books set in the Expanded Universe (EU). From 1991 to 2014, Dark Horse was the sole comic book publisher of Star Wars comic books. Disney ended Dark Horse’s publishing license in 2014.



Q: If these were Dark Horse Star Wars Comics, why did Marvel Comics reprint them in the Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Volume 1 trade paperback (TPB)?

A: Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and Lucasfilm in 2012. In 2014, Marvel began releasing Star Wars Epic Collections that collected Star Wars comics from the past 35 years. Many of the Dark Horse comics had become more difficult to find as had the Dark Horse graphic novels, which had long been out-of-print.



Q: Why is “Legends” not included in the title of some Star Wars Epic Collections published by Marvel?

A: New Marvel Star Wars comics were published beginning in 2015, something that had not occurred since Marvel lost the Star Wars license in 1987. These post-2015 Marvel Star Wars comics are part of the official canon as are any Epic Collections that reprint them. As canon, Marvel Epic Collections that collect Star Wars comics published after 2015 do not carry the Legends banner.



Q: Are the Expanded Universe (EU) / Legends books considered canon?

A: No; Expanded Universe (EU) / Legends books are not canon. However, as Disney continues to create new Star Wars properties like the Mandalorian and the Bad Batch, they certainly appear to be incrementally incorporating Expanded Universe / Legends characters, places and concepts.



Q: Are the Expanded Universe (EU) / Legends books better than canon?

A: Of course, that’s a matter of opinion and taste. In our opinion, this book certainly favors the argument that the Expanded Universe / Legends is better. Does it matter if Cade Skywalker is canon? It’s a compelling story with well-written characters that takes the Star Wars universe in new and different directions.



Q: Why is Star Wars Legacy specifically not canon?

A: Aside from being part of the EU, Star Wars Legacy would be challenging, but not impossible, to reconcile with the canon of the Skywalker Saga movies. These movies do not suggest that Luke Skywalker had children. Yet, Cade Skywalker, the main character of Star Wars Legacy, is a descendant of Luke. Among other things that would be needed to establish Star Wars Legacy as canon, a lineage from Luke Skywalker to Cade Skywalker would need to be established.



Q: What series and which issues of the Dark Horse Comics Star Wars series does Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Vol 1 collect?

A: It collects the first 20 issues of Dark Horse’s Star Wars Legacy comic books, specifically Star Wars Legacy #0-19. Issue numbers, release dates and story titles are listed below in the order they appear in the book:



Q: Why are the contents in the trade paperback not in the order of the issues?

A: Issue #0 is a guidebook and as such, it may be spoilerish. Hence, it is at the end of the book. Issue #4, “Noob” is an enjoyable standalone story that does not affect the larger Legacy story nor include any notable Legacy characters. Printing issues #1-#3 and #5-7 in unbroken order allows the “Broken” story arc to be presented as one uninterrupted flow. Issue #13 is another standalone story.



Q: Who is John Ostrander?

A: Outside of Star Wars, Ostrander is recognized as the creator of the Suicide Squad, Amanda Waller, Oracle, Mister Terrific (Michael Holt) and Grimjack. He wrote many Star Wars series for Dark Horse Comics and is quoted as saying, “I’m as proud of my work on Star Wars as I’ve been of anything I’ve done in my career – and never more so with Legacy. We’ve jumped down the Star Wars timeline 100 years past anything that is being currently done in Star Wars, including the novels. We’ve imagined a whole new galaxy of characters and re-defined Star Wars, working from its past while making it open to newcomers.”



Q: Does this book include the Adam Hughes Star Wars Legacy covers?

A: Yes, Hughes drew several covers for Star Wars Legacy. Besides the cover of the book itself, the covers of issues #1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 are by Hughes. These covers are printed in the book prior to the respective pages of the corresponding issues. The very last page of the book shows the graphic below, which combines all the Adam Hughes covers together.

Q: What era of the Star Wars Legends / Expanded Universe does Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: Legacy Vol. 1 take place during?

A: Legacy is the sixth and final era of the Expanded Universe, The five previous eras are:



Q: Is Legacy Volume 1 related to Star Wars Legacy of the Force and if so, how?

A: Both are set during the Legacy era of Star Wars. Keep in mind that the Legacy era spans over 100 years. The Legacy of the Force prose novels and their respective audiobooks are set in the first five years of the Legacy era. Legacy of the Force features many familiar movie characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Leia and Boba Fett.

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Vol. 1 is set approximately 90 years after the end of the Legacy of the Force novels and does not feature characters from the Star Wars movies. Simply put, Legacy of the Force are prose novels or audiobooks that take place at the very beginning of the Legacy era, while Legacy Volume 1 and its successive volumes are graphic novels that take place at the very end of the Legacy era.



Q: After Star Wars Legacy Vol 1, are there other Marvel Epic Collections where the story continues?

A: Legacy Vol 1 is a complete “Act One” of the Legacy story. It does not end on a cliffhanger. However, if you want to continue reading, Cade Skywalker’s story continues in Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Vol 2. Legacy Vol 2 was released in January 2018 and collects the Dark Horse Star Wars Legacy comics issues #0, #½, #20-36 and #41. Marvel just released Star Wars Legends Epic Collection Legacy Vol 3 in July 2020, which collects Star Wars Legacy #37-40, #42-50 and Star Wars Legacy - War #1-6.



Q: What is the reading order of the other Marvel Star Wars Legends Epic Collections?

A: The following is a list of Star Wars Legends Epic Collections organized by era, including trade paperbacks due to be released later in 2020 and 2021.


INTRODUCING THE NEW CHARACTERS OF STAR WARS LEGACY:

Princess Maradiah, Roan Fel, and Astraal Vao

(Left to right)

Princess Maradiah: Emperor Roan Fel’s daughter and only remaining heir to his throne. Often acted as her father’s emissary, secretly infiltrating systems, learning which officers might still be loyal to her father.

Roan Fel: The third Emperor of the Fel dynasty. Known for his political acumen and strategic thinking, he has kept the Empire on the course his grandfather set for it.

Astraal Vao: Twin sister to the Jedi Knight Shado Vao. Orphaned as children when their parents’ ship crashed, Astraal and Shado were found and helped by an organization called “the Imperial Mission.” The Force was strong in both twins and Shado was recruited for Jedi training. However, Astraal believes the Mission is where she belongs.

Antares Draco, Sigel Dare, and Ganner Krieg

(left to right)

Antares Draco: The second in command of the Roan Fel’s Knights. Equally formidable with a lightsaber or behind the controls of a Fighter. In love with Princess Marasiah.

Sigel Dare: Cold as ice, dutiful and rigid in her thinking and approach. She never liked the Sith but has no use for Jedi, either.

Ganner Krieg: Ganner is Antares’ most trusted friend. Though he does not always agree with Antares, he is always ready to stand beside him.

Shado Vao, Konrad Rus, and Wolf Sazen

(left to right)

Shado Vao: Twin brother of Astraal Vao. A Jedi with martial arts skills who has yet to find his equal with a lightsaber. An old friend of Cade Skywalker.

Konrad Rus: Head of the Imperial Mission. Politically malleable, always finding new ways to be of service to whoever is in charge at the time. He lives to serve.

Wolf Sazen: Contemplative and serious, yet hopeful, Sazen is Kol Skywalker’s one-time apprentice and now a Master Jedi. He lost his right arm in battle but has since retrained himself to wield his lightsaber with his left hand, keeping an “empty sleeve” rather than replace his right arm and hand.

Darth Krayt, Darth Talon, and Darth Nihl

(left to right)

Darth Krayt: The new leader of the Sith.

Darth Talon: Darth Krayt’s personal assassin and one of his “Hands”. Darth Talon’s tattoos were earned in ritual combat and inscribed by Krayt himself.

Darth Nihl: Darth Krayt’s top enforcer and other “Hand.” Previously the head of the Sith military and the one who took Master Szen’s arm in battle.

Darth Stryfe (not shown): Raw power personified, waiting to be unleashed. As current head of the military, he is Darth Krayt’s “Fist.”

Darth Maladi (not shown): Supervises Sith intelligence, as the Sith now have many spies.


STAR WARS LEGENDS LANGUAGE GLOSSARY

Barve: pig (slang)

Boska: let’s go; come on

Buckee / Bukee: boy

Cheeka: woman

Chess Ko: be careful

Chuba: hey you; gorg (amphibian food source)

Chuff-sucking: derogatory modifier

Chut chut: never mind

Creespa: crispy; dead (slang)

Dampa / Dumpa: planet; rock

Di’kut: foolish person; idiot

Droi: droid

E chu ta!: exclamation

Eniki: okay

Fofo: double

Frakking: Derogatory expletive

Grancha: very good; grand

Gullipid: amphibian creature native to Naboo

H’chu apenkee: greetings

Hotsa chuba: exclamation; “hot chubas”

Jedaii / jeedai: Jedi

Kark: derogatory expletive

Karking: derogatory modifier

Karp: term of insult

Koochoo / Koocho / Koochu: idiot

Kriffing: expletive

Krop: term of insult

Kwee-kunee: queen

Loca: crazy

Lorda: master

Loz noy jitat: curse

Murglak: derogatory spacer term

Murgling: derogatory modifier

Na yoka / Ne joka: joke; kidder

Nagoola: not bad

Nerf Herder: term of insult

Nira desa: I want this

Nobata: no

Pateesa / Patisa: friend; sweetie; darling; term of affection

Ryll-biter: term of insult

Schutta / shutta: insult specific to Twe’lek females

Scrunty: scrawny

Skocha: burnout

Skrag: expletive

Skrogging: derogatory expletive

Slagwa: slowly

Sleemo: slimeball

Soong Peetch Alay: it’s too late

Spast: expletive

Stoopa / Stupa: term of insult

Sweets Patogga: sweetie pie

Tchuta: somewhere

Toogi / Tugi: greetings

Umo / Uma Ji Muna: I love you

Wermo: stupid person; idiot; worm; boy (slang)

Yaw / Maw: mouth