Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko Trade Apes for Ugnaughts in STAR WARS: LEGACY

Admiral Ackbar by Gabriel Hardman

Many Bothans died to bring us this information. Bothans, as it turns out, are terrible at emailing. I’m sure they’ve had many terrific exploits in the expanded universe, but seriously, how much does it suck for a whole sentient species that they’re known for being godawful at relaying information?

You could argue, of course, that they’re known for being valiant and self-sacrificing. But that’s less funny. Don’t be such a Mon Mothma.

Right. So.

Dark Horse announced today that Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko are resurrecting John Ostrander’s beloved Star Wars: Legacy series which wrapped after 50 issues last year. That original run took place long after the events of Return of the Jedi and centered on one unruly, bounty hunting descendent of Luke Skywalker. This new series will be set some 100 years after Jedi with a female protagonist, this one a descendent of Leia Organa and Han Solo.

For more on that, head on over to CBR.

We do not have a bad feeling about this.

Though, we are of course curious as to how Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm will affect this and the many other Star Wars projects Dark Horse has in progress and in the works. Along with Brian Wood’s ongoing series set amidst the events of the original trilogy, the publisher has announced some truly tantalizing tie-ins. We only wish they weren’t headed toward publication under the shadow of an Imperial Star Destroyer. And there is your Tantive IV allegory for the week.

Still, we’re dancing and tumbling like Ewoks because Hardman and Bechko have more than proven their ability to spin gold out of a licensed tie-in story with their terrific Planet of the Apes minis over at Boom! Studios.

A new hope indeed.

Look for it in 2013.

Comments

  1. RedBaron504 RedBaron504 says:

    Best Star Wars news I’ve heard in a while.

  2. I do love Gabriel Hardman.

  3. Switch625 Switch625 says:

    I have mixed feelings. When I think of Star Wars: Legacy I think of Ostrander and Duursema. We’ll see how this new series is, but for me, a big part of Legacy will be missing.

    • MikeFarley says:

      If it’s a completely different book focusing on completely different characters by a completely different creative team is it still Star Wars: Legacy?

      I look forward to seeing what they bring to the table, but I can’t help but think maybe it should have its own title, not a recycled one.

    • Cindrollic Cindrollic says:

      Agreed.

  4. Limitless Limitless says:

    I was just thinking not 20 minutes ago about how I wished a Star Wars book would get a big time artist or creative team on them so I could look forward to and appreciate them as much as I want.

    Your welcome for putting that thought out into the universe, comic community.

    YOUR WELCOME.

  5. Jeff Reid Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    How do you know that it’s not a trap, Paul? I still have my suspicions.

  6. lifesend lifesend says:

    The title of this article suggests Hardman and Bechko are leaving PotA. Is that the case? Or are they going to be doing both?

  7. xoman xoman says:

    Bring it on! Look forward to this a lot!