Behind the Scenes of Corinna Bechko & Gabriel Hardman’s STAR WARS LEGACY: PRISONER OF THE FLOATING WORLD

Not so long from now in a galaxy very much our own, Star Wars is mounting a resurgence. The second issue in Brian Wood’s back-to-basics ongoing streaks through the horizon tomorrow, and of course there’s all that movie news. But perhaps the easiest project to get behind with zero trepidation is Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman’s Star Wars Legacy relaunch, Prisoner of the Floating World.


While the original Star Wars Legacy books focused on a brash descendant of Luke Skywalker, Bechko and Hardman’s new ongoing is a Solo series devoted to Ania, great-great granddaughter of Han and Leia. Several generations removed from the original trilogy or other entries in the expanded universe, the galaxy has undergone a fair bit of change. Of course, if this is anything like their Planet of the Apes work, it promises to be stronger and more compelling than a considerable percentage of the stories under the brand. And I don’t just mean the prequels.

Dark Horse has posted some of Hardman’s pre-production work, teasing some tech and a few champions of the Light and Dark side both:





Yep. We have a very good feeling about this.


  1. Does this take place decades after the previous Legacy series? What happened to Kade & all those characters?

  2. Is there a time reference for this in comparison to the original Legacy series? It’d be nice to see where it slots in.

  3. I’m picking up the trade for War. Thanks for the heads-up 🙂

  4. I shot an email to Gabriel Hardman. He said it’s approximately 138 years after the Battle of Yavin. Which I believe lines up with the end of the last series.

  5. This looks good. Star Wars books have been on fire lately.

  6. I enjoyed Legacy, so I’ll certainly give this a shot. I like the headshot of the Sith Apprentice. It looks genuinely creepy.

  7. I just finished reading all of Legacy and War. I am very excited for this.

  8. This looks very cool and Hardman and Bechko have a great track record so I’ll check it out.

    I lost interest in the last Legacy series after a while but enjoyed a good chunk of it. I tend to gravitate towards the Star Wars stories that are more distant from the movie timeline.

  9. I want this. now.

  10. I’m just glad to have Gabriel Hardman back on art duties on a ongoing series. Score..

  11. As much as I like Brian Wood, I like the idea of Gabriel Hardman’s art and based on those designs,I like this Star Wars concept more. It looks like it’ll have the tone/feel I wanna see in a Star Wars series, and what look to be interesting characters it’ll be fun to get to know.

  12. Forgive my ignorance of most things Expanded Universe, but is the Empire still in a position of power this long after Jedi?

    Because if so, that’s a little depressing. Those poor little rebels take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’, don’t they?

  13. I’m so excited for this.