This book is the issue number one of a four issue miniseries. ‘Shattered Empire’ is the earliest comic series to look at the post return of the Jedi timeline, which is now a blank slate because of the tossing out most of the continuity established by the “Expanded Universe” comics and novels. ‘Shattered Empire’ is a useful opening chapter that must appeal to most Star Wars fans.
The professional creators of the ‘Shattered Empire‘ are Greg Rucka as the writer and Marco Checchetto as the draftsman. This story focuses on a new character that name is Shara. This girl is an A-Wing pilot whose dog fighting skills come in useful as she dodges and fights many TIE Fighters for the duration of the Rebel Alliance’s assault on the second Death Star. After surviving the space combat, Shara reunites with her husband and volunteers for a new assignment hunting the remnant Empire forces while debating how to spend their common future.
The highlights of Shattered Empire are the stunningly rendered space battles, which use smart little effects to give the illusion of movement and excitement to the battles. The page layouts make use of pilot talk to give continuing narration and also maintain the reader following the page in the right order. By using the chatter conversation as a guide for how to read the page, the creative team is not constrained by conventional layouts and numerous of the pages show ships flying in between the panels themselves.
From its first pages, ‘Shattered Empire’ is built as the beginning of the next episode of Star Wars stories. Dovetailing out of the climactic battle of Endor seen in Return of the Jedi, the comic promptly establishes itself as a connection between the popular original trilogy of films and the new movie. Not only do some original trilogy characters come out in ‘Shattered Empire’, there is also a pretty clear suggestion that the two core characters of the comic are the parents of one of the most important new protagonists of The Force Awakens.
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