18. Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 1
Why is most of the Star Wars Expanded Universe focused on the timeline between the nine movies? There are a litany of shows that span the gaps between the respective trilogies. The past is covered as well. Watch enough cartoons and read enough books and you might discover the year Yoda’s grandfather was a zygote.
Well look no further; Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 1 fills that gap. And then some. Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 1 is set nearly 200-years in the future, way after Return of the Jedi. Forget the second Death Star. There have probably been more Death Stars than Windows Operating Systems. Despite this massive chasm of time and fairly original future, fans have not flocked to these graphic novels.
The general plot
Five generations removed from Luke, it’s Cade Skywalker who serves as the focus of this story. Over the course of 19 editions, Star Wars: Legacy Vol. 1 follows Cade through a time when a new, powerful Sith Lord named Darth Krayt forms an alliance with a New Empire to destroy the Jedi Temple and take over the universe. It’s up to Cade to stop Darth Krayt, not only because it’s in his blood, but also because he’s the only one strong enough to stop the evil collaboration.
Standing in Cade’s way is Cade. He doesn’t exactly follow in his predecessors’ path. First of all, he’s a bounty hunter. More importantly, however, he’s incredibly powerful, his memories and emotions often rule his actions, and his dark secrets of betrayal haunt him at times. Sounds a lot like a Skywalker six generations removed.