Star Wars: Empire Vol. 7 — The Wrong Side Of The War

March 26, 2007 | Trades


Star Wars: Empire Vol. 7 — The Wrong Side Of The War
Welles Hartley, John Jackson Miller, Davidé Fabbri, Brian Ching, Christian Dalla Vecchia
Dark Horse Books
$17.95 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Luke Skywalker always did what he was told.
When his friends went of to the academy to become pilots, he stayed behind on Tatooine to keep working on his aunt and uncle’s moisture farm — dreaming of the day when he’d be free to have far off adventures among the stars.
And so the story goes that Luke eventually earned that freedom and lived those dreams — but what ever became of those friends of his?
Longtime readers of Dark Horse Comics’ monthly series Star Wars: Empire, which was recently re-dubbed Star Wars: Rebellion, have long been aware of the life of Imperial Lt. Janek Sunber, better known as Luke’s boyhood friend Tank.
Sunber’s tales of emotional conflict during life in the trenches of the Imperial forces have made for terrific reading over the run of the series, but as the path towards the series changeover was laid, it could only come with the inevitable meeting of these former friends, now entrenched on opposite sides of a galactic conflict.
The Wrong Side Of The War, written by Welles Hartley and John Jackson Miller, does a really solid job of showing how people can become entrenched in their ideals, even if they’re clearly the wrong ones, and makes for a great segue to Rebellion.

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