Star Wars: Vector Vol. 1

May 4, 2009 | Trades

Star Wars: Vector Vol. 1
John Jackson Miller, Mick Harrison, Scott Hepburn, Douglas Wheatley, Dave Ross
Dark Horse Books
$17.95 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

If the big stars of the DC and Marvel universes can each get together to fight off some galaxy-threatening baddie every six months, then it certainly seems like a good idea to get the protagonists of all four current ongoing Star Wars books together for a similar tussle.

Enter Vector, a millennia-spanning epic that ties together adventures from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (starring Zayne Carrick), Star Wars: Dark Times (featuring Darth Vader), Star Wars: Rebellion (Luke Skywalker) and Star Wars: Legacy (Luke’s descendant Cade Skywalker).

The first volume — which is also technically KOTR Vol. 5 and Dark Times Vol. 3 — begins with Carrick, the rogue padawan still on the run from the Jedi after being framed for a murder he didn’t commit, and his sidekick, Gryph, getting mixed up in a conflict during the Mandalorian Wars ( that crosses their paths with a young Jedi named Celeste Morne who is on a quest for ancient talisman.

This ancient object is the tie that binds this crossover together as the second part of Vol. 1 sees Vader, in the months following the events of Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith, learn of the talisman and begin to search it out for himself — even as it begins to hunger for him.

Vector is a great idea executed very well — with a special shoutout to fellow Canadians Doug Wheatley, Dave Ross and colourist Dave McCaig for their impressive contributions.

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