Vader sends Jix to deal with a troublesome governor. Reprinted from Topps' SW Galaxy magazine 9-12.
Take away the media-hype-event aspect, and I think the SOTE concept is a great
thing for SW comics. There's a lot of potential in telling stories that take
place during the movie time frame. The classic Empire vs Alliance backdrop can
be used without having to invent new ways for the Imperials to keep coming
back. Plus, great characters like Vader (the coolest part of SOTE) can be used
as supporting cast.
Shadow Stalker's is an example of the potential that exists in the SOTE
concept. The only familiar character is a supporting role by Vader, but the
story of Jix is engaging and definitely feels like SW.
To Windham's credit, the original four-part story flows well as a single
While I found that I ever really cared about the fate of Frija's character...
my MAIN complaint would be that having human-replica droids all over the
universe will greatly diminish the uniqueness of Guri's character.
The pencils are certainly above average (except for the frog-snake which was
very silly and uninspired). Choles imagination to pose his characters and use
the whole page is impressive.
However, the hilite for me is the colors. This book has tremendous depth
thanks to the detailed shading and is the closest I've seen to an 'Image'
style from a DH book. This would have been wonderful on a more glossy paper
I've mentioned before, but I love male SW characters with long hair!
The first quarter is the best, but if you don't already own the SW Galaxy
issues... you'll find this a smooth-flowing reprint.