Shattered Empire Review

Shattered EmpireShattered Empire

By Greg Rucka, Marco Checchetto (Illustrator), Phil Noto (Illustrator)

Check out my review on Youtube.

Shattered Empire collects issues #1 – #4, as well as including Princess Leia issue #1 and Star War 1977 issue #1.

I feel like Shattered Empire should have been a 5 or 6 issue run. These 4 issues are enjoyable, but I feel like that another issue or two may have made the immediate aftermath of the destruction of the Second Death Star, as well as the death of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader more expansive the small snippet that we get to see.

Shattered Empire focuses on Shara Bey, a Rebel pilot who in each issue accompanies Lando, Han, Leia and Luke separately on their own individual missions. Also a major point around Shara Bey is that she is Poe Dameron’s mother.

The art style was definitely the high point of this mini series. Checchetto managed to keep the art very reminiscent of what the movies feel like, bur adding a nice twist to the overall feel. I am amazed by how accurate the characters look like their movie counterparts, most notably Princess Leia.

My main gripe with this mini series is the fact that each issue is almost an individual mission, and there is not much connecting material to connect these 4 issues.


Have you read Shattered Empire? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

Check it out on Goodreads here.

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2 thoughts on “Shattered Empire Review

  1. I had pretty much the same problem with this mini series. It’s a good cleanup series for the post Return of the Jedi galaxy, and it’s nice that it focuses on a more normal member of the Rebel Alliance with Poe’s mother (and his father to a lesser extent), but a more focused story behind it would have been better.


    1. 08dprice

      I think that a 10 – 12 issue run might have been a better way to get a ruler story into it, but I can understand why it is 4 issues in the fact that people who would just pick this up would not want to go seeking out another volume or two to finish it


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