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Events that occur between 5 and 25 years after the Battle of Yavin.

[The Thrawn Trilogy]

Hardback Graphic Novel published as
The Thrawn Trilogy.
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[things from another world]
[Forbidden Planet Intenational]

The Thrawn Trilogy
Mike Baron, Timothy Zahn et al.
Dark Horse Comics [US]; Titan Books [UK]
Published as:
Hardback Graphic Novel (2009)
Alternative language(s):[Also published in French language]

If you have read this story, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 4 / 5]

This book collects together the following comic stories:

These stories occur approximately 9 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

Review by Darth Kondorr, Poland, 2015:

"I won't start a 100 word essay on how important and classic the Timothy Zahn books are, upon which this is based on. Although this is by far not the birth of the Expanded Universe, now known as Legends, it is its revival, it sparked tons of new life to a franchise, that lay dormant for a while and it gave the hungry fans something substantial. Now onto the comic adaptation.

The Story:
I judge not how awesome this story is (because it is very much), but how well it was translated from the books, and that is a tough one. The story is intact, but 6 issues per book were not enough to really give justice to the them. So while you get the story arc, you will not get the detail, the background info and most important, you will not get the narrative and inner dialogue (thoughts).
This in turn leads to sections that seem under explained, characters that are underused and shortcuts, which are too short. Even having read the books and having very fond memories of them, reading this 20 years later managed to confuse me on times. Now I cannot imagine how it would be for someone who never read the books, but I would advise to start with the books, and then give this a try.

The Art:
As is the rule with any series featuring changing artists, once you get used to the first one, the next one fails to satisfy on first sight, but in time one warms up to him/her. This is similar here. I loved the stylized style from the first book, where the characters did not look like the actors, but you could tell one character from the other. The advantage of this style was a more dynamic feel. The second book goes into focusing on resemblance to the actors, and mostly it is done great, sometimes awkward, but this looses the dynamic a bit.
All in all the art is very good, and I have to say that most [of the] stuff I imagined [was] quite similar with only slight variations. But the mood of the imaginary is spot on with what happened in my head during reading.

This comes highly recommended for the book readers. It is a true nostalgia trip to the 90s, and one's childhood, when Star Wars was reignited with new life. This comes moderately recommended for newcomers. If you are only interested in the basic story-line and you want to simply know what happened in order to move to the later literature, than this serves its purpose. But you would be advised to first go more in depth with the superior books."

Rating: 4 / 5
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