Now, I'm exceedingly wary of this new series. As a whole, even though dated, I really enjoyed both the art and the stories from the old newspaper strips by Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson collected were known as "Classic Star Wars". The story told through those strips seemed to dovetail nicely from the exodus from Yavin to the settling of Hoth as the new rebel base. It also threw in the bounty hunter they ran into on Ord Mantell, even if he is lame.
|Skorr, the bounty hunter on Ord Mantell|
I normally love Alex Ross as a painter and cover artist, but the covers I've seen of this series so far, look like a nod to the Hildebrandt brothers who did the Shadows of the Empire card set, and everything those painters did looked plastic-y and just not at all appealing.
I'll probably stick around and check out where the series goes, but it's starting off a little shaky.