Star Wars: Agent of the Empire -- Iron Eclipse #1

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire -- Iron Eclipse #1

Writer: John Ostrander Artist: Stephane Roux Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 14, 2011 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6
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  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 15, 2011

    This comic is so spot-on perfect for the Star Wars fan that I can almost guarantee more intense fans of the brand will be hearing a John Williams score in their heads as they read the adventures of Jahan Cross. Cross' work for the Empire is similar to that of James Bond. There are a pair of scenes where Cross goes to pick up his droid and his equipment for his mission that could have "Bond" substituted for "Cross" and the adventure would be just as entertaining. All the same, this is a book for any and all -- casual or intense -- Star Wars fans. The saga is alive and well here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 19, 2011

    What good things can you say about John Ostrander that haven't already been said? He's written some of the most popular stories in the expanded universe such as Legacy, Tales and Republic. His Dawn of the Jedi series will debut in February and has already garnered a lot of hype and this series will surely be among some of his best work when it's all said and done. The artwork in this book was a little different than we are used to seeing in Star Wars books. The colors were more vibrant than usual and the characters, buildings and planets were drawn with such pristine and spot-on detail. This was an excellent start to what appears to be a fantastically entertaining series that has the juice to remain interesting during its entire run. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 1, 2011

    I wasn't sure what to expect going into this as it was completely new to me on every level, but I came away really enjoying it. So much so that I started talking about it with other people pretty much right away. Ostrander finds a good balance for the dialogue and the place within the larger Star Wars narrative here for events to unfold, putting it in its own place but also connecting it to familiar things. Stephane Roux captures a good look for the world here, not too splashy and keeping it to the more toned down feel of the original trilogy as there's a certain oppression felt throughout the Empire. There's a good, polished feel to this book with its opening chapter and it's giving me a story that I definitely like and want to see more of. The team here has definitely hit all the right notes and is the kind of easily accessible book that fans that are new to the comics can jump in and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    iFanboy - Josh Christie Jan 11, 2012

    It's easy to recommend Agent of the Empire to anyone with even a passing interest in the Star Wars universe. A secret agent cavorting around a galaxy far, far away is a great new spin on both spy and Star Wars tales, and the creative team on this book gives me confidence we're in for more Empire Strikes Back and Casino Royale than Phantom Menace and Moonraker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 16, 2011

    The artwork is stellar. Roux has clean pencils that capture everything amazing about the original trilogy. Roux is in great command of the characters and overall look to the Star Wars vision from the films. The action scenes are incredibly fluid and the characterization of the familiar characters at the end are terrific. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 15, 2011

    To sum it up the story is a good starting point forthe book and I hope it gets faster moving. It's a simple enough book and far enough side story you really don'tneed to be involved with other Star War books, but I'm sure it will add to other storylines down the road. If you enjoy Star Warsside stories then pick this up. If you prefer the regular Star Wars then judgefor yourself. Me on the other hand I'llpick up the next issusse to see how the story progresses and see if it willcapture even more of my attention. Read Full Review

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