Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Hard Targets #1
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Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Hard Targets #1

Writer: John Ostrander Artist: Davide Fabbri Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Jahan Cross returns to his homeworld of Alderaan for a celebration hosted by Bail Organa in honor of the current Count Dooku. But the situation turns deadly when an assassin kills the Count, and Cross finds himself working both sides of the intrigue!

Thus begins a new assignment for Cross—one that will tear at his loyalties, strain his friendships, and bring him into close contact with his own estranged father. All in a day’s work for Jahan Cross, Agent of the Empire!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 29, 2012

    Fan of Star Wars? Buy this book. Interested in how “evil” works? Buy this book. Want a fun comic to read? Buy this book. Plain and simple: buy this book! Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Oct 22, 2012

    David Aja's artwork is perfect for the story Matt Fraction is telling. It gives the book a unique and gritty down to earth feeling that sets itself apart from anything else on the shelf today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Corey Fryia Oct 15, 2012

    I really enjoyed this comic book. Admittedly the visuals didnt blow me away, but the script was fantastic and the character of Jahan Cross should be enough to hook most readers. I sincerely hope that this title finds success because there are simply not enough Star Wars books out there that examine something other than the Sith, Jedi or well-known characters. Fans of the first arc of Agent of the Empire will find themselves at home with this issue. Id argue that any Star Wars fan should at least give this issue a chance to hook them on a new series and character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Oct 17, 2012

    "Although nothing truly ground breaking happens in the issue, there is something to be said for a strong setup that promises a good follow through. Hard Targets promises just that. And, it should prove enjoyable to read just where Ostrander intends on taking his Imperial spy. Agent Jahan Cross is slowly emerging as one of the more complex characters within the Star Wars expanded universe. For that alone, I want to know what happens next." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Andy Liegl Oct 19, 2012

    Where the previous "Star Wars" comic set during the Original Trilogy, "Rebellion," failed to live up to expectations, Ostrander and Fabbri have done a good job here establishing their independence from that lore, but still tying things into the bigger picture, acknowledging its existence. There's a great bait and switch in this issue -- I fell for it -- and after it's revealed there's no sense of gimmickry. Cross's world is burrowing deeply into his head, and the Empire might not be the stuff of order he thought it was. Fans of "Star Wars" or spy fiction will find something to like in this issue. Read Full Review

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