Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Hard Targets #2 - Part 2 of 5 Review

Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Hard Targets #2 Review


Imperial Agent Jahan Cross doesn’t like his assignment or the politicians he is forced to work with. Yet dealing with all of that is easier than coming to terms with his growing respect for a boy whose father he killed—especially when that boy is supposed to be merely a political pawn of the Empire.

When attackers kidnap the boy, Cross finds himself turning his back on his mission and putting his life on the line for a “pawn.” No job is too dangerous for an Agent of the Empire!

Cover/Solicit - 3/5

- Would I pick-up the comic based on the solicit/cover alone? Are the alternate covers appealing? Does the solicit/cover portray what happens in the issue?

Art - 4/5

- Do I personally like this artist's style? Does the artist stay true to the characters appearance?

Colors/Ink/Lettering - 4/5

- Does the work blend well with the artist? Is the coloring/inking enjoyable and easy to distinguish what's happening? Can I easily read the lettering?

Layout/Flow - 4/5

- Does the layout of the issue make it easy to read? Does the issue have a good flow of the plot and keep me engaged?

Story - 3/5

- Weighted Triple. How well did the issue further develop the current story? How well did the issue further develop the characters? Did I enjoy reading the issue?

Verdict - 3.4

- I enjoyed Star Wars: Agent of the Empire - Iron Eclipse and wanted to give the next arc a try. The cover however doesn't impress me and if it wasn't for the fact that I wanted to read it I would probably pass. Also I don't like that they put Darth Vader on the cover, yet he only made a small appearance in a flashback. Like the last issue the art was OK, not bad but just not my taste. I can't say whats wrong with this story arc, maybe because I don't know a lot about Star Wars history since I just started reading the comics in the last year, and have never read the books, but I'm a little lost. The issue continues from the assassination in the last issue and explains the different families and political bodies. You also get some back story of how the current families were put into place with the Empire. We also see some interaction between Cross and his father. I'm holding out for this series because of the last couple pages that finally got the ball rolling towards what I hope is a story.

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