Star Wars: Kanan OHC
This was a superb 12-issue run. Reading it as a piece really shows why it had to end too.
Above all this demonstrates very strongly one of the key aspects of the new material:
Which could be said to be running strands over time: This story spans the Clone Wars, the declaration of Empire and its impact and the era of Rebels, but it also weaves in ties to the entirety of Rebels season one and to the books A New Dawn and the Aftermath trilogy. Rather than deem the films two separate trilogies, this story attempts to fuse the eras together more cohesively and for the most part it succeeds. It also emphasises the nature of SW as a multimedia franchise for this combines animation, books and comics into one narrative.
Art is very well done, with a consistent style used by the team of artists.
There’s also some very smart reflections on the nature of the Clone Wars, of relationships forged with individuals that start off as adversaries and change towards becoming allies or even friends and vice versa. There’s a consideration of what the declaration of Empire in turn renders the Clone Wars as. And, in these respects, Weisman is smart enough to not try to give simple answers to complex questions.
Quite, quite excellent.