You’re probably doing some research on the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser and wondering if you need to read the Halcyon Legacy comic series. You might already have a booking on the Starcruiser and are trying to do as much research into the lore as possible. This article will tell you about whether or not you need to read the Halcyon Legacy comic series.
For those of you that don’t know about the Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser, it is a 2 night and 3 day voyage at Disney World. It’s technically a hotel but themed to an exotic space voyage. If you want to see our experience of the Starcruiser, click here and you can watch our whole playlist. The voyage costs roughly $5000 per cabin. The more people you can cram into the cabin, the cheaper your visit will be. It’s a highly immersive experience and you will truly feel like you’re in space. Guests get to fly the ship, help fight the resistance, and even visit Batuu!
The comics introduce us to several crewmembers that you’ll see onboard the starcruiser. Captain Keevan is on board as well as D3-09 the robot room stewardess. You’ll also meet some familiar faces from the movies such as Lando Calrissian, Maz Kanata, Hondo Ohnaka, Anakin Skywalker, and Padmé Amidala.
Now, I don’t want to go into too much detail about the stories in the comics themselves but suffice to say there is everything you’d want from the star wars universe packed into these comics. Theres space combat, lightsaber fights, aliens attacking, betrayal, romance, and so much more.
The final answer is that you should definitely buy this comic series before boarding the Galactic Starcruiser. You’re probably paying $5000 to go on the voyage and the comics are roughly $25 total(a little more with tax) if you buy physical copies or potentially less if you buy the digital copies. When you’re spending so much for the voyage itself, an extra $25 won’t break the bank. The comics help expand upon the lore of the voyage you’re about to go on. You’ll recognize various elements in the ship tour as part of the comics. You’ll have a better understanding of the history of the ship so that when the tour guide onboard says a certain family used to own the ship, you’ll know more about that time frame.
One downside to the comics is that they are not the longest comics out there sadly. The stories are a a little short and you’re wanting for more. I would’ve enjoyed it if the characters in the comics were not constantly in danger and maybe got to enjoy themselves for a time, letting readers learn more about the ship and potentially where it visited.
I was only able to purchase 2 out of the 5 comics before my voyage because I went for the physical route of reading the comics. Sadly, they didn’t release all of them before the voyage in physical form which i felt was really dumb. I wish I could’ve read them all prior to the voyage because it would’ve made my stay so much more enjoyable. I could’ve brought up various battles that happened on the Halcyon with castmembers who would have undoubtedly be an expert in the subject matter.