Publisher: Epic Ink
Author: Pablo Hidalgo, Delia Greve
Released: October 23rd 2018
I received a copy of Scum and Villainy through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Scum and Villainy: Case Files of the Galaxy’s Most Notorious is sort of exactly what you’d expect, and thus hope for, from a novel of this title. The book contains images, excerpts, document files, and other things like that pertaining to the…less scrupulous sorts in the Star Wars Universe.
Now obviously a description of ‘less scrupulous’ could apply to dozens, if not hundreds, of characters here. This novel chose to focus on some of the most famous and infamous ones, naturally. Some are pretty well known, others more obscure. The balance was perfect, in that it was interesting (and not repetitive) the whole way through.
Did I mention that the book is fully illustrated? That certainly brought things to a whole new level here. The artwork was fantastic. I loved the color choices, and honestly, it was really helpful to be able to put a face to some of the names I didn’t recognize.
I really enjoyed the use of different media styles to try and convey all the information here. It wasn’t dry, which it had the potential of being (say if it was all wanted posters – that would get dull after a few dozen pages). The variety kept things fresh. And even better – I got to learn more about a bunch of characters at the same time.