For any comic book fans who are mostly interested in the Original Trilogy of Star Wars, the first of the Star Wars: Rebellion series is highly recommended. To start with, the plot focuses on a new storyline although major characters from the films like Luke, Leia and Han Solo are all prominent. A new character, Deena Shan, is introduced, who, along with her drunken flirtations towards Luke, adds a fresh aspect to the atmosphere of the Original Trilogy, making the graphic novel a mix of all the best bits of the OT and some more modern themes the OT didn't explore. This is mostly shown by two characters - Luke's childhood friend who turned to the Empire and confronts Luke as an adult, in turmoil due to his loyalty to the Empire as well as his friendship to Luke, and a Rebel engineer, who is tortured by the Empire and becomes a sleeper agent who returns to the Rebels who are oblivious to the fact he has been brainwashed. These two characters bring things into the plot which make you more invested into the characters but also add a darker theme to the era which the films (in my opinion) were lacking in. It also shows the fact that the Rebels being the "good" side is more ambiguous than we thought, because the conflict is not so black-and-white, and the Empire is not neccessarily "evil" - most notably when Luke's old friend in the Empire confronts the Rebels, accusing them of killing innocent people - "how many people do you think died when the Death Star was destroyed".
All in all, it's a good read. Don't get me wrong - it's not Shakespeare, but as far as graphic novels go, it's up there.