STAR WARS
Mara Jade
By The Emperor's Hand

Rebellion Era

   REBELLION ERA:
0-5 years after Star Wars: A New Hope

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Mara Jade
By The Emperor's Hand
#1 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: August 1998
Writers: Timothy Zahn & Michael A. Stackpole
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Cover: Kilian Plunkett


After she fails to eliminate the young Jedi Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade is dispatched to take down a crimelord who seeks to reestablish the criminal organization Black Sun. Little does she know that the Emperor's imminent date with death will change her life forever! Written by Timothy Zahn and Michael A. Stackpole, and illustrated by Carlos Ezquerra. 


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Mara Jade
By The Emperor's Hand #2 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: September 1998
Writers: Timothy Zahn & Michael A. Stackpole
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Cover: Kilian Plunkett


Under cover of an Imperial raid, Mara Jade infiltrates the headquarters of would-be Black Nebula overlord Dequc, and assassinates the criminal leader. But back on Imperial Center, she finds evidence that the person she shot was a stand-in, and that the real Dequc is still out there, and gunning for her! 


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Mara Jade
By The Emperor's Hand #3 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: October 1998
Writers: Timothy Zahn & Michael A. Stackpole
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Cover: Kilian Plunkett


In the wake of the Emperor's death at the hands of Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, Mara Jade has been captured! Since her captor is one of only a handful who knows she is the Emperor's Hand, Mara knows she must escape quickly -- or die.


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Mara Jade
By The Emperor's Hand #4 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: November 1998
Writers: Timothy Zahn & Michael A. Stackpole
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Cover: Kilian Plunkett


After the death of Emperor Palpatine, Mara Jade escapes from Imperial Center and throws herself headlong into the underground of the Empire's underworld. Though her master is dead, Jade must complete her final mission . . . even if it costs her life! 


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Mara Jade
By The Emperor's Hand #5 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: December 1998
Writers: Timothy Zahn
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Cover: Kilian Plunkett


Fed up with being hunted by her enemies, Mara Jade decides it's time to become the hunter. First on her payback list: the evil Dequc, Black Nebula crime lord -- the man who survived her final assignment for the Emperor! Now, Mara must infiltrate his hidden base, take him down, and escape! Could she finally be in over her head? 


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Mara Jade
By The Emperor's Hand #6 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: February 1999
Writers: Timothy Zahn
Art: Carlos Ezquerra
Cover: Kilian Plunkett


Mara Jade has destroyed many enemies of the Empire in her time, and has always carried out her missions with forethought and skill. But an unforeseen variable is about to enter the scene of her final mission for her dead employer, and Mara knows that her own survival is second to getting the job done! 


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Mara Jade
By The Emperor's Hand TPB

Published: September 1999

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Mara Jade is beautiful, intelligent--and deadly! She is the personal assassin of the Empire's dark overlord. But after the Emperor's death, an unforeseen variable is about to enter the scene of her final mission, the assassination of the leader of the Black Nebula crime organization. Though her master is dead, Jade must complete her final mission...even if it costs her life! 


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