STAR WARS
Crimson Empire

Rebellion Era

   THE NEW REPUBLIC ERA:
5-25 years after Star Wars: A New Hope

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Star Wars: Crimson Empire #1 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: December 1997
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: P. Craig Russell


Kir Kanos is the last surviving member of the elite Crimson Guard! He's on the run -- and the Empire will stop at nothing to destroy him! Featuring flashback appearances detailing the unknown pasts of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader!


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire #2 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: January 1998
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: P. Craig Russell


The last member of the Crimson Guard, Kir Kanos, has found some possible allies with a band of Rebels . . . but can they trust a former servant of the evil Emperor? This issue also details an amazing untold encounter with Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine! Plus, not one, but two groups of Imperials are after Kanos -- with their own agendas!


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire #3 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: February 1998
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: P. Craig Russell


Mirith Sinn's band of Rebels is under siege by the Empire as their hideout is discovered! But who should come to their rescue but . . . Kir Kanos, the last member of the Crimson Guard?! Is he on their side -- or is there another reason he is fighting with them? This issue finally reveals just why the Empire is after Kanos -- and why Kanos is after Carnor Jax, the Imperial who covets the Empire's throne! Plus, at last, you'll learn just what happened to the Crimson Guard after the death of the Emperor in Empire's End!


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire #4 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: March 1998
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: P. Craig Russell


The Rebels recover from last issue's Imperial attack and are forced to abandon their secret base -- but not before they deal with Tem Merkon, the traitor in their midst! And if they thought an attack by the Empire was bad, wait till they find out that the evil Carnor Jax and his elite stormtroopers have arrived . . . and he's after the Rebel leader, Mirith Sinn! Will she betray the location of Kir Kanos? And where is he, anyway? Find out in the next chapter of this incredible, star-studded saga!


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire #5 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: April 1998
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: P. Craig Russell


The all-new Rogue Squadron debuts in action in this battle-filled chapter! It's all coming to a head -- the Rebels, now discovered by the Empire, are fighting for their lives in space, while on the planet Phaeda, Carnor Jax and his personal guard of stormtroopers search for Kir Kanos! The final battle of the last of the Royal Guards is about to begin -- and you've got a ringside seat!


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire #6 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: May 1998
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: P. Craig Russell


This is it! The final battle: the last of the Royal Guards, Kir Kanos versus Carnor Jax -- and only one walks away! Who wins? Who dies? And what is the fate of the Rebels? Find out in the amazing, action-filled conclusion to the saga that showed us a whole new side of the Star Wars universe!


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire TPB

Published: December 1998

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Kir Kanos is the last surviving member of the elite Imperial Guard. He's on the run -- and the Empire will stop at nothing to destroy him! It's the combined might of the Empire against a single man. Crimson Empire combines the dynamic artistic talents of comics superstars Paul Gulacy (Batman vs. Predator III) and P. Craig Russell (Elric: Stormbringer) and featuring a new cover painting by master Star Wars illustrator Dave Dorman.


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire II
Council of Blood #1 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: November 1998
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker:
Randy Emberlin
Cover: Dave Dorman


Following the death of Carnor Jax in the first Crimson Empire series, the Empire suddenly finds itself devoid of a strong leader. The Interim Council is assembled to manage the affairs of the Empire until a new emperor can take the throne, yet something is amiss. Assassinations begin to whittle down the numbers of the council, causing panic and suspicion. Increased raids on otherwise "safe" Rebel trade routes arouse concern within the Republic. And just where, exactly, has Kir Kanos gone?


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire II
Council of Blood #2 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: December 1998
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: Randy Emberlin
Cover: Dave Dorman


As the death toll rises, so do the stakes for the future of the Empire. Who is committing these assassinations of Interim Council members and who within the Empire has the most to gain? Why has Mirith Sinn abandoned the New Republic to fulfill a personal vendetta? And how does Kir Kanos fit into this jigsaw puzzle of intrigue? 


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire II
Council of Blood #3 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: January 1999
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: Randy Emberlin
Cover: Dave Dorman


While Grappa's pirates turn up the heat on the Rebel cargo routes, the Interim Council sinks to unprecedented depths under the leadership of Xandel Carivus. Mirith Sinn finds herself the victim of the greatest deception of all when an old "comrade" finds her amidst Grappa's thugs. Meanwhile, where has Kir Kanos gotten himself to? 


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire II
Council of Blood #4 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: February 1999
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: Randy Emberlin
Cover: Dave Dorman


The pieces of the mystery are slowly coming together as Kir Kanos races towards the Zanibar homeworld, Xo, in an attempt to save Mirith Sinn from a fate worse than death. But will he be in time? Will personal animosities between the two be too great? Meanwhile, Grappa the Hutt finds himself in an awkward situation, with the heat of the Black Sun starting to make him sweat. 


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire II
Council of Blood #5 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: March 1999
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: Randy Emberlin
Cover: Dave Dorman


It's revelation time, as the series begins to accelerate toward its thrilling conclusion. A hair-raising rescue attempt on the part of Kir Kanos goes afoul while the Interim Council finally collapses beneath its array of intrigues. And Grappa learns the meaning of "caught between a rock and a hard place." 


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire II
Council of Blood #6 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 11 years after A New Hope

Published: April 1999
Story: Mike Richardson & Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: Randy Emberlin
Cover: Dave Dorman


As the Baron's forces lay waste to the Interim Council's guarded planet, Sinn and Kanos hurtle toward the heat of the battle in an attempt to thwart the escape of Feena D'Asta's clone. But will they arrive in time? And what happened to the treacherous Grappa the Hutt? Has he escaped unscathed from all the trouble that he raised? 


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Star Wars: Crimson Empire
Council of Blood TPB

Published: November 1999

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Following the death of Imperial Guard turncoat Carnor Jax at the hand of the last Guard, Kir Kanos, the Galactic Empire suddenly finds itself devoid of a leader, and an Interim Council is assembled to rule the Empire until a new Emperor can be selected. But when Council members become targets for assassination, Kanos becomes the prime suspect and again stands at the center of a storm! 


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