STAR WARS
Dark Empire

Rebellion Era

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

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Star Wars: Dark Empire #1
"Book 1: Destiny of a Jedi"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: December 1991
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


Six years after Return of the Jedi, the Rebel Alliance has established a New Republic over three-fourths of the galaxy. The surviving Imperial Forces are torn by civil war and harassed by rebel attacks. One of these raids ends in disaster: Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian are shot down over the former Imperial City. When news reaches Han Solo and Leia Organa, they rush to the rescue...(along with Wookie Chewbacca and droid C3PO, of course!) But there's something else rushing toward the Imperial City...something that wants Luke.


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Star Wars: Dark Empire #2
"Book 2: Devastator of Worlds"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: February 1992
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


Danger stalks the Rebels in the form of the massive World Devastators, dark side machines that destroy everything in their path. Their current target is the planet Calamari, which will be destroyed unless Lando Calrissian and the Rebel forces can reach it in time. Meanwhile, Luke meets the face behind the Force storm, a familiar face, while Leia feels Luke being torn away...


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Star Wars: Dark Empire #3
"Book 3: The Battle for Calamari"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: April 1992
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


A war for the planet Calamari erupts over that planet's surface, already threatened by the massive World Destroyers. While Lando and Wedge take on the Imperial stormtroopers, Leia is tormented by visions of Luke being sucked into the darkness. Meanwhile, it seems that Han has run into some "old friends"!


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Star Wars: Dark Empire #4
"Book 4: Confrontation on the  Smugglers' Moon"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: June 1992
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


Betrayed by their friends and pursued by everyone's favorite bounty hunter, Han and Leia try to escape from Nar Shaddaa. Meanwhile, the Rebels in combat over the planet Calamari receive aid from an unexpected source, and Luke falls deeper into the grip of the Dark Side!


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Star Wars: Dark Empire #5
"Book 5: Emperor Reborn"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: August 1992
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


Captured by the Emperor, Leia discovers that he holds hostage an even greater treasure: a mysterious and intelligent artifact called the Jedi Holocron. With both the Holocron and Luke Skywalker under his control, there's no limit to what the Emperor can do! Written by Tom Veitch, with painted art by Cam Kennedy and painted cover by Dave Dorman. Don't miss out on the hottest series this side of Tatooine!


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Star Wars: Dark Empire #6
"Book 6: The Fate of a Galaxy"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: October 1992
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


Left behind on Byss, Luke travels with the newly-powerful Emperor Palpatine to capture his sister Leia. Meanwhile, the Jedi Holocron delivers a thousand-year-old prophecy to Leia, which tells of her battle against the young Emperor!

And as the Battle of Calamari rages over the waters of that world and the Mon Calamari Rebels wonder when their savior Luke will shut down the killing machines, a battle begins above them that overshadows the outcome of their more conventional war...

The key to their survival all comes down to the data carried inside one brave little robot.


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Star Wars: Dark Empire TPB

Published: 1992

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Six years after the Battle of Endor, the fight for freedom rages on. Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empire -- under a mysterious new leader -- strikes back at the struggling Rebel Alliance. Massive World Devastators, more powerful and unstoppable than the Death Star, ravage entire planets, while the ruthless heirs of Jabba the Hutt place a monumental price on the heads of Princess Leia and her husband, Han Solo. Along with Lando, Chewbacca, Artoo, Threepio, and other old allies, Han and Leia struggle to protect the future for their unborn child. But their greatest foe may be their closest friend: Luke Skywalker...


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Dark Empire II #1
"Operation Shadowhand"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: December 1994
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


The Empire in retreat, Luke Skywalker has begun a quest to rebuild the Jedi. Although dead, the Emperor's presence still haunts him, and Luke still feels the taint of the dark side from his time as the Emperor's thrall.

The dark shadow of Palpatine seems to creep across the galaxy once again, and the Empire awaits his return. Enslaving a weapons factory to design a device more deadly than the Death Star, the Empire sets its plans in motion -- to destroy the New Republic once and for all!


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Dark Empire II #2
"Duel on Nar Shaddaa"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: January 1995
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


Every bounty hunter on Nar Shaddaa is looking to bag the head of the infamous Han Solo, but Boba Fett is determined to take home the trophy. And while they're busy tracking Solo, he's trying to track down an old Jedi woman, perhaps the last hope of the New Republic. Can Solo keep one step ahead of the galaxy's most cutthroat gunmen and find the ancient Jedi?


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Dark Empire II #3
"World of the Ancient Jedi"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: February 1995
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


Luke is racing to the far side of the galaxy to obtain a Jedi Holocron rumored to be on the planet Ossus. The power and knowledge that ancient device holds could give him just the edge he needs to defeat the evil Empire! But the Emperor has heard these rumors, too, and has sent a platoon of battle-hungry Dark Siders to bring the Holocron back to him. Fire up the lightsaber, Luke! It's gonna be a long night!


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Dark Empire II #4
"Battle on Byss"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: March 1995
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


In the fourth chapter of this epic series, Luke Skywalker discovers an ancient, powerful Jedi relic among the ruins of the planet Ossus. But can he get off the planet with it, or even with his life? The Emperor's Darksiders are hot on Luke's tail, and he must battle for his life before he can battle for the galaxy!

Meanwhile, in another part of the galaxy, Lando Calrissian and a team of Rebel commandos take the fight to the enemy camp. Hidden within a shipment of War Droids spacebound for the Emperor's throneworld, they're going to take down the Empire or go down themselves! It's kamikazee-fighting, Calrissian style!


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Dark Empire II #5
"The Galaxy Weapon"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: April 1995
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


Lando Calrissian's war droids have painted a target on the Emperor's citadel, but an army of monstrous creatures are making it their own mission to stop the New Republic fighters. Meanwhile, on the world of Ganath, Han Solo has to equip his damaged Millennium Falcon with antique weaponry. Will it be enough to escape from Boba Fett? Don't miss the penultimate chapter of this landmark Star Wars series!


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Dark Empire II #6
"Hand of Darkness"

Place in timeline - 10 years after A New Hope

Published: May 1995
Story: Tom Veitch
Illustrator: Cam Kennedy


Han Solo and Princess Leia have taken refuge with their twins on the planet New Alderaan. But refuge, it seems, eludes the family when Emperor Palpatine and an AT-AT battalion come hunting for Rebel officers. Worry not, Leia! They don't want your lives... they just want your children!


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Dark Empire II TPB

Published: 1995

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The Empire in retreat, Luke Skywalker is on a quest to rebuild the Jedi. But before he can revive that elite corps of protectors, he must first rebuild himself! He has spent time as the Emperor's thrall, and the taint of the dark side still tugs at his subconscious. Can he pull together the Jedi, can he pull himself together, before the New Republic loses the upper hand, or will the Empire take root once more?

The long-awaited second chapter in the biggest Star Wars series of all time is here! Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy, the creative team of Star Wars: Dark Empire, have reunited to take you through the action-packed events immediately following those in the first trade paperback! This 168-page trade paperback features all your favorite players, from Luke, Han, and Leia to Lando, Threepio, and the bounty-hunting Boba Fett! Dave Dorman has put together an out-of-this-galaxy painting for the cover of this collection, and all 12 of the paintings featured on the covers of the original two series are included within! When you pick up your copy of Star Wars: Dark Empire II, you'll want to strap yourself in for the experience of a lifetime!


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Dark Empire II Ltd. Ed. HC

Published: 1995


The Empire is in retreat, and Luke Skywalker is on a quest to rebuild the Jedi. But before Luke can revive that elite corps of protectors, he must first rebuild himself. Luke has spent time as the Emperor's thrall, and the taint of the dark side still tugs at his subconscious. If he cannot pull the Jedi together, if he cannot pull himself together, the New Republic may lose the upper hand, and the Empire may take root once more. The long-awaited second chapter in the biggest Star Wars series of all time is here, in this special limited edition! This 168-page hardcover features an out-of-this-galaxy painting by Cam Kennedy the signature tip-in plate and all 12 of Dave Dorman's cover paintings from original two series! The Smythe-sewn binding, foil-stamped bonded-leather cover, and slipcase make this volume a quality book collector's dream!


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