Rise of The Empire Era

1,000 - 0 years before Star Wars: A New Hope

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Empire #1

Place in timeline - 0 years before A New Hope

Published: September 2002
By: Scott Allie & Ryan Benjamin & Cutris P. Arnold

Cover: Brian Horton

Beginning a new ongoing series set during the era when Emperor Palpatine held the galaxy in his iron grip! Even as Rebel forces make their first tentative attacks against the Empire, a plot is brewing within the ranks of those the Emperor and Darth Vader count as loyal to their cause. A small cabal of disaffected Imperial officers have targeted their masters for death, with the goal of taking over the Empire themselves. But in the midst of a conspiracy that includes hired assassins and a private army, there are those who have no intention of sharing power with their co-conspirators...

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