STAR WARS
Shadows of the Empire
Evolution

Rebellion Era

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

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Evolution #1 (of 5)
Chapter 1: After the Fall

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: February 1998
Story: Steve Perry
Penciller: Ron Randall
Inkers: Tom Simmons


Xizor, the leader of the Black Sun organization, has been destroyed, and Guri, a human replica droid and Xizor's personal assassin, is left wondering what her future will hold now that she no longer has anyone to answer to. Throughout the ongoing struggle for underworld supremacy, Guri endeavors to uncover hints of her human side -- if it even exists. Her search first takes her to the far side of the Rim looking for droid programming genius Massad Thrumble, in the hope that he can alter her programming.


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Evolution #2 (of 5)
Chapter 2: The Journey of a Thousand Light-Years

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: March 1998
Story: Steve Perry
Penciller: Ron Randall
Inkers: Tom Simmons


Human replica droid Guri continues her quest to discover just how human she really is. She braves the dangers of the tropical planet Murninkam looking for the surgical droid known as Doc, who has been abducted by Spinda Caveel, a brilliant but more-than-slightly mad scientist, and his deadly cohorts, the Pikkel Sisters. Meanwhile, bounty hunter Kar Yang is hot on the trail of Guri at the request of the shadowy Azool, who wants Guri for reasons that will finally become clear in this issue. A comic-book sequel to the best-selling Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, written by Shadows novelist Steve Perry.


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Evolution #3 (of 5)
Chapter 3: Dark Fires of a Black Sun

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: April 1998
Story: Steve Perry
Penciller: Ron Randall
Inkers: Tom Simmons


Human replica droid Guri has located the only one potentially capable of altering her assassin-driven programming, the surgical droid known as Doc. But now she's being pursued by a bounty hunter, Kar Yang. Savan, working in disguise as a human female, is trying to secure her hold on the Black Sun organization -- and realizes that Guri is the key. Luke, Han, and Leia, who are meeting with Savan on Coruscant in order to work out a peaceful end to the tumultuous turnover in Black Sun, have no idea who she really is, though.


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Evolution #4 (of 5)
Chapter 4: Metamorphosis

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: May 1998
Story: Steve Perry
Penciller: Ron Randall
Inkers: Tom Simmons


Now that Guri has found Doc, and the de-droiding procedure has been started, the search is on for Guri. Will Spinda Caveel, the Pikkel Sisters, Savan, or Han, Luke, and Leia be the first to find Guri and Doc? Will Doc be able to finish the humanizing procedure on Guri before they are found? Just as we think things are going well, Luke gets a "feeling," and Leia discovers the truth behind Savan.


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Evolution #5 (of 5)
Chapter 5: Reincarnation

Place in timeline - 4 years after A New Hope

Published: June 1998
Story: Steve Perry
Penciller: Ron Randall
Inkers: Tom Simmons


Guri, the most wanted droid in the galaxy awakens from surgery. Doc and Thrumble stand by to see if the surgery successfully removed the bad memories of Black Sun. Meanwhile, our gang is on the way to collect Guri and bring her to trial. What they don't know is that Savan and her thugs are there to capture Guri for themselves.


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Evolution TPB

Published: February 2000

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Xizor, the leader of the Black Sun criminal organization, has been destroyed, and Guri, a beautiful human-replica droid and Xizor's personal assassin, is left wondering what her future will hold now that she no longer has anyone to answer to. Throughout the ongoing struggle for underworld supremacy, Guri endeavors to uncover hints of her human side-if it even exists. But in her quest to alter her programming and gain humanity, Guri becomes the quarry of both bounty hunters and Rebels (led by a Jedi-to-be named Luke). What secrets lie buried in her android mind that make her such valuable prey? Evolution is the sequel to the best-selling novel Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire and is the first foray into comics by best-selling Shadows novelist Steve Perry.


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