STAR WARS
Jabba the Hutt
Art of the Deal

Rise of The Empire Era

   RISE OF THE EMPIRE ERA:
1,000 - 0 years before Star Wars: A New Hope

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The Garr Suppoon Hit

Place in timeline - 3 years before A New Hope

Published: April 1995
Story: Jim Woodring
Penciller: Art Wetherell
Inkers: Monty Sheldon


Jabba the Hutt lives to negotiate, and the art of the deal is his only discipline. But the goods he trades are the lives of others, and in that line of business you can't lose your head. In this self-contained story, Jabba finds himself bartering with Garr Suppoon, rumored to be an absolute devil at the negotiating table. There's a valuable lesson to be learned here: In a deal with the devil, you can always refuse. In a deal with Jabba, it's not advised.


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The Hunger of Princess Nampi

Place in timeline - 3 years before A New Hope

Published: June 1995
Story: Jim Woodring
Penciller: Art Wetherell
Inkers: Monty Sheldon


Jabba has an old saying: If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em out! And that's just what he attempts to do when he encounters an unexpected nemesis on his journey through the galaxy. But he may have to part with something more personal than his precious spice if he's going to close this deal!


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Betrayal

Place in timeline - 3 years before A New Hope

Published: February 1996
Script: Jim Woodring
Pencils: Art Wetherell
Inks: Monty Sheldon
Lettering: Steve Dutro
Colorist: Pamela Rambo
Cover Painting: Mark Harrison


After his explosive encounters with Princess Nampi, Jabba the Hutt attempted to sell the captured Nuffin freighter to Cabrool Nuum. Nuum's treacherous children seized the opportunity to concoct an intricate patricidal plot, from which Jabba carefully extricate himself by killing the entire family.

With fifteen korgs of spice added to the spoils of their journey, Jabba and his crew finally return home . . .to Tatooine.


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The Dynasty Trap

Place in timeline - 6 months before A New Hope

Published: August 1995
Story: Jim Woodring
Penciller: Art Wetherell
Inkers: Monty Sheldon


Jabba has got a hot freighter on his hands and he's looking to unload it, quickly and discreetly. Enter Cabrool Nuum, a second-hand ship trader whose reputation for discretion is as long as his many years in the business. Unfortunately for Jabba, the years seem to have caught up with Cabrool, and his murderous offspring have taken advantage of the old man's dotage, just as they plan to take advantage of Jabba's impending arrival! In a seedy corner of the galaxy, on a planet of back-stabbing opportunists, Jabba the Hutt is about to land face first in The Dynasty Trap!


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The Art of the Deal TPB

Published: June 1998

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Jabba the Hutt lives to negotiate, and the art of the deal is his only discipline. But the goods he trades are the lives of others, and in that line of business you can't lose your head. These stories hold a valuable lesson: In a deal with the devil, you can always refuse. In a deal with Jabba, it's not advised. Follow his adventures into the seediest corners of the galaxy as he encounters vile gangsters, hungry princesses, and back-stabbing opportunists. You've seen how Jabba handles negotiations -- but how will he handle betrayal?


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