STAR WARS
X-Wing Rogue Squadron
Mandatory Retirement

Rebellion Era

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

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X-Wing Rogue Squadron #32
Mandatory Retirement (Part 1 of 4)

Place in timeline - 4+ years after A New Hope

Published: July 1998
Story: Michael A. Stackpole
Penciller: Steve Crespo
Inkers: Tom Simmons


When Imperial Intelligence chief Ysanne Isard discovers that acting-Emperor Pestage has made a deal with the Rebel Alliance, it appears that the Rebels' ticket to Imperial Center has been punched. But a Rebel operative witnesses Pestage's capture, and Rogue Squadron is assigned to go after him.


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X-Wing Rogue Squadron #33
Mandatory Retirement (Part 2 of 4)

Place in timeline - 4+ years after A New Hope

Published: August 1998
Story: Michael A. Stackpole
Penciller: Steve Crespo
Inkers: Tom Simmons


Their rest and relaxation over, Rogue Squadron and a Rebel task force descend on the world where Sate Pestage, one-time Emperor-proxy, has gone into exile. If the New Republic wants to claim Imperial Center for themselves and turn the tide of the war, it is imperative that they rescue Pestage, wanted by the Empire for high treason.


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X-Wing Rogue Squadron #34
Mandatory Retirement (Part 3 of 4)

Place in timeline - 4+ years after A New Hope

Published: September 1998
Story: Michael A. Stackpole
Penciller: Steve Crespo
Inkers: Tom Simmons


The Rogues stage a dangerous rescue of Sate Pestage. Now is their chance to undermine Ysanne Isard, who has her own designs on the Imperial throne. But a power struggle in the Empire's highest circles has Isard cornered, and that's when the Imperial Intelligence Chief is most dangerous!


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X-Wing Rogue Squadron #35
Mandatory Retirement (Part 4 of 4)

Place in timeline - 4+ years after A New Hope

Published: October 1998
Story: Michael A. Stackpole
Penciller: Steve Crespo
Inkers: Tom Simmons


As Rogue Squadron prepares for a nightmare showdown against Imperial fighters and ground troops, Isard begins her own personal war in the corridors of power on Imperial Center. . . a war fought with hidden bombs, double-crossing servants, and knives in the back!


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X-Wing Rogue Squadron
Mandatory Retirement TPB

Published: December 2000

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When Imperial Intelligence chief Ysanne Isard discovers that acting-Emperor Pestage has cut a secret deal with the Rebel Alliance to sell out the Empire, it appears that the Rebels' ticket to Imperial Center has been punched. But when Pestage is captured in his sanctuary on a far world, Rogue Squadron is assigned to go after him. If the New Republic wants to claim Imperial Center and turn the tide of war, it is imperative that they rescue Pestage, now wanted by the Empire for high treason. Unfortunately, Isard is also going after Pestage - with a brace of Star Destroyers and her own designs on the Imperial throne! Mandatory Retirement is the thrilling conclusion to the epic "Rise of Isard" story arc and a key link in the Star Wars mythos!


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