STAR WARS
Shadows of the Empire

Rebellion Era

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

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Shadows of the Empire #1 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 3 years after A New Hope

Published: May 1996
Writer: John Wagner
Penciller: Kilian Plunkett
Inks: P. Craig Russell
Colors: Cary Porter
Color Separations: Heroic Age Colors
Letterer: Dave Cooper
Cover Art: Hugh Fleming


Ultimate victory lies within the grasp of the dreaded Galactic Emperor Palpatine as the tattered remnants of the Rebel fleet desperately seek sanctuary and time to muster new allies.

A grim Luke Skywalker, reeling from Darth Vader's revelation on the cloud city of Bespin, pondering his own destiny and that of the Rebel Alliance. Meanwhile, the search ensues for Han Solo, captive of the notorious bounty hunter, Boba Fett.

To deal a final blow to the Rebellion, Palpatine has hatched a new plan of which even Lord Vader is unaware. To aid him, the Emperor has enlisted the services of the vast criminal underworld that lurks within the Shadows of the Empire . . .


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Shadows of the Empire #2 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 3 years after A New Hope

Published: June 1996
Writer: John Wagner
Penciller: Kilian Plunkett
Inks: P. Craig Russell
Colors: Cary Porter
Color Separations: Heroic Age Colors
Letterer: Dave Cooper
Cover Art: Hugh Fleming


Prince Xizor controls the largest merchant fleet in the galaxy -- that makes him a valuable asset to the Empire and to the Emperor. And that makes him Darth Vader's hated enemy. As Luke, Leia, and Chewbacca head to Tatooine to rescue Han Solo, they get caught in the crossfire of the galaxy's deadliest rivalry . . . in the Shadows of the Empire.


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Shadows of the Empire #3 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 3 years after A New Hope

Published: July 1996
Writer: John Wagner
Penciller: Kilian Plunkett
Inks: P. Craig Russell
Colors: Cary Porter
Color Separations: Heroic Age Colors
Letterer: Dave Cooper
Cover Art: Hugh Fleming


They outnumber him and outgun him. By all rights, Luke Skywalker should be one dead Jedi-in-training, the target of a surprise attack by Jabba's swoop gang. But he's not . . . and even he isn't certain of the reason!


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Shadows of the Empire #4 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 3 years after A New Hope

Published: August 1996
Writer: John Wagner
Penciller: Kilian Plunkett
Inks: P. Craig Russell
Colors: Cary Porter
Color Separations: Heroic Age Colors
Letterer: Dave Cooper
Cover Art: Hugh Fleming


What would it take for you to step into the den of a rancor? What treasure would tempt you to stare death in the face? Aboard Boba Fett's ship is a carbonite-encased Han Solo. Jabba's willing to pay plenty for Solo, making him a tempting treasure for every bounty hunter in the galaxy. But tempting enough to board the Slave I? Apparently, somebody thinks so!


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Shadows of the Empire #5 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 3 years after A New Hope

Published: September 1996
Writer: John Wagner
Penciller: Kilian Plunkett & John Nadeau
Inks: P. Craig Russell
Colors: Cary Porter
Color Separations: Heroic Age Colors
Letterer: Dave Cooper
Cover Art: Hugh Fleming


The bounty on Skywalker's head is good cold or warm, dead or alive. A live bounty will always bring a bigger reward than a dead one, but when the target leaves you no choice you take what you can get.


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Shadows of the Empire #6 (of 6)

Place in timeline - 3 years after A New Hope

Published: October 1996
Writer: John Wagner
Penciller: Kilian Plunkett & John Nadeau
Inks: P. Craig Russell
Colors: Cary Porter
Color Separations: Heroic Age Colors
Letterer: Dave Cooper
Cover Art: Hugh Fleming


Leia has been captured by Prince Xizor, underlord of the galaxy's most ruthless criminal organization, and Han Solo has been encased in carbonite by Darth Vader, a package Boba Fett intends to deliver to Jabba the Hutt. As the Rebels approach their most desperate hour, it appears as though their long battle may be at an end. But looks can be deceiving in the Shadows of the Empire!


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Shadows of the Empire TPB

Published: April 1997

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Darth Vader wants Luke Skywalker -- alive. Prince Xizor, the largest trader in the galaxy, wants Skywalker dead. And Skywalker, along with Leia, Chewbacca, and the droids, have a goal of their own: rescue Han Solo. But Solo has been encased in carbonite and taken by the most notorious mercenary in the galaxy, Boba Fett, who intends to deliver him to Jabba the Hutt. It's a clash of good against evil, of right against wrong, and it comes to a head in the Shadows of the Empire . . . Featuring all your favorite characters from the Star Wars motion picture trilogy and a score of new ones, Shadows of the Empire is everything a Star Wars fan could hope for.


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