Empire #8-9, 12, 15 : Darklighter ~ Time of A New Hope
BNH=Before ‘a New Hope’ ANH=After ‘A New Hope’
Empire #9 : Darklighter #2
|As a newly commissioned officer in the Empire, Biggs Darklighter is assigned to the frigate Rand Ecliptic. In his new post he learns that expediency is preferable to honesty, and that the deaths of innocents is an acceptable price to pay for covering one’s mistakes. Horrified by what he has seen of the Empire in action, Biggs and a circle of his close companions plot to desert their posts and join the Rebellion. But when their plan is uncovered by another officer, desertion becomes a fight for survival!|
Don’t miss this stunning Classic Era story of how Biggs Darklighter and his boyhood friend, Luke Skywalker, came to fight side-by-side for the Rebellion!
Empire #12 : Darklighter #3
|After the mutiny on board the Rand Ecliptic, Biggs Darklighter and his companions finally are able to make contact with the Rebel Alliance. The Rebels desperately need skilled pilots like Biggs and his friends, but it’s hard to fight the Empire with the outdated fighter craft they have on hand. A plan is hatched to “liberate” several squadrons of X-wings, but until the Rebels get their hands on the new fighters, their only hope is pluck, luck, and the skill of pilots like Biggs Darklighter.|
Empire #15 : Darklighter #4
|To Biggs Darklighter, it seems like he’s already lived a lifetime of adventures since joining the Rebel Alliance. But now, reunited with his boyhood friend Luke Skywalker, Biggs faces what will prove to be the adventure of his life–and his death: the assault on the Death Star!|
Strap into your pilot seats and lower your blast shields–the Rogue Squadron is about to make galactic history!
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Empire Volume 2 : Darklighter
|Before Luke Skywalker, the Rebel Alliance had another hero: Biggs Darklighter. For the first time, the full story of Luke?s boyhood friend is revealed; from his departure from Tatooine to attend the Imperial Academy, to his decision to lead a mutiny against the Empire and join the Rebellion, to the fateful attack on the Death Star.|
Writer Paul Chadwick has resurrected scenes that were shot for Star Wars: A New Hope, but which ended up on the cutting room floor, and extrapolated from them the life and times of Luke Skywalker?s best friend; and artist Doug Wheatley has produced stunning artwork for one of the most acclaimed Star Wars comics stories ever. An essential companion to A New Hope, and an exciting addition to any Star Wars library!
Also included: ?The Short, Happy Life of Roons Sewell,? by Chadwick and artist Tom?s Giorello. A revealing look at one of the early leaders of the Rebel Alliance; a man haunted by a dark past and driven to a heroic, but self-destructive fate.
30th Anniversary Collection Volume 7 : Darklighter
|This is the story of Biggs Darklighter ? boyhood friend of Luke Skywalker, Imperial pilot, and hero of the Rebellion.|
Follow Biggs from his departure from Tatooine to attend the Imperial Academy, to his decision to lead a mutiny against the Empire and join the Rebellion, and finally, to his brave sacrifice during the attack on the Death Star.