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Crimson Empire II : Council of Blood –  11 Years ANH

BNH=Before ‘a New Hope’     ANH=After ‘A New Hope’

Crimson Empire II : Council of Blood #1
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:Randy Emberlin
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:November 11, 1998
Publisher:Dark Horse
Following the death of Carnor Jax in the first Crimson Empire series, the Empire suddenly finds itself devoid of a strong leader. The Interim Council is assembled to manage the affairs of the Empire until a new emperor can take the throne, yet something is amiss. Assassinations begin to whittle down the numbers of the council, causing panic and suspicion. Increased raids on otherwise “safe” Rebel trade routes arouse concern within the Republic. And just where, exactly, has Kir Kanos gone?
Crimson Empire II : Council of Blood #2
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:Randy Emberlin
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:December 9, 1998
Publisher:Dark Horse
As the death toll rises, so do the stakes for the future of the Empire. Who is committing these assassinations of Interim Council members and who within the Empire has the most to gain? Why has Mirith Sinn abandoned the New Republic to fulfill a personal vendetta? And how does Kir Kanos fit into this jigsaw puzzle of intrigue?
Crimson Empire II : Council of Blood #3
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:Randy Emberlin
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:January 13, 1999
Publisher:Dark Horse
While Grappa’s pirates turn up the heat on the Rebel cargo routes, the Interim Council sinks to unprecedented depths under the leadership of Xandel Carivus. Mirith Sinn finds herself the victim of the greatest deception of all when an old “comrade” finds her amidst Grappa’s thugs. Meanwhile, where has Kir Kanos gotten himself to?
Crimson Empire II : Council of Blood #4
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:Randy Emberlin
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:February 10, 1999
Publisher:Dark Horse
The pieces of the mystery are slowly coming together as Kir Kanos races towards the Zanibar homeworld, Xo, in an attempt to save Mirith Sinn from a fate worse than death. But will he be in time? Will personal animosities between the two be too great? Meanwhile, Grappa the Hutt finds himself in an awkward situation, with the heat of the Black Sun starting to make him sweat.
Crimson Empire II : Council of Blood #5
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:Randy Emberlin
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:March 10, 1999
Publisher:Dark Horse
It’s revelation time, as the series begins to accelerate toward its thrilling conclusion. A hair-raising rescue attempt on the part of Kir Kanos goes afoul while the Interim Council finally collapses beneath its array of intrigues. And Grappa learns the meaning of “caught between a rock and a hard place.”
Crimson Empire II : Council of Blood #6
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:Randy Emberlin
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:April 14, 1999
Publisher:Dark Horse
As the Baron’s forces lay waste to the Interim Council’s guarded planet, Sinn and Kanos hurtle toward the heat of the battle in an attempt to thwart the escape of Feena D’Asta’s clone. But will they arrive in time? And what happened to the treacherous Grappa the Hutt? Has he escaped unscathed from all the trouble that he raised?

This Story Collected In …

Crimson Empire II : Council of Blood
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:160 pages – $17.95 US; $27.95 CAN
Publish Date:November 3, 1999
Publisher:Dark Horse
Following the death of Imperial Guard turncoat Carnor Jax at the hand of the last Guard, Kir Kanos, the Galactic Empire suddenly finds itself devoid of a leader, and an Interim Council is assembled to rule the Empire until a new Emperor can be selected. But when Council members become targets for assassination, Kanos becomes the prime suspect and again stands at the center of a storm!

Related Publications …

Star Wars Handbook, Volume 2 : Crimson Empire
Writer:Michael D. Hansen
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.50 CAN
Publish Date:July 21, 1999
Publisher:Dark Horse
Dark Horse continues its line of Star Wars handbooks with Crimson Empire! The epic tale of Kir Kanos, Imperial Royal Guardsman, and his one-man war against those who seek to taint the memory of Emperor Palpatine through corruption and greed, has become an instant classic. In encyclopedic format, Crimson Empire Handbook expands on the characters and events of the Crimson Empire and Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood miniseries. No fan will want to miss this!

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