Crimson Empire

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Crimson Empire –  11 Years ANH

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

Crimson Empire #0
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:P. Craig Russell
Format:Online Comic
Publish Date:December 1, 1997
Publisher:Dark Horse
Starwars.com previews Crimson Empire in a web-exclusive. View it here.

 

Crimson Empire #1
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:P. Craig Russell
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:December 7, 1997
Publisher:Dark Horse
Kir Kanos is the last surviving member of the elite Crimson Guard! He’s on the run — and the Empire will stop at nothing to destroy him! Featuring flashback appearances detailing the unknown pasts of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader!

 

Crimson Empire #3
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:P. Craig Russell
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:February 18, 1998
Publisher:Dark Horse
Mirith Sinn’s band of Rebels is under siege by the Empire as their hideout is discovered! But who should come to their rescue but . . . Kir Kanos, the last member of the Crimson Guard?! Is he on their side — or is there another reason he is fighting with them? This issue finally reveals just why the Empire is after Kanos — and why Kanos is after Carnor Jax, the Imperial who covets the Empire’s throne! Plus, at last, you’ll learn just what happened to the Crimson Guard after the death of the Emperor in Empire’s End!

 

Crimson Empire #4
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:P. Craig Russell
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:March 18, 1998
Publisher:Dark Horse
The Rebels recover from last issue’s Imperial attack and are forced to abandon their secret base — but not before they deal with Tem Merkon, the traitor in their midst! And if they thought an attack by the Empire was bad, wait till they find out that the evil Carnor Jax and his elite stormtroopers have arrived . . . and he’s after the Rebel leader, Mirith Sinn! Will she betray the location of Kir Kanos? And where is he, anyway? Find out in the next chapter of this incredible, star-studded saga!

 

Crimson Empire #5
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:P. Craig Russell
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:April 15, 1998
Publisher:Dark Horse
The all-new Rogue Squadron debuts in action in this battle-filled chapter! It’s all coming to a head — the Rebels, now discovered by the Empire, are fighting for their lives in space, while on the planet Phaeda, Carnor Jax and his personal guard of stormtroopers search for Kir Kanos! The final battle of the last of the Royal Guards is about to begin — and you’ve got a ringside seat!

 

Crimson Empire #6
Writer:Mike Richardson
Writer:Randy Stradley
Penciller:Paul Gulacy
Inker:P. Craig Russell
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:May 20, 1998
Publisher:Dark Horse
This is it! The final battle: the last of the Royal Guards, Kir Kanos versus Carnor Jax — and only one walks away! Who wins? Who dies? And what is the fate of the Rebels? Find out in the amazing, action-filled conclusion to the saga that showed us a whole new side of the Star Wars universe!

 


This Story Collected In …

Crimson Empire
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:160 pages – $17.95 US, $27.95 CAN
Publish Date:December 2, 1998
Publisher:Dark Horse
Kir Kanos is the last surviving member of the elite Imperial Guard. He’s on the run — and the Empire will stop at nothing to destroy him! It’s the combined might of the Empire against a single man. Crimson Empire combines the dynamic artistic talents of comics superstars Paul Gulacy (Batman vs. Predator III) and P. Craig Russell (Elric: Stormbringer) and featuring a new cover painting by master Star Wars illustrator Dave Dorman.

 


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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