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Dark Empire II –  10 Years ANH

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

Dark Empire II #1 – Operation Shadow Hand
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:Cam Kennedy
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:December 20, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
The Empire in retreat, Luke Skywalker has begun a quest to rebuild the Jedi. Although dead, the Emperor’s presence still haunts him, and Luke still feels the taint of the dark side from his time as the Emperor’s thrall. The dark shadow of Palpatine seems to creep across the galaxy once again, and the Empire awaits his return. Enslaving a weapons factory to design a device more deadly than the Death Star, the Empire sets its plans in motion — to destroy the New Republic once and for all!

 

Dark Empire II #2 – Duel on Nar Shaddaa
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:Cam Kennedy
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:January 24, 1995
Publisher:Dark Horse
Every bounty hunter on Nar Shaddaa is looking to bag the head of the infamous Han Solo, but Boba Fett is determined to take home the trophy. And while they’re busy tracking Solo, he’s trying to track down an old Jedi woman, perhaps the last hope of the New Republic. Can Solo keep one step ahead of the galaxy’s most cutthroat gunmen and find the ancient Jedi?

 

Dark Empire II #3 – World of the Ancient Sith
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:Cam Kennedy
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:February 21, 1995
Publisher:Dark Horse
Luke is racing to the far side of the galaxy to obtain a Jedi Holocron rumored to be on the planet Ossus. The power and knowledge that ancient device holds could give him just the edge he needs to defeat the evil Empire! But the Emperor has heard these rumors, too, and has sent a platoon of battle-hungry Dark Siders to bring the Holocron back to him. Fire up the lightsaber, Luke! It’s gonna be a long night!

 

Dark Empire II #4 – Battle on Byss
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:Cam Kennedy
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:March 21, 1995
Publisher:Dark Horse
In the fourth chapter of this epic series, Luke Skywalker discovers an ancient, powerful Jedi relic among the ruins of the planet Ossus. But can he get off the planet with it, or even with his life? The Emperor’s Darksiders are hot on Luke’s tail, and he must battle for his life before he can battle for the galaxy! Meanwhile, in another part of the galaxy, Lando Calrissian and a team of Rebel commandos take the fight to the enemy camp. Hidden within a shipment of War Droids spacebound for the Emperor’s throneworld, they’re going to take down the Empire or go down themselves! It’s kamikazee-fighting, Calrissian style!

 

Dark Empire II #5 – The Galaxy Weapon
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:Cam Kennedy
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:April 18, 1995
Publisher:Dark Horse
Lando Calrissian’s war droids have painted a target on the Emperor’s citadel, but an army of monstrous creatures are making it their own mission to stop the New Republic fighters. Meanwhile, on the world of Ganath, Han Solo has to equip his damaged Millennium Falcon with antique weaponry. Will it be enough to escape from Boba Fett? Don’t miss the penultimate chapter of this landmark Star Wars series!

 

Dark Empire II #6 – Hand of Darkness
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:Cam Kennedy
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.15 CAN
Publish Date:May 23, 1995
Publisher:Dark Horse
Han Solo and Princess Leia have taken refuge with their twins on the planet New Alderaan. But refuge, it seems, eludes the family when Emperor Palpatine and an AT-AT battalion come hunting for Rebel officers. Worry not, Leia! They don’t want your lives… they just want your children!

 


This Story Collected In …

Dark Empire II
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:168 pages – $17.95 US, $25.15 CAN
Publish Date:August 1, 1995
Publisher:Dark Horse
The Empire in retreat, Luke Skywalker is on a quest to rebuild the Jedi. But before he can revive that elite corps of protectors, he must first rebuild himself! He has spent time as the Emperor’s thrall, and the taint of the dark side still tugs at his subconcious. Can he pull together the Jedi, can he pull himself together, before the New Republic loses the upper hand, or will the Empire take root once more?

The long-awaited second chapter in the biggest Star Wars series of all time is here! Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy, the creative team of Star Wars: Dark Empire, have reunited to take you through the action-packed events immediately following those in the first trade paperback! This 168-page trade paperback features all your favorite players, from Luke, Han, and Leia to Lando, Threepio, and the bounty-hunting Boba Fett! Dave Dorman has put together an out-of-this-galaxy painting for the cover of this collection, and all 12 of the paintings featured on the covers of the original two series are included within! When you pick up your copy of Star Wars: Dark Empire II, you’ll want to strap yourself in for the experience of a lifetime!

 

Dark Empire II Limited Edition Hardcover
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:Cam Kennedy
Format:Hardcover
Details:$99.95 US
Publish Date:February 1, 1996
Publisher:Dark Horse
The Empire is in retreat, and Luke Skywalker is on a quest to rebuild the Jedi. But before Luke can revive that elite corps of protectors, he must first rebuild himself. Luke has spent time as the Emperor’s thrall, and the taint of the dark side still tugs at his subconscious. If he cannot pull the Jedi together, if he cannot pull himself together, the New Republic may lose the upper hand, and the Empire may take root once more. The long-awaited second chapter in the biggest Star Wars series of all time is here, in this special limited edition! This 168-page hardcover features an out-of-this-galaxy painting by Cam Kennedy the signature tip-in plate and all 12 of Dave Dorman’s cover paintings from original two series! The Smythe-sewn binding, foil-stamped bonded-leather cover, and slipcase make this volume a quality book collector’s dream!

 


Related Publications …

Star Wars Handbook, Volume 3 : Dark Empire
Writer:Peet Janes
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $4.50 CAN
Publish Date:April 5, 2000
Publisher:Dark Horse
The Star Wars Handbooks return with a special issue featuring the miniseries that started it all: Dark Empire. After hitting 100,000+ copies in print and becoming an anchor in every Star Wars literature enthusiast’s library, Dark Empire stands as one of the most influential Star Wars comics to date. The Dark Empire Handbook examines the characters and their driving forces in this epic struggle to save the galaxy from Emperor Palpatine’s domination. Illustrated by a cross-section of comics’ hottest stars!

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