Droids : The Kalarba Adventures

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Droids : The Kalarba Adventures -5 Years BNH

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

Droids #1 – The Greed of Olag Greck
Writer:Dan Thorsland
Penciller:Bill Hughes
Inker:Andy Mushynsky
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.95 US, $3.70 CAN
Publish Date:April 19, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
In the Star Wars galaxy, automatons are so much necessary property, but even first-degree droids are considered expendable! Set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and the formation of the Empire, Droids features the adventures of protocol droid See-Threepio and astromech droid Artoo-Detoo in the Kalarba system (as seen in DHC #17, 18, and 19). Despite their differences, See-Threepio and Artoo-Detoo know that the best way to survive is to stick together. Thank the maker!

 

Droids #2 – The Indobok Pirates
Writer:Dan Thorsland
Penciller:Bill Hughes
Inker:Andy Mushynsky
Cover Artist:Kilian Plunkett
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.40 CAN
Publish Date:May 24, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
A gang of interplanetary thieves steal See-Threepio and Artoo-Detoo from the Pitareeze family, and take the droids to Kalarba’s moon, Indobok. The droids meet a nefarious character from their past, and realize that their troubles have just begun!

 

Droids #3 – The Saga of C-3PX
Writer:Dan Thorsland
Artist:Ian Gibson
Cover Artist:Kilian Plunkett
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.40 CAN
Publish Date:June 21, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
In a deadly case of mistaken identity, See-Threepio and Artoo-Detoo become entangled in an illegal operation on the Hosk moon, and are forced to enter a droid battle arena.

 

Droids #4 – Battle of the B’rknaa
Writer:Dan Thorsland
Penciller:Bill Hughes
Inker:Andy Mushynsky
Cover Artist:Kilian Plunkett
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.50 CAN
Publish Date:July 19, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
When Star Wars hit the big screen in 1977, the world fell in love with Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio. Now the events that led them to their fateful meeting with Luke Skywalker are revealed for the first time! In this issue, Corellian rogue Jace Forno leases the dysfunctional duo for a deadly mission to the moon Indobok!

 

Droids #5 – Short Cut
Writer:Ryder Windham
Artist:Ian Gibson
Cover Artist:Kilian Plunkett
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.50 CAN
Publish Date:August 16, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
In the droid trade the only use for old units is as spare parts and scrap. So even See-Threepio is impressed when he and Artoo meet veritable antiques Q-E and 2-E, two diminutive Model-Es who have operated a nursery for several generations of Kalarbans. But despite their longevity, Q-E and 2-E carry a horrific secret that could spell the end for all droids!

 

Droids #6 – Countdown at Hosk
Writer:Dan Thorsland
Penciller:Bill Hughes
Inker:Andy Mushynsky
Cover Artist:Kilian Plunkett
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.50 CAN
Publish Date:September 20, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
In the conclusion to the adventures of Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio in the Kalarba system, a power core rupture on Hosk forces all life forms to be evacuated, but life forms doesn’t include droids! As Olag Greck makes his final stand, Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio race against time to save the industrial moon… but first they’ll have to survive Greck’s droid armada!

 


This Story Collected In …

Droids : The Kalarba Adventures
Cover Artist:Kilian Plunkett
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:200 pages – $17.95 US, $25.15 CAN
Publish Date:June 6, 1995
Publisher:Dark Horse
Years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, Artoo-Detoo and See-Threepio journeyed to the Kalarba system where they encountered the notorious Olag Greck for the first time. After Artoo and Threepio were acquired by the Pitareeze family, the droids found themselves in a series of misadventures with pirates, bounty-hunters, and rock monsters! These stories brim with the wonder and whimsy that made the characters so popular in the films, as Artoo and Threepio do their best to stick together in an often dangerous galaxy.

This volume collects the three chapter serial (featuring bounty-hunter droid IG-88) from Dark Horse Comics #17-19, Droids #1-6, and the 8-page story first published in Topps Star Wars Galaxy magazine. It includes all of the original cover art and is wrapped in a new foil-enhanced cover by Kilian Plunkett!

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