Empire #1-4 : Betrayal

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Empire #1-4 : Betrayal -5 Years BNH

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

Empire #1: Betrayal #1
Writer:Scott Allie
Penciller:Ryan Benjamin
Inker:Cutris P. Arnold
Cover Artist:Brian Horton
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US, $4.99 CAN
Publish Date:September 4, 2002
Publisher:Dark Horse
Beginning a new ongoing series set during the era when Emperor Palpatine held the galaxy in his iron grip! Even as Rebel forces make their first tentative attacks against the Empire, a plot is brewing within the ranks of those the Emperor and Darth Vader count as loyal to their cause. A small cabal of disaffected Imperial officers have targeted their masters for death, with the goal of taking over the Empire themselves. But in the midst of a conspiracy that includes hired assassins and a private army, there are those who have no intention of sharing power with their co-conspirators…
Empire #2: Betrayal #2
Writer:Scott Allie
Penciller:Ryan Benjamin
Inker:Cutris P. Arnold
Cover Artist:Brian Horton
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US, $4.99 CAN
Publish Date:October 2, 2002
Publisher:Dark Horse
The plot against the Emperor and Darth Vader proceeds, but as the conspirators worry about whether either of their targets suspect ? and how much they might suspect ? they also begin to wonder about each other. Can the cold-blooded killer Gauer be trusted? What about the ambitious Imperial Officer Dezsetes? And who can tell what goes on behind the blank eyes of the cybernetically enhanced Grand Moff Trachta? In the midst of the plots and counter plots, word comes of a new threat ? a new, unknown Jedi has emerged to challenge Vader…
Empire #3: Betrayal #3
Writer:Scott Allie
Penciller:Ryan Benjamin
Inker:Cutris P. Arnold
Cover Artist:Brian Horton
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US, $4.99 CAN
Publish Date:November 13, 2002
Publisher:Dark Horse
In part three of “Betrayal,” Darth Vader has landed on a distant world to track down a mysterious Jedi. But, instead of a Jedi Knight, he is confronted by a cadre of bounty hunters who have come to the conclusion that ganging up on — and defeating — the Sith Lord will bring them fame and fortune. Boy, are they in for a wake-up call! Meanwhile, on Coruscant, the ranks of those plotting to kill Emperor Palpatine are thinned as the co-conspirators begin targeting each other.
Empire #4: Betrayal #4
Writer:Scott Allie
Penciller:Ryan Benjamin
Inker:Cutris P. Arnold
Cover Artist:Brian Horton
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US, $4.99 CAN
Publish Date:January 2, 2003
Publisher:Dark Horse
A proposition is made for Lord Vader and a powerful young Jedi to join forces and overthrow the Emperor. But this offer comes from the young Jedi to the Dark Lord of the Sith! Meanwhile, the Emperor and his elite Royal Guards are facing other would-be usurpers – the secret, traitorous cadre of Imperial officers and their loyal Stormtroopers! This story reveals the events in the days and weeks just prior to A New Hope.

This Story Collected In …

Empire Volume 1 : Betrayal
Cover Artist:Brian Horton
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:104 pages – $12.95 US, $19.95 CAN
Publish Date:August 27, 2003
Publisher:Dark Horse
In the weeks before the events in Star Wars: A New Hope, as the Death Star is readied for its fateful first mission, a power-hungry cabal of Grand Mofs and Imperial Officers embark on a dangerous plan to kill Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader and seize control of the Empire. When word that a “Jedi” has made an appearance on a backwater world lures Vader away from his master, the cabal makes its move. But even the galaxy isn’t enough of a prize to sate the ambitions of some of the conspirators, and before long the would-be assassins are turning on one another. Their plans are further complicated by the actions of bounty hunter Boba Fett. And, of course, they may have fatally underestimated the cunning of their primary target: Emperor Palpatine. This is the first in a new line of graphic novels set during the early days of the Rebellion, when the Empire controlled the galaxy.

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