Empire #16-18 : To the Last Man

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Empire #16-18 : To the Last Man ~ Time of A New Hope

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

Empire #16 : To the Last Man #1
Writer:Welles Hartley
Penciller:Davide Fabri
Inker:Christian Dalla Vecchia
Cover Artist:David Michael Beck
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US
Publish Date:January 28, 2004
Publisher:Dark Horse
He may have washed-out as a pilot at the Imperial Academy, but Lt. Janek Sunber has found a new home in the infantry. Hoping for a post on a world where he could see some action against the Rebels, he instead finds himself on the jungle world of Maridun as part of a regiment overseeing the construction of a new base. But just when he?s resigned himself to a long, uneventful tour of duty, things heat up. The alien natives are restless, and on the hunt for human skulls! Sunber is about to learn one of the truths about the infantry: all service is sacrifice, and in the infantry that sacrifice is usually in blood!

 

Empire #17 : To the Last Man #2
Writer:Welles Hartley
Penciller:Davide Fabri
Inker:Christian Dalla Vecchia
Cover Artist:David Michael Beck
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US
Publish Date:March 3, 2004
Publisher:Dark Horse
Imperial Lt. Janek Sunber wanted to see action, and now his wish has come true–in spades! Sunber’s infantry regiment on the jungle world of Maridun is cut off from the rest of the Empire. Their communications have been destroyed, and their way out of the jungle is blocked by thousands of hostile native Amanin. Hopelessly out-numbered, they must choose between combat or surrender–but either decision may mean death!

 

Empire #18 : To the Last Man #3
Writer:Welles Hartley
Penciller:Davide Fabri
Inker:Christian Dalla Vecchia
Cover Artist:David Michael Beck
Cover Artist:Brad Anderson
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US
Publish Date:April 21, 2004
Publisher:Dark Horse
Thousands of angry alien Amanin versus less than sixty Imperial troops. So much for being “the glue that holds the galaxy together.”

The Imperials are doomed, but newly promoted Captain Janek Sunber is determined that they will sell their lives dearly. If only some of his fellow officers exhibited the same courage, they might have a chance. But is it bravery, or foolhardiness that drives Sunber? And, if they all die, who will tell the story of their sacrifice? Who will record the glory of their final stand?

 


This Story Collected In …

Empire Volume 3 : The Imperial Perspective
Cover Artist:Doug Wheatley
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:144 pages – $17.95 US
Publish Date:October 6, 2004
Publisher:Dark Horse
A loyal Stormtrooper, thwarted by the very bureaucracy which he serves, struggles to track down a Rebel saboteur on board the Death Star in the days and hours before the fateful Rebel attack. Darth Vader, the sole survivor of the explosion of the Death Star, crash lands on a primitive world where savagery is the key to survival. A young Imperial lieutenant learns all service comes at a price when his small company of Stormtroopers is attacked by thousands of angry aliens. Assassins from a planet destroyed by the Empire close on their target-the Dark Lord, Darth Vader.

Collecting issues #13-#14 and #16-#19 of the Empire series. All told from the point of view of the major villains of the Star Wars galaxy-the Imperials. But, as these stories show, even the “bad guys” are no strangers to loyalty, honor, and sacrifice!

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