Star Wars Titles From Dark Horse Comics For November 2009
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Jay Cochran - August 11, 2009
STAR WARS ADVENTURES: LUKE SKYWALKER AND THE TREASURE OF THE DRAGONSNAKES
Tom Taylor (W) and Daxiong (A)
On sale Jan 20
FC, 80 pages
TPB, 5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
The movie The Empire Strikes Back shows us only a small portion of Luke Skywalker’s Jedi training under the tutelage of Master Yoda. In this story, witness a never-before-seen part of that training as Luke is given the task of finding—and retrieving—an object guarded by the deadliest creatures on the swamp world of Dagobah: the monstrous dragonsnakes!
This is the most harrowing, dangerous, and muddiest mission that Luke has ever faced!
• Luke Skywalker trains to become a Jedi Knight with Master Yoda!
• The Star Wars Adventures series are parent friendly and perfect for younger readers as well as longtime Star Wars fans.
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS #10—HERO OF THE CONFEDERACY part 1 (of 3)
Henry Gilroy (W), Steven Melching (W), Brian Kolchak (P), Dan Parsons (I), and Michael E. Wiggam (C)
On sale Nov 11
FC, 40 pages
Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight and hero of the Republic, is challenged by a fledgling hero of the Confederacy!
The Confederacy is being provided with newer and more advanced ships from a world that has claimed neutrality in the Clone Wars. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi fly to Valahari to negotiate with the planet’s rulers, but as events unfold, they find that diplomacy may have to give way to war!
• Obi-Wan and Anakin have dinner with Count Dooku?!
• This series is a complement to Lucasfilm’s The Clone Wars TV show!
STAR WARS: INVASION #5 (of 5)
Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)
On sale Nov 4
FC, 40 pages
The Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy is spreading quickly. Prince Finn Galfridian, whose planet of Artorias was taken and his family separated by the Vong, is training as a Jedi with Luke Skywalker to prepare himself to save his family and lead his surviving people.
Not surprisingly, the other members of the royal family have been working to save themselves! Finn’s mother and sister Kaye are fighting against the Vong’s bioengineered killing monsters to escape imprisonment, and if his father, Caled, is still living, he will be leading resistance on Artorias. With hope, Caled lives, and will still be fighting when Finn arrives with aid!
STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #47—DEMON part 1 (of 4)
John Jackson Miller (W), Brian Ching (P), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Nov 18
FC, 40 pages
The trial of Demagol, the twisted Mandalorian researcher, is finally underway on Coruscant—headed by none other than the Jedi Malak, a favorite of fans of the Knights of the Old Republic video game! Malak is going to make sure that Demagol, a specimen of true Mandalorian evil and deception, is made an example of and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
Amidst the trial, Zayne Carrick and his friends are learning a lot about deception in their own ranks—and what they discover will threaten the life of one of their own!
STAR WARS: LEGACY #42—DIVIDED LOYALTIES
John Ostrander (W), Dave Ross (A), Brad Anderson (C), and Chris Scalf (Cover)
On sale Nov 25
FC, 40 pages
The partnership between the Galactic Alliance and Roan Fel’s Imperials is tried again against the Sith Empire—and this time they’re joined by a group of Jedi who have at last come out of hiding!
Rogue Squadron’s newest member is tested in battle! A traitor lurks aboard the Alliance! An Imperial Knight and a Jedi take on a dangerous retrieval mission! The Jedi, the Galactic Alliance, Fel’s Imperials, and the Sith Imperials all contemplate the changes brought by Darth Krayt’s death!
• Legacy-era Rogue Squadron in action!
• The Jedi return to the war!
STAR WARS OMNIBUS: SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE
Steve Perry (W), Michael A. Stackpole (W), John Wagner (W), Timothy Zahn (W), Carlos Ezquerra (A), John Nadeau (A), Kilian Plunkett (A), Ron Randall (A), and others
On sale Jan 27
FC, 408 pages
TPB, 6" x 9"
Beginning with Shadows of the Empire, Luke, Leia, and Chewbacca are determined to foil Boba Fett’s plan to deliver carbonite-encased Han Solo to Jabba the Hutt. But these heroes are up against more than they realize. Darth Vader searches for Luke, hoping to turn him to the dark side, and a new threat, Xizor, the ruthless leader of the criminal organization Black Sun, seeks to gain the trust of the Emperor by killing Skywalker and overthrowing Vader! Then, in Shadows of the Empire: Evolution, a beautiful human-droid—previously an assassin for Xizor—searches to find her human side as Luke Skywalker tracks her across the galaxy, determined to bring her to justice! And finally, in Mara Jade: By the Emperor’s Hand, the Emperor’s personal assassin carries out her last mission, determined to succeed despite the death of her Master—even if it costs her life!
• Features all your favorite characters from the original Star Wars trilogy: Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo!
• Includes stories written by acclaimed novelists Timothy Zahn and Steve Perry!
• The latest in the value-packed line of Star Wars Omnibus editions from Dark Horse!
STAR WAR: PURGE—SECONDS TO DIE
John Ostrander (W), TBD (A), and Travis Charest (Cover)
On sale Nov 11
FC, 40 pages
After Order 66, the Jedi purge led by the dark and fearsome Sith Lord Darth Vader, most of the remaining Jedi are hiding to survive—but not all. Sha Koon, niece of the esteemed Plo Koon, has narrowly escaped the attack on the Jedi Temple, and has been left full of questions about the dark side. Sha Koon will not hide; she will find another way to continue being a Jedi—one that will place her directly in the path of Darth Vader and the Emperor!
• The Jedi purge continues!
• This issue follows events in Revenge of the Sith!
STAR WARS: THE THRAWN TRILOGY
Mike Baron (W), Olivier Vatine (A), Fred Blanchard (A), Terry Dodson (A), Edvin Biukovic (A), Mathieu Laffray (Cover) and others
On sale Jan 6
FC, 420 pages
HC, 6" x 9"
Five years after the fall of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is the first in a new line of Jedi Knights. Han Solo and Princess Leia have married, together assuming many burdens of the New Republic’s government. But across the galaxy lies a dying part of the Empire—all the more dangerous near death—and it has just discovered something that could bring it back to life! The last of the Emperor’s warlords, Admiral Thrawn, is ready to destroy the New Republic—and the odds are stacked heavily against Luke, Leia, and Han!
• Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy collects the adaptations of Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command. This Star Wars hardcover edition is a must have!
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