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Anyone here remembers STAR WARS DARK EMPIRE, the SW saga which Dark Horse comics published in mid-1990s ? Why I think this comic books are so much better than the prequels, THE FORCE AWAKENS or anything Lucasfilm has done since 1997 ?

It consists of a six-issue comic book limited series written by Tom Veitch and drawn by Cam Kennedy (Dark Empire I), followed by a second six-issue limited series by Veitch and Kennedy (Dark Empire II) and a two-issue limited series written by Veitch and drawn by Jim Baikie (Empire's End). Dark Empire in particular, is notable for being one of the very first Star Wars comics to be produced by Dark Horse Comics, who had acquired the comic rights to the Star Wars franchise in the early 1990s.

Part of the Star Wars Expanded Universe, the trilogy follows events in the Star Wars franchise years after Return of the Jedi, specifically the aftereffects of Timothy Zahn's "Grand Admiral Thrawn" trilogy. The story deals with the return of the villainous Palpatine, having successfully cheated death by having his spiritual entity "reincarnated" through the essence transfer ritual and cloning technology. Other themes include Luke Skywalker temporarily succumbing to the Dark Side of the Force, the official return of Boba Fett (who had seemingly died after being swallowed by the Sarlacc in Return of the Jedi), and the first appearance of Princess Leia and Han Solo's son, Anakin Solo.

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Highly recommended if you can find copies around the web.

Gus

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6 minutes ago, Nombrecomun said:

...after watching and re-watching The Empire Strikes Back ad nauseum. ;)

LOL.

 

He could do way worse.

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2 hours ago, prometheus59650 said:

Me either. I felt pretty good about TFA.

It was the soft-reboot the franchise desperately needed. 

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48 minutes ago, Sehlat Vie said:

It was the soft-reboot the franchise desperately needed. 

Indeed. I'm still trying to forget the prequels.

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8 hours ago, prometheus59650 said:

Indeed. I'm still trying to forget the prequels.

There were prequels?  :)


* keeping the mind spotless and eternally sunshine-y....* 

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