Latest Additions to the Dark Horse Line-Up

Dark Horse Comics solicitations revealed new release dates for some projects we’ve known about for a little while. Revealed so far are titles and dates for: Invasion Rescues, Knight Errant, Legacy: War, and the trade paperback collection of The Old Republic: Blood of the Empire. Look forward to plenty more Star Wars comic lines coming from Dark Horse Comics this year!

We get things stared with the end of the Invasion: Rescues story arc! Rescues arrives on December 15th, the same day as previously reported Legacy: War #1 and The Clone Wars: The Deadly Hands of Shon-ju min-digest. What answers will be revealed in this Invasions issue? How will the characters fair against the Yuuzhan Vong? Here’s what Dark Horse has to say:

STAR WARS: INVASION: RESCUES #6 (of 6)

  • Writer: Tom Taylor
  • Artist: Colin Wilson
  • Color: Wes Dzioba
  • Cover by: Jo Chen
  • Era: New Jedi Order
  • Pages: 40
  • Price: $2.99
  • Release Date: Dec 15th

The rescues have all been attempted, and the rescuers—Finn Galfridian and his sister Kaye—have learned fateful lessons about the Yuuzhan Vong invaders.

But Finn has also learned a secret about his mother and received clues about the mystery surrounding him. Finn knows that someday he must go back to the fight to free his homeworld from the invaders, as well as return to Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy and complete his Jedi training. But first he has a mission that he must complete in order to complete himself…

John Jackson Miller’s comic series and soon accompanying novel Knight Errant will soon begin. John sets a stage where Sith run rampant and only one sole Jedi has the courage to stand up to the darkness. Get ready to stand toe to toe with the Dark Side.

STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT: AFLAME #4 (of 5)

  • Writer: John Jackson Miller
  • Pencil: Ivan Rodriguez
  • Ink: Belardino Brabo
  • Ink: Marcio Loezer
  • Color: Michael Atiyeh
  • Cover by: Joe Quinones
  • Era: Old Republic
  • Pages: 40
  • Price: $2.99
  • Release Date: Jan 12th

Jedi Kerra Holt prevented the destruction of the mining colony of Chelloa…but she also began a Sith-on-Sith war, and the colony is in the middle!

Complete annihilation has not come to the planet of Chelloa by the hand of Sith Lord Odion, but a war between him and his rival brother, Lord Daiman, might not leave much of the planet for either of them to rule. It’s up to Kerra to find the advantage in the rivalry between the two Sith.

Legacy: War continues to set the stage for the end. John Ostrander wraps up the ends he left loose in the series ender in this epic 6 part miniseries. Will Cade Skywalker embrace his Destiny? Will Darth Krayt’s newest vision of the Galaxy come to pass? Come along and join the rest of us as we await the answers!

STAR WARS: LEGACY: WAR #2 (of 6)

  • Writer: John Ostrander
  • Pencil/Cover: Jan Duursema
  • Ink: Dan Parsons
  • Color: Brad Anderson
  • Era: Legacy
  • Pages: 40
  • Price: $3.50
  • Release Date: Jan 26th

Changing the face of the galaxy as you know it!

It’s all-out war as the Sith Empire unleashes its forces—and its secret weapons—on the rest of the galaxy. As Emperor-in-Exile Roan Fel loses ground against the Sith, he plots to use the enemy’s own devices against them—regardless of the cost in innocent lives.

Meanwhile, Cade Skywalker has a plan to draw out Darth Krayt for a showdown, a Sith spy within Fel’s ranks is revealed, and Fel’s own spy meets her fate!

Witness Darth Vader’s newest comic series! Darth Vader and the Lost Command sounds like it might be a mystery or a thriller. What ever it is, Vader lovers will want to check it out! And comic cover collectors will note this issue is the first of twelve 25th anniversary covers!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND #1 (of 5)

  • Writer: Haden Blackman
  • Pencil: Rick Leonardi
  • Ink: Dan Green
  • Color: Wes Dzioba
  • Cover: Tsuneo Sanda
  • Alternate Cover: Douglas Wheatley
  • Era: Empire
  • Pages: 40
  • Price: $3.50
  • Release Date: Jan 26th

Still haunted by the events in Revenge of the Sith, Darth Vader must set aside his past and put his future on hold for a mission to the mysterious Ghost Nebula to locate—and if possible, rescue—a missing Imperial expeditionary force.

But what seems a perfect opportunity to lose himself in his duty is complicated by two factors: he is paired with a willful yet highly competent co-commander, and the officer they are being sent to locate is the son of Vader’s rising nemesis, Moff Tarkin.

Rounding out the list we have the trade paperback edition of the Blood of the Empire.

STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC VOLUME 1—BLOOD OF THE EMPIRE

  • Writer: Alexander Freed
  • Pencil: Dave Ross
  • Ink: Mark McKenna
  • Color: Michael Atiyeh
  • Cover: Benjamin Carré
  • Era: Old Republic
  • Pages: 96
  • Price: $15.99
  • Release Date: Mar 2nd

After hundreds of years, the Sith Empire has returned to the galaxy, determined to crush the Republic that sent them into exile. For young Sith Teneb Kel, it is his only chance to rise above his lowly beginnings as a slave and prove his worth to the Dark Council. Yet their mission for him is unexpected. He will not hunt Jedi, but rather a fellow Sith—the Emperor’s apprentice!

The release of The Old Republic promises to be a Star Wars event of the highest order, a game-changing moment that will mobilize legions of fans to explore a never-before-seen piece of the Star Wars mythology!

Check out the covers below:

Source: Dark Horse Comics via TFN

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