Dark Horse Star Wars Comics: April 2011

What does Dark Horse Comics have in store for EU fans in April? They've revealed the covers for the April issues of both Star Wars: Darth Vader and The Lost Command, and Star Wars Legacy: War. Will we be seeing some Star Wars: Crimson Empire 3 covers soon? Stay dialed to EUCantina and we'll keep our Bothans on the lookout. But for more details about the new covers, make the jump below.

Darth Vader killing Imperial Commandos?

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND #4 (of 5) Haden Blackman (W), Rick Leonardi (P), Dan Green (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Tsuneo Sanda (Cover) On sale Apr 27 FC, 40 pages $3.50 Miniseries Vader betrayed! An attempt on his life leaves Vader and a handful of loyal troops trapped on a desolate world. Despite the deadly perils posed by the environment and attacks from his mysterious enemy, Vader will not veer from his duty. But what if the reason for his mission is negated? And what do these visions of Padmé mean to Vader's future?
  • An assassination attempt on Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!
  • Haden Blackman (The Force Unleashed, Purge) once again brings Vader to life!

Wolf Sazen dules with Darth Stryfe

STAR WARS: LEGACY: WAR #5 (of 6) John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P/Cover), Dan Parsons (I), and Brad Anderson (C) On sale Apr 27 FC, 40 pages $3.50 Miniseries In the aftermath of the latest battle, the Jedi, the Galactic Alliance, and Roan Fel's Imperials retreat to the stronghold planet Bastion to lick their wounds. In the face of the Sith Empire's new secret weapon, there are some who counsel that resistance is futile. But the Sith have suffered, too, and Emperor Fel knows that now is the time to attack. Plans are made and plans within plans. For Cade Skywalker knows that this war must ultimately come down to him versus Darth Krayt. No matter what the cost, Krayt must die!

Darth Vader and the Lost Command (DVatLC)

When Darth Vader goes to war, he plays for keeps. With this cover, one can't help but see the similarities to the Clone Commando Trooper Kit many fans know and love. When StarWars.com released a preview of DVatLC, we saw that Vader seems to have outfit his 501st Troopers with the advanced Katarn commando armor that Delta and Omega Squads once wore, or a newer model. But when we see the cover for #4 (of5) you have to wonder how bad Vader's betrayal will be?

Legacy: War

What could Darth Krayt, onnce Jedi Master A'sharad Hett, have learned in death? By Issue #5 (of 6) we learn that he's in control of a 'new secret weapon,' as well as the fact that he's managed to unite the galaxy's factions on Bastion. Will Cade Skywalker's visions of himself becoming Krayt's puppet drive him to do something rash? Or like his ancestor Anakin Skywalker, will he be the catalyst for change, and the tipping point against the darkness? Issue #5's cover shows Wold Sazen apparently getting the drop on Darth Stryfe. Does this mean he's coming around to Cade's approach of battling the Sith head on? All these questions, and only one more Issue to go to end both of these series by the time these covers are in your hands. Source: TheForce.net

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