Dark Horse in February 2011

By Mike — Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The next installment of Darth Vader and the Lost Command heads up February's titles as the help of a courageous beauty offers visions of what could have been. Also the last installment of Knight Errant as the Sith Lord Odion and his minions prepare to invade the mining planet of Chedoa.


605 Lost Command #2




Haden Blackman (W), Rick Leonardi (P), Dan Green (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Tsuneo Sanda (Cover)


On sale Feb 23

FC, 40 pages




Vader in command!


Darth Vader steps up his attacks when his invasion of the Ghost Nebula meets with stiff resistance. But when a courageous beauty offers her help in conquering the system, visions of what his life might have been if he had not betrayed the Jedi and if Padmé was still alive affect the dark lord’s decisions.


Vader in turmoil!


• Darth Vader, the darkest lord of the Sith, at his best—and worst!


• Written by The Force Unleashed’s Haden Blackman!


• Art by Aliens vs. Predator’s Rick Leonardi!


Darth Vader and the Lost Command launched Dark Horse into its 20th anniversary of publishing Star Wars.





600 Invasion TPB Vol. 2



Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Jo Chen (Cover)


On sale Apr 27

FC, 144 pages


TPB, 7" x 10"


Twenty-five years after A New Hope, the Yuuzhan Vong invasion has the forces of the New Republic spread thin. Even Luke Skywalker’s New Jedi Order is nearly helpless against the invaders from beyond the galaxy. These are times when even the rescuers may need rescuing . . .

Prince Finn Galfridian, despite Master Skywalker’s disapproval, flies into danger with Jacen and Jaina Solo! Princess Kaye and Queen Nina turn a captured Yuuzhan Vong ship against their enemies! And King Caled conducts an underground war on the family’s homeworld of Artorias, not realizing the enemy is closer than he thinks!


• Collects issues #1–#6 of Star Wars: Invasion—Rescues.


• This new series ties into—and fits between—the nineteen novels of Del Rey’s The New Jedi Order series.


• Features some of the first visual representations of this turbulent era of the Star Wars saga!


 • Features Jacen and Jaina Solo!





601 Knight Errant #5



John Jackson Miller (W), Ivan Rodriguez (P), Belardino Brabo (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Joe Quinones (Cover)


On sale Feb 16

FC, 40 pages




Who can be saved? What must be sacrificed? Kerra Holt will decide once and for all what it means to be a Jedi in the concluding issue of Aflame!


Sith Lord Odion and his army arrive at Chelloa prepared to take over the mining planet, but upon arriving, Odion finds a terrible surprise from his brother, Lord Daiman. World-devastating war is inescapable, but Kerra knows that when all hope is lost, that is when the Jedi are needed the most!


• John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant novel for Del Rey starring Kerra Holt hits shelves January 25!


• Read about Kerra Holt here first in Dark Horse comics!




Putting the War back in Star Wars!





603 Legacy - War #3



John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P/Cover), Dan Parsons (I), and Brad Anderson (C)


On sale Feb 23

FC, 40 pages




While Emperor Krayt’s forces strike at hundreds of targets across the galaxy without thought for their own losses, one place has remained safe: the hidden Jedi temple on Taivas. But that happens to be the one place Krayt most wants to annihilate—if he can locate it and learn the secrets of its defenses.


So, it’s only a matter of time . . . and torture . . .


• The final chapter of Legacy continues!


• Featuring Cade Skywalker!






604 At War with the Empire Vol. 1



Various (W/A)


On sale Apr 6

FC, 408 pages


TPB, 6" x 9"


Collected here are stories of the early days of the Rebel Alliance and the beginnings of its war with the Empire—tales of the Star Wars galaxy set before, during, and after the events in Star Wars: A New Hope


In this volume: Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine are targeted for assassination by rogue Imperial officers; Princess Leia gets her first taste of war and the sacrifices the coming rebellion will require; Vader, after surviving the destruction of the Death Star, must fight to become the leader of a pack of savage beasts; and many other stories!


• Collects Star Wars: Empire #1–#6, part of #9, #10–#11, #13–#14, #19–#22, #24–#25, and #31.


• Includes the 88-page story Betrayal!


• Five stories from the Imperial point of view, and five stories from that of the Rebels!