Here are the latest solicitations from Dark Horse Comics for July 2012. In the final chapter of Blood Ties, the man behind the murder of Boba Fett has sent his army of mercenaries to kill Fett's ex-wife and child. Darth Maul: Death Sentence is a new mini-series following up on the season finale of The Clone Wars starring the new mechanically limbed Sith Lord and his brother Savage Opress!
Tom Taylor (W) and Chris Scalf (A/Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 40 pages
The man behind the murder of Boba Fett has sent his army of mercenaries to kill Fett’s ex-wife and child, and Boba’s half-brother Connor Freeman.
But what if Boba Fett isn’t quite as dead as everyone thinks? Then there might be . . .
• Back from the dead!
STAR WARS: CRIMSON EMPIRE III—EMPIRE LOST TP
Mike Richardson (W), Paul Gulacy (P), Michael Bartolo (C), and Dave Dorman (Cover)
On sale Sept 19
FC, 144 pages
TP, 6 5/8” x 10 3/16”
Kir Kanos, the last surviving member of Emperor Palpatine’s Royal Guard, is ready to settle a score with Luke Skywalker and those others whom he blames for the death of his Emperor. But standing in Kanos’s path is his former adversary and almost love interest Mirith Sinn. And both of them have become pawns in a secret plot by an Imperial cabal!
• The final chapter in the Crimson Empire saga!
STAR WARS: THE CRIMSON EMPIRE SAGA HC
Mike Richardson (W), Randy Stradley (W), Paul Gulacy (P), P. Craig Russell (I), Randy Emberlin (I), Dave Stewart (C), Michael Bartolo (C), and Dave Dorman (Cover)
On sale Sept 12
FC, 504 pages
HC, 6” x 9”
The blood-soaked tale of the last surviving member of Emperor Palpatine’s Royal Guard is now complete in one dust-jacketed hardcover edition! From revenge to redemption, the story of Kir Kanos takes him from the deserts of Yinchorr, to the halls of Imperial power, and to the inner circle of the New Republic. Included are encounters with Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa Solo. An epic tale in one epic tome!
• The complete Crimson Empire Saga in one deluxe edition!
Darth Maul lives!
STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL—DEATH SENTENCE #1 (of 4)
Tom Taylor (W), Bruno Redondo (P), and Dave Dorman (Cover)
On sale July 25
FC, 32 pages
By now the galaxy has learned the terrible truth: Sith Lord Darth Maul still lives. Worse, he has joined forces with his brother Savage Opress!
The Jedi are searching for them and, after Maul and Opress cut a murderous swath through the Outer Rim, so is an army of mercenaries hired by a wealthy mine owner.
Darth Maul has a price on his head, and for him there is only one way to deal with such a problem: go directly to the source!
• A direct follow-up to the events in the television seriesThe Clone Wars!
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #3 (of 5)
Haden Blackman(W), Agustin Alessio (A), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale July 18
FC, 32 pages
Cadet Tohm, in the company of Darth Vader, Moff Trachta, and the wounded Emperor, has finally reached the mysterious Ghost Prison.
Vader battles the Jedi guard and Trachta wreaks vengeance on a particular prisoner. The Emperor’s condition is stabilized, but they must find a way to combat the uprising back on Coruscant. Vader plans to use the only army available to him—the inmates of the Ghost Prison. But the prisoners have begun to revolt . . .
• The secret of the Ghost Prison is revealed!
STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT—ESCAPE #2 (of 5)
John Jackson Miller (W), Marco Castiello (P), Vincenzo Acunzo (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale July 11
FC, 32 pages
Working with a team of Sith reconnaissance troops searching for a powerful relic, Jedi Knight Kerra Holt is getting a firsthand look at the battles between warring Sith lords. Witnessing all the destruction is making her have second thoughts about her mission, but painful memories push her forward, overriding her conscience. Kerra is falling deeper into the world of the Sith—will she be able to climb out?
• Kerra Holt—on a mission for the Sith!
• John Jackson Miller’s Knight Errant novel from Del Rey was a New York Times bestseller!