Dark Horse releases their April 2013 solicitations spotlighting more exciting titles, most especially Star Wars #4, which will feature a special Star Wars #1 sketch variant cover!
STAR WARS #4
Brian Wood (W), Carlos D’Anda (A), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Alex Ross (Cover)
On sale Apr 10
FC, 32 pages
As Princess Leia’s stealth squadron lays a trap for the spy within their ranks, she soon realizes that the Rebels are ill prepared for the Empire’s zealous pursuit. Meanwhile, Han Solo flees from the Empire through the lower levels of Coruscant, and Luke Skywalker enjoys being grounded with a female friend . . .
• Classic era characters!
• Brian Wood! Alex Ross!
• Ask your retailer about the Alex Ross Star Wars #1 sketch variant!
STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS—THE SMUGGLER’S CODE TP
Justin Aclin (W), Eduardo Ferrara (A), and Michael Atiyeh (I)
On sale June 26
FC, 80 pages
TP, 5 1/4” x 7 1/2”
When he encounters a criminal from his past, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi strikes out, determined to fulfill a promise he made to himself as a young Jedi: to bring in this fugitive on his own! While on the trail, Obi-Wan earns a favor from a local smuggler, but her devotion to working for her own benefit may be more trouble for Obi-Wan than her help is actually worth!
• Fan-favorite Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi stars!
Into the Valley of Death!
STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—FIRE CARRIER #3 (of 5)
Randy Stradley (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Garry Henderson (C), and Douglas Wheatley (Cover)
On sale Apr 3
FC, 32 pages
As Jedi Master K’Kruhk and a band of Padawans distance themselves from the Empire’s refugee camp, they discover a deadly secret the local militia is keeping from their Imperial masters!
Now, marked for death by both factions, they must find a place of safety. But how does one escape the dark times?
The Hunt for Darth Vader is on!
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN #1 (of 5)
Tim Siedell (W), Stephen Thompson (P), Mark Irwin (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Ariel Olivetti (Cover)
On sale Apr 17
FC, 32 pages
Eight assassins hired to murder Darth Vader—eight assassins dead. Now the man who enlisted them seeks a ninth assassin. The price? A cost higher than all the credits in his bottomless coffers. But when it comes to avenging his son, no sacrifice is too great to acquire the one man who can kill the Dark Lord of the Sith . . .
• All-new series starring Darth Vader!
• Tim Siedell (@badbanana) has one of Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds!
STAR WARS: LEGACY— PRISONER OF THE FLOATING WORLD #2
Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale Apr 24
FC, 32 pages
Ania Solo found a lightsaber inside a broken Imperial communications droid. Now she’s being pursued by the local police—and a determined Imperial Knight who is willing to kill to get the weapon!
Fortunately, as a black-market salvage dealer, Ania has made some formidable friends of her own . . .
• The Solo family 138 years after Return of the Jedi!
STAR WARS: LEGACY VOLUME 1 HC
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (W/P), Adam DeKraker (P), Travel Foreman (P), Colin Wilson (A), Dan Parsons (I), Brad Anderson (C), Ronda Pattison (C), and Adam Hughes (Cover)
On sale June 12
FC, 440 pages
HC, 6” x 9”
The future of Star Wars and the future of the Skywalkers is told in John Ostrander and Jan Duursema’s acclaimed Star Wars: Legacy. A Sith legion has conquered the Empire, the Jedi have been scattered, and the galaxy is divided. Into this comes Cade Skywalker, heir to the Skywalker legacy . . .
• The heir of the Skywalkers!
• The most popular Star Wars series now in a deluxe hardcover.
STAR WARS: LOST TRIBE OF THE SITH—SPIRAL TP
John Jackson Miller (W), Andrea Mutti (P), Pierluigi Baldassini (I), Michael Heisler (C), and Paul Renaud (Cover)
On sale June 19
FC, 120 pages
TP, 7” x 10”
An ambitious Sith rebel, Spinner, is about to upset the balance of a lost tribe of Sith. When he is arrested for treason and sent away on a prisoner vessel, thoughts of overcoming his station, destroying the Tribe, and even finding a way to escape into the galaxy lead Spinner to a powerful, long-forgotten weapon. A rival stowaway Sith on that same vessel has her own ideas about the future of the Tribe. They don’t need eradication; they need a new leader—her! Collects Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1–#5.
• Based on the popular e-books from Del Rey Books!
• From the author of the nationally best-selling novel Knight Errant from Del Rey Books!