Dark Horse releases their solicitations for February 2013. Titles include the second issue of the new ongoing Star Wars series, Agents of the Empire: Hard Targets, and Prisoner of Bogan #4.
STAR WARS #2
Brian Wood (W), Carlos D’Anda (A), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Alex Ross (Cover)
On sale Feb 13
FC, 32 pages
A cagey young Imperial officer seems to anticipate the Rebels’ every move, so Princess Leia forms a “stealth squadron”—including Luke Skywalker—to expose a suspected spy within their ranks.
Meanwhile, Han Solo and Chewbacca run afoul of bounty hunter Boba Fett, and the Emperor sends Darth Vader on a secret mission!
• Stars Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader!
• Set during classic trilogy events!
STAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE—HARD TARGETS #5 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Davidé Fabbri (P), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)
On sale Feb 20
FC, 32 pages
Everyone—including Boba Fett—is after the young Count Dooku. As Cross and the Count’s loyal security guard attempt to whisk the boy to safety, they are surrounded by enemies! In the past, Cross had the power and authority of the Empire behind him. Now he has nothing but his fists!
• Agent of the Empire, or Enemy of the Empire?
"This is the near perfect ending to an outstanding Star Wars mini-series...The artwork is excellent and the writing is off the charts. Cross is a complex character that deals with an ever increasing amount of adversity. Even the villain is given some great dialogue . . .—Technorati
STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—FIRE CARRIER #1 (of 5)
Randy Stradley (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Garry Henderson (C), and Douglas Wheatley (Cover)
On sale Feb 6
FC, 32 pages
Jedi Master K’Kruhk is on the run with a group of young Padawans. In a galaxy suddenly hunting Jedi, they are forced to land on an Imperial-run planet, hiding in the refugee camp, among other beings who were displaced by the Clone Wars. But K’Kruhk senses there is something wrong!
• Is K’Kruhk the last hope for the Jedi Order?
• On the run from Vader!
"The final line: I’ve read a lot of Star Wars comics. It’s no small claim when I say this is the greatest Star Wars series I have ever read. It would be a crime if Dark Horse does not collect this into a hardcover. Why is there no Eisner Award for Franchise in Another Medium? This would win. Highest possible recommendation. Overall grade: A+" —SciFi Pulse
STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—THE PRISONER OF BOGAN #4 (of 5)
John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and David Michael Beck (Cover)
On sale Feb 27
FC, 32 pages
Even as the Je’daii close in on the mysterious Xesh and his mad ally Daegen Lok, a third party has entered the chase—a powerful woman from Xesh’s past.
Meanwhile, Lok has sought the help of old enemies to help him attain a common goal—the downfall of the Je’daii!
• Origins of the Jedi!
• Most popular Star Wars series of 2012 continues!
STAR WARS: KNIGHT ERRANT VOLUME 3—ESCAPE TP
John Jackson Miller (W), Marco Castiello (P), Andrea Chella (P), Vincenzo Acunzo (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Benjamin Carré (Cover)
On sale Apr 10
FC, 120 pages
TP, 7" x 10"
Joining a team hunting for a relic of extraordinary evil, Kerra hopes their search will reveal the truth about her missing parents—before it leads the Sith to a tool of ultimate destruction! But Kerra’s desire to find her lost family is clouding her judgment. If the relic falls into Sith hands, the galaxy is doomed! Collects the five-issue miniseries.
• The sequel to the novel from Del Rey, a New York Times bestseller!
"Hopefully we haven’t seen the last of Kerra Holt, as there is a ton of potential for her character, and Escape has shown there is plenty more to be seen." —Roqoo Depot