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Star Wars – The Essential Chronology

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Del Rey 2000 Written in the style of a history book, this gives a quick review of the ‘Story So Far’, including information taken from the movies, novels, and comics, starting 5000 years before the events of ANH. Published the same month as Greg Bear’s ‘Rogue Planet’, it does include references to this book. It […]

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Dark Forces I – Soldier for the Empire

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Set pre-ANH Dark Horse Comics – 1997 This is a “graphic story album”, a novella-length story (about 100 pages) illustrated with 25 full-page pictures. It uses characters from the ‘Dark Forces’ and ‘Jedi Knight’ interactive games, although you don’t have to have any knowledge of the games to follow the story. This is the first […]

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Union

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Also issued as a 4-comic series Set 16 years post-RotJ (Review of the comics) Story — Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade are getting married. If this is a spoiler for you, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! Build-up to the wedding; breaking the news of the engagement, choosing a dress, pre-wedding parties, etc., and a bunch of […]

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Dark Empire II

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Covers comic issues 1-6 Set 6 years after RotJ Story — So, you thought you’d killed the Emperor, young Skywalker! *evil cackle* (Sorry – got carried away.) This book continues the story of ‘Dark Empire’, only now the bad guys are a bunch of real nasty Imperial warriors, imbibed with Dark Side powers. Leia is […]

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The Last Command

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Includes comic issues 1-6 Set 5 years after RotJ Based on the novel ‘The Last Command’ by Timothy Zahn. Introduction by Steve Perry Story — same as the novel. Thrawn has the Katana fleet and an apparently endless supply of clones to crew it. Mara is still hell-bent on killing Luke. And the birth of […]

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X-Wing Rogue Squadron – Blood and Honor

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Includes comic issues 25-27 Set soon after RotJ Extras –none, not even the original comic covers. :( Story — Baron Soontir Fel, Imperial fighter ace, wants to defect to the Rebellion – IF they help find his wife, a certain Wynssa Starflare aka (insert dramatic mucic) Syal Antilles. So Wes, Hobbie and Plourr are off […]

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X-Wing Rogue Squadron – Requiem for a Rogue

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Includes comic issues 17-20 Set soon after RotJ Introduction by John Morton (who played Dack Ralter) gives some excellent insights into the making of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’. Extra — cute little story at the beginning set just before the battle of Yavin. Story — The Rogues are sent on an ‘easy’ mission to rescue […]

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X-Wing Rogue Squadron – The Warrior Princess

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Includes comic issues 13-16 Set soon after RotJ Extras — apart from small-ish copies of the original comic covers, there’s nothing else! Story — well, whaddaya know! Plourr’s a princess! No, really! And her homeworld wants her back so she can take the throne and help put an end to a bloody civil war. So […]

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X-Wing Rogue Squadron – Battleground Tatooine

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Includes comic issues 9-12 Set soon after RotJ Introduction by Timothy Zahn, giving some nice insights into his working relationship with Michael Stackpole. Extra — at the end. Really cute li’l story, originally released in a cereal promotion in 1996, and now found nowhere else! Story — the Rogues are sent to the dustball that […]

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X-Wing Rogue Squadron – The Phantom Affair

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000

Includes comic issues 5-8 Set soon after RotJ Introduction by Stan Sakai. Extras — schematics for Incom T-65 X-Wing and the ‘Pulsar Skate’, as well as production sketches for several of the characters and full-page covers of the original comics. Story — the Rogues are sent to the Mrlsst Academy to bid for a new […]

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