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  • Author:
    Cam Kennedy,Jim Baikie,Tom Veitch
  • ISBN:
    1595826122
  • ISBN13:
    978-1595826121
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  • Publisher:
    Dark Horse (September 28, 2010)
  • Pages:
    352 pages
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    Graphic Novels
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    4.4
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Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy is a hardcover collection of the Dark Horse Comics comic book series Dark Empire, Dark Empire II, and Empire's End. This collection was published on September 15, 2010.

Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy is a hardcover collection of the Dark Horse Comics comic book series Dark Empire, Dark Empire II, and Empire's End.

Star Wars: Dark Empire Trilogy HC (Star Wars (Dark Horse)). Empire's End (Star Wars: Dark Empire Series). Dark Empire as a whole does not fit well into the Legacy cannon that was created by the books, and now invalidated by Episode 7, primarily with the Thrawn Trilogy and the first 8 books of the X-Wing series. Granted, the Thrawn trilogy was written three years after Dark Empire was, and the X-Wing series was several years after Thrawn, but as I read the Thrawn trilogy and X-Wing series first, this seems very out of place.

I have read relatively few Star Wars comics, and for some reason I have avoided Dark Empire because I've . One of the best Expanded Universe (now Legends) stories out there. It put Dark Horse on the map with Star Wars fans and broadened the scope of that storyline

I have read relatively few Star Wars comics, and for some reason I have avoided Dark Empire because I've heard hardcore fans complaining about the resurrection of the Emperor, and the whole state of the galactic civil war in Dark Empire. It put Dark Horse on the map with Star Wars fans and broadened the scope of that storyline. Also, one of the first (if not the first) in the modern graphic novel series. It holds up very well.

Dark Empire is a Star Wars comic book metaseries produced by Dark Horse Comics. It consists of a six-issue limited series written by Tom Veitch and drawn by Cam Kennedy, followed by a second six-issue limited series by Veitch and Kennedy and a two-issue limited series written by Veitch and drawn by Jim Baikie

Artist: Jim Baikie, Cam Kennedy.

Artist: Jim Baikie, Cam Kennedy. Publication date: September 2010. Collects Star Wars: Crimson Empire (1997) Star Wars: The Bounty Hunters - Kenix Kil Star Wars: Crimson Empire II: Council Of Blood (1998) Star Wars: Hard Currency, Star Wars: The Third Time Pays for All, Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost (2011) Star Wars: Crimson Empire Handbook.

Written by Tom Veitch. Art by Cam Kennedy and Jim Baikie. Collecting the complete Dark Empire saga - Dark Empire, Dark Empire II, and Empire's End - this Star Wars hardcover is a handsome must-have!

Written by Tom Veitch. Collecting the complete Dark Empire saga - Dark Empire, Dark Empire II, and Empire's End - this Star Wars hardcover is a handsome must-have! Six years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi, the battle for the galaxy's freedom rages on. The Empire has been mysteriously reborn under an unknown leader, wielding a new weapon of great power

Tom Veitch, Cam Kennedy, Jim Baikie.

Tom Veitch, Cam Kennedy, Jim Baikie. Six years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi, the battle for the galaxy's freedom rages on. The Empire has been mysteriously reborn under an unknown leader, wielding a new weapon of great power.

Star Wars merchandising in the 90s was all about the trilogies. The first instalment, Dark Empire itself, is actually quite good.

Dark Horse Comics started making Star Wars comics in 1991, 4 years after . Dark Empire is probably one of, if not the most popular and influential Star Wars comics to ever be produced.

Dark Horse Comics started making Star Wars comics in 1991, 4 years after Marvel quit publishing them, and it started with a bang: Dark Empire, set 6 years after Episode VI, was a real blockbuster one, a success so great and unexpected that Dark Horse quickly released two sequels following the format of original movie trilogy, becoming together with Trawn novels the milestone. The book opens with Han and Leia hurrying to save Lando and Luke, who crash-landed their Star Destroyer on Coruscant.

Six years after the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi, the battle for the galaxy's freedom rages on. The Empire has been mysteriously reborn under an unknown leader, wielding a new weapon of great power. Princess Leia and Han Solo struggle to hold together the New Republic while the galaxy's savior, Luke Skywalker, fights an inner battle as he is drawn to the dark side, just as his father... Collecting the complete Dark Empire saga for the first time - Dark Empire, Dark Empire II, and Empire's End - this Star Wars hardcover is a must-have addition to any Star Wars library!

Qumen
I've read Dark Empire several times now and I've got to say it's fantastic. It's more of a gothic telling in the Star Wars universe. From the planetscapes, to how the stormtroopers look, this story line is truly a "dark" version. A civil war between the Imperials, new Imperial war machines, the Rebels on the run, just an all around good story. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is the artwork for Empire End, the final book. It's rather...basic, and does not match the style of the first two books, which are great in terms of the artwork. I would highly recommend this series.
Fearlessdweller
The cover art for the "Dark Empire Trilogy" is beautiful. Each book in the trilogy is also prefaced with its own artwork, which I love. The paper is high quality, and the book is quite thick. Captions are easy to follow. Quality of the illustrations varies between books of the trilogy.

I am writing the review as I read the book. My impressions as I finish each book of the trilogy:

***DARK EMPIRE***

I started reading the "Dark Empire Trilogy" because I wanted to see Luke descend into the Dark Side. It's referenced in so many future books and the idea was intriguing.

I was not too impressed with "Dark Empire." The characters were not themselves. Han, especially. He didn't seem to give one iota about Luke. If Luke wants to stay in danger, let him be, he can take care of himself. The only reason he helps Luke is because Leia wants to. He and Luke are supposed to be like brothers, they'd give their lives for each other. Not here.

Leia -- she looks like a guy through half the story, until they took off her hat and gave her long hair. Still, her body was boxy, not feminine. She is too much of a Jedi. At this point and beyond in other books, she is usually portrayed as having Force abilities but not wanting to deal with her Jedi heritage. Luke always has trouble getting her to practice. I'm not sure if the other books were written before or after this book, but I like the other Leia version better.

Luke is okay. I don't like how he's drawn. He looks better on the cover art. His descent into the Dark Side is too quick, and he's not really all that dark.

There are battle or fight scenes on almost every page. There's hardly any time to develop the characters or push the story along. It's all about action.

Here's holding out for "Dark Empire II" . . . .

***DARK EMPIRE II***

Okay, so "Dark Empire II" did progress at a better pace, but I really had to push myself through this.

There is just something wrong with all of a sudden finding Force users everywhere. It's bad enough that Palpatine is resurrected and Boba Fett comes back from the dead. (I don't care what the story says. If we thought they died, they died.) Now, we have a whole bunch of Jedi, and all those not-yet-Jedi sure learn quick. And the Dark Side has Force users, also. Why, the Emperor can even impart his powers on ordinary people and create his own Dark Knights!

Each side has its own latest and greatest surprise weapon. When they bring it out, the other side counters with its own latest and greatest undefeatable weapon. They keep one-upping each other until it gets ridiculous.

And there's romance. Don't blink. It happens fast.

I hope this trilogy has a better ending . . . .

***EMPIRE'S END***

This was the best of the trilogy. The artwork was certainly better. Leia finally looked like a woman. The kids were cute. The characters' faces were more distinguishable.

The story was shorter and there were battles, but it wasn't one big climactic battle after another with newer and better machines constantly being introduced. They took care of that in the other two books.

I still have trouble with all the Force users all of a sudden (since now they know they have the Force) being able to use it like they were Jedi all along. Luke had intense training, and the Jedi before him studied for years.

***DARK EMPIRE HANDBOOK***

Included at the end of the book is a detailed review of each of the main characters, the weapons, ships and important locations in the trilogy. If you find yourself getting lost in the story, this is a good place to turn.

***OVERALL IMPRESSION***

I actually did not enjoy this graphic novel, but I think it is important in the Expanded Universe. It is referenced so many times in future books. Read this story if you are interested in how Luke went to the Dark Side, how he met Kam Solusar, or if you want to see Palpatine's resurrection and destruction. If it did not have so many important elements, I would actually give it two stars.
Ieslyaenn
First - the hardcover trilogy edition: 10/10

I love the size and the convenience of having Dark Empire I-III in one complete volume. The binding is great and the colors pop off of the page. This is the definitive edition.

Second, the content: 9/10

I consider myself an avid explorer of the Expanded Universe - but mostly I read the novels. I have read relatively few Star Wars comics, and for some reason I have avoided Dark Empire because I've heard hardcore fans complaining about the resurrection of the Emperor, and the whole state of the galactic civil war in Dark Empire.

I would liken this to Splinter of the Mind's Eye (an early SW novel) - does it fit in 100% with the rest of the EU? No. Is it a helluva lot of fun? YES. Read Dark Empire - it's a different flavor of Star Wars. But in a fun, classic way. Han Solo is perfect, and we get to see a new side of Luke that is thought provoking and sets up an epic story if nothing else.

Read Dark Empire, and buy this edition.
happy light
I haven't actually read the comics themselves, but, I have listened to the audio-drama that was made based off of this and read almost everything the Star Wars wiki has on this series. First off, I loved the ideas that are prevalent in this series. Second, it took the Star Wars saga into a new age, and helped give the rising generation the added boost to help keep the series alive until the Prequels could be made. Third, George Lucas was involved in the process. And last but not least, Lucas himself said that if he ever decided to make the Sequel Trilogy, this was the closest thing to his vision of it. This alone should make it a worthwhile venture.

Updated 12/20/2013: I have since actually read the comic books. I absolutely LOVE this book. And while it does seem to dismiss the whole Chosen One, this was released before Episode 1, so it can be forgiven. I was annoyed however that the Wookipedia article for this adds how Luke crashed the Star Destroyer they stole ROTS style onto Coruscant before being captured by a vortex. This never happens in the comicbook. At least the crash landing of a Star Destroyer.
Yahm
Why was this never made into a movie?!? Holy moly it is so good. I think this story is the pinnacle of the EU, at least until the kids show up. If you have not had the pleasure, have it.
Delalbine
One of the best Expanded Universe (now Legends) stories out there. It put Dark Horse on the map with Star Wars fans and broadened the scope of that storyline. Also, one of the first (if not the first) in the modern graphic novel series. It holds up very well.
Jia
I had purchased a few of the original copies back in the '90's with the plan to get rich when the comics went BLAMO! in value. Unfortunately, they did not. No one really liked the idea the Emperor came back to life and Luke turned to the Dark Side (for a while).

I only bought a few in the series. My little girl however was interested in Star Wars, I made the mistake of sharing my few copies of what I had, and she wanted the complete set to see how it turned out .... she likes it, although I have to explain the big gaps in the plot to her ...

The book form is the way to go.