Dark Empire II 5: The Galaxy Weapon

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The Galaxy Weapon
Attribution information

Tom Veitch


Cam Kennedy


Cam Kennedy


Todd Klein


Cam Kennedy

Cover artist

Dave Dorman

Publication information

Dark Horse Comics

Publication date

April 18, 1995



General information

10 ABY[1]


Dark Empire II

Issue number


Preceded by

Dark Empire II 4: Battle on Byss

Followed by

Dark Empire II 6: Hand of Darkness

Dark Empire II 5: The Galaxy Weapon was the fifth issue of the 6 part Dark Empire II series of comics. It was released on April 18, 1995 by Dark Horse Comics.

Opening crawlEdit

The Galaxy Weapon
On the ancient Jedi planet Ossus, Luke Skywalker, Kam Solusar, and the young Ysanna warriors Jem and Rayf explore an ancient library. Luke finds a book on ancient Jedi Battle Meditation, a subject spoken of by Obi-Wan Kenobi, about which Luke has learned little. 

Luke asks the Ysanna tribe to join him and become Jedi Knights. The chiefs refuse, but they allow both Jem and Rayf to leave Ossus with Luke – as his Jedi apprentices. 

Elsewhere, as the ''Millenium'' [sic] ''Falcon'' departs Nar Shaddaa, Boba Fett’s ''Slave I'' appears out of nowhere, catching the ''Falcon'' with its shields down. Fett’s firepower finds its mark, and the seriously damaged ''Falcon'' careens into a radioactive, interstellar gas cloud. 

Emerging on the other side of the gas cloud, Han, Leia, and Chewbacca behold an unexpected sight: a massive, antique, steam-powered spacecraft. An entire race of people – the Ganathians – live cut off from the rest of the galaxy by the gas cloud. Their ruler is a Jedi, Empatojayos Brand, who has hidden here for decades from the wrath of the Empire. 

Jedi Brand, who suffered terrible loss of limb in a battle with Darth Vader, wears complex life-support systems and high-tech prosthetics of his own design. Brand is overjoyed to meet Leia and Vima Da-Boda... and to learn of Luke Skywalker’s plan to restore the Jedi Knights. 

On Byss, Lando Calrissian’s commando teams direct their powerful Viper Automadon war droids against the Emperor’s citadel. But they are about to confront a new adversary from the Emperor’s arsenal of dark-side surprises.

Publisher's summaryEdit

Lando Calrissian's X-1 Viper War Droids have painted a target on the Emperor's citadel, but an army of monstrous creatures are making it their own mission to stop the New Republic fighters. Meanwhile, on the world of Ganath, Han Solo has to equip his damaged Millennium Falcon with antique weaponry. Will it be enough to escape from Boba Fett? Don't miss the penultimate chapter of this landmark Star Wars series!



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Notes and referencesEdit

The Dark Empire saga
Dark Empire: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Dark Empire II: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Empire's End: 1 · 2
Collected editions
Dark Empire · Second Edition · Third Edition
Dark Empire II · Second Edition
Empire's End
Dark Empire Trilogy
Reference material
Endnotes · Sourcebook · Handbook
Audio books
Dark Empire · Dark Empire II · Empire's End
Dark Empire: The Collector's Edition
Related material
Death, Lies, & Treachery
Bounty on Bar-Kooda · When the Fat Lady Swings · Murder Most Foul

Boba Fett: Agent of Doom
Micro Machines Star Wars Action Fleet · Kenner toy line


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