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Empire's End
Attribution
Writer(s)
Penciller(s)

Jim Baikie

Inker(s)

Jim Baikie

Letterer(s)

Lois Buhalis

Colorist(s)

Jim Baikie

Cover artist(s)

Dave Dorman

Editor(s)

Bob Cooper

Publication information
Publisher

Dark Horse Comics

Schedule

Monthly

Format

Completed

Issues

2

General information
Era

New Republic era

Timeline

11 ABY[1]


Empire's End, also known as Dark Empire III: Empire's End, was a series of comics written by Tom Veitch and Jim Baikie, and the end of the Dark Empire trilogy. It was originally released by Dark Horse Comics in 1995 as a two-issue monthly series, then in September 1997 as a trade paperback.

Publisher's summaryEdit

Emperor Palpatine has a new weapon—one that can annihilate a planet. But he's not targeting a planet—he's targeting the future of the Jedi, Leia's children. It looks like a hopeless situation for Luke Skywalker, who has the critical task of protecting the children. But it's not the first time Luke has found hope where none existed. The finale to the Dark Empire trilogy is collected here.

Opening crawlEdit

Empire's End
Emperor Palpatine has deployed a terrible new weapon, once again asserting his dominance over the galaxy. With the Alliance base destroyed, and its leaders driven into hiding, many worlds sympatetic to the Alliance have capitulated to the Empire on pain of annihilation.

Luke Skywalker and his small band of Jedi have but one hope: draw the Emperor into a face-to-face confrontation, end his dark reign, and restore peace to the galaxy for all time...

Plot SummaryEdit

After perishing in battle with Luke and Leia Skywalker in Dark Empire I, Emperor Palpatine was forced to occupy an inferior clone-body. Unbeknownst to him, his personal physician had been suborned by Carnor Jax, backed by a number of other high-ranking Imperial personnel. The physician deliberately inserted genetic material and contaminants into all stored samples of the Emperor's original body, to the effect that these bodies would be nowhere as resistant to the ravaging effects of the Dark side as the original.

The last remaining clone body undestroyed by Skywalker or traitorous Imperials is now aging rapidly, and Palpatine's final, irrevocable end is near unless he can either fix his genetic material (an impossibility since no unadulterated samples remain) or insert his spirit into another body. After consulting with ancient Sith Lords on the mausoleum planet Korriban, Palpatine learns that Han and Leia's youngest child, Anakin is the only workable body.

After an attack on Byss, in which the second Eclipse-class Star Destroyer, the Eclipse II, is steered into the Galaxy Gun by R2-D2, and a projectile from the Gun was shot into Byss (destroying Byss utterly), Palpatine followed the Solos to Onderon. He attacked Leia inside the Kira fortress. Leia fought back but was no match for the Emperor. Later, Luke Skywalker arrived with his fellow Jedi. Rayf Ysanna was killed by a barrage of Sith Lightning and Brand was mortally wounded. Skywalker was stunned when Palpatine attacked the baby Anakin Solo, but Sidious was shot by a blaster bolt from Han Solo which he purposely didn't block and forced his cackling spirit into the infant Anakin Solo, but was blocked by the dying soul of Empatojayos Brand, who made the ultimate sacrifice, willingly clasping his soul to Palpatine's, ensuring that both of them would be pulled into the netherworld of the Force (in Palpatine's case, Chaos). At long last, Emperor Palpatine was finally and truly dead.

AppearancesEdit


IssuesEdit

Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue
IssueTitlePublication dateTrade paperbackTPB pub date
Empire's End Empire's End
Dark Empire II Second Edition
Dark Empire Trilogy
September 10, 1997
September 13, 2006
September 15, 2010
1Empire's End 1: Triumph of the EmpireOctober 24, 1995
2Empire's End 2: Rage of the EmperorNovember 28, 1995

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


The Dark Empire saga
Comics
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
Lightsider
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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