Wikia

Wookieepedia

Extinction

Talk7
112,614pages on
this wiki
TPM-CGYoda

Master Qui-Gon, more to say, have you?

It is requested that this article, or a section of this article, be expanded.

See the request on the listing or on this article's talk page. Once the improvements have been completed, you may remove this notice and the page's listing.

Extinction
Extinction
Attribution
Writer

Ron Marz

Penciller

Claudio Castellini

Inker

Claudio Castellini

Letterer

Michael Taylor

Colorist

Guy Major

Editor

Peet Janes

Publication information
Publisher

Dark Horse Comics

Pages

32

General information
Era

Rise of the Empire era

Timeline

10 BBY[1]

Part of

Star Wars Tales

Published in
Preceded by
Followed by

Extinction is a 2-part comic, totaling 32 pages, written by Ron Marz. It was featured in Star Wars Tales #1 and #2 and collected in Star Wars Tales Volume 1. The art was by Claudio Castellini, letters by Michael Taylor, colors by Guy Major and the editor was Peet Janes. It takes place shortly before the Battle of Yavin.[1]

Plot summaryEdit

Vader-SWT1Extinction

Darth Vader arrives on Coruscant.

Darth Vader arrives on Coruscant and enters the Emperor's chambers. Palpatine tells his apprentice that Mara Jade has found another Jedi. Mara explains that a man trying to escape Imperial custody on Kuat gave her information about a hidden Jedi. A Jedi known only as the Dark Woman, who has been hiding on the fifth planet in the Cophrigin system. Vader demands that he be the one to kill her, while Mara does the same. Palpatine declares that Vader shall be the one to carry out the mission.

Vader lands on Cophrigin's fifth planet in his Lambda-class shuttle and seeks out the Dark Woman. He engages her in a vicious lightsaber duel, lasting several minutes. In the end, Vader knocks a tree down with the Force, landing on top of the Dark Woman, incapacitating her. Vader goes over to her upper body, sticking out from beneath the tree, and stabs his lightsaber down, but the Dark Woman disappears, in much the same way Obi-Wan Kenobi will a year later. She appears as a Force ghost and tells Vader to let go of the dark side and return to being Anakin Skywalker. Vader refuses to do so, slashing his lightsaber through the Dark Woman's transparent form. She disappears, and Vader slowly walks back to his shuttle, successful in his mission.

AppearancesEdit


Behind the scenesEdit

Wiki-shrinkable
Wookieepedia has 13 images related to Extinction.

The dialogue was altered between the two-part version found in Star Wars Tales 1 and Star Wars Tales 2 and the version in Star Wars Tales Volume 1, which combined the two parts. The changed dialogue is found when the Dark Woman's Force ghost appears before Vader.

In the original version, her dialogue reads:

"Anakin…I see within you the power to release yourself from the dark side."
"NO! I seek no release! Anakin no longer exists!"
―Original dialogue between An'ya Kuro's ghost and Vader[src]

In the altered version, her dialogue reads:

"Do you now see? Your might is nothing compared to mine. Remember, Skywalker, even a faint light shines brightest when it is surrounded by darkness."
―Altered dialogue of An'ya Kuro's ghost to Darth Vader[src]

No official explanation has been provided for the reason why the dialogue was changed. However, it bears a strong resemblance to the prefaces in the Episode III novel.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The New Essential Guide to Characters
In other languages

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki