- "We're thrilled to be bringing our innovative Epic Collections to a galaxy far, far away. We'll be bouncing around to different periods of Star Wars history with each Epic Collection, constructing one huge tapestry, collecting full unbroken runs of all the greatest Star Wars comics from the past 35 years."
- ―David Gabriel, Marvel Comics SVP of Sales and Marketing
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Volume 1 is an Epic Collection trade paperback that collects Star Wars: Republic #78–80, Star Wars: Purge, Star Wars: Purge: Seconds to Die, Star Wars: Purge: The Hidden Blade, Star Wars: Purge: The Tyrant's Fist #1–2, Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Lost Command #1–5, and Star Wars: Dark Times #1–5. It was released on April 8, 2015.
Let the dark times begin! Marvel welcomes Star Wars to the Epic Collection program, with the first volume of a series focusing on the years that follow Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith! After the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic has fallen and Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on his new Galactic Empire. Now, the few Jedi that remain must decide whether to hold true to their faith, or abandon it completely in the face of a brutal purge — one carried out by the new Dark Lord of the Sith. Rise, Darth Vader!
- Republic 78: Loyalties
- Republic 79: Into the Unknown, Part 1
- Republic 80: Into the Unknown, Part 2
- Star Wars: Purge
- Star Wars: Purge: Seconds to Die
- Star Wars: Purge: The Hidden Blade
- Purge: The Tyrant's Fist, Part 1
- Purge: The Tyrant's Fist, Part 2
- Darth Vader and the Lost Command 1
- Darth Vader and the Lost Command 2
- Darth Vader and the Lost Command 3
- Darth Vader and the Lost Command 4
- Darth Vader and the Lost Command 5
- Dark Times 1: The Path to Nowhere, Part 1
- Dark Times 2: The Path to Nowhere, Part 2
- Dark Times 3: The Path to Nowhere, Part 3
- Dark Times 4: The Path to Nowhere, Part 4
- Dark Times 5: The Path to Nowhere, Part 5
Notes and referencesEdit
- Star Wars Legends Epic Collection TPB Vol. 01 Empire at TFAW.com
- Star Wars Legends Epic Collections Beginning in 2015. Marvel.com (2014-08-28).