Star Wars Tales #21 is the twenty-first issue of the Star Wars Tales series of comics and the first of the fully canonical Star Wars Tales issues. It was published on October 20, 2004 by Dark Horse Comics.
This is it-the beginning of a new direction for Star Wars Tales! Stepping away from the shorter, sillier Star Wars stories, with this issue Tales goes full-tilt toward a more exciting and sophisticated storytelling style. Cla$$war writer Rob Williams and Man of Steel artist Brandon Badeaux team up to bring you the story of Darca Nyl—a Jedi wandering the galaxy's Outer Rim hunting for revenge and hiding a deadly secret. Writer Shane McCarthy presents a rag-tag group of convicts and cutthroats flying for the Empire's glory in the feared TIE Fighter squadron called "Black Eight." And Kyle Katarn, star of the hit video game Jedi Outcast, goes toe-to-toe with the vile Yuuzhan Vong, in an action-packed tale by Nathan Butler and James Raiz (Tokyo Storm Warning).