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Dark Horse Comics Solicitations for April-June 2013

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Calling all Star Wars comics fans! Dark Horse has released solicit information for products shipping in June 2013. Since this blog is relatively new, I decided to also add the products for April and May 2013. What comics are you looking forward to picking up?

April 2013:

STAR WARS #4

Release Date: Apr 10
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Ongoing

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover: Alex Ross

As Princess Leia’s stealth squadron lays a trap for the spy within their ranks, she soon realizes that the Rebels are ill prepared for the Empire’s zealous pursuit. Meanwhile, Han Solo flees from the Empire through the lower levels of Coruscant, and Luke Skywalker enjoys being grounded with a female friend…

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS—THE SMUGGLER’S CODE TP

Release Date: June 26
Details: FC, 80 pages, $7.99, TP, 5 1/4” x 7 1/2”

Writer: Justin Aclin
Artist: Eduardo Ferrara
Inker: Michael Atiyeh

When he encounters a criminal from his past, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi strikes out, determined to fulfill a promise he made to himself as a young Jedi: to bring in this fugitive on his own! While on the trail, Obi-Wan earns a favor from a local smuggler, but her devotion to working for her own benefit may be more trouble for Obi-Wan than her help is actually worth!

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—FIRE CARRIER #3 (of 5)

Release Date: April 3
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Miniseries

Writer: Randy Stradley
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Colorist: Garry Henderson
Cover: Douglas Wheatley

As Jedi Master K’Kruhk and a band of Padawans distance themselves from the Empire’s refugee camp, they discover a deadly secret the local militia is keeping from their Imperial masters! Now, marked for death by both factions, they must find a place of safety. But how does one escape the dark times?

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN #1 (of 5)

Release Date: April 17
Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.50, Miniseries

Writer: Tim Siedell
Penciller: Stephen Thompson
Inker: Mark Irwin
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover: Ariel Olivetti

Eight assassins hired to murder Darth Vader—eight assassins dead. Now the man who enlisted them seeks a ninth assassin. The price? A cost higher than all the credits in his bottomless coffers. But when it comes to avenging his son, no sacrifice is too great to acquire the one man who can kill the Dark Lord of the Sith…

STAR WARS: LEGACY— PRISONER OF THE FLOATING WORLD #2

Release Date: April 24
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Ongoing

Writer: Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover: Dave Wilkins

Ania Solo found a lightsaber inside a broken Imperial communications droid. Now she’s being pursued by the local police—and a determined Imperial Knight who is willing to kill to get the weapon! Fortunately, as a black-market salvage dealer, Ania has made some formidable friends of her own…

STAR WARS: LEGACY VOLUME 1 HC

Release Date:June 12
Details: FC, 440 pages, $34.99, HC, 6” x 9”

Writer: John Ostrander, Jan Duursema
Artist: Colin Wilson
Penciller: Jan Duursema, Adam DeKraker, Travel Foreman
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Brad Anderson, Ronda Pattison
Cover: Adam Hughes

The future of Star Wars and the future of the Skywalkers is told in John Ostrander and Jan Duursema’s acclaimed Star Wars: Legacy. A Sith legion has conquered the Empire, the Jedi have been scattered, and the galaxy is divided. Into this comes Cade Skywalker, heir to the Skywalker legacy…

STAR WARS: LOST TRIBE OF THE SITH—SPIRAL TP

Release Date: June 19
Details: FC, 120 pages, $18.99, TP, 7” x 10”

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Penciller: Andrea Mutti
Inker: Pierluigi Baldassini
Colorist: Michael Heisler
Cover: Paul Renaud

An ambitious Sith rebel, Spinner, is about to upset the balance of a lost tribe of Sith. When he is arrested for treason and sent away on a prisoner vessel, thoughts of overcoming his station, destroying the Tribe, and even finding a way to escape into the galaxy lead Spinner to a powerful, long-forgotten weapon. A rival stowaway Sith on that same vessel has her own ideas about the future of the Tribe. They don’t need eradication; they need a new leader—her! Collects Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1–#5.

May 2013:

STAR WARS #5

Release Date: May 8
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Ongoing

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover: Rodolfo Migliari

When Princess Leia is caught between two squadrons of TIE fighters, her undercover scouting may be at an end. But Luke Skywalker is doing his best to disobey Leia’s own orders, and to once again save the princess. Time is short and the Empire is closing in!

STAR WARS: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE VOLUME 2—HARD TARGETS TP

Release Date: July 31
Details: FC, 128 pages, $19.99, TP, 7” x 10”

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Davidé Fabbri
Inker: Davidé Fabbri, Christian Dalla Vecchia
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover: Stéphane Roux

When the current Count Dooku is assassinated—and Boba Fett is framed for the deed—the Count’s young heir becomes a political pawn. Agent Cross has his orders, but when the boy’s fate is left to a murderous uncle, an angry bounty hunter, and two lethal ladies, Cross changes his mission!

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—FIRE CARRIER #4 (of 5)

Release Date: May 1
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Miniseries

Writer: Randy Stradley
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Colorist: Garry Henderson
Cover: Douglas Wheatley

Jedi Master K’Kruhk goes to war against the soldiers of a local militia in order to give the Padawans he’s vowed to protect a chance to escape. But the Padawans have encountered a new, unexpected danger in the forest. What’s worse is that the Empire has become suspicious of the militia’s activities and is bringing in troops to investigate. The Force is a powerful ally, but even a Jedi Master can’t fight a battle on three fronts!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN #2 (of 5)

Release Date: May 15
Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.50, Miniseries

Writer: Tim Siedell
Penciller: Stephen Thompson
Inker: Mark Irwin
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover: Ariel Olivetti

An unknown enemy obliterates a star destroyer. An attempt is made on the life of the Emperor. A new evil has made itself known in the galaxy, and Darth Vader is going to find it and crush it. But beware, warns the Emperor, this new adversary appears to wield a sorcery very old and very dark.

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI—PRISONER OF BOGAN #5 (of 5)

Release Date: May 22
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Miniseries

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Jan Duursema
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover: David Michael Beck

The mad, banished Je’daii Daegen Lok is on the verge of launching a war against the Je’daii. With the Force-strong stranger Xesh as his ally and a young Je’daii captive, Lok is nearing his goal. But Je’daii Rangers are close behind, and more are on the way, as the Masters at the Temples have unlocked some of the secrets of Xesh’s origins. Something worse than the prisoner of Bogan is loose in the Tython system!

STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI VOLUME 2—PRISONER OF BOGAN TP

Release Date: July 24
Details: FC, 128 pages, $18.99, TP, 7” x 10”

Writer: John Ostrander
Penciller: Jan Duursema
Inker: Dan Parsons
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover: David Michael Beck

Xesh, a mysterious alien warrior, is enthralled with the madman Daegen Lok and his obsession with conquering known space. Hunter teams are dispatched by the Je’daii to stop Lok and save the misguided Xesh, but they’re not alone. Xesh’s former masters have sent their own hunter—with orders to kill! Collects Dawn of the Jedi: Prisoner of Bogan #1-#5.

STAR WARS: LEGACY #3

Release Date: May 22
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Miniseries

Writer: Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover: Dave Wilkins

Ania Solo and her friends have been chased, blockaded, and shot at, and now they’re stuck on a world of molten sulfur all because an Imperial Knight wants them dead. Just when things seem bleakest, another Imperial Knight shows up! Is he here to help them, or help destroy them?

STAR WARS: PURGE TP

Release Date: July 17
Details: FC, 120 pages, $17.99, TP, 7″ x 10″

Writer: Haden Blackman, Alexander Freed, John Ostrander
Artist: Marco Castiello
Penciller: Jim Hall, Chris Scalf, Douglas Wheatley
Inker: Alex Lei, Mark McKenna
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh, Ronda Pattison
Cover: Adam Hughes

Darth Vader brings death to the Jedi who survived Order 66. His legend grows as he roots out Jedi, crushing their lives, their hopes, and all memory of their kind from the civilizations that now bow to the Galactic Empire.

June 2013:

STAR WARS #6

Release Date: June 12
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Ongoing

Writer: Brian Wood
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb
Cover: Rodolfo Migliari

When he and Chewbacca are cornered by Imperials, Han Solo resorts to an improvised plan—with the most dangerous results imaginable! Meanwhile, half a galaxy away, Princess Leia and Wedge Antilles prepare for certain death, unaware that Luke Skywalker has an improvisation of his own. And Darth Vader is watching…

STAR WARS: DARK TIMES—FIRE CARRIER #5 (of 5)

Release Date: June 5
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Miniseries

Writer: Randy Stradley
Artist: Gabriel Guzman
Colorist: Garry Henderson
Cover: Douglas Wheatley

Jedi Master K’Kruhk’s fight with militia soldiers comes to an abrupt end—with the appearance of not one, but two unexpected allies. The refuge he and his Padawans have sought may be in sight…
but a shadow from within their own ranks bodes a perilous future.

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN #3 (of 5)

Release Date: June 19
Details: FC, 32 pages, $3.50, Miniseries

Writer: Tim Siedell
Penciller: Ivan Fernandez
Inker: Denis Frietas
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
Cover: Ariel Olivetti

Darth Vader’s search for the culprits behind an assassination attempt on the Emperor leads to a shattered Star Destroyer floating lifeless above a mysterious moon. On the ground he finds no survivors—instead ancient ruins, and frightening inhabitants. All the while, a hunter follows, waiting for the moment to strike!

STAR WARS: LEGACY #4

Release Date: June 26
Details: FC, 32 pages, $2.99, Miniseries

Writer: Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Cover: Dave Wilkins

A vanishing planet and an impostor revealed…a deadly trap and a dangerous escape. When Ania Solo set out in search of adventure, little did she know trouble, peril, and the Sith would be along for the ride!

STAR WARS OMNIBUS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC TP

Release Date: September 10
Details: FC, 424 pages, $24.99, TP, 6″ x 9″

Writer: John Jackson Miller
Artist: Brian Ching, Travel Foreman, Harvey Tolibas, Dustin Weaver
Colorist: Michael Atiyeh, Jay David Ramos
Cover: Travis Charest

Padawan Zayne Carrick is suddenly a fugitive framed for the murder of his fellow Jedi-in-training. Little does the galaxy know, Zayne’s own Masters are behind the massacre and dead set on recovering him before he can reveal the truth. Collects Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic issues #0–#18 (volumes 1–3).

About JM (823 Articles)
Content creator of The Wookiee Gunner. Contributing writer for Jedi News, Fangirl Next Door, and Fashioned for the Geek. Podcasts: @RebelsChat, @GalacticFashion, @Team_Kanan, and @StarScavengers. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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