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Star Wars Empire, Volume 2: Darklighter

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Before Luke Skywalker, the Rebel Alliance had another hero: Biggs Darklighter. For the first time, the full story of Luke's boyhood friend is revealed; from his departure from Tatooine to attend the Imperial Academy, to his decision to lead a mutiny against the Empire and join the Rebellion, to the fateful attack on the Death Star.

Writer Paul Chadwick has resurrected scenes that were shot for Star Wars: A New Hope, but which ended up on the cutting room floor, and extrapolated ...

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Overview

Before Luke Skywalker, the Rebel Alliance had another hero: Biggs Darklighter. For the first time, the full story of Luke's boyhood friend is revealed; from his departure from Tatooine to attend the Imperial Academy, to his decision to lead a mutiny against the Empire and join the Rebellion, to the fateful attack on the Death Star.

Writer Paul Chadwick has resurrected scenes that were shot for Star Wars: A New Hope, but which ended up on the cutting room floor, and extrapolated from them the life and times of Luke Skywalker's best friend; and artist Doug Wheatley has produced stunning artwork for one of the most acclaimed Star Wars comics stories ever. An essential companion to A New Hope, and an exciting addition to any Star Wars library!

Also included: "The Short, Happy Life of Roons Sewell," by Chadwick and artist Tomás Giorello. A revealing look at one of the early leaders of the Rebel Alliance; a man haunted by a dark past and driven to a heroic, but self-destructive fate.

Available worldwide from Dark Horse Comics (available in the UK from Titan)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781569719756
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • Publication date: 5/19/2004
  • Series: Star Wars: Empire Series , #2
  • Pages: 144

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2005

    So much more than one Rebel¿s story¿

    Biggs Darklighter isn¿t a very well known character. Rogue 3 in A New Hope, we know he was Luke¿s friend from Tatoonie that gave his life protecting Luke during the Battle of Yavin. This graphic novel, which collects Star Wars: Empire, issues #8-12 + #15, gives us Bigg¿s background, motives, and an in depth look at a fascinating man. This graphic chronicles Biggs from the time he was a youth on Tatoonie, until the fateful Battle of Yavin, with many interesting notes in between. Nor is this simply the tale of Biggs Darklighter. Luke Skywalker and ¿Hobbie¿ Klivian both have prominent roles. There is also a small series called ¿The Short, Happy Life of Roons Sewell¿. Originally printed as Empire #10-11, it is composed of Roons Swell¿s eulogy, delivered by General Dodonna. Though this eulogy and a series of flashbacks, we see Roons Sewell¿s path to becoming a hero of the Alliance, a haunting, interesting tale. Both these men had different lives, and took very different paths to becoming martyrs for the Alliance. Both men were brave and became icons of heroism. The writing is flawless, the art is bold, and the story haunting. Highly recommended.

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