Star Wars Site has provided a look at what Dark Horse
Comics has in store for Star Wars fans later this year. The Rebel
Alliance has always been short of supplies and soldiers, but the
recent mutiny on the Rand Ecliptic has brought several highly
skilled pilots into its ranks. Biggs Darklighter and his fellow
mutineers are now tasked to "liberate" desperately needed
X-wing fighters for the Rebel cause.
Star Wars: Empire #12, the third chapter of the four-part
"Darklighter" story arc, is by Paul Chadwick, Doug
Wheatley and Chris Chuckry, and features cover art by Kilian
Plunkett. It is scheduled for release on August 6.
On the rain-drenched world of Jabiim, a major and messy conflict
of the Clone Wars continues. Anakin Skywalker fights alongside the
"Padawan Pack," a group of "orphaned"
apprentices that have banded together in the war. The Chosen One is
ordered to a rear echelon position as the young Padawans must hold
an indefensible bulwark against the overwhelming Separatist forces.
The third chapter of the four-part Battle of Jabiim storyline
appears in Star Wars: Republic #57, by Haden Blackman and
Brian Ching. It features cover art by Tomás Giorello. It is
scheduled for release on August 20.
Catch up on the Clone Wars action with the second trade paperback
volume reprinting three important stories of the ongoing saga. Star
Wars: Clone Wars Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices is
120 pages, spanning missions from the swampy moons of Naboo, to the
war-torn cityscape of Brentaal IV. It features the talents of Haden
Blackman, John Ostrander, Tomás Giorello, Jan Duursema and Brian
Ching. It is scheduled for release on September 3.