Dark Horse has sent out solicitations for their May 2013 titles, including 4 Star Wars comics and 3 trades!
STAR WARS: DARK TIMES – FIRE CARRIER #4 (of 5) Randy Stradley (W), Gabriel Guzman (A), Garry Henderson (C), and Douglas Wheatley (Cover)
On sale May 1 FC, 32 pages $2.99 Miniseries
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 #5 Brian Wood (W), Carlos D’Anda (A), Gabe Eltaeb (C), and Rodolfo Migliari (Cover)
On sale May 8 FC, 32 pages $2.99 Ongoing
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!
“Brian Wood and Carlos D'Anda truly have the making of a classic on their hands. If you ever wondered if Star Wars could ever recapture that childlike glee of those earliest of memories, wonder no more. Star Wars is back and it's never been better.” —Newsarama
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN #2 (of 5) Tim Siedell (W), Stephen Thompson (P), Mark Irwin (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), and Ariel Olivetti (Cover)
On sale May 15 FC, 32 pages $3.50 Miniseries
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.
• All-new series starring Darth Vader!
• Tim Siedell (@badbanana) has one of Time’s 140 Best Twitter Feeds!
STAR WARS: LEGACY – PRISONER OF THE FLOATING WORLD #3 Corinna Bechko (W), Gabriel Hardman (W/A), Rachelle Rosenberg (C), and Dave Wilkins (Cover)
On sale May 22 FC, 32 pages $2.99 Miniseries
Ania Solo and her friends have been chased, blockaded, and shot at, and now theyre 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 TRADE PAPERBACK #1 Haden Blackman (W), Alexander Freed (W), John Ostrander (W), Marco Castiello (A), Jim Hall (P), Chris Scalf (P), Douglas Wheatley (P), Alex Lei (I), Mark McKenna (I), Michael Atiyeh (C), Ronda Pattison (C), and Adam Hughes (Cover)
On sale July 17 FC, 120 pages $17.99 TP, 7" x 10"
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.
• Haden Blackman! Alexander Freed! John Ostrander!
STAR WARS: DAWN OF THE JEDI – PRISONER OF BOGAN TRADE PAPERBACK #2 John Ostrander (W), Jan Duursema (P), Dan Parsons (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and David Michael Beck (Cover)
On sale July 24 FC, 128 pages $18.99 TP, 7” x 10”
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: AGENT OF THE EMPIRE – HARD TARGETS TRADE PAPERBACK #1 John Ostrander (W), Davidé Fabbri (P/I), Christian Dalla Vecchia (I), Wes Dzioba (C), and Stéphane Roux (Cover)
On sale July 31 FC, 128 pages $19.99 TP, 7” x 10”
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!
• Guest-starring Boba Fett, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader!