STAR WARS LEGENDS: THE NEW REPUBLIC OMNIBUS VOL. 2

Cover Design or Artwork by Dave Dorman
Hardcover
$150.00 US
7.57"W x 11.08"H x 2.29"D   | 117 oz | 4 per carton
On sale Jul 02, 2024 | 1312 Pages | 9781302951795
| Rated T
FOC Dec 18, 2023 | Catalog November 2023
The Thrawn Trilogy and the Dark Empire Trilogy - together! Years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the New Republic works to unite the galaxy - but the last of the Imperial warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has returned from deep space ready to seize the galaxy for himself! Will the combined might of Luke, Leia, Han, and new allies Mara Jade and Talon Karrde be enough to stop Thrawn? Either way, the remnants of the Empire are gunning for them - including a mysteriously resurrected Emperor Palpatine! Luke will face his greatest test as he braves the dark side of the Force, but can he remain a hero in the process? Plus: The return of Boba Fett and more! Collecting STAR WARS: THE JABBA TAPE; STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE EMPIRE #1-6; STAR WARS: DARK FORCE RISING #1-6; STAR WARS: THE LAST COMMAND #1-6; STAR WARS: DARK EMPIRE #1-6; STAR WARS: DARK EMPIRE II #1-6; STAR WARS: EMPIRE'S END #1-2; STAR WARS: BOBA FETT - TWIN ENGINES OF DESTRUCTION, BOUNTY ON BAR-KOODA, WHEN THE FAT LADY SWINGS, MURDER MOST FOUL and AGENT OF DOOM; STAR WARS HANDBOOK #3; and material from STAR WARS TALES #1, #3-5, #10, #14, #20 and #22.
In addition to writing half the Punisher’s longest-running series and four of the title’s Annuals, Mike Baron penned the Punisher: Origin of Microchip miniseries and three Punisher one-shots: Empty Quarter, G-Force and Intruder. Elsewhere in the Marvel Multiverse, he wrote Feud, Spyke and other Epic titles. Still well-remembered for co-creating Capital Comics’ Nexus and Badger during the 1980s, he has also written DC’s Batman, Deadman and Flash. He scribed multiple Star Wars tie-ins for Dark Horse, and teaches self-publishing at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. 

Writer/illustrator Rick Veitch made his debut with the independent horror parody comic Two-Fisted Zombies in 1972. During the 1980s, he had a controversial run on DC’s Swamp Thing, and wrote and illustrated comics for Marvel’s Epic line — including Heartburst, The One and Abraxus and the Earthman. Veitch has also worked on Image Comics’ Supreme, Mirage Studios’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DC’s Aquaman and Marvel’s Captain America.

Artist Terry Dodson broke into Marvel Comics with Storm, a four-issue series with writer Warren Ellis focusing on the longtime X-Man. After a stint on the X-Men teen spinoff series Generation X, Dodson helped writer Karl Kesel launch Harley Quinn for DC Comics, starring the Joker’s deadly female sidekick. Following the completion of writer Mark Millar’s Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Dodson again collaborated with Millar on the EA video game Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. Following runs on Uncanny X-Men and Defenders with writer Matt Fraction, Dodson remains one of the most popular artists in the field, a status he attributes in large part to the contributions of his wife, Rachel, who adds her talented inking to much of Terry’s work.

The Glasgow-born Cam Kennedy started his comics career in 1967, leaving to pursue fine art in 1972. When he re-emerged in the late ’70s, his work graced the pages of British publisher Fleetway Publications (including legendary science-fiction anthology 2000 AD, for which he drew Judge Dredd). He collaborated with writer Tom Veitch on 1988’s The Light and Darkness War, the result of which was them getting the license to produce Dark Empire for Dark Horse Comics — the first Star Wars comic book in years and a sequel to the sci-fi film trilogy. Along with a Dark Empire sequel for Dark Horse, Kennedy has drawn The Spectre, Batman and Lobo for DC. He first drew the Punisher in 1987, and revisited the character for the 2003 storyline “Streets of Laredo” with writer Garth Ennis. Since then, Kennedy has drawn two classic literature adaptations: Kidnapped and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

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The Thrawn Trilogy and the Dark Empire Trilogy - together! Years after the events of Return of the Jedi, the New Republic works to unite the galaxy - but the last of the Imperial warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has returned from deep space ready to seize the galaxy for himself! Will the combined might of Luke, Leia, Han, and new allies Mara Jade and Talon Karrde be enough to stop Thrawn? Either way, the remnants of the Empire are gunning for them - including a mysteriously resurrected Emperor Palpatine! Luke will face his greatest test as he braves the dark side of the Force, but can he remain a hero in the process? Plus: The return of Boba Fett and more! Collecting STAR WARS: THE JABBA TAPE; STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE EMPIRE #1-6; STAR WARS: DARK FORCE RISING #1-6; STAR WARS: THE LAST COMMAND #1-6; STAR WARS: DARK EMPIRE #1-6; STAR WARS: DARK EMPIRE II #1-6; STAR WARS: EMPIRE'S END #1-2; STAR WARS: BOBA FETT - TWIN ENGINES OF DESTRUCTION, BOUNTY ON BAR-KOODA, WHEN THE FAT LADY SWINGS, MURDER MOST FOUL and AGENT OF DOOM; STAR WARS HANDBOOK #3; and material from STAR WARS TALES #1, #3-5, #10, #14, #20 and #22.

Creators

In addition to writing half the Punisher’s longest-running series and four of the title’s Annuals, Mike Baron penned the Punisher: Origin of Microchip miniseries and three Punisher one-shots: Empty Quarter, G-Force and Intruder. Elsewhere in the Marvel Multiverse, he wrote Feud, Spyke and other Epic titles. Still well-remembered for co-creating Capital Comics’ Nexus and Badger during the 1980s, he has also written DC’s Batman, Deadman and Flash. He scribed multiple Star Wars tie-ins for Dark Horse, and teaches self-publishing at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. 

Writer/illustrator Rick Veitch made his debut with the independent horror parody comic Two-Fisted Zombies in 1972. During the 1980s, he had a controversial run on DC’s Swamp Thing, and wrote and illustrated comics for Marvel’s Epic line — including Heartburst, The One and Abraxus and the Earthman. Veitch has also worked on Image Comics’ Supreme, Mirage Studios’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DC’s Aquaman and Marvel’s Captain America.

Artist Terry Dodson broke into Marvel Comics with Storm, a four-issue series with writer Warren Ellis focusing on the longtime X-Man. After a stint on the X-Men teen spinoff series Generation X, Dodson helped writer Karl Kesel launch Harley Quinn for DC Comics, starring the Joker’s deadly female sidekick. Following the completion of writer Mark Millar’s Marvel Knights Spider-Man, Dodson again collaborated with Millar on the EA video game Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. Following runs on Uncanny X-Men and Defenders with writer Matt Fraction, Dodson remains one of the most popular artists in the field, a status he attributes in large part to the contributions of his wife, Rachel, who adds her talented inking to much of Terry’s work.

The Glasgow-born Cam Kennedy started his comics career in 1967, leaving to pursue fine art in 1972. When he re-emerged in the late ’70s, his work graced the pages of British publisher Fleetway Publications (including legendary science-fiction anthology 2000 AD, for which he drew Judge Dredd). He collaborated with writer Tom Veitch on 1988’s The Light and Darkness War, the result of which was them getting the license to produce Dark Empire for Dark Horse Comics — the first Star Wars comic book in years and a sequel to the sci-fi film trilogy. Along with a Dark Empire sequel for Dark Horse, Kennedy has drawn The Spectre, Batman and Lobo for DC. He first drew the Punisher in 1987, and revisited the character for the 2003 storyline “Streets of Laredo” with writer Garth Ennis. Since then, Kennedy has drawn two classic literature adaptations: Kidnapped and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.