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Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« on: July 7, 2006, 03:52 PM »
From Dark Horse.com:


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"For over a thousand generations
the Jedi Knights were the guardians
of peace and justice in the Old Republic,
before the dark times . . ."
—Ben Kenobi

We told you we still had a few cards up our sleeves. Well, here's another. Beginning in October, Dark Times will debut. Like Rebellion, it will be a series of miniseries, leapfrogging on the schedule with with Rebellion.

The first arc of Dark Times is titled "The Path to Nowhere," and is written by Mick Harrison from a plot by Welles Hartley, illustrated by Douglas Wheatley, and colored by Ronda Pattison (who colored Doug's work on "Purge").

The story begins in the days following the events in "Purge," and intertwines itself with some of the events in Jim Luceno's novel "Dark Lord."

Here's the official solicitation copy as it will appear in Diamond Previews:

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The dark times are here. Even as the worlds of the former Republic are drawn into the iron grip of Palpatine’s Empire, the galaxy seems adrift in a sea of chaos, lawlessness, and despair.

On Coruscant, Darth Vader waits for his Master to reveal his vision for the future. But is there a plan beyond obtaining power? On New Plympto, Jedi Master Dass Jennir leads a Nosaurian army in a war they have already lost. Is this what in now means to be a Jedi?

Dark Times #1 is the gateway to a new era in Star Wars history, an era where the future is grim, evil is on the rise, and all paths seem to lead nowhere…
 
Preview page from issue #1:


This series could be a great as Republic, if not better. Good job DH!!!!
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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 7, 2006, 04:25 PM »
Awesome, love this time period...

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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 7, 2006, 08:59 PM »
The cool thing about the girl at the comic shop I go to is, that no matter what SW related stuff comes out she always puts one in my box. I love Lani Shes the bomb. ;D

Now that I know this is coming out, I'm really looking forward to it.

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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2006, 01:56 PM »
I too am looking forward to this.  Has anyone seen on DH's web-site that they are issuing a limited edition version of #1 with an alternate cover?  If not, here's the link:

http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile.php?sku=10-965

There will only be 1000 copies of this available.  If anyone is able to come across an extra one of these when they are released, I'm very interested.
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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2006, 09:23 PM »
I too am looking forward to this.  Has anyone seen on DH's web-site that they are issuing a limited edition version of #1 with an alternate cover?  If not, here's the link:

http://www.darkhorse.com/profile/profile.php?sku=10-965

There will only be 1000 copies of this available.  If anyone is able to come across an extra one of these when they are released, I'm very interested.

Considering that only a handful of comic stores were "chosen" to get these, Im sure they aren't going to be cheap.
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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2006, 12:51 PM »
I gave up on gimmick covers in the early 90's. As long as I can read the book I'm happy. I don't care which cover I get.

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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2006, 08:26 AM »
From Dark Horse's web site:

This fall, Dark Horse announced a new contest for Direct Market retailers. The Dark Horse 100 program rewards 10 lucky comic shops with 100 variant cover comics exclusively available through this promotion. Dark Horse received an overwhelming response from retailers, with entries totaling near 1,000! The following ten stores were chosen at random to receive 100 alternate cover copies of the upcoming Star Wars Dark Times debut issue for free. All issues, regular and alternate cover copies, are expected to arrive in stores by the first week of November.

The "Big Ten":
The Dreaming Comics and Games, Seattle, WA
Collector's Paradise, Winnetka, CA
Clint's Books, Kansas City, MO
Magic Dragon Comics, Arlington, MA
Warp 9, Clawson, MI
Heroes and Villains, Hampton, VA
Cyborg One, Doylestown, PA
Dragon's Lair, Round Rock, TX
Up, Up & Away!, Cincinnati, OH
Demolition Comics, Tampa, FL

Anyone near any of these locations?
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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2006, 05:52 PM »
I live in KC and have mine already reserved at Clint's.  ;D ;D

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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 9, 2006, 03:12 PM »
Picked up #1 today.  Great issue.  Can't wait to see #2.  Like Legacy, I really like the direction this is heading.

Qui-George, how much did they end up charging you for your exclusive?
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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 8, 2007, 05:08 PM »
$15.00 . And as of last week had alot left over.

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Re: Star Wars: Dark Times!!!
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2007, 01:08 AM »
Got issue #2 today. Pretty good read. This series has huge potential.