Still shaken by his battle with the reborn Emperor Palpatine,
Luke Skywalker embarks on a quest to rebuild the Jedi order
- and himself. But even as Luke searches the Galaxy for Jedi
who might have escaped Darth Vader's purge at the end of the
Clone Wars, the Empire is also readying itself for another
fight. And the power behind the Empire has its sights set
on a new prize: Han and Leia's new-born child...
Empire II is
the follow up to Volume
which was released back in 2003. While the follow up has been
a long time in coming, fans may be a little disappointed to
learn that the presentation isn't what it could have been.
six years after the events in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return
of the Jedi, Dark Empire continues the story of
the evil galactic Empire and the rebels who dare to oppose
them. In this sequel, the Empire is in retreat, and Luke Skywalker
embarks on a quest to rebuild the order of Jedi Knights. But
having spent time in the thrall of the Emperor, the lure of
the Dark Side grows ever stronger... Can he resist its temptation,
or will he fall foul of the darkness that destroyed the Jedi
Order? Find out in this addition to the Star Wars saga,
which now includes the final chapter of the Dark Empire
trilogy: Empire's End.
AD readers may recognise the art work of Cam Kennedy and
Jim Baikie (one of my all time favourite artists) although,
I'm sorry to say that the reproduction on these stories is
not very satisfying. I'm assuming that the original paper
stock was different to that which is used here, and to be
honest it would have been much better if they'd stuck with
the original paper. The end result is a collection with washed
out illustrations, which is a shame.
could have been a must own collection slips considerably due
to a poor repro job.