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[Star Wars: Dark Times]
A Guide to Star Wars: Dark Times comic book series.

Star Wars: Dark Times was a comic series published by Dark Horse Comics and penned by Dark Horse Comics' editor Randy Stradley: the first four story arcs, The Path to Nowhere, Parallels, Vector and Blue Harvest were published using the pseudomyns Welles Hartley and Mick Harrison. Although published under the Dark Times banner, the series is a continuation of the Star Wars (Ongoing) / Republic series.
The story begins shortly after the events witnessed in Episode III: Revenge of the Sith as a surviving Jedi Master, Dass Jennir, comes to terms with Order 66 and his place in the galaxy. But fate will lead Dass Jennir to join forces with his former Separatist enemy, the native Nosaurian of New Plympto, in a futile fight to rid the planet of the very clone troopers Dass used to command. When most of the natives are enslaved Dass Jennir assists the Nosaurian Bomo Greenback to find and free Bomo's captured wife and daughter. However what they discover will threaten to split their friendship and forces Dass into a series of more and more questionable actions.



Published comic stories (in approximate chronological order):

[The Path to Nowhere]

The Path To Nowhere
by Welles Hartley et al.

This story occurs approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.
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 it now means to be a Jedi? In the wake of the Clone Wars and the destruction of the Jedi Order, the dark times have begun. The future is grim, evil is on the rise and all paths seem to lead nowhere...

[Parallels]

Parallels
by Welles Hartley et al.

This story occurs approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.
In the last days of the Clone Wars, Jedi Master K'Kruhk finds his fate altered by Order 66 in ways he could not have imagined. Now it is not just his own life that depends on his skills, but the lives of many. Elsewhere, Bomo Greenbark and the crew of the smuggler vessel Uhumele are being pursued by the Empire, even as they head for a potentially dangerous rendezvous. The crew of the Uhumele heads for what they hope will be a big payday...

[Fire Carrier]

Fire Carrier
by Randy Stradley, Gabriel Guzman et al.

This story occurs approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Jedi Master K’Kruhk is on the run with a group of young Padawans. In a galaxy suddenly hunting Jedi, they are forced to land on an Imperial-run planet, hiding in the refugee camp, among other beings who were displaced by the Clone Wars. But K’Kruhk senses there is something wrong!

[Vector]

Vector
by Mick Harrison et al.

This story occurs approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.
The Uhumele is travelling en-route for a rendezvous with a potential buyer for the mysterious crate in their cargo hold. Captain Heren explains to his ragbag crew the known history of the crate: around 1,400 years ago it was discovered buried under a kilometre of ice on Jebble, but it could not be opened nor scanned to ascertain its contents. Since then, the "Jebble Box", as it began to be known, grew in stature and value amongst antiquity collectors...

[Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 1]

Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 1
by Mick Harrison et al.

These stories occurs approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Master Dass Jennir will strive to find out what it means to be a Jedi in a changed galaxy now ruled by the Empire. Master K’Kruhk, suddenly responsible for a group of Jedi younglings, will sacrifice much for their safety. The struggles of the Jedi will intertwine with those of others now living in fear, including the diverse crew of a smuggling ship, the Uhumele, and a Nosaurian whose troubles begin when the Clone Wars end.
Collects Into the Unknown, The Path to Nowhere, Parallels and Vector (Chapter Two).

[Blue Harvest]

Blue Harvest
by Mick Harrison et al.

This story occurs approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Dass Jennir begins his first job since the destruction of the Jedi Order only to discover that the job description he was given is not entirely accurate. Facing great odds is all in a day's work for a Jedi, but Jennir isn't a Jedi anymore and his lightsaber must stay hidden. Meanwhile, Darth Vader returns to Coruscant and must face his master and fallout from his first encounter with Celeste Morne and the Muur Talisman...

[Out of the Wilderness]

Out of the Wilderness
by Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley et al.

This story occurs approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Everyone is after fugitive Jedi Dass Jennir. An assassin broke into an Imperial facility seeking information about Jennir's whereabouts, and the specifics of what was stolen have put Darth Vader on Jennir's trail - with the Emperor's blessing!
Even the outlaw crew of the
Uhumele are searching for their erstwhile companion...

[ Dark Times: A Spark Remains ]

A Spark Remains
by Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley et al.

This story occurs approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Reunited with the ragtag crew of the Uhumele, Jedi Dass Jennir is surprised to find them plotting with another Jedi to take down the iron fist of the new Galactic Empire: Darth Vader himself! Having only just found love and a reason to live, Jennir is reluctant to join, but their plan may be too good to pass up...

[Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 2]

Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 2
by Randy Stradley et al.

These stories occurs approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.
Jedi Dass Jennir takes a job that attracts the attention of Lord Vader himself! Meanwhile, Jedi Master K’Kruhk tries to shield a group of Padawans from the Empire’s hunt for Jedi. Culminating in a confrontation between the Jedi and Darth Vader, the galaxy’s dark times continue...
Collects Blue Harvest, Out of the Wilderness, Fire Carrier and A Spark Remains.



Comic issues (in order of publication):
[Dark Times - issue 1] [Dark Times - issue 2] [Dark Times - issue 3] [Dark Times - issue 4] [Dark Times - issue 5] [Dark Times - issue 6]
                   
Issue 1
The Path to Nowhere
(part 1)
  Issue 2
The Path to Nowhere
(part 2)
  Issue 3
The Path to Nowhere
(part 3)
  Issue 4
The Path to Nowhere
(part 5)
  Issue 5
The Path to Nowhere
(part 5)
  Issue 6
Parallels
(part 1)
(November 2006)   (January 2007)   (May 2007)   (July 2007)   (October 2007)   (October 2007)

[Dark Times - issue 7] [Dark Times - issue 8] [Dark Times - issue 9] [Dark Times - issue 10] [Dark Times - issue 11] [Dark Times - issue 12]
                   
Issue 7
Parallels
(part 2)
  Issue 8
Parallels
(part 3)
  Issue 9
Parallels
(part 4)
  Issue 10
Parallels
(part 5)
  Issue 11
Vector
(part 5)
  Issue 12
Vector
(part 6)
(December 2007)   (January 2008)   (February 2008)   (April 2008)   (May 2008)   (June 2008)

[Dark Times - issue 13] [Dark Times - issue 14] [Dark Times - issue 15] [Dark Times - issue 16] [Dark Times - issue 17] [Dark Times - issue 18]
             
Issue 13
Blue Harvest
(part 1)
  Issue 14
Blue Harvest
(part 2)
  Issue 15
Blue Harvest
(part 3)
  Issue 16
Blue Harvest
(part 4)
  Issue 17
Blue Harvest
(part 5)
Issue 18
Out of the
Wilderness

(part 1)
(April 2009)   (August 2009)   (January 2010)   (April 2010)   (June 2010) (August 2011)

[Dark Times - issue 19] [Dark Times - issue 20] [Dark Times - issue 21] [Dark Times - issue 22] [Dark Times - issue 23] [Dark Times - issue 24]
         
Issue 19
Out of the
Wilderness

(part 2)
Issue 20
Out of the
Wilderness

(part 3)
Issue 21
Out of the
Wilderness

(part 4)
Issue 22
Out of the
Wilderness

(part 5)
Issue 23
Fire Carrier
(part 1)
Issue 24
Fire Carrier
(part 2)
(September 2011) (November 2011) (February 2012) (April 2012) (February 2013) (March 2013)

[Dark Times - issue 25] [Dark Times - issue 26] [Dark Times - issue 27] [Dark Times - issue 28] [Dark Times - issue 29] [Dark Times - issue 30]
         
Issue 25
Fire Carrier
(part 3)
Issue 26
Fire Carrier
(part 4)
Issue 27
Fire Carrier
(part 5)
Issue 28
A Spark Remains
(part 1)
Issue 29
A Spark Remains
(part 2)
Issue 30
A Spark Remains
(part 3)
(April 2013) (May 2013) (June 2013) (July 2013) (August 2013) (September 2013)

[Dark Times - issue 31] [Dark Times - issue 32]        
         
Issue 31
A Spark Remains
(part 4)
Issue 32
A Spark Remains
(part 5)
       
(October 2013) (December 2013)        


e-Comic Books (Dark Horse Digital):
All published comic book issues were available as e-comic books from Dark Horse Digital.


Graphic Novels / Trade Paperbacks:
[Dark Times - Volume 1: The Path to Nowehere] [Dark Times - Volume 2: Parallels] [Dark Times - Volume 3: Vector] [Dark Times - Volume 4: Blue Harvest] [Dark Times - Volume 5: Out  of the Wilderness] [Dark Times - Volume 6: Fire Carrier]
         
Volume 1: The
Path to Nowhere
  Volume 2:
Parallels
  Volume 3: Vector
(published as Vector: Volume 1)
  Volume 4:
Blue Harvest
Volume 5:
Out of the Wilderness
Volume 6:
Fire Carrier
(January 2008) (August 2008) (February 2009) (November  2010) (November  2012) (September 2013)

[Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 1] [Dark Times - Volume 7: A Spark Remains] [Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 2] [The Empire: Volume 1] [The Empire: Volume 2]  
         
Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 1 Volume 7:
A Spark Remains
Omnibus: Dark Times - Volume 2 Epic Collection:
The Empire - Vol. 1
 
Epic Collection:
The Empire - Vol. 2
  
 
(January 2014) (April 2014) (May 2014) (April 2015)  (October 2015)    


Specials / Exclusives / Limited Editions:
[Dark Times - MySpace Dark Horse Presents #18] [Dark Times - MySpace Dark Horse Presents #19] [Dark Times - issue 0] [Dark Times - issue 18] [issue 28 (SDCC 2013 cover)]
 
MySpace
Dark Horse
Presents #18
Blue Harvest - Prologue
(part 1)
  MySpace
Dark Horse
Presents #19
Blue Harvest - Prologue
(part 2)
Issue 0
(collating
Blue Harvest - Prologue
parts 1 & 2)
Issue 18
Out of the
Wilderness

(part 1)
[variant  cover by Mark A. Nelson]
Issue 28
A Spark Remains
(part 1)
[SDCC 2013
variant cover]
(January 2009) (February 2009) (August 2009) (August 2011) (July 2013)


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