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[The Dark Times]
Events that occur between 19 and 2 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin]

Graphic Novel
Published in hardback as
Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin.
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This story is included in:

[Epic Collection: The Empire: Volume 3]

The Empire: Volume 3


Comic Book series
Published April thru August 2013 as Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin #1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
by Dark Horse Comics:

[Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin - issue 1][Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin - issue 1 (C2E2 2013 cover)]

Issue #1

Issue #1
(C2E2 2013 cover)

[Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin - issue 2][Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin - issue 3]

Issue #2Issue #3

[Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin - issue 4][Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin - issue 5]

Issue #4Issue #5


e-Comic Book
Published 2013 by Dark Horse Digital,
re-published 2015 by Marvel.


Darth Vader and the Ninth Assassin
COMIC STORY
Tim Siedell, Stephen Thompson, Mark Irwin, Michael Atiyeh et al.
Dark Horse Comics
Story published as:
Comic Book series (2013)
e-Comic Book (2013, 2015)
Hardback Graphic Novel (2013)
Alternative language(s):[Also published in French language]

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Synopsis:
Eight assassins hired to murder Darth Vader - eight assassins dead. Now the man who enlisted them seeks a ninth assassin. The price? A cost higher than all the credits in his bottomless coffers. But when it comes to avenging his son, no sacrifice is too great to acquire the one man who can kill the Dark Lord of the Sith...
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.
Darth Vaderís search for the culprits behind an assassination attempt on the Emperor leads to a shattered Star Destroyer floating lifeless above a mysterious moon. On the ground he finds no survivors - instead ancient ruins, and frightening inhabitants. All the while, a hunter follows, waiting for the moment to strike!
In the ruins of an ancient moon, Darth Vader encounters an evil people with a dark prophecy and a powerful weapon. They are a threat to the Empire and Vader will force them to serve - crush them all! Meanwhile, the assassin hunting Vader still lurks.
Having stalked Darth Vader, the assassin is now ready to strike... It seems Vader, distracted by threats to the Emperor, could be taken. But the assassin has made one mistake - believing that he has a chance against the most-feared man in the galaxy!


Chronology:
This story occurs after Revenge of the Sith (approximately 19 years before the Battle of Yavin).


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