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

[Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets]

Graphic Novel
Published as Agent of the Empire
Volume 2: Hard Targets.
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Comic Book series
Published October 2012 thru February 2013
as Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets #1, 2,
3, 4 & 5 by Dark Horse Comics:

[Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets - issue 1][Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets - issue 2]

Issue #1Issue #2

[Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets - issue 3][Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets - issue 4]

Issue #3Issue #4

[Agent of the Empire: Hard Targets - issue 5]

Issue #5

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e-Comic Book Series
Issues #1 thru #5 published 2012-2013
by Dark Horse Digital.


Hard Targets
COMIC STORY
John Ostrander, Stéphane Roux, Julien Hugonnard-Bert et al.
Dark Horse Comics
Story published as:
Comic Book series (2012-2013)
e-Comic Book series (2012-2013)
Graphic Novel (2013)
Alternative language(s):[Also published in French language]

Rating:
If you have read this story, please rate it:
Reviews:
1 review

Synopsis:
Imperial agent Jahan Cross returns to his homeworld of Alderaan for a celebration hosted by Bail Organa in honor of the current Count Dooku. But the situation turns deadly when an assassin kills the Count, and Cross finds himself working both sides of the intrigue!
Thus begins a new assignment for Cross: one that will tear at his loyalties, strain his friendships, and bring him into close contact with his own estranged father.
Cross doesn’t like his assignment or the politicians he is forced to work with. Yet dealing with all of that is easier than coming to terms with his growing respect for a boy whose father he killed, especially when that boy is supposed to be merely a political pawn of the Empire.
When attackers kidnap the boy, Cross finds himself turning his back on his mission and putting his life on the line for a "pawn".
The Imperial Navy has arrived and Agent Cross has been officially told to stand down from his mission overseeing the election of a regent for the young Duke of Serenno. But Cross is not about to allow an innocent boy to be used as a disposable pawn - even if it serves the Empire's short-term goals.
Everyone, including Boba Fett, is after the young Count Dooku. As Cross and the Count’s loyal security guard attempt to whisk the boy to safety, they are surrounded by enemies! In the past, Cross had the power and authority of the Empire behind him. Now he has nothing but his fists!


Chronology:
This story occurs approximately 3 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

  • Iron Eclipse by John Ostrander et al.
  • Hard Targets
  • A New Hope


Reviews:

Review by Jon L. Polacek, USA, 2015:
"Look out! The James Bond of Star Wars meets Star Wars' best bounty hunter. Loved the intrigue that Cross got himself entangled in. There was sad part to this story though; Cross killed a innocent/neutral man because someone paid off his boss. Hope this makes him consider joining the Rebellion in a few years time for the Empire is a corrupt as the Republic was before it fell. He’s better off being a hired gun than a Imperial agent. Reminds me a bit of “The World is not Enough” story. Boba Fett and Cross remind me a bit Renard and Bond except Fett will not be dying anytime soon that I am aware of."


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