Breaking down Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1

Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1

Just days ago we got a glimpse of both the Regular and Variant covers to the upcoming Star Wars Omnibus Volume 1.
Now Marvel has taken it a step further with announcing their massive Dark Horse Comics reprint project as part of their Epic line. These are bulky, color trade paperbacks that retail for $34.99, or some some cases $39.99.
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1 will be released in April 2015 and will collect the following:

Star Wars: Republic 78-80
Star Wars: Purge 1
Star Wars: Purge — Seconds To Die 1
Star Wars: Purge — The Hidden Blade 1
Star Wars: Purge — The Tyrant’S Fist 1-2
Star Wars: Darth Vader And The Lost Command 1-5
Star Wars: Dark Times 1-5

Now then, If you have been collecting Star Wars comics by way of Dark Horse’s Omnibus line, then you’ll see a little redundancy.
Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 1 collects:

Star Wars: Republic 79-80
Star Wars: Dark Times 1-5
Star Wars: Dark Times 6-10
Star Wars: Dark Times 11-12
Star Wars: Dark Times: Blue Harvest 0 (taking place before #13)

Getting back to the Epic book, the theme of this trade is The Rise of Darth Vader as, Star Wars: Republic 78: Loyalties marks the first time since Revenge Of The Sith that Anakin is in full Vader gear.

If my projection is correct, Volume 2 should collect Dark Times 0, 6-32 and the three other Darth Vader mini-series: The Ghost Prison 1-5, The Ninth Assassin 1-5 and Cry Of Shadows 1-4, as none of those were collected in Dark Horse’s Omnibus series.

I’m one of those Star Wars comics geeks that own every single issue – old school Marvel, Dark Horse, several variants and off-shoot one-shots, so I’m not sure if I’ll be getting those collection or even the Omnibus, but you never know,…they may be too nice to pass up.

Official solicit:
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE EMPIRE VOL. 1 TPB.
WRITTEN BY JOHN OSTRANDER, RANDY STRADLEY, HADEN BLACKMAN & ALEXANDER FREED
ART BY LUKE ROSS, DOUGLAS CASTIELLO, ANDREA CHELLA & RICK LEONARDI
440 PGS./Rated T …$34.99
On-Sale April 2015
ISBN: 978-0-7851-9398-2
© 2014 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. Used under authorization. All rights reserved.

COLLECTING: STAR WARS: REPUBLIC 78-80, STAR WARS: PURGE 1, STAR WARS: PURGE — SECONDS TO DIE 1, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE HIDDEN BLADE 1, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE TYRANT’S FIST 1-2, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND 1-5, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES 1-5
AUTHOR: JOHN OSTRANDER, RANDY STRADLEY, HADEN BLACKMAN, ALEXANDER FREED
ARTIST: LUKE ROSS , DOUGLAS WHEATLEY, JIM HALL, CHRIS SCALF, MARCO CASTIELLO, ANDREA CHELLA, RICK LEONARDI

One thought on “Breaking down Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. 1”

  1. This is nice news. I have all the Epic comics in the line and haven’t read the Dark Horse Star Wars line. Will enjoy reading it.

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