Synopsis: This "story" is an abstract representation of the battle between good and evil. There is neither dialogue nor recognizable characters in the work. The only thing that's clear is that lightsabers are the weapon of choice.
Not really a story, but a series of recruitment ads for the Empire. Still, the nature of the ads is conjecture, roughly based on World War II military recruitment ads, and implies something about the way the Empire replaced its Clone Wars-era stormtroopers which may or may not be canon.
This isn't a story, but a 12-page gallery of art. The paintings are drawn from all over the Star Wars galaxy, and may represent several different time frames. Though all obviously painted by Church, he posits that they were done in-universe by fictional artists living in the Star Wars galaxy. That, however, makes the canonicity of the work considerably less clear, if one considers the vantage point of the artist necessary to complete the work. Some of the subject matter is inherently unclear. For instance, what is the piece, "Green Coruscant" supposed to represent? Is it Coruscant tens of thousands of years ago, before it became a city-planet? Is it Coruscant of Star Wars: Legacy, after the greening program of the Yuuzhan Vong War? Or is it an entirely different planet literally called "Green Coruscant"?
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Death Star Drydock
Synopsis: Background During the Huk War, a conflict predating and unrelated to the Clone Wars, two mighty cultures were engaged in battle. On the one side were the Kaleesh; on the other, the Huks. The basic nub of the argument was that the Huks had overpopulated their own planet, and sought to conquer nearby worlds for colonization.
One such world was Kalee, which resisted the Huk invasion fiercely. One of their most brilliant battlefield tacticians was the warlord Qymaen jai Sheelal. He had become so zealous in his pursuit of the Huk that he journeyed to their other worlds and began slaying not just combatants but civilians without discrimination. Eventually, the Huks actually turned to the Republic for assistance, and the Galactic Senate sided with the Huks.
In the end, everything Sheelal had been fighting for was lost; Kalee ended up a poverty-stricken planet anyway, thanks to Senate embargos of the planet's economy.
At about this same time, Count Dooku left the Jedi Order. But he would have been privy to information about this Sheelal and his battlefield antics. It was therefore natural that Dooku should one day turn to him when looking for a military leader without a clear sense of morality.
At first, Dooku brought Sheelal into the Confederacy of Independent Systems via the Banking Clan. It was done, as all things Sith, quite subtly. Kalee was in poverty. They needed economic assistance. So San Hill went to Kalee, offered to wipe out the debt caused by the Senate's embargo, under the condition that Sheelal become an IBC collection agent.
However, the IBC didn't allow him to bring along any Kaleesh warriors for backup. Instead, they insisted that he use their droids. He went through several models, demanding changes in their programming each time. It was this process of making a single organic warrior, a master tactician, work alongside droid warriors, which radically improved droid design from the time of The Phantom Menace to the point where droids nearly vanquished Jedi elite in Episode II's Battle of Geonosis.
"The Eyes of the Revolution" proper All was going well with this new arrangement, until Sheelal got word that the Huk had returned to Kalee. The invaders were apparently ransacking sacred burial grounds. Sheelal thus immediately stopped working for the IBC to return to his homeworld.
San Hill was not amused at this breach of contract. He thus brought in his CIS allies in on the problem. At the time, neither he nor Poggle the Lesser, nor the Archduke of Geonisis thought it odd that Dooku and their mutual master, Darth Sidiious, should be so interested in the case of one wayward employee. Instead, these lesser members of the CIS were grateful that the "upper management" were so involved.
In truth though, they should've seen that something larger was going on. The plan Sidious, through Dooku, devised was decidedly a "test run" for something bigger in the future. They would blow up Sheelal's shuttle, but remote-activate his seat to eject. All of his Kaleesh elite warriors would be destroyed, ending Kaleesh's ability to prosecute a war on Kalee, and he would himself be badly injured, necessitating cyborg implants.
The plan worked. Sheelal's legs were instantly amputated. His body went into massive shock. But Dooku was able to be right at the coordinates of the ejection seat's trajectory to administer Force Lightning to stop the immediate shock. By using the blood of Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas (whom Dooku had kept cryogenically frozen), Dooku was able to keep Sheelal alive long enough to get him into a bacta tank on Geonisis. Along the way, Dooku planted the idea that the shuttle attack had been engineered by Jedi, acting on the orders of the Senate. After extensive operations and considerable rehab, including a selective lobotomy, he emerged a different kind of warrior known to the whole galaxy as General Grievous.
And his hatred of the Republic and Jedi was absolute. Ironically, he owed his life to the blood of a Jedi, and his first weapon following his transformation was the light saber of Sifo-Dyas.
Synopsis: Each story examined various podracers from the Episode I-era. Some stories looked at the time prior to the race depicted in Episode I, some looked after. Continuity from the webcomic was later picked up in the Emissaries to Malastare print comic. Indeed, the series is a direct prologue to that later print work. For instance, Sebulba's ban from the podracing circuit, discussed in the print comic, occurred in this webcomic.
Notes: Originally serialized online at StarWars.com
There were eight parts to this series, released each week during the winter of 2000-1, but after the series concluded, they were all presented as a single entity.
Part 2: The Saboteur
Part 3: The Favorite
Part 4: The Conspirators
Part 5: The Amateur
Part 6: Day of the Boonta
Part 7: The Race!
Part 8: The Aftermath!
Synopsis: Jabba the Hutt lives to negotiate, and the art of the deal is his only discipline. But the goods he trades are the lives of others, and in that line of business you can't lose your head. In this self-contained story, Jabba finds himself bartering with Garr Suppoon, rumored to be an absolute devil at the negotiating table. There's a valuable lesson to be learned here: In a deal with the devil, you can always refuse. In a deal with Jabba, it's not advised.
Synopsis: Jabba has an old saying: If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em out! And that's just what he attempts to do when he encounters an unexpected nemesis on his journey through the galaxy. But he may have to part with something more personal than his precious spice if he's going to close this deal!
Synopsis: Jabba has got a hot freighter on his hands and he's looking to unload it, quickly and discreetly. Enter Cabrool Nuum, a second-hand ship trader whose reputation for discretion is as long as his many years in the business. Unfortunately for Jabba, the years seem to have caught up with Cabrool, and his murderous offspring have taken advantage of the old man's dotage, just as they plan to take advantage of Jabba's impending arrival! In a seedy corner of the galaxy, on a planet of back-stabbing opportunists, Jabba the Hutt is about to land face first in The Dynasty Trap!
Synopsis: Everyone hopes to get a big break someday, move up to the top seat in their line of work. But when that line of work is intergalactic crime, you've got to make your own breaks. Bib Fortuna, Jabba's loyal lieutenant, has plotted a slave revolt against the Hutt. We've seen how Jabba handles negotiations -- now we'll see how he handles betrayal.
Synopsis: With Jabba the Hutt dead, a swarm of greedy Hutt relatives descend on Tatooine ready to claim their piece of Jabba's vast criminal empire. But Big Gizz and Spiker, Jabba's swoop-riding thugs, have their own agenda for a hidden ship full of Jabba's most precious art treasures. Unfortunately, the ship is protected with a security program modelled on Jabba himself! Collecting the serialization from Topps' Star Wars Galaxy Magazine.
Synopsis: Tag Greenly and Bink Otauna are rebel officers fighting against Emperor Palpatine and his army -- until one fateful day, aboard a freighter carrying Princess Leia and the stolen plans for the Death Star, their lives change forever. During an attack on the freighter, Tag and Bink choose life over death, and "borrow" the armor off a pair of deceased stormtroopers to avoid being killed. Their new disguises get them off the freighter alive and send them off on an adventure neither of them could have predicted!
Synopsis: Tag Greenly and Bink Otauna are dead. The two rebel soldiers chose to disguise themselves as Stormtroopers to escape the icy clutch of death. Eventually they found their way onto the Death Star where they (along with everyone else on the battle station) were blown to smithereens. That's how issue #1 of Tag and Bink Are Dead ended. So, if they're dead -- how exciting is the second issue going to be?! PLENTY! And it's HILARIOUS to boot!
Synopsis: Fans jonesing for more side-splitting Star Wars shenanigans will thrill to the new misadventures of this hapless pair, members of the Rebel Alliance, who have somehow stumbled past the worst Imperial perils with their limbs intact. In The Return of Tag & Bink-Special Edition, the duo set out to rescue a certain smuggler trapped in carbonite-with the help of Lando Calrissian! One thing leads to another, and they manage to subdue the deadliest bounty hunter in the galaxy on their way to infiltrating the Hutt palace. Star Wars fans know what comes next, and there will be guest appearances of favorite characters on the way to the Sarlacc pit, the Death Star, and Endor! This issue will conquer the world!
Synopsis: Sergio Aragonés pays Lucasfilm the ultimate insult-he visits their home office! When the first Star Wars film came out over twenty years ago, fans all over the world wondered how the fantastic effects were achieved. By the time George Lucas got around to the long-awaited Episode I, the effects were much more sophisticated. In this special one-shot, Sergio gets an up-close and personal look at how the most-loved series of films ever have been made-so close that he winds up in the computers with Luke, Yoda, and Darth Maul! And you thought Mos Eisley had some unsavory characters before! Join Dark Horse for a look behind the scenes unlike any you've had before.