Five millennia before Luke Skywalker was born -- and 1,000 years before two young Jedi reawakened a long-dormant evil -- the dark power of The Sith held unquestioning rule over the galaxy. For those black-souled, corrupt Jedi, it was a golden age. For the rest of the galaxy, it was a nightmare.
Notes: This issue is currently as "long time ago" as you can get in that "galaxy far, far away".5000 years before ANH. Note that this places this series chronologically before the rest of the Tales of the Jedi series, despite being the 5th volume according to date of publication. It also, therefore, has the distinction of being the earliest story yet told in the Star Wars universe's comic chronology.