| Star Wars: Dark Times (2006)
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Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication Date: October 2006 - June 2010
Country: United States
Star Wars: Dark Times (2006) #1 continues from Star Wars: Republic (2002) #83
Star Wars: Dark Times (2006) #17 continues to Star Wars: Dark Times - Out of the Wilderness (2011) #1
Serving as an effective sequel to Star Wars: Purge and the "Into the Unknown" story arc that occurred in the closing months of Star Wars: Republic, Dark TImes was the first comic title to be completely set in any part of the time period between the two filmed Star Wars trilogies.
The series was also informed by Matthew Stover's novelized coverage of the same time period, including his adaptation of Revenge of the Sith and, more particularly, the original novel, Dark Lord. It is therefore notable for being a strong example of the level of integration between the film, novel, and comic book versions of Star Wars, typical of LucasBooks following the theatrical release of The Phantom Menace.
It starred a young Darth Vader and his Emperor, along with Jedi-in-hiding Dass Jennir.
The initial storyline was called "The Path to Nowhere", a name which, in press releases, was originally attached to the title as a whole.
However, the indicia makes clear that not only is the name of the series simply, Star Wars: Dark Times, but that each issue is actually dual numbered as a part of Star Wars: Republic.
Number of issues cataloged: 23
Number of users with this title in their pull list: 37