STAR WARS
The Thrawn Trilogy
Heir to the Empire

Rebellion Era

   THE NEW REPUBLIC ERA:
5-25 years after Star Wars: A New Hope

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Heir to the Empire #1

Place in timeline - 9 years after A New Hope

Published: October 1995
Adapted from the novel by: Timothy Zahn
Writer: Mike Baron
Pencils & Inks: Olivier Vatine & Fred Blanchard
Colorist: Isabelle Rabarot
Letterer: Ellie De Ville
Cover Artist: Mathieu Lauffray


Five years after the destruction of the second Death Star, the Rebel Alliance has driven the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy. The Alliance has established its fledgling government, the New Republic, in the old Imperial Palace on the planet Coruscant. Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins, and Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights.

But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor's warlords has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic.


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Heir to the Empire #2

Place in timeline - 9 years after A New Hope

Published: November 1995
Adapted from the novel by: Timothy Zahn
Writer: Mike Baron
Pencils & Inks: Olivier Vatine & Fred Blanchard
Colorist: Isabelle Rabarot
Letterer: Ellie De Ville
Cover Artist: Mathieu Lauffray


Five years after the Empire's defeat in Return of the Jedi, the forces of the Empire have rallied. Even as Luke Skywalker searches for Jedi to join him in the inevitable battle, Grand Admiral Thrawn, the last of the Emperor's warlords, schemes with Joruus C'Baoth to end the battle before it can begin. Out-manned, out-numbered, and sorely out-gunned, Luke fears there is no hope. It's up to him to challenge Thrawn, the heir to the Empire.


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Heir to the Empire #3

Place in timeline - 9 years after A New Hope

Published: December 1995
Adapted from the novel by: Timothy Zahn
Writer: Mike Baron
Pencils & Inks: Olivier Vatine & Fred Blanchard
Colorist: Isabelle Rabarot
Letterer: Ellie De Ville
Cover Artist: Mathieu Lauffray


When an Imperial assassin puts Leia in his cross-hairs, Chewbacca crosses the galaxy to take Leia to a place of safety. But there are things in the galaxy that are worse than being assassinated, and "safety" is only relative.


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Heir to the Empire #4

Place in timeline - 9 years after A New Hope

Published: January 1996
Adapted from the novel by: Timothy Zahn
Writer: Mike Baron
Pencils & Inks: Olivier Vatine & Fred Blanchard
Colorist: Isabelle Rabarot
Letterer: Ellie De Ville
Cover Artist: Mathieu Lauffray


Luke Skywalker's Jedi senses have been struck blind! To make matters worse, Grand Admiral Thrawn has just arranged to receive a shipment of creatures capable of pushing back the power of the Force. Thrawn's purpose: to ambush Luke and turn him over to the dark Jedi Master, Joruus C'baoth!


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Heir to the Empire #6

Place in timeline - 9 years after A New Hope

Published: February 1996
Adapted from the novel by: Timothy Zahn
Writer: Mike Baron
Pencils & Inks: Olivier Vatine & Fred Blanchard
Colorist: Isabelle Rabarot
Letterer: Ellie De Ville
Cover Artist: Mathieu Lauffray


Mara Jade has survived for most of her life among the worst riffraff in the galaxy. Years ago, she posed as a dancer in the decadent court of the late Jabba the Hutt. It was there that she first witnessed Luke's awesome powers of Jedi mind-control. Now, in the steaming jungles of Myrkr, Luke and Artoo are Jade's helpless captives. Jade is determined to finish off her Jedi prisoner -- once she's finished stripping him of his Jedi secrets!


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Heir to the Empire #6

Place in timeline - 9 years after A New Hope

Published: March 1996
Adapted from the novel by: Timothy Zahn
Writer: Mike Baron
Pencils & Inks: Olivier Vatine & Fred Blanchard
Colorist: Isabelle Rabarot
Letterer: Ellie De Ville
Cover Artist: Mathieu Lauffray


Luke Skywalker has been bereft of the Force for some time now, and has had to rely on his wits and cunning to stay out of the hands of the Imperials. Now, disguised as a bounty hunter with the beautiful and lethal Mara Jade as his prisoner, he has to find Captain Talon Karrde, rescue Han from the Empire's clutches, and reunite with the other architects of the Rebellion. But even if Luke and Han prevail, the Rebellion may be on the verge of destruction, unraveling itself in a bloody civil war!


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Heir to the Empire TPB

Published: 1997

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The tyranny has ended, but what will take its place? Five years after Return of the Jedi, Leia and Han are married and have shouldered heavy burdens in the government of the New Republic, and Luke Skywalker is the first in a hoped-for new line of Jedi Knights. But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor's warlords, Grand Admiral Thrawn, has taken command of the remains of the Imperial fleet. Thrawn has made two vital discoveries that could destroy the Rebel Alliance's New Republic -- two discoveries whose names both end in Solo!


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Heir to the Empire Ltd. Ed. HC

Published: 1997


This limited-edition, hardcover graphic novel adapts Timothy Zahn's best-selling novel, Star Wars: Heir to the Empire, to comic-book format. Featuring the entire 160-page epic and a special, tipped-in art plate including the signatures of Mike Baron, Olivier Vatine, and Fred Blanchard, this foil-stamped hardcover comes in a deluxe slipcase. For any Star Wars fan, it's an absolute must-buy item; but limited to only 1,000 copies, you can bet that only the most powerful Jedi will actually capture this treasure!


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