Bounty Hunters
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Bounty Hunters

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Bounty Hunters
"There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millennium Falcon. You are free to use any methods necessary, but I want them alive. No disintegrations."

    Ruthless determination. Blurred lines of loyalty. Unrelenting desire to profit. Not to mention the weapons, costumes, and jet packs! Everyone loves a good bounty hunter. When we first glimpsed Vader’s bridge of assorted villainous characters in The Empire Strikes Back, it was as if Lucas was signaling to us that the possibilities were endless when it came to the design and origin of the galaxy’s less scrupulous mercenaries.Since then, the Expanded Universe has run wild with telling tales of escapades of betrayal and high-stakes heists. The bounty hunters represent an exciting element of Star Wars—not Empire, Rebellion, Sith, or Jedi­—somewhere out on the fringes where credits are king.

     In this collection you’ll find stories of bounty hunters infamous and anonymous, the most notorious to some very niche characters recently added to the canon, spanning the timeline from Attack of the Clones to the Aftermath trilogy. Boba Fett gets considerable attention in publishing, especially considering the longevity of the development of his character post-Return of the Jedi in Legends continuity. His compatriots from Episode V make interesting appearances as well. Meet the sympathetic side of Dengar. Experience near-annihilation with IG-88. Chase down Han Solo with Zuckuss and 4-LOM. Bounty hunters from the Clone Wars era get some love as well—young Boba’s coalition makes a comeback in Dark Disciple, Embo teams up with Aftermath’s Jas Emari a time or two, and Aura Sing earns her notorious reputation before we hear of her demise in Solo. Whether you’re hoping to bask in Original Trilogy characters or go on an all-new adventure with a creatively crafted character (armed to the teeth, of course), one thing’s for sure: you’re in for a wild ride. Just remember—no disintegrations.

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Books in this Collection

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Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Dark Empire

Written by
Tom Veitch
Artwork by
Cam Kennedy
One of the early entries into the Star Wars mythos from the notorious Dark Horse Comics, Dark Empire is a truly epic Star Wars story. Written by Tom Veitch and illustrated in a trademark a surreal and gritty watercolor style by Cam Kennedy, this is divisive material among Star Wars fans! Written synonymously with Heir to the Empire, Dark Empire goes a very different direction. Whereas Zahn focused on military strategy and space battles by introducing a clever Imperial warlord, Veitch, a former monk, wanted to explore metaphysical themes of light and darkness. It's got all the Legends goodness you can imagine and more: superweapons, unique starfighters, Dark Side Luke Skywalker, Leia wielding a lightsaber, the return of Boba Fett, ancient Jedi lore, even a resurrected Emperor Palpatine!
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Tales from Jabba's Palace

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Part of the
Tales Series
From the infamous Boba Fett to the pitiful Malakili, Tales from Jabba's Palace has a story for everyone. The "Tales from..." collections are classic Legends adventures, taking the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as the short stories range from wacky to thrilling to bizarre! Tales from Jabba's Palace is no exception, featuring an incredible cast of Legends authors.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Shadows of the Empire

Written by
Steve Perry
Artwork by

The Empire Strikes Back was a big hit, as was Return of the Jedi. But many fans wondered what our heroes were up to in preparation for Han’s rescue at Jabba’s palace. Shadows of the Empire fills the blanks in between the two films and gained enough popularity to be released in various media like comic adaptations, video games, and action figures.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Tales of the Bounty Hunters

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Part of the
Tales Series

Since their debut in Empire Strikes Back, bounty hunters have taken the Star Wars fandom by storm with costumes and figurines expressing their love for the popular space profession. If you fit in with those fans and your favorite characters include Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88, or dare I say, Dengar, then you will find plenty of joy in this timeless classic.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

The Mandalorian Armor

Written by
K.W. Jeter
Artwork by
In a sprawlingly complex and thrilling tale of betrayal and blurred lines of loyalty, the Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy is the deep dive into the characters of the bounty hunters The Empire Strikes Back left us hungry for. Simultaneously taking place prior to Episode V and post-Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett is the pivotal player in the dissolution of the infamous guild of bounty hunters. Shadows of the Empire’s villain and head of the Black Sun organization, Prince Xizor, hires spider-like guild leader Kud’ar Mub’at to cull the guild and leave only the best surviving. The fallout of the clan’s destruction has long-term consequences, as various clan members position for power after Fett falls into the Sarlaac pit. But Legends Fett lives to fight another day. He uncovers a conspacy involving the Rebel Alliance, the Kuat shipyards, and even the Skywalkers themselves…
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Slave Ship

Written by
K.W. Jeter
Artwork by
Boba Fett lives. His enemies would be less than thrilled to find this out. So he fakes his death by abandoning Slave I and stealing Bossk’s ship, The Hound’s Tooth. Bossk leads the opposing faction of the bounty hunter’s guild against Fett in a survival-of-the-fittest race to capture the incredibly lucrative bounty on a high-ranking traitorous stormtrooper. All the while, Prince Xizor manipulates the factions from the shadows…
Legends
Legends
Single Issue Comic

The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing

Written by
Timothy Truman
Artwork by
Timothy Truman
Armed with her cunning, ruthlessness, blaster, Force-sensitivity, and a lightsaber, Aurra Sing is a bounty hunter with a particular preference in prey–Jedi!
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Hard Merchandise

Written by
K.W. Jeter
Artwork by
Boba Fett is the most notorius bounty hunter in the galaxy. In it for the payout, he’s out for himself and himself alone. This tends to make a lot of enemies from the envious in the bounty hunter ranks. Caught in a web of loyalties and scheming, Fett seeks to stay one step ahead of Bossk and his cronies as well as the well-laid plans of Prince Xizor. Meanwhile, what is the truth behind the missing memories of Fett’s companion, Neelah? The Imperial starship factories on Kuat are at stake, as well as Fett’s life itself–again!
Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Zam Wesell

Written by
Ron Mars
Artwork by
Ted Naifeh
Part of the
Being a bounty hunter is all about one thing: getting the job done in order to get a paycheck. But Zam Wessell and Jango Fett come face to face with the ugly consequences of always working in the morally grey area. For once, the bounty hunters might just be the heroes the galaxy needs.
Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Blood Ties Volume 1: Jango & Boba Fett

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Chris Scalf
Dive deep into the psyche of the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy on this thrilling and yet personal adventure. We get a rare glimpse at what makes Jango Fett tick and at how his clone connections relate to his moral compass. In the decades after losing his father, how does Boba's view of his father and his clone origins affect being the best bounty hunter in the galaxy?
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Dark Disciple

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by
Masterpiece
8.7
8.7
8.7

Asajj Ventress did not deserve the pain she endured as a child, but she endured it all the same. While most know her as the relentless, hardened Sith apprentice who will stop at nothing to please her master, there’s a much less sinister side to her -- one that may even be capable of falling in love.

There were many stories originally meant to complete The Clone Wars that never got their chance to be told. But Ventress’s journey deserved a proper ending, and it got exactly that. In this story of love, loss, and triumph, watch as the villain you thought you knew transforms into a celebrated hero of the Republic.

Masterpiece
8.7
8.7
8.7
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Aftermath

Written by
Chuck Wendig
Artwork by

What many still don't know about the Empire is that it did not instantly crumble with the destruction of the second Death Star. For a long time, those who remained loyal to the Emperor held on, refusing to surrender and accept defeat. In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, there is still a war to be won. And it's not just up to the high-profile heroes we know and love to get the job done.

Follow an unlikely team of rebel heroes, from old heroes like Wedge Antilles to new ones like Temmin Wexley, as they struggle against what remains of Palpatine's forces and try to save the galaxy from coming undone again.

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul (2017) (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Cullen Bunn
Artwork by
Luke Ross
Prior to the Phantom Menace, Darth Maul grows restless of waiting in the wings for his Master’s plan to come to fruition. He fills his time by establishing himself against the forces of Coruscant’s criminal underworld, but it isn’t enough. One thing and one thing only can satisfy his need to prove himself—eliminating Jedi. But for a student of the Dark Side, will Maul ever truly be satisfied?
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Star Wars Adventures (2017) Vol. 04: Smuggler's Blues (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Derek Charm

IDW's Star Wars Adventures continues its fantastic run with these Solo tie-in issues. Han and Chewie have to lie, charm, outrun, outsmart, and outshoot their way out of countless tight spots as they make their way through the galaxy. Bounty Hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM even get their fifteen minutes of fame in these fast-paced, incredibly well-written stories for all ages.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Republic: Jango Fett

Written by
Jody Houser
Artwork by
Luke Ross
Jango Fett has amassed a reputation as one of the most dangerous and formidable bounty hunters in the galaxy. Much to the surprise of his collegues and competitors, he’s now accomanied by his son, Boba. Will training a young bounty hunter be a liability or an asset?
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Rebellion Special

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Various

This issue is a compilation of three separate stories about IG-88, Yoda, and X-Wing pilots Biggs and Porkins, written by Simon Spurrier, Marc Guggenheim, and Jon Adams, respectively.

IG-88’s story, “The Long Game,” is a rare chance to get a closer look at one of the iconic bounty hunters from The Empire Strikes Back. We see him in action like never before, but we also get a chance to learn what makes him tick. Art by Caspar Wijngaard.

Yoda takes the spotlight in “The Trial of Dagobah.” We check in with the Jedi Master after Order 66 has forced him into seclusion.

“Stolen Valor” focuses specifically on Red Squadron pilots Biggs Darklighter and Jek Porkins as they attempt to take a day off from fighting the Galactic Empire. Art by Andrea Broccardo.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Republic: Jango Fett

Written by
Jody Houser
Artwork by
Luke Ross
Jango Fett has amassed a reputation as one of the most dangerous and formidable bounty hunters in the galaxy. Much to the surprise of his collegues and competitors, he’s now accomanied by his son, Boba. Will training a young bounty hunter be a liability or an asset?
THE MOST FEARED BOUNTY HUNTER IN THE GALAXY! JANGO FETT'S reputation precedes him as [he] joins a crew for what seems like a simple job. Wait, is that a KID with him?! Will his fellow bounty hunters be foolish enough to betray Jango and his son, BOBA FETT?
Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Aftermath

Written by
Chuck Wendig
Artwork by

What many still don't know about the Empire is that it did not instantly crumble with the destruction of the second Death Star. For a long time, those who remained loyal to the Emperor held on, refusing to surrender and accept defeat. In the aftermath of the Battle of Endor, there is still a war to be won. And it's not just up to the high-profile heroes we know and love to get the job done.

Follow an unlikely team of rebel heroes, from old heroes like Wedge Antilles to new ones like Temmin Wexley, as they struggle against what remains of Palpatine's forces and try to save the galaxy from coming undone again.

As the Empire reels from its critical defeats at the Battle of Endor, the Rebel Alliance—now a fledgling New Republic—presses its advantage by hunting down the enemy's scattered forces before they can regroup and retaliate. But above the remote planet Akiva, an ominous show of the enemy's strength is unfolding. Out on a lone reconnaissance mission, pilot Wedge Antilles watches Imperial Star Destroyers gather like birds of prey circling for a kill, but is taken captive before he can report back to the New Republic leaders.

Meanwhile, on the planet's surface, former Rebel fighter Norra Wexley has returned to her native world—war weary, ready to reunite with her estranged son, and eager to build a new life in some distant place. But when Norra intercepts Wedge Antilles's urgent distress call, she realizes her time as a freedom fighter is not yet over. What she doesn't know is just how close the enemy is—or how decisive and dangerous her new mission will be.

Determined to preserve the Empire's power, the surviving Imperial elite are converging on Akiva for a top-secret emergency summit—to consolidate their forces and rally for a counterstrike. But they haven't reckoned on Norra and her newfound allies—her technical genius son, a Zabrak bounty hunter, and a reprobate Imperial defector—who are prepared to do whatever they must to end the Empire's oppressive reign once and for all.

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Dark Disciple

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by
Masterpiece
8.7
8.7
8.7

Asajj Ventress did not deserve the pain she endured as a child, but she endured it all the same. While most know her as the relentless, hardened Sith apprentice who will stop at nothing to please her master, there’s a much less sinister side to her -- one that may even be capable of falling in love.

There were many stories originally meant to complete The Clone Wars that never got their chance to be told. But Ventress’s journey deserved a proper ending, and it got exactly that. In this story of love, loss, and triumph, watch as the villain you thought you knew transforms into a celebrated hero of the Republic.

The only way to bring down the Sith’s most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side.

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.

Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Rebellion Special

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Various

This issue is a compilation of three separate stories about IG-88, Yoda, and X-Wing pilots Biggs and Porkins, written by Simon Spurrier, Marc Guggenheim, and Jon Adams, respectively.

IG-88’s story, “The Long Game,” is a rare chance to get a closer look at one of the iconic bounty hunters from The Empire Strikes Back. We see him in action like never before, but we also get a chance to learn what makes him tick. Art by Caspar Wijngaard.

Yoda takes the spotlight in “The Trial of Dagobah.” We check in with the Jedi Master after Order 66 has forced him into seclusion.

“Stolen Valor” focuses specifically on Red Squadron pilots Biggs Darklighter and Jek Porkins as they attempt to take a day off from fighting the Galactic Empire. Art by Andrea Broccardo.

THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS TRILOGY! Move over, Boba Fett. The most dangerous bounty hunter in the galaxy isn’t who you think. The cold, calculating assassin droid IG-88 had a deadly reputation. Wanted criminals should tremble in fear because IG-88 will stop at nothing to get the job done. But where did it come from? What does it want? Perfection might be a good place to start. SI SPURRIER (DOCTOR APHRA) and CASPAR WIJNGAARD (DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL) bring the terrifying droid to life! The destruction of the Order, the death of his friends, exile — no matter what he has endured, YODA will always be a Jedi. Even in hiding on the isolated planet of Dagobah, far from the evil Empire's reach, a Jedi's work is never done. Marc Guggenheim (X-MEN GOLD) and ANDREA BROCCARDO (STAR WARS) will pay the wise, old master a visit! The freedom-fighting REBEL ALLIANCE has more than its fair share of heroes — like ace pilots BIGGS DARKLIGHTER and JEK PORKINS. But they’ve been fighting the evil Galactic Empire for a long time and sometimes, even noble warriors like Biggs and Porkins need a little rest and relaxation. Is anywhere truly free from the trials of the galactic conflict?
Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Star Wars Adventures (2017) Vol. 04: Smuggler's Blues (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Derek Charm

IDW's Star Wars Adventures continues its fantastic run with these Solo tie-in issues. Han and Chewie have to lie, charm, outrun, outsmart, and outshoot their way out of countless tight spots as they make their way through the galaxy. Bounty Hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM even get their fifteen minutes of fame in these fast-paced, incredibly well-written stories for all ages.

Set before the events of Episode IV: A New Hope, join everyone’s favorite stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder on a daring new caper!

Feared bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM are hot on the heels of the most notorious scoundrels in the galaxy, Han Solo and Chewbacca! To evade their pursuers, Han and Chewie will risk landing on an mysterious planet that somehow shuts down all electronics. With the Millennium Falcon unable to take off, how will the boys escape? Written by Cavan Scott with art by Derek Charm. Plus, a Lando Calrissian story by Elsa Charretier and Pierrick Colinet, and Jaxxon makes his Star Wars canon debut!

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Tales of the Bounty Hunters

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Part of the
Tales Series

Since their debut in Empire Strikes Back, bounty hunters have taken the Star Wars fandom by storm with costumes and figurines expressing their love for the popular space profession. If you fit in with those fans and your favorite characters include Boba Fett, Bossk, IG-88, or dare I say, Dengar, then you will find plenty of joy in this timeless classic.

In a wild and battle-scarred galaxy, assassins, pirates, smugglers, and cutthroats of every description roam at will, fearing only the professional bounty hunters-amoral adventurers who track down the scum of the universe...for a fee. When Darth Vader seeks to strike at the heart of the Rebellion by targeting Han Solo and the Millennium Falcon, he calls upon six of the most successful-and feared-hunters, including the merciless Boba Fett. They all have two things in common: lust for profit and contempt for life... Featuring original stories by Kevin J. Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, Daniel Keys Moran, Kathy Tyers and Dave Wolverton.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

The Mandalorian Armor

Written by
K.W. Jeter
Artwork by
In a sprawlingly complex and thrilling tale of betrayal and blurred lines of loyalty, the Bounty Hunter Wars trilogy is the deep dive into the characters of the bounty hunters The Empire Strikes Back left us hungry for. Simultaneously taking place prior to Episode V and post-Return of the Jedi, Boba Fett is the pivotal player in the dissolution of the infamous guild of bounty hunters. Shadows of the Empire’s villain and head of the Black Sun organization, Prince Xizor, hires spider-like guild leader Kud’ar Mub’at to cull the guild and leave only the best surviving. The fallout of the clan’s destruction has long-term consequences, as various clan members position for power after Fett falls into the Sarlaac pit. But Legends Fett lives to fight another day. He uncovers a conspacy involving the Rebel Alliance, the Kuat shipyards, and even the Skywalkers themselves…

He's the most feared and successful bounty hunter in the galaxy. He is Boba Fett, and even the most hardened criminals tremble at his name. Now he faces the deadliest challenge of his infamous career--an all-out war against his most dangerous enemies.

As the Rebellion gathers force, Prince Xizor proposes a cunning plan to the Emperor and Darth Vader: smash the power of the Bounty Hunters Guild by turning its members against each other. Only the strongest and most ruthless will survive, and they can be used against the Rebellion. It's a job for the fiercely independent Boba Fett, who jumps at the chance to destroy his rivals. But Fett soon realizes the game is rigged, as he finds himself the target of murderous factions, criminal conspiracies, and the evil at the Empire's dark heart. Boba Fett has always finished first. And in this game, anything less is death.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Slave Ship

Written by
K.W. Jeter
Artwork by
Boba Fett lives. His enemies would be less than thrilled to find this out. So he fakes his death by abandoning Slave I and stealing Bossk’s ship, The Hound’s Tooth. Bossk leads the opposing faction of the bounty hunter’s guild against Fett in a survival-of-the-fittest race to capture the incredibly lucrative bounty on a high-ranking traitorous stormtrooper. All the while, Prince Xizor manipulates the factions from the shadows…

He's both feared and admired, respected and despised. Boba Fett is the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter. Now he finds himself the hunted in the oldest game of all: survival of the fittest.

The once powerful Bounty Hunter's Guild has been shattered into warring factions. Now the posting of an enormous bounty on a renegade Imperial stormtrooper is about to start a frenzy of murderous greed.

Hoping to fuel rumors of his death, Boba Fett abandons his ship, Slave I, and sets out to claim the prize. Yet his every move leads him closer to a trap set by the cunning Prince Xizor. Fett will die before becoming Xizor's pawn in the Emperor's war against the Rebels. And he may have to. For in order to gain his freedom he must outwit a sentient weapon that feeds on human spirits. Then he must escape a galaxy of deadly enemies who want to make the rumors of his death a reality.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Hard Merchandise

Written by
K.W. Jeter
Artwork by
Boba Fett is the most notorius bounty hunter in the galaxy. In it for the payout, he’s out for himself and himself alone. This tends to make a lot of enemies from the envious in the bounty hunter ranks. Caught in a web of loyalties and scheming, Fett seeks to stay one step ahead of Bossk and his cronies as well as the well-laid plans of Prince Xizor. Meanwhile, what is the truth behind the missing memories of Fett’s companion, Neelah? The Imperial starship factories on Kuat are at stake, as well as Fett’s life itself–again!

Boba Fett fears only one enemy--the one he cannot see....

Feared and admired, respected and despised, Boba Fett enjoys a dubious reputation as the galaxy's most successful bounty hunter. Yet even a man like Boba Fett can have one too many enemies....

When Boba Fett stumbles across evidence implicating Prince Xizor in the murder of Luke Skywalker's aunt and uncle, Fett makes himself an enemy even he fears: the unknown mastermind behind a monstrous deception, who will kill to hide his tracks. Fett also finds himself in possession of an amnesiac young woman named Neelah, who may be the key to the mystery--or a decoy leading Fett into a murderous ambush. Fett's last hope is to run through the list of Xizor's hidden enemies. And since Xizor's hidden enemies are almost as legion as Fett's, the chance of survival is slim--even for someone as skilled and relentless as Boba Fett.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Tales from Jabba's Palace

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Part of the
Tales Series
From the infamous Boba Fett to the pitiful Malakili, Tales from Jabba's Palace has a story for everyone. The "Tales from..." collections are classic Legends adventures, taking the reader on a roller coaster of emotions as the short stories range from wacky to thrilling to bizarre! Tales from Jabba's Palace is no exception, featuring an incredible cast of Legends authors.

In the dusty heat of twin-sunned Tatooine lives the wealthiest gangster in a hundred worlds, master of a vast crime empire and keeper of a vicious, flesh-eating monster for entertainment (and disposal of his enemies). Bloated and sinister, Jabba the Hutt might have made a good joke -- if he weren't so dangerous. A cast of soldiers, spies, assassins, scoundrels, bounty hunters, and pleasure seekers have come to his palace, and every visitor to Jabba's grand abode has a story. Some of them may even live to tell it. . . .

Featuring original stories by: Kevin J. Anderson, M. Shayne Bell, John Gregory Betancourt, Mark Budz and Marina Fitch, A.C. Crispin, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, George Alec Effinger, Kenneth C. Flint, Esther Friesner, Barbara Hambly, Daryl F. Mallett, J.D. Montgomery, Judy and Gar Reeves-Stevens, Jennifer Roberson, Kathy Tyers, Deborah Wheeler, Dave Wolverton, William F. Wu, Timothy Zahn.

Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Dark Empire

Written by
Tom Veitch
Artwork by
Cam Kennedy
One of the early entries into the Star Wars mythos from the notorious Dark Horse Comics, Dark Empire is a truly epic Star Wars story. Written by Tom Veitch and illustrated in a trademark a surreal and gritty watercolor style by Cam Kennedy, this is divisive material among Star Wars fans! Written synonymously with Heir to the Empire, Dark Empire goes a very different direction. Whereas Zahn focused on military strategy and space battles by introducing a clever Imperial warlord, Veitch, a former monk, wanted to explore metaphysical themes of light and darkness. It's got all the Legends goodness you can imagine and more: superweapons, unique starfighters, Dark Side Luke Skywalker, Leia wielding a lightsaber, the return of Boba Fett, ancient Jedi lore, even a resurrected Emperor Palpatine!
Six years after the Battle of Endor, the fight for freedom rages on. Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empire—under a mysterious new leader—strikes back at the struggling Rebel Alliance. Massive World Devastators, more powerful and unstoppable than the Death Star, ravage entire planets, while the ruthless heirs of Jabba the Hutt place a monumental price on the heads of Princess Leia and her husband, Han Solo. Along with Lando, Chewbacca, Artoo, Threepio, and other old allies, Han and Leia struggle to protect the future for their unborn child. But their greatest foe may be their closest friend: Luke Skywalker...
Legends
Legends
Single Issue Comic

The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing

Written by
Timothy Truman
Artwork by
Timothy Truman
Armed with her cunning, ruthlessness, blaster, Force-sensitivity, and a lightsaber, Aurra Sing is a bounty hunter with a particular preference in prey–Jedi!
She moves in silence, chooses her moment, and strikes without mercy. She is Aurra Sing, the most feared bounty hunter that the Republic has ever seen. Aurra has a talent for being in the right place at the right time, and an appetite for those places in the galaxy where chaos reigns and bounties are plentiful… and challenging! Dark Horse begins an all-new series of one-shots featuring the vilest mercenaries from every era of the Star Wars universe!
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Shadows of the Empire

Written by
Steve Perry
Artwork by

The Empire Strikes Back was a big hit, as was Return of the Jedi. But many fans wondered what our heroes were up to in preparation for Han’s rescue at Jabba’s palace. Shadows of the Empire fills the blanks in between the two films and gained enough popularity to be released in various media like comic adaptations, video games, and action figures.

His name is Xizor, Underlord of a galaxywide criminal organization called Black Sun. He seeks to displace Darth Vader as Emperor Palpatine's right hand. To do so, he will hatch a brilliantly evil plan to discredit Vader in the Emperor's eyes. But in the meantime he will join the Dark Lord in an unholy alliance whose common target is the young Rebel hero, Luke Skywalker.

While Vader and Xizor bait their trap for Luke, Han Solo is being held captive, flash-frozen in a carbonite slab. Mourning the loss of the man she loves, Princess Leia mounts a rescue mission to free Han. She enlists the aid of Luke, who is sharpening his skill in the Force at Ben Kenobi's home on the edge of Tatooine's Western Dune Sea. Skywalker organizes a crack fighting force, including Wedge Antilles and his famous X-wing squadron; Lando Calrissian; and the mercenary Dash Rendar. Yet the fierce battle that ensues to rescue Han will not go according to plan. For the Empire's spies are everywhere.

What's worse, though he is cold and reptilian, Xizor has a certain predatory charisma that not even Leia can totally resist. Against the judgment of Chewbacca, who has promised Han to keep her from harm, Leia walks willingly into Xizor's lair in a dangerous play of passion and willpower to get the information she needs to defeat him. At the same time, Luke stands in the crosshairs of a conspiracy of assassins and bounty hunters recruited by Xizor's lieutenant, the beautiful but lethal Human replicant Guri. As the struggle between Xizor and Vader intensifies, Luke finds himself the potential prize of the two most evil entities in the galaxy — one who wants him alive, and one who wants him dead.

In a final, explosive showdown, the Rebels must infiltrate Xizor's impregnable stronghold and fight the combined forces of Black Sun and the Empire in deep space. With death and betrayal looming on every side, Luke, Leia, Lando, and Chewie must use every weapon and resource at their disposal, including the Rebel fleet and some intriguing new allies, if they are to prove victorious. In Shadows of the Empire, Steve Perry adds an exciting new chapter to the Star Wars saga and introduces important new characters and situations no Star Wars fan will want to miss.

Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Blood Ties Volume 1: Jango & Boba Fett

Written by
Tom Taylor
Artwork by
Chris Scalf
Dive deep into the psyche of the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy on this thrilling and yet personal adventure. We get a rare glimpse at what makes Jango Fett tick and at how his clone connections relate to his moral compass. In the decades after losing his father, how does Boba's view of his father and his clone origins affect being the best bounty hunter in the galaxy?

Here begins a multigenerational tale of honor and redemption, starring two of the heaviest hitters in the Star Wars galaxy: Jango and Boba Fett! Before the beginning of the Clone Wars, Jango accepts a mission which will affect the course of Boba Fett's life some twenty years into the future! When an important assignment with a big payday from Count Dooku goes awry for Jango, Boba will be tasked with picking up the pieces...

Legends
Legends
Graphic Novel

Zam Wesell

Written by
Ron Mars
Artwork by
Ted Naifeh
Part of the
Being a bounty hunter is all about one thing: getting the job done in order to get a paycheck. But Zam Wessell and Jango Fett come face to face with the ugly consequences of always working in the morally grey area. For once, the bounty hunters might just be the heroes the galaxy needs.

Zam Wesell is everything you'd want in a girl: beauty, intelligence, style, the ability to strip and assemble an EE-3 blaster rifle in less than six seconds… She really does have it all. It's no wonder that she has caught the eye of fellow bounty hunter, Jango Fett. Jango is going to need her help in finding and destroying a powerful artifact that could prove to be very destructive if it fell into the wrong hands. Though he isn't usually this sentimental, he wants to make sure the galaxy is safe for his young son. However, Zam's motivations are not so noble. She plans to sell the artifact to the highest bidder. If they can't trust each other and they've got every bounty hunter and cutthroat in the galaxy gunning for them, who can they trust?

Canon
Canon
Graphic Novel

Darth Maul (2017) (Trade Paperback)

Written by
Cullen Bunn
Artwork by
Luke Ross
Prior to the Phantom Menace, Darth Maul grows restless of waiting in the wings for his Master’s plan to come to fruition. He fills his time by establishing himself against the forces of Coruscant’s criminal underworld, but it isn’t enough. One thing and one thing only can satisfy his need to prove himself—eliminating Jedi. But for a student of the Dark Side, will Maul ever truly be satisfied?

Raised on hate, fear and anger...steeped in the ways of darkness...and trained to kill! Darth Maul's time as apprentice to Darth Sidious has long been cloaked in shadows - now at last his tale of revenge is revealed! It's a story of rage unleashed as Darth Maul prepares for his first encounter with the hated Jedi. But when a Jedi Padawan is captured by sinister forces, why is Maul so determined to fi nd her? And what role will a band of bounty hunters, including Cad Bane and Aurra Sing, play? Get to know the galaxy's deadliest Zabrak like never before!