Dark Horse Comics #17
January 1994
"Droids" part 1 of 3, 8ppg, $2.50

Script: Dan Thorsland
Penciller, Cover Artist: Bill Hughes
Inker: Andy Mushynsky
Letterer: Bill Pearson
Colorist: Pamela Rambo
Cover Colors: Matthew Hollingsworth
Editor: Randy Stradley
Editor: Edward Martin III

CHARACTER
Supporting
Bardo

Villain
Olag Greck

Other
Xob

DROID
IG-88, C-3PO (See Threepio), R2-D2 (Artoo Detoo)

LOCATION
Hosk Station, Kalarba

STARSHIP
droid barge

COMMENTS
This Droids story is reprinted in the Droids Special along with the remaining two parts from issues 18 & 19.
SYNOPSIS
After being sold at auction by their previous Master, Wena, the droids are en route on a droid barge to Hosk Station, orbiting the planet Kalarba in the Kalarba System. Artoo points out the battle droid to his partner Threepio who finds it very disturbing, and Threepio hopes he never escapes.

Olag Greck watches the droid barge land in Hangar Three of Hosk Station, smirking that a competitor of his would have sent a droid to kill him. He vows to flush the battle droids memory and put him to good use in the Arena. At that moment, the droid escapes.

Greck's henchman, Bardo, rushes off the ship followed by a wide assortment of droids. Greck order Xob, his Gamorrean guard, onto the ship. Xob bumps into R2 and then 3PO, whom Greck mistakenly believes has caused the destruction. Threepio corrects him, telling him it was in fact IG-88!

The security system in the hangar kicks in and locks down the station. At this point the assassin droid fires its blaster at R2, gaining his attention, and knocks on the door. Artoo seems to understand him and opens the door, allowing IG-88 to escape. Greck vows to Threepio that he will hunt down the assassin droid and his astromech partner, and when he finds them, he will melt them into slag.
"Aliens: Alien" part 1 of 3, 8ppg, $2.50

Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Paul Mendoza
Letterer: Vickie Williams
Colorist: James Sinclair
Editor: Randy Stradley
Series Editor: Edward Martin III
Writer: John Arcudi
Artist: Paul Mendoza
Letterer: Vickie Williams
Colorist: James Sinclair
Editor: Randy Stradley
Editor: Edward Martin III



"Predator: The Hunted City" part 2 of 3, 8ppg, $2.50

Script: Charles Moore
Cover Artist: Doug Alexander Gregory
Inker: Jasen Rodriguez
Letterer: Bill Pearson
Colorist: Gregory Wright
Editor: Randy Stradley
Series Editor: Edward Martin III
Script: Charles Moore
Penciller: Doug Alexander Gregory
Inker: Jasen Rodriguez
Letterer: Bill Pearson
Colorist: Gregory Wright
Editor: Randy Stradley
Editor: Edward Martin III




Related Issues
Dark Horse Comics #18 Dark Horse Comics #19 Droids Special


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Droids – The Kalarba Adventures Trade Paperback Droids – The Kalarba Adventures Limited Edition Hardcover