Star Wars: Crimson Empire #4
March 1998
24ppg, $2.95

Writer, Publisher: Mike Richardson
Writer: Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: P. Craig Russell
Letterer: Sean Konot
Colorist: David Stewart
Cover Artist: Dave Dorman
Book Design: Kristen Burda
Book Design: Scott Tice
Editor: Diana Schutz
Assistant Editor: Mike Hansen


LOCATION
Phaeda

ORGANIZATION
Stormtroopers, Blackhole stormtroopers

STARSHIP
Emperor's Revenge, Phaeda's Hope, Steadfast, TIE fighter, B-wing starfighter, E-wing starfighter, Action VI Transport, Imperial Lambda-class shuttle, Z-95 Headhunter

VEHICLE
landspeeder

COMMENTS
According to the inside cover, the events in this issue takes place 11+ years after the Battle of Yavin.

This issue features a profile of series cover artist Dave Dorman, plus letters from Frederick D. Weaver, Adam Holmberg, and Alfredo E. Pares.

This is the only issue of the series to not feature Kir Kanos.
SYNOPSIS
At the new rebel base in Collo Fauale, Mirith Sinn and Sish Sadeet discuss the Imperial attack on their base, and the fact that someone tipped off Colonel Shev. Mirith tells Sadeet not to worry about traitors right now, but he has his eye on Merkon, who is making a lot of trips between the base and town.

Meanwhile, Lord Carnor Jax has landed and quickly dismisses Shev for his incompetence. He is briefed on the ill-fated attack before taking an audience with a civilian that knows the whereabouts of Kir Kanos. That man being Tem Merkon.

Tem later tries to slip back into his apartment but is confronted by Sinn and Sadeet. He offers to bribe them with the bounty he got for turning in Kanos, but is quickly stabbed by a silent Massimo who emerges from the shadows. "Thus die all traitors," says Sinn.

Outside Kanos' ship, a cloaked figure gets captured by a pair of stormtroopers, thinking it's Kanos. But in reality it is Mirith Sinn in disguise. Jax order her to be taken to headquarters for interrogation. There, they torture her to find out where Kanos may be hiding. In the meantime a squad of troopers finds Merkon's dead body, just before an explosion rips through his building destroying them all.

Jax is displeased with the incompetence around him, he continues questioning Sinn, but she reveals nothing, so Lord Jax orders the Steadfast to open fire on the rebel base. The Star Destroyers powerful turbolasers rip through the base destroying ships and people alike.

She finally agrees to talk. Sinn reveals that Kanos has gone to Yinchorr. Jax orders his ship to prepare for departure as he has his assistant blim, cut Sinn free. She is followed by a Kubaz spy, that is quickly dispatched by Sadeet, who says New Republic command has a little surprise for her.

Jax gives orders to commander Viavnt of the Steadfast to continue the orbital assault before leaping to hyperspace. As they prepare their assault, a squadron of rebel B- and E-wings emerges from hyperspace. Their leader encourages them to show the Imperials what Rogue Squadron can do.


Related Issues
Crimson Empire #1 Crimson Empire #2 Crimson Empire #3 Crimson Empire #5 Crimson Empire #6


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Crimson Empire Saga Hardcover Crimson Empire Trade Paperback Crimson Empire Trade Paperback with Bust-Up Set 30th Anniversary Collection #10



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