Star Wars: Dark Empire #6
October 1992
"The Fate of a Galaxy", 24ppg, $2.95

Writer: Tom Veitch
Artist: Cam Kennedy
Letterer: Todd Klein
Editor: Barbara Kesel
Cover Artist: Dave Dorman


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

Mon Calamari, Fifth Moon of Gla Soocha, Pinacle Base

Imperial Sovereign Protectors, StormtroopersRebel Sea Commandos

Mon Calamari

World Devastator, Millennium Falcon, E-wing starfighter, V-wing speeder, escort frigate, Imperial Star Destroyer, Eclipse, Imperial Lambda-class shuttle

Amphibions, Waveskimmer

Includes a 4 page written behind-the-scenes book format section that fills in the gaps and brings people up to speed on the events happening in the galaxy since Return of the Jedi.

In this issue, and others of the series, the Mon Calamari homeworld, Mon Calamari, is referred to as simply Calamari.
In hyperspace onboard the Millennium Falcon, Han, Chewie and Leia hurry to interface Artoo and Threepio to transmit the battle codes to stop the World Devastators on Mon Calamari. With their shields down, the Devastators are easy prey for the Rebel Sea Commandos.

In Silencer-7, Commander Klev realizes that they cannot override the jammed circuits but they can continue producing ships from the onboard factories. They begin producing a new aquatic craft to assault the rebellion ships.

Threepio informs the crew of the Falcon that Artoo has created a new code that will allow him to order the Devastators to do whatever they want. Han orders the ship in low as they broadcast the signal which causes the mighty factories of death to begin smashing into one another, using the power of their furnaces to destroy each other. The Battle of Calamari is over and the Alliance has a decisive victory.

Back at Pinnacle Base, General Dodonna and Mon Mothma have analyzed the battle plans stored in Artoo and discovered the Emperor's plans to retake the galaxy. At the same time Leia ponders the holocron she stole as it imparts a warning to her.

The Emperors massive ten mile long flagship, the Eclipse, exist hyperspace over the moon, and Palpatine demands that Leia come to him in exchange for a truce. Leia take a shuttle to the ship and presents herself to the Emperor. But instead of surrendering, she battles her brother who is now deep in the control of the dark side.

Luke begs Leia to help him and as they spar, her words help rip down the defenses that Palpatine has installed. Realizing that he is losing Luke, the clone of Palpatine strikes out at the twins and Luke fights back in a powerful duel before slicing the Emperor's hand off.

In a fit of rage, the Master of the Dark Side, summons a Force storm that begins consuming the rebel fleet and is headed towards Pinnacle base. Using their powers in unison, the Jedi twins are able to divert the storm, and use it to destroy the Emperor's flagship.

They escape in time to witness the Eclipse being destroyed. Leia tells Luke she felt he unborn child help them during the bonding. Luke feels very positive that after this, the Jedi Knights will rise again.

Related Issues
Dark Horse Classics – Dark Empire #6 Dark Empire #1 Dark Empire #2 Dark Empire #3 Dark Empire #4 Dark Empire #5

Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Luke Skywalker, Last Hope for the Galaxy Dark Empire Trilogy Dark Empire Trade Paperback Dark Empire Limited Edition Hardcover Dark Empire Trade Paperback (3rd Edition)
Dark Empire 6 Gold Cover Dark Empire 6 Platinum Cover Dark Empire UK Trade Paperback

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