Star Wars: Dark Times #1
October 2006
"The Path to Nowhere" part 1, 22ppg, $2.99

Story: Welles Hartley
Script: Mike Harrison
Artist, Cover Artist: Doug Wheatley
Colorist: Ronda Pattison
Letterer: Michael David Thomas
Book Design: Darin Fabrick
Assistant Editor: Dave Marshall
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson

According to the inside cover, the events in this issue takes place 19 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Listed as Star Wars Republic #84 in the indicia.

Includes alternate cover, which according to editor Randy Stradley is "part of a new Retailer promotion that Dark Horse is starting. Dark Times #1 is the first book in the promotion. the alternate cover is Doug Wheatley's uncolored pencil art of the DT #1 cover."

Here's a little more on the variant program: The Dark Horse 100 program rewards 10 lucky comic shops with 100 variant cover comics exclusively available through this promotion. Dark Horse received an overwhelming response from retailers, with entries totaling near 1,000! The following ten stores were chosen at random to receive 100 alternate cover copies of the upcoming Star Wars Dark Times debut issue for free. All issues, regular and alternate cover copies, are expected to arrive in stores by the first week of November (11/8/2006).

The 10 stores that received copies of this version of Dark Times #1 included: The Dreaming Comics and Games, Seattle, WA; Collector's Paradise, Winnetka, CA; Clint's Books, Kansas City, MO; Magic Dragon Comics, Arlington, MA; Warp 9, Clawson, MI; Heroes and Villains, Hampton, VA; Cyborg One, Doylestown, PA; Dragon's Lair, Round Rock, TX; Up, Up & Away!, Cincinnati, OH; & Demolition Comics, Tampa, FL.

Related Issues
Dark Times #2 Dark Times #3 Dark Times Gallery Edition Dark Times #4 Dark Times #5

Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Dark Times Trade Paperback #1 Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 1 #1 Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Trade Paperback #1
Dark Times 1 (Dark Horse 100 limited cover; 1000 copies)

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