Star Wars: Crimson Empire #0
December 1998
18ppg, $0.00

Writer, Publisher: Mike Richardson
Writer: Randy Stradley
Penciller: Paul Gulacy
Inker: P. Craig Russell
Letterer: Sean Konot
Colorist, Computer Separations & Effects: David Stewart
Cover Artist: Dave Dorman
Editor: Diana Schutz
Book Design: Scott Tice
Assistant Editor: Mike Hansen
Computer Separations & Effects: John Hanan
Motion and Sound Design & Flash Development: Alex Currier
Motion and Sound Design & Flash Development: Jean-Paul Leonard
Motion and Sound Design & Flash Development: Ben Olander

General Redd Wessel

Carnor Jax

Imperial guardsman

Lieutenant Geff Blim (in flashback), Emperor's physician (in flashback)

Luke Skywalker (in flashback), Han Solo (in flashback), Rayf Ysanna (in flashback)

Issue #0 was an online webcomic produced for It is still available to see as a Flash based animation here.

It was included in the Crimson Empire Trade Paperback between pages 11 and 12 (which is part of issue #1).

Some members of the interim ruling council are shown in Jax's flashback, including Manos, a Shistavanen and four other men.
Carnor Jax, leader of the interim ruling council, is reviewing the events that brought him to power with his confidante, General Wessel.

He recalls Wessell dealing with the council, the use of his assistant Blim to assassinate those who would expose them, and then the exposure brought to them by the Emperor's physician.

Jax relates how he told Skywalker all he knew, and that one Imperial guardsman overheard that and reported it back to the rest of his group. Wessel agrees, but recalls that they silenced the guardsman. Jax chides him. If they had solved the problem, then why were they still hunting for Kir Kanos?

Related Issues
Crimson Empire #1

Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Crimson Empire Trade Paperback Crimson Empire Trade Paperback with Bust-Up Set