Posted by Curto on July 7, 2006 at 03:49 PM CST

STAR WARS LEGACY #5
JOHN OSTRANDER (W), JAN DUURSEMA (P), DAN PARSONS (I), BRAD ANDERSON (C), and ADAM HUGHES (Cover)

On sale Oct. 3 FC, 32 pages $2.99 Ongoing

A galaxy-shaking secret is revealed in the heat of battle! Old friendships will be strained to the breaking point, unlikely new alliances will be formed, and the relentless forces of evil will pursue their dark ends with even greater vigor and purpose. In a universe on the brink of either destruction or salvation, it is the actions of an unexpected few that will determine the fates of all. The previously uncharted future of Star Wars takes a surprising turn in this latest issue of Legacy?be there!

? The start of a brand new ongoing series, with all new characters, this is an excellent place for new readers to start.


STAR WARS: DARK TIMES #1?THE PATH TO NOWHERE part 1 (of 5)
WELLES HARTLEY (W), MICK HARRISON (W), DOUGLAS WHEATLEY (A/Cover), and RONDA PATTISON (C)

On sale Oct. 25 FC, 32 pages $2.99 Ongoing

?For over a thousand generations the Jedi Knights were the guardians of peace and justice in the Old Republic. Before the dark times, before the Empire.?
?Ben Kenobi

The dark times are here. Even as the worlds of the former Republic are drawn into the iron grip of Palpatine?s Empire, the galaxy seems adrift in a sea of chaos, lawlessness, and despair.

On Coruscant, Darth Vader waits for his Master to reveal his vision for the future. But is there a plan beyond obtaining power? On New Plympto, Jedi Master Dass Jennir leads a Nosaurian army in a war they have already lost. Is this what it now means to be a Jedi?

Dark Times #1 is the gateway to a new era in Star Wars history, an era where the future is grim, evil is on the rise, and all paths seem to lead nowhere . . .

? Moving into the new, unexplored territory of the time period immediately following Revenge of the Sith.

? References the events in the Del Rey novel Dark Lord.


STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC #10
JOHN JACKSON MILLER (W), BRIAN CHING (A), and MICHAEL ATIYEH (C)

On sale Oct. 25 FC, 32 pages $2.99 Ongoing

Secret motivations and a troubled history are revealed in this standalone story of fear, neglect, and betrayal in the Old Republic! After the great Sith War, one Jedi dedicated herself to training only the most gifted seers in hopes of foretelling and preventing the return of the Sith. But obsession with her mission led to oversight elsewhere, allowing dark influences to take hold amidst the Jedi order. Now, events have been set in motion that cannot be undone, the consequences of which will rewrite the fate of the entire galaxy!

? The flagship series of Dark Horse?s exciting relaunch of its Star Wars publishing line, celebrating the company?s twentieth anniversary.

? Continuing the ongoing monthly series set four thousand years before the rise of the Empire and the fall of Anakin Skywalker (and eight years prior to the events in the Knights of the Old Republic video game).

? A great starting point for anyone interested in following the Star Wars saga beyond the films.

? Every issue contains concise ?story-so-far? information for first-time readers.


KOTOBUKIYA PRINCESS LEIA SOFT VINYL MODEL KIT
On sale Nov. 15 10" tall, with six easy-to-assemble pieces $99.99

Dark Horse continues its exciting import program of the award-winning large vinyl Star Wars figures. Consisting of six easy-to-assemble pieces, Princess Leia is 10 inches tall.

One of the most alluring female character costumes ever, Princess Leia?s slave outfit made an impression on millions of people when she appeared on the screen in Return of the Jedi in 1983. Owing its popularity among teenage boys to a combination of carefully placed metal and fabric, Leia?s new look proved to be an overwhelming favorite.

Not to be outdone by other sex symbols, Leia did not sit idly by Jabba?s side as her friends were threatened, rather, she strangled her captor with her own slave chains. Our heroine is celebrated in this stunning, realistically rendered vinyl model kit. Three cheers for Leia!