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[The Dark Times]
Events that occur between 19 and 2 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows]

Graphic Novel
Published in hardback as
Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows.
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This story is included in:

[Epic Collection: The Empire: Volume 4]

The Empire: Volume 4

Comic Book series
Published December 2013 thru April 2014 as Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows #1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
by Dark Horse Comics:

[Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows - issue 1][Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows - issue 2]

Issue #1Issue #2

[Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows - issue 3][Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows - issue 4]

Issue #3Issue #4

[Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows - issue 5]

Issue #5

e-Comic Book
Published 2013-2014 by Dark Horse Digital.

Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows
Tim Seidell, Gabriel Guzman, Michael Atiyeh, Felipe Massafera et al.
Dark Horse Comics
Story published as:
Comic Book series (2013-2014)
e-Comic Book (2013-2014)
Hardback Graphic Novel (2014)
Epic Collection Paperback Graphic Novel (2018)

If you have read this story, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 5 / 5]

During the Clone Wars, a single trooper—left for dead during battle—comes to hate the Jedi generals who abandoned him. Years later, he lives on, bitter and angry, until hearing tales of a great warrior. Now, this clone believes he may have found the leader he should have been following all along... Darth Vader!
Clone trooper Hock has been through much since being left for dead by his Jedi leaders in the Clone Wars. Now, Hock believes he has found a truly great warrior who deserves loyalty and commands respect—Darth Vader! If Hock can impress the Dark Lord as a stormtrooper, he will have earned respect of his own from the leader he admires most.
Stormtrooper Hock is exactly where he wants to be—under the command of the greatest warrior in the galaxy, Darth Vader! When a mission to assimilate some remnant Separatists becomes a military disaster, Hock has an opportunity to be something more than a soldier in the ranks to Darth Vader . . . if he’s willing to take a life-risking chance!
Fighting at the side of Darth Vader in an air attack against a group of inspired, cause-driven Separatists, stormtrooper Hock has an opportunity to show his value. When he is captured, learning of the enemy’s cause—and who they’re working with—only reinforces Hock’s belief in the Galactic Empire.
Stormtrooper Hock sabotages the remnant Separatists from the inside as they defend against Darth Vader’s advancing forces, and fights for his life against a figure from his past. At Vader’s side, Hock witnesses firsthand the power and ruthlessness of the man-machine he has followed into battle!

This story occurs approximately 17 years before the Battle of Yavin.

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Review by Darth Kondorr, Poland, 2015:

"When I heard the premise of this story I instantly thought that this is a great idea and the book did ot disappoint. This is one of the best Vader stories I have read to date. The story shows us the growing legend of Vader through the eyes of a clone, disenchanted with the Jedi. In order to please his lord, he excells at his duties in the ranks of Stormtroopers, but once he arrives at Vader's side, the legend will have to be confronted with the harsh reality.
This is equally a book about a clone as it is about the image and the legend of the dark lord. The script and the art are perfect. This comes highly recommended and might work both in the OEU (Original Expanded Universe and the DEU (Disney's Expanded Universe).
An absolute recommendation!"

Rating: 5 / 5
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