The Old Republic has fallen — and the Empire is rising! In the aftermath of Episode III, Sith lord Palpatine exerts his ruthless grip on the galaxy as his enforcer Darth Vader leads a brutal purge to wipe out the Jedi Order! Marked for death, Jedi Master K’Kruhk must protect the younglings under his care, as Master Dass Jennir finds refuge with a crew of smugglers. But to survive, will they abandon their heroic ideals? Meanwhile, the relentless Vader must rescue an officer’s son and defend the Emperor from an uprising — by any means necessary! Witness the beginnings of the Galactic Empire! Collecting STAR WARS: REPUBLIC #78-80, STAR WARS: PURGE, STAR WARS: PURGE — SECONDS TO DIE, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE HIDDEN BLADE, STAR WARS: PURGE — THE TYRANT’S FIST #1-2, STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE LOST COMMAND #1-5, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES #1-17, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES — BLUE HARVEST #0, STAR WARS: DARK TIMES — OUT OF THE WILDERNESS #1-5 and STAR WARS: DARTH VADER AND THE GHOST PRISON #1-5.