Star Wars Hidden Empire 003 Cover

Hidden Empire #3

Published February 8th, 2023


Hidden Empire #3 is the third issue of the canon comic book series Hidden Empire. It was published on February 08, 2023 by Marvel Comics.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatIssue
  • AudienceAdult
  • SeriesHidden Empire
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date02/08/2023
  • Episode Number#3

Publisher's Summary

All of Lady Qi’ra’s plans to destroy the Sith hang in the balance, but she is not alone in her desire to destroy the Dark Lords.
Witness a battle decades in the making, as Darth Vader faces off against an adversary who has spent her entire life training for this one, final shot at revenge.

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Opening Crawl


Dreaming of a freer galaxy, Lady Qi’ra and her organization, Crimson Dawn, have waged a secret war against the Empire. Qi’ra activated operatives across the galaxy to cause havoc and distract the Emperor while she sought a power capable of deposing the Sith Lord.

Qi’ra learned the means of prevalling against the Sith from her predecessor, Maul. His teachings led her to the Fermataga Cage, an artifact that sealed away an ancient Sith Lord suspended in time. Qi’ra tasked the Archivist with freeing this Sith to serve as a weapon against the Emperor.

Aware of Qi’ra’s schemes, the Emperor destroyed her flagship, the ”Vermillion”, this forced Qi’ra to escape to her stronghold Dawnfall, where a Crimson Dawn fleet prepares to strike against the Empire.

Joined by Kho Phon Farrus, the Archivist’s work on the Fermata Cage remains the key to Qi’ra’s plan. The disturbance in the Force the artifact produces served as a beacon to Qi’ra’s enemies and a hasty second attempt at using it guided Darth Vader to its location. Chanath Cha and the Orphans arrived to defend the Fermata Cage, but Darth Vader fears no opponent….