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Shattered Empire #1

Published September 9th, 2015


Shattered Empire #1 is the first issue of the canon comic book series Shattered Empire, set in the sequel era. It was published on September 09, 2015 by Marvel Comics.



  • TypeComic book
  • FormatIssue
  • AudienceAdult
  • SeriesShattered Empire
  • Release StatusReleased
  • Release Date09/09/2015
  • Episode Number#1

Publisher's Summary

Emperor Palpatine’s twenty-year reign of terror came to an abrupt and fiery end in the skies above the forest moon of Endor. A decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance, to be sure, but even with the loss of its leadership, the Empire’s Moffs and regional governors retained their hold on important systems from the Core to the Outer Rim, thanks to the might of the Imperial Starfleet. Now, with a power vacuum atop the Empire, those Moffs will jockey for position and control, and the heroes of the Rebel Alliance will soon discover that a wounded and fractious Empire may be more dangerous than any threat they faced before![9]

For the first time in the new Star Wars canon, journey with us into the time after the end of Return of the Jedi! Writer Greg Rucka (PUNISHER, WOLVERINE, Gotham Central) and artist Marco Checchetto (AVENGERS WORLD, PUNISHER) take us past the destruction of the second Death Star into the chaos of a Shattered Empire.

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Opening Crawl

Part I

It is the final moments of the BATTLE OF ENDOR. Amidst the stars about the Forest Moon, Rebel forces have engaged the evil Galactic Empire in a desperate, final confrontation, hoping to end the tyrannical rule of Emperor Palpatine and bring peace to a wearied and battered galaxy.

But the Rebel Fleet has fallen into a trap. The second DEATH STAR is fully operational, and on Endor’s moon, the energy shield protecting it still stands. What was to be a moment of triumph now teeters on the brink of disaster.

Now, rebel pilots have engaged Imperial forces in furious dogfights, frantically trying to protect the Rebellion’s capital ships, and to buy enough time to rescue victory from the jaws of defeat…