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[This story occurs during The Rebellion era]
Events that occur between 4 and 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.

[X-Wing: Rogue Leader]

This story is collected in:

[X-Wing Omnibus - Volume 1]

X-Wing Rogue Squadron
Omnibus: Volume 1


[Epic Collection: The New Republic: Volume 2]

Epic Collection: The New
Republic: Volume 2

Comic Book series published September, November & December 2005 as X-Wing Rogue Leader #1, 2 & 3 by Dark Horse Comics:

[issue 1][issue 2]

Issue #1Issue #2

[issue 3]

Issue #3

Rogue Leader
Haden Blackman et al.
Dark Horse Comics
Story published as:
Comic Book series (2005)
Graphic Novel (2006, 2016)
Alternative language(s):[Also published in French language]

If you have read this story, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 3 / 5]

In the wake of the death of the Emperor and the destruction of the second Death Star, a group of Rebel pilots are looking forward to some well-deserved R & R. Instead, they run into a deadly attack by vengeful Imperials that changes the course of all of their lives.
On Wedge Antilles' home planet, Corellia, he and the other members of the Rogue Squadron are all that stand between an unarmed populace and a terrorist attack by remnants of Palpatine's Imperial forces.
Even the budding Jedi powers of Luke Skywalker won't be enough to tip the scales in the Rogues' favour, and to snatch victory from the jaws of this defeat may cost the life of one of their own!
Imperial terrorists have landed a devastating strike on Wedge Antilles' home planet and captured a member of Rogue Squadron. Now, Wedge and the rest of the Rogues are hot on their trail, determined to find their friend and bring these Imperial thugs to justice.

This story occurs approximately one week after Return of the Jedi, four years after the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

The following novels are sequels to the above stories, and are set from 6 years after the Battle of Yavin during the period of The New Republic, in chronological order:

Review by Darth Kondorr, Poland, 2012:

"Following directly the events of The Truce at Bakura, Rogue Leader does a great job of transitioning from the aftermath of the battle of Endor to the new struggle for Coruscant. It was a big surprise to me, that the whole Bakura Crisis was just one week (including traveling back and forth). The art was nice, especially the coloring, but nothing worth noting. Besides the bookends (the mentioned transition at the beginning, as well as the forming of Rogue Squadron at the end) the story was rather flat, not boring, but not too engaging as well.
"What I did not like is Jensen's design (or was it Wedge? I had problems telling the characters apart at times...), he was almost a perfect Han Solo Clone from Episode 4. This did break the immersion and was the biggest issue for me.
"What I did like (apart form the bookends...) was the feeling that, while the rebels had their break in the war, it was still far from won. It was kinda depressing. The Endor scenes were nice too.
"As with The Truce at Bakura, this book is quite essential to post-Endor (and post Bakura) chronology, it has its great moments but in the end it turns out to be of average quality."

Rating: 3 / 5

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