Star Wars Tales Volume 2

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Star Wars Tales Volume 2
Publication information
Publishing company Dark Horse Comics
Subject Star Wars
Genre Science fiction
Release date(s) 1 May 2002
Country United States
Language English
No. of pages 224
Size & Weight 10.2 x 6.7 x 0.5 inches
2.42 pounds
ISBN ISBN 978-1-56971-757-8
Expanded Universe
Series Star Wars Tales
Preceded by Star Wars Tales Volume 1
Followed by Star Wars Tales Volume 3
Cover artist(s) Tsuneo Sanda
Designer(s) Lia Ribacchi
Art director(s) Mark Cox
Editor(s) Dave Land
Assistant editor(s) Philip Simon
Publisher(s) Mike Richardson

Star Wars Tales Volume 2 is the second Star Wars Tales trade paperback, collecting issues 5-8.

Star Wars Tales 5[edit]

Star Wars Tales 5
Publication information
Subject Star Wars
Genre Science fiction
Release date(s) 27 September 2000
Country United States
Language English
No. of pages 64
Cover artist(s) Andrew Robinson
Designer(s) Mark Cox
Editor(s) Dave Land
Assistant editor(s) Michael Carriglitto
Publisher(s) Mike Richardson

Yaddle's Tale: The One Below[edit]

Script: Dean Motter
Pencils: Jesus Saiz
Inks: Fernando Blanco
Colors: Dave Nestelle
16 Pages
Galactic Year: 245 BBY
Preceded by: Heart of Darkness
Followed by: Vow of Justice

Whilst discussing the possibility of knighting Yaddle the Jedi Council revisit the story of her training under the tutelage of Polvin Kut, two-hundred years prior.

On a mission to liberate the colonies of the Advozse Warlock Tulak the duo are betrayed on Koba, leading to Kut's death. The Padawan Yaddle is taken hostage by the Warlock but is impervious to his interrogations, warning him 'Rule by terror you do, die by fear you will'.

In time Tulak tires of the colony and leaves Koba. However, he seals Yaddle in a pit with the hope that he can use her as a future bargaining tool but she is soon forgotten. She is confined for a century, surviving on food and water provided by wardens left behind when Tulak left. Over the generations, the Koba society collapses, though the primitives still tend to her, lowering food as part of a ritual they barely understand. She is spoken of as The One Below. During this time Yaddle hones her Jedi skills.

Eventually an earthquake brings down the roof of her pit, allowing her to escape. Seeing the destruction of the nearby village she remains on the planet to aid the Kobans. She dedicates herself to teaching the children, society rebuilds around her. She is quietly content with her work until the day Kalut, Tulak's son, returns to Koba claiming it as his heirloom. He casually attacks, slaying many and deciding what, if anything to take, Forced to fight, Kulat ends up speared on his own weapon and dies.

On hearing the story the Jedi Council, in particular Yoda, are swayed to initiate her as a Jedi Master.

What They Called Me[edit]

Story & Art: Craig Thompson
4 Pages
This story is non-canon

A Summer's Dream[edit]

Script: Terry Moore
Pencils: Cliff Richards
Inks: P. Craig Russell
Colors: Matt Hollingsworth
12 Pages
Galactic Year: 33 BBY
Preceded by: Jedi Council: Acts of War
Followed by: Life, Death, and the Living Force

Hoth[edit]

Story & Art: Tony Millionaire
Colors: Michelle Madsen
2 Pages
Galactic Year: 3 ABY
Preceded by: Moment of Doubt
Followed by: Slippery Slope

An encounter on the frozen ice fields.

Lando's Commandos: On Eagle's Wings[edit]

Script: Ian Edginton
Pencils: Carlos Meglia
Colors: Michelle Madsen
22 Pages
Galactic Year: 4 ABY
Preceded by: Problem Solvers
Followed by: The Thrawn trilogy

A series of devastating pirate raids are costing the Rebellion dozens of lost lives, tons of equipment and ships and their credibility in the eyes of other forces. Lando is tasked to lead a mission to destroy the pirates. Among his people, the man who taught the pirates everything they know!

Star Wars Tales 6[edit]

Star Wars Tales 6
Publication information
Subject Star Wars
Genre Science fiction
Release date(s) 20 December 2000
Country United States
Language English
No. of pages 64
Cover artist(s) Kilian Plunkett
Designer(s) Mark Cox
Editor(s) Dave Land
Assistant editor(s) Michael Carriglito
Publisher(s) Mike Richardson

The Hovel on Terk Street[edit]

Script: Tom Fassbender & Jom Pascoe
Pencils: Eric Powell
Inks: Drew Geraci & Keith Barnett
Colors: Dave Stewart
12 Pages
Galactic Year: 1 BBY
Preceded by: Extinction
Followed by: Rookies Rendezvous

The Max Rebo Band in “A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite!”[edit]

Script: Ian Edginton
Pencils: Mark Martin & Rick Neilsen
7 Pages
Galactic Year: 3 ABY
Preceded by: Stop that Jawa!
Followed by: The One That Got Away

Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc[edit]

Script: Mark Schultz
Pencils: Kellie Strom
9 Pages
Galactic Year: 12 BBY
Preceded by: Ghost
Followed by: Nerf Herder

Junkheap Hero[edit]

Script: Mark Evanier
Pencils: Sergio Aragonés
Colors: Dave McCaig
5 Pages
Galactic Year: 2 ABY
Preceded by: Lucky Stars
Followed by: River of Chaos

The Hidden[edit]

Script: Sean Konot & Scott Morse
Pencils: Scott Morse
7 Pages
Galactic Year: 2 ABY
Preceded by: A Valentine's Story: Breaking the Ice
Followed by: Lunch Break

Thank the Maker[edit]

Script: Ryder Windham
Pencils: Kilian Plunkett
Colors: Dave McCaig
9 Pages
Galactic Year: 3 ABY
Preceded by: Slippery Slope
Followed by: Hunger Pains

Star Wars Tales 7[edit]

Star Wars Tales 7
Publication information
Subject Star Wars
Genre Science fiction
Release date(s) 7 March 2001
Country United States
Language English
No. of pages 64
Cover artist(s) Francisco Velasco
Designer(s) Mark Cox
Editor(s) Dave Land
Assistant editor(s) Philip Simon
Publisher(s) Mike Richardson

Single Cell[edit]

Script: Haden Blackman
Pencils: Jan Duursema
Inks: Ray Kryssing
Colors: Dave McCaig
12 Pages
Galactic Year: 32.5 BBY
Preceded by: Prelude to Rebellion
Followed by: Darth Maul

Aboard the Trade Federation battleship Stockade, the incarcerated Feeorin Nym recounts the story of how he got there to his Neimoidian cellmate ...

In orbit around Maramere in the Havoc, Nym, Kole and Jinkins waited for the mercenary Vana Sage and her 'buyers' (a group of high class bounty hunters) to trade experimental weapons for Stygium crystals.

Once on board the space station, Nym and his crew met the buyers to exchange goods. When Nym revealed that he had buried the power cells for the weapons as a safeguard, a fight ensues between the crew of the Havoc and the bounty hunters.

Under the threat of Droidekas, Sage captured the crew, sent Kole and Jinkins to Maramere in an escape pod, and took the Havoc as payment for delivering Nym to the Trade Federation.

Back in the cell, Merick and Bravo arrive to torture Nym who vows revenge on Vana Sage.

Nerf Herder[edit]

Script: Phil Amara
Pencils: Francisco Hererra
Inks: Howard M. Shum
Colors: Michelle Madsen
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 11 BBY
Preceded by: Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc
Followed by: Luke Skywalker: Detective

Jedi Chef (or Pizza Hutt)[edit]

Script: Randy Stradley
Art: Francisco Ruiz Velasco
8 Pages
Galactic Year: 34 BBY
Preceded by: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell
Followed by: Nameless

Jedi Council members Micah Giiett and Plo Koon embark on a mission to planet Ord Mantell, to rescue famous chef Slabba Drewl from Corpo the Hutt. Apparently Drewl was enslaved to Corpo after losing a bet with the Hutt.

Corpo's priorities in life were gambling and food, and his prize possession was a MREM-02 kitchen droid, called Moreemohtwo. Giett bets Corpo that he can prepare a meal better than one made by Moreemohtwo. Corpo accepts the wager - if Giiett wins, Drewl is freed. If Moreemohtwo wins, then Giiett would also become enslaved to the Hutt.

Giiett secretly instructs Plo Koon to "sabotage" the meal prepared by the droid. The "cook-off" begins, with a host announcing the theme ingredient: Denusian squirmers. Giiett is bitten on the nose by a squirmer, and he uses his lightsaber to power-chop and flash cook the theme ingredient. Meanwhile, Plo Koon sneakily replaces Moreemohtwo's seebo sauce with droid oil, and slips gundar droppings, Rakririan burnout sauce and Bothan foot powder into Moreemohtwo's pot.

At the end of the cook-off, Moreemohtwo presents 5 dishes of delicious looking food, while Giett presents his two messy bowls of squirmer stew. After Corpo tastes Moreemohtwo's sabotaged meal, Corpo immediately releases Drewl from custody.

Outbid But Never Outgunned[edit]

Script: Beau Smith
Pencils: Mike Deodato Jr.
Inks: Neil Nelson
Colors: Dave McCaig
16 Pages
Galactic Year: 6 BBY
Preceded by: The Princess Leia Diaries (pages 1–7)
Followed by: Luke Skywalker: Walkabout

Force Fiction[edit]

Script: Kevin Rubio
Art: Lucas Marangon
Colors: Michelle Madsen
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 32 BBY
Preceded by: Deal with a Demon
Followed by: Nomad, Chapter one

Mace Windu and Yoda debate the possibility of training Anakin Skywalker while eating at a fast food restaurant, resorting to food-based analogies to make their points. At one point, Yoda uses his mind control powers on the waitress to make the meal free, to protect them from "high prices." They also fend off a robbery. At the end of the story, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine joins them and expresses his opinion that Skywalker would make a fine Jedi.

Star Wars Tales 8[edit]

Star Wars Tales 8
Publication information
Subject Star Wars
Genre Science fiction
Release date(s) 13 June 2001
Country United States
Language English
No. of pages 64
Cover artist(s) Kia Asamiya
Publisher(s) Mike Richardson

Captain Threepio[edit]

Script: Ryan Kinnaird
Art: Ryan Kinnaird
Letters: Jason Hvam
Editor: Phil Amara
6 Pages
Galactic Year: 0 ABY
Preceded by: Shadow Stalker
Followed by: Classic Star Wars Volume 3: Escape to Hoth

C-3PO and R2D2 are part of the droid complement of a ship carrying technology vital to the rebellion. When an attacks kills all the humans on board, something must be done. Fortunately R2D2 has a plan.

The One That Got Away[edit]

Script: Andi Watson
Art: Andi Watson
8 Pages
Galactic Year: 3 ABY
Preceded by: A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite
Followed by: Return of the Jedi

The Secret Tales of Luke's Hand![edit]

Script: Henry Gilroy
Art: Dario Brizuela
Colors: Cara L. Niece
Letters: Steve Dutro
8 Pages
Galactic Year: 15 ABY
Preceded by: Jedi Academy: Leviathan
Followed by: Apocalypse Endor

To help his son Anakin go to sleep, Han Solo tells the fanciful tale of what happened to Luke Skywalker's lost hand.

Death Star Pirates[edit]

Script: Henry Gilroy
Art: Glen Murakami
Colors: Don Skinner
20 Pages
Galactic Year: 0 ABY
Preceded by: Classic Star Wars Volume 3: Escape to Hoth
Followed by: Target: Vader

One of the last ships to leave the site of the Battle of Yavin, the Millennium Falcon is caught up in a battle with a tough pirate ship. Fortunately Luke Skywalker is there to lend a hand. Until he crashes into the ship's upper levels...

Bad Business[edit]

Script: John Ostrander
Pencils: Francis Portela
Inks: Howard M. Shum
Colors: Dave Nestelle
Lettering: Steve Dutro
12 Pages
Galactic Year: 30 BBY
Preceded by: Star Crash
Followed by: The Hunt for Aurra Sing