Star Wars Tales Volume 4

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Star Wars Tales Volume 4
Publication information
Publishing companyDark Horse Comics
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
Release date(s)29 January 2004
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
No. of pages224
Size & Weight10.2 x 6.7 x 0.5 inches
2.64 pounds
ISBNISBN 978-1-56971-989-3
Expanded Universe
SeriesStar Wars Tales
Preceded byStar Wars Tales Volume 3
Followed byStar Wars Tales Volume 5
Cover artist(s)Tsuneo Sanda
Editor(s)Dave Land
Publisher(s)Mike Richardson

Star Wars Tales Volume 4 is the fourth Star Wars Tales trade paperback, collecting issues 13-16.

Star Wars Tales 13[edit]

Star Wars Tales 13
Publication information
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
Release date(s)25 September 2002
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
No. of pages64
Cover artist(s)Tim Bradstreet
Designer(s)Lia Ribacchi
Editor(s)Dave Land
Assistant editor(s)Philip Simon
Publisher(s)Mike Richardson

Mace Windu is featured in each story in this issue.

Puzzle Peace[edit]

Script: Scott Beatty
Pencils: Sanford Greene
Inks: Kris Kaufman
Colors: Dan Jackson
8 Pages
Galactic Year: 24 BBY
Preceded by: Starfighter: Crossbones
Followed by: Honor and Duty

The Secret of Tet Ami[edit]

Script: Fabian Nicieza
Pencils: Timothy II
Colors: Michelle Madsoen
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 43 BBY
Preceded by: Mythology
Followed by: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express

Survivors[edit]

Script: Jim Krueger
Pencils: Kagan McLeod
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 45 BBY
Preceded by: Stones
Followed by: Mythology

Mace Windu has tracked down Uda-Khalid, a known murderer, and has come to confront him. The story begins with Windu's approach to the fortress where he is. The path there is a narrow bridge across a deep ravine. While he is crossing it, two guards watch his approach, debating on whether or not he is a bounty hunter, and how he could have possibly found Uda-Khalid. As he crosses, he must battle high winds and "walk worms" (large worms that come out of the sides of the middle of the bridge). The sentries lose sight of him, only to find Windu standing right behind them. Before they fire on him, he mind-tricks them into believing that their job is to guard the walls from outside intruders, and that since he is inside the walls, he couldn't be a danger.

Windu enters the main audience hall to find Uda-Khalid waiting for him. He offers to double Windu's pay, believing he is a bounty hunter, to which Windu responds that he has been paid with the story of his crimes. Uda-Khalid says that he has left no evidence of his crimes, no survivors, no witnesses. We then see hundreds if not thousands of spirits of Uda-Khalid's victims filling the hall around the two. Windu reveals that he is a Jedi Knight and ignites his lightsaber. Khalid gloats that it has been a long time since he's killed a Jedi, and the duel begins, only to be ended swiftly with a stab to Uda-Khalid's heart.

Stones[edit]

Script: Haden Blackman
Pencils: Michael Zulli
Colors: Giulia Brusco
6 Pages
Galactic Year: 58 BBY
Preceded by: Vow of Justice
Followed by: Survivors

A young Padawan named Mace Windu was sent to Hurikane to negotiate with these beings and possibly obtain some of the crystals. After events went poorly, several of the native gave chase to Windu, resulting in Mace panicking and pushing them into a canyon. Having realized the error of his ways, the young Jedi apprentice healed the being's broken body by piecing it back together with the Force. In gratitude, Mace received some of the Hurrikaine crystals from the being's body, which he used to create his purple lightsaber blade.

The Sith in Shadow[edit]

Script: Bob Harris
Pencils: Jerome Opena
Colors: Dave Nestelle
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 27 BBY
Preceded by: Zam Wesell
Followed by: A Jedi's Weapon

Children of the Force[edit]

Script: Jason Hall
Pencils: Lucas Marangon
12 Pages
Galactic Year: 37 BBY
Preceded by: Once Bitten
Followed by: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell

Star Wars Tales 14[edit]

Star Wars Tales 14
Publication information
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
Release date(s)11 December 2002
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
No. of pages64
Cover artist(s)Pat Lee
Designer(s)Debra Bailey
Editor(s)Dave Land
Assistant editor(s)Philip Simon
Publisher(s)Mike Richardson

Apocalypse Endor[edit]

Script: Christian Read
Pencils: Clayton Henry
Inks: Jimmy Palmiotti
Colors: Dan Jackson
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 19 ABY
Preceded by: The Secret Tales of Luke's Hand!
Followed by: Union

The Emperor's Court[edit]

Script: Jason Hall
Pencils: Ramon Bachs
Inks: Raul Fernandez
Colors: Dave Nestelle
8 Pages
This story is non-canon

Urchins[edit]

Story & Art: Stan Sakai
Colors: Tom Luth
8 Pages
Galactic Year: 33 BBY
Preceded by: Marked
Followed by: Jedi Council: Acts of War

Tides of Terror[edit]

Script: Milton Freewater Jr.
Pencils: Adriana Melo
Inks: Fabio Laguna
Colors: Chris Blythe
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 22 BBY
Preceded by: The Lesson
Followed by: Sacrifice

The Lesson[edit]

Script: Adam Gallardo
Pencils: Homs
Colors: Dan Jackson
6 Pages
Galactic Year: 22 BBY
Preceded by: Nobody's Perfect
Followed by: Tides of Terror

Smuggler's Blues[edit]

Story & Art: The Filbach Brothers
Colors: Jason Hvam
4 Pages
Galactic Year: 0 ABY
Preceded by: Trooper
Followed by: What Sin Loyalty?

Mythology[edit]

Script: Chris Eliopolous
Pencils: Jon Sommariva
Inks: Pierre-Andre Dery
Colors: Darrin Moore
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 44 BBY
Preceded by: Survivors
Followed by: The Secret of Tet Ami

Star Wars Tales 15[edit]

Star Wars Tales 15
Publication information
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
Release date(s)12 March 2003
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
No. of pages64
Cover artist(s)Leinil Francis Yu
Designer(s)Debra Bailey
Editor(s)Dave Land
Assistant editor(s)Philip Simon
Publisher(s)Mike Richardson

The Sandstorm[edit]

Script: Jason Hall
Pencils: Sunny Lee
Inks: Randy Emberlin
Colors: Digital Chameleon
12 Pages
Galactic Year: 8 BBY
Preceded by: Luke Skywalker: Detective
Followed by: Number Two in the Galaxy

While braving a Tatooine sandstorm and desert creatures including a Krayt dragon, a 10-year-old Luke gains an unlikely ally - "Annie", his father Anakin as a child.

First Impressions[edit]

Script: Nathan Walker
Pencils: Kilian Plunkett
Colors: Dave Nestelle
8 Pages
Galactic Year: 1 BBY
Preceded by: Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire
Followed by: Crucible!

Falling Star[edit]

Script: Jim Beard
Pencils: Todd Nauck
Inks: Jamie Mendoza
Colors: Matthew Anthony
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 4 BBY
Preceded by: The Princess Leia Diaries (pages 8–9)
Followed by: Star Wars: Ewoks

A misadventure of childhood friends and future Rogue Squadron wingmen Luke and Biggs Darklighter that ensues when the two of them attempt to take off from Tatooine and experience space travel four years before they both fought in the Battle of Yavin.

Do or Do Not[edit]

Script: Jay Laird
Pencils: Timothy Il
Colors: James Mason
4 Pages
Galactic Year: 4 ABY
Preceded by: Lucky
Followed by: A Wookiee Scorned

Slippery Slope[edit]

Script: Scott Lobdell
Pencils: Sean Murphy
Colors: Dan Jackson
8 Pages
Galactic Year: 3 ABY
Preceded by: Hoth
Followed by: Thank the Maker

Lucky Stars[edit]

Script: Brian Augustyn
Pencils: Paco Medina
Inks: Joe Sanchez
Colors: Michelle Madsen
14 Pages
Galactic Year: 2 ABY
Preceded by: Planet of the Dead
Followed by: Junkheap Hero

Leia channels her inner femme fatale while teaming up with the Quetzal Sisters, a group of Rebel operatives who are already known as such, while intercepting a holocube on Elerion that contains Rebel base information before it can be sold to the Empire.

Star Wars Tales 16[edit]

Star Wars Tales 16
Publication information
SubjectStar Wars
GenreScience fiction
Release date(s)25 June 2003
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
No. of pages64
Cover artist(s)Ashley Wood
Designer(s)Debra Bailey
Editor(s)Dave Land
Assistant editor(s)Philip Simon
Publisher(s)Mike Richardson

The Other[edit]

Script: Jason Hall
Pencils: John McCrea
Colors: Giulia Brusco
10 Pages
Galactic Year: 11 ABY
Preceded by: Hard Currency
Followed by: Tall Tales

Best Birthday Ever[edit]

Script: Tod C. Parkhill
Pencils & Colors: Joey Mason
Inks: Howard Shum
8 Pages
This story is non-canon

The Long, Bad Day[edit]

Script: Mike Denning
Pencils: Lucas Marangon
2 Pages
Galactic Year: 0 ABY
Preceded by: Day After the Death Star
Followed by: Sacrifice

Kessel Run[edit]

Story & Art: Gilbert Austin
18 Pages
This story is non-canon

Lunch Break[edit]

Story & Art: Jonathan Adams
6 Pages
Galactic Year: 2 ABY
Preceded by: The Hidden
Followed by: The Empire Strikes Back

Heart of Darkness[edit]

Script: Paul Lee
Pencils: Paul Lee & Brian Horton
12 Pages
Galactic Year: 700 BBY
Preceded by: Prototypes
Followed by: Yaddle's Tale: The One Below