Stories in Empire Ascendant. Star Wars : An echo of victory / Charles Soule, writer ; Luke Ross, artist ; Guru-eFX, color artist ; VC's Clayton Cowles, letterer -- Darth Vader : In service to the Empire / Greg Pak, writer ; Roland Boschi, artist ; Rachelle Rosenberg, color artist ; VC's Clayton Cowles, letterer -- Bounty hunters : Two sides to every sortie / Ethan Sacks, writer ; Paolo Villanelli, artist ; Arif Prianto, color artist ; VC's Travis Lanham, letterer -- Doctor Aphra : Epilogue / Simon Spurrier, writer ; Caspar Wijngaard, artist ; Lee Loughridge, color artist ; VC's Clayton Cowles, letterer.
"It's the end of the era of hope! Rebels and rogues take center stage as this volume of Marvel's Star Wars comes to a close! Who exactly is Dar Champion, and how far can Princess Leia trust him when Han's life is on the line? What shocking lesson will Luke Skywalker learn when Warba finally reveals her true self? When faced with an impossible choice, can C-3PO make the ultimate sacrifice? And Chewbacca takes on Darth Vader in vicious hand-to-hand combat! Meanwhile, the Rebellion's search for a new home -- a base safe from the reach of the Empire -- leads them to the planet Hoth! Rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra and cyborg bounty hunter Beilert Valance lend a hand as the Rebellion's fate is set...and the Empire ascends!" -- page  of cover.