Empire 12: Darklighter, Part 3 is the twelfth issue in the Star Wars: Empire series of comics. Its plot covers a retelling of X-Wing Rogue Squadron ½. It was published on October 22, 2003 by Dark Horse Comics.
After the mutiny on board the Rand Ecliptic, Biggs Darklighter and his companions finally are able to make contact with the Rebel Alliance. The Rebels desperately need skilled pilots like Biggs and his friends, but it's hard to fight the Empire with the outdated fighter craft they have on hand.
A plan is hatched to "liberate" several squadrons of X-wings, but until the Rebels get their hands on the new fighters, their only hope is pluck, luck, and the skill of pilots like Biggs Darklighter...
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Some have speculated that the comic depicts the Battle of Fresia, however it has been confirmed that it describes a later additional mission.
- Star Wars: Empire: Darklighter (TPB)
- Star Wars: 30th Anniversary Collection Volume 7: Darklighter
- Omnibus: The Other Sons of Tatooine