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Imperial Recruitment is a two-page comic featured in Dark Horse Comics' trade paperback, Star Wars: Visionaries, released April 2, 2005. Drawn and penciled by the artist Feng Zhu, Imperial Recruitment is made up of a pair of recruitment posters for the Imperial Military forces of the Galactic Empire, featuring female Humans.

Plot summary[]

"Fly for the EMPIRE!"
―The slogan of the first recruitment poster[src]

A pair of recruitment posters portray Human women with patriotic slogans, urging sentient beings to enlist in the armed forces of the Galactic Empire. The first poster shows a blond Human female in a formfitting flight suit, advertising for beings to join the Imperial Navy's TIE starfighter pilot corps. The second poster is of a white-haired woman wearing skin-exposing clothes and holding a wild rancor pygmy on a leash, with the slogan claiming that if one joins the Imperial army, they will encounter strange and exotic creatures.



Imperial Recruitment is a short, two-page comic that appeared as the eighth story in the trade paperback anthology Star Wars: Visionaries, published by Dark Horse Comics on April 2, 2005. Imperial Recruitment was drawn and penciled by the artist Feng Zhu, who also worked for Lucasfilm Ltd., drawing concept art for Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Feng Zhu also drew six more recruitment posters with this similar style and posted them on his website, but were not put into Star Wars: Visionaries.[1]


The two posters that appeared in Imperial Recruitment were later said to be part of Star Wars canon by Leland Chee, the keeper of the Holocron continuity database, when he was questioned on the timeline of the stories in Visionaries.[2] The six additional images drawn by Zhu but not released in Visionaries are, however, not considered canon because they were never published in any official Star Wars work.[3]



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  1. Zhu, Feng: Feng Zhu Design. fengzhudesign.com. fengzhudesign.com. Archived from the original on June 2, 2007.
  2. StarWars.com Event Timeline and Character Age Discussion on StarWars.com Message Boards. Posted by Tasty Taste on March 29, 2005 at 11:02 AM. (content now obsolete; backup link not available)
  3. StarWars.com Holocron continuity database questions on StarWars.com Message Boards. Posted by Tasty Taste on December 7, 2005 at 02:11 PM. (content now obsolete; backup link)

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