- "That boy you're seeking... and his droid... held out hope of something better, Vader."
- ―Beilert Valance
Star Wars 29: Dark Encounter is the twenty-ninth issue of the Marvel Star Wars series of comic books.
Darth Vader discovers that Tyler Lucian, a Rebel deserter, knows the name of the Rebel pilot who destroyed the Death Star. The bounty hunter Beilert Valance is on the trail of the same man but for a different reason, he wants to prevent Vader from learning the information he seeks. The two confront each other near Lucian's hideout at Rubyflame Lake, and a terrific battle occurs between the two cyborgs. Vader is victorious when Valance falls into the fatally corrosive lake waters allowing the dark lord to freely enter Lucian's hideout. But Lucian decides not to wait for Vader but instead jumps into Rubyflame Lake, killing himself and thwarting Vader's plans.
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Organizations and titles
Vehicles and vessels
Weapons and technology
- Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 2: Dark Encounters
- Star Wars Omnibus: A Long Time Ago.... Volume 2
- Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Omnibus Vol. 1
- Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Original Marvel Years Vol. 2
- Star Wars Legends: Forever Crimson
Notes and references
- The Comic Reader #171 and The Comics Journal #48