Friday, March 24, 2017

Retro Dark Horse: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Mini-Comics

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed proved to be a hit and was the fastest selling Star Wars video game ever.  It only made sense that a sequel would follow and The Force Unleashed II was released in 2010 along with a novel and graphic novel.

Two 16 page mini-comics were also published which contain an excerpt from the graphic novel.  One mini-comic was packaged with the video game sold at Target and this version has a black background and Darth Vader's visage on the cover.  The video game says Bonus Mini-Comic on the package cover.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Mini-Comic a - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (October 2010)
available with video game sold by Target
Another version has a white background and the cover looks more like the graphic novel cover and was published by Titan Books in the U.K.  I suspect the U.K. version was also sold at a specific retailer.  The video game says Bonus Comic on the package cover.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Mini-Comic a - Titan Books, U.K. (October 2010)
available with video game sold in U.K.
While these mini-comics show up from time to time on eBay, I have found the cheapest way to acquire them is to buy the video game with the comic.  When purchasing the video game used, make sure the comic is included.  Always inquire about the condition as many video game sellers use generic photos rather than take pictures of the actual items.  For sealed packages, look for the Bonus Mini-Comic or Bonus Comic blurb and don't assume the package pictured is the one that will be received.  Look to see if the description includes the comic.

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