The Resurrection of Emperor Palpatine?
Despite two subpar sequels that trailer for Episode 9 was pretty awesome. Not only did it end with a new logo color ( Anakin blue? ) but a familiar laugh, possibly confirming rumors from last year. Are they really going to bring back the Emperor? Is he a clone? Is Rey his granddaughter or is she a clone of Palpatine? Her fighting style does mirror Sheev's and what about that voice that told her to kill Kylo? All these questions are something speculators and fans should start to think about.
I have been writing about this first book for years. High grade copies and their reprints are criminally undervalued. Here is a link for all the variations and subsequent printings that you might want to look for.
I will also not be mentioning SW 42 because I cover it in the link below. At the end of the day that comic will always be a SW key but it is really just a reprint of a reprint of a reprint!
First appearance of the Emperor
This books is really not that hard to find unless you are looking or it in high grade. It's variants are even tougher to track down. Though a paperback format, this work is a comic through and through. It was the comic adaptation of the film but created before many elements of the film were finalized, hence the purple Yoda!
I did include these explanatory pages from Star Wars 42!
First appearance of Emperor Palpatine ( in a comic )
Here are some other publications that are worth a look!
The Emperor makes his first full appearance here and his first cover appearance in issue 4. There are Canadian 75 Cent price variants, 3 packs and Mark Jewelers for these. This book had a hug print run so the more rare versions are the way to go.
These Canadian 3 Packs are very, very rare.
First appearance of The Emperor's Clone
We have no idea how they are gonna go with this one. I mean how could the real Emperor have survived Vader's betrayal?
Well if you re-watch this scene the Emperor does appear to turn into blue smoke. Is it his spirit leaving an old body or clone? Was the original Emperor just a clone?
Looking for another rare foreign printing…
He appears in 64 too.
Though a parody this one is an early appearance.
Written by Darth Sidious himself no other publication gives more insight into the history of the Sith and just might explain how he returns.
There just aren't many Palpatine covers, here is a rare one.
Palpatine also appears in these hard to find Dark Horse comics. i don't think we should count out the Darth Plagues connection either. ya never know.