Tom Veitch, Author of Star Wars: The Dark Empire, Has Died


Tom Veitch, Author of Star Wars: The Dark Empire, Has Died

Tom Veitch, the writer of the Star Wars: Dark Empire comic book saga from Dark Horse publishing house, has died at the age of 80 from Covid.

Writer Tom Veitch has died at the age of 80. As shared by his brother Rick Veitch through Facebookthe cause of death of Tom Veitch has been due to Covid.

Tom Veitch is gone but he has left us a great legacy. The author is mainly known for having worked on the comic series Star Wars: Dark Empirepublished by the publisher darkhorse in the nineties, and edited by Planeta Cómic in Spain.

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The comics of dark empire They were written by Tom Veitch and illustrated by Cam Kennedy. This saga comprises one of the most important within the old canon in the Star Wars Expanded Universe.

Star Wars: Dark Empire It is set ten years after the movie. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. His story focuses on the resurrection through the cloning of the Emperor Palpatine and also tells us how Luke Skywalker ended up succumbing to the dark side of the Force.

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Although in the past Tom Veitch had dedicated himself to publishing poetry and had entered the world of underground comics, along with Greg Irons, after the success of Star Wars: Empire Dark continued to work on projects for large publishers within the world of comics.

For DCTom Veitch posted: The Nazzalong with artist Bryan Talbot, clash with artist Adam Kubert, My Name is Chaos along with John Ridgway, and also participated in the superhero comics Animal Man.

In his later years, Tom Veitch was in charge of the bookstore Old Bennington Books located in his hometown, Bennington, in the state of Vermont. At the same time, she wrote her memoirs: The Visions of Elijah (A True Story of Life In The Spirit)which were published in 2016.


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  1. This is Sad I liked his run on Animal man . For a while he was not my favorite then I bought the trades and re-read them they were a lot better then I remembered plus it show cases Steve Dillan before he was on preacher.