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Star Wars - Purge by AdamHughes Star Wars - Purge by AdamHughes
Star Wars cover, done for Dark Horse Comics. I really enjoyed doing this, which is rare for me. I do loves me my STAR WARS, mm-boy.

I cannot believe Lucasfilm let me show a dead Jedi Knight with a severed limb.

Funny story: I just threw this gal in because I needed a dead Jedi, so I used a design that I created for a Wizards of the Coast SW role-playing back in 2000. I figured that since i brought her into the world, I could take her out.

Well! Turns out you can't make a move in the SW without it being 'in continuity' so they simply HAD to write her into the comic, and give her death a spotlight scene, which was cool.

Only, one thing baffled me. In the comic, Vader stabs her through the heart with his lightsaber, THEN cuts her hand off. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.... in MY mind, Vader would disarm her first by cutting off her sword-hand, THEN deliver the killing stroke.

Comics is crazy business.

Maybe I'll post the game art here soon, so everyone can see who I created then slaughtered.

Here's the game art!

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As well as this!

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:iconspeedracerdude511:
speedracerdude511 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist
HOLY CRAP YOU DID THIS COVER! I JUST READ THE THING I LOVE THIS COMIC SO MUCH!. This is amazing art right here great job :D
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Zechary3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet
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:iconedwardx1:
EdwardX1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
Who did he just stab?
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:iconbbenjoe:
bbenjoe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
The Jedi's name is Sia-Lan Wezz.  This is the so called "Conclave of Kessel"  where eight jedi -survivors of Order 66- decide to lure Darth Vader into a trap and kill him.

starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Concla…
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:iconedwardx1:
EdwardX1 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Oh, cool.

Shame Disney has retconned the expanded universe. :(
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:icondudgus2429:
dudgus2429 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
awesome!!
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:iconevertonianchris:
EvertonianChris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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:iconbigblooper:
bigblooper Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Great one-shot. Loved the cover and the comic.
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:iconremidutron:
remidutron Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice
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:iconcharactersbydesign:
Charactersbydesign Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
I was thinking that, seeing how close her hand was to her body. Weird but still an awesome piece.
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:iconfirep0wer:
FireP0wer Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Blah blah of course the execution, skill, composition, overall design is; as usual, supberb. But it's also fun, and rare, to see Vader actually killing someone! Let alone a Jedi...let alone a female Jedi!
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x2333 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
This way vader is awesome
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:iconrunawayavenger:
RunawayAvenger Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Is that meant to be Obi-Wan's lightsabre, because it certainly looks like it. Awesome art, I have always loved your artwork and it helped me to come up with my own style.
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:iconironman28:
Ironman28 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Awesome! Dint knew the backstory, did she had a name?
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap:
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:iconbeefers:
beefers Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
one of my favorite SW pieces ever. Stunning work.
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:icontaytayisawesome:
taytayisawesome Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
this is freaken beautiful!! really XD i love it!
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StageDoorGraphix Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Too funny, I faved this piece a long while ago and my sister was going through different female Jedi looks for me to make her a costume of and she chose the original design for this chick! Haven't showed her this one though yet. I'm saving that for when she really pisses me off! LOL!
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:icondemonstash:
DemonStash Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Vader was a cool villian.
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:iconbeefers:
beefers Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the most badass ever until they turned him into a whining pussy.
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:iconhcapture:
Hcapture Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favorite art pieces.

NOTE: Today is the Star Wars Anniversary - May the force be with you!
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Kelso323 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
"In the comic, Vader stabs her through the heart with his lightsaber, THEN cuts her hand off..."

Hmmm...I suppose you could say that Vader has some deep-seeded issues, a sadistic streak that led him to sever the hand because his own sword-hand was the first limb he lost. Perhaps it was a calling card of sorts...

Nevertheless, gorgeous work.
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:iconnathiest:
Nathiest Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Graphic.
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:iconwiggless:
wiggless Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
you are such an important part of what i consider comic art to be. thank you for all the amazing art
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:iconisdira:
isdira Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH NOES!! Poor girl:(
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:iconlululetti:
lululetti Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesooome! I <3 Star Wars :D
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:iconsashi8:
sashi8 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
wowwwwwwww vader es mi idolo!!!
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:iconrrojuan:
rrojuan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
WoW!!!
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:iconenonea:
enonea Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
ooo, sexy even in dead... :P
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:icontalavus:
talavus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What a nice surprise: this is the cover of Star Wars comics in Brazil this month!
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TheMichaelMacRae Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In reality she was such a bad jedi that she accidentally cut her own hand off and then :icondarthvaderplz: poked her in the tummy out of dignity. haha.
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monsterpaperbag Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Awesome, just awesome.
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:icongaspergou:
Gaspergou Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Stunning as always!
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Inklingirl16 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Your comments below the picture made me laugh. ...stabs her, THEN cuts off her hand? How odd. Maybe it's just out of spite. =D Anyway; excellent picture!! Magnificently done.
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frankyDAvulture Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
classic imaging
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:iconungrateful-undead:
UnGrateful-Undead Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Sick...
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:iconuntilmoraleimproves:
untilmoraleimproves Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Heart then hand? Maybe he was just adding insult to injury.
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:iconegorxab:
EgorXab Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel myself complete noob in drawing :)
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:iconevilseverus:
EvilSeverus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
I have see the Comic in the Store and I think I remember me to a DA-Picture, but now I know why. xD
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:iconhitokiri-coyote:
Hitokiri-Coyote Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Who's next?
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:iconwhiteandfreaky:
whiteandfreaky Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
my gosh, i thought this was leia at first, and all the while thinking that i really wished that would have happened. you have a lot of artistic talent. =D
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4154165 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
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Sorry xD
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:iconbrunomazzini:
brunomazzini Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I loved that issue!!!! Vader was this close to getting owned! great work man!!
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Aevylonya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Student Writer
Awesome.
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dagoith Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Adam, some people in South America adore your work... They keep coming!!
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GunItNeko Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This has probably already been said, maybe he cut off her hand as a calling card. He lost his hand, now he chops of the hand of his victims. Marks his kill and symbolizes the choices he made that led him to this life.
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goonerscalise Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
man i love the whole concept about this! and i couldnt agree more, the real darth vader would totally disarm then go for the death blow...but the only way i could see their reasoning behind it is maybe he stabs her and just to humiliate her even more, he takes her hand off. like in a condescending way just to prove that "hey im darth vader i dont need to disarm you to kill you, but i'll do it anyway...because im darth vader."
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The-Misfit-Toy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
One of the best covers ever! And Purge was a great one-shot!
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:iconhalonut117:
halonut117 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have that comic, its quite good. :thumbsup:
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Ac1L Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
is this canonical?
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