This issue is a variant of Star Wars: Dark Times (Dark Horse, 2006 series) #8 [Direct].
Indicia also continues numbering of prior series - Star Wars: Republic #91.
Credits acknowledge special thanks to Elaine Mederer, Jann Moorhead, David Anderman, Leland Chee, Sue Rostoni and Carol Roeder at Lucas Licensing.
Recap and credits.
The events in this story take place approximately nineteen years before the Battle of Yavin.
Randy Stradley revealed in Star Wars: Dark Times - Out of the Wilderness (Dark Horse, 2011 series) #1, that he wrote under the name Mick Harrison.
Letters from readers - Steven Leitman, Damian, Lars Meyer, James E. Holt and Charlie David - and responses from Dave Marshall.
Preview of cover to Star Wars: Dark Times #9.