Dark Horse Comics - Promotional Signing Cards - Various Years

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Signing cards are oversize cards created by Dark Horse Comics to advertise their comic books. Given away at different comic conventions, the cards feature covers from comic books on the front. The backs of the cards say "signing card" at the top, and have the Dark Horse logo and the usual trademark information at the bottom. The center of the cards back is left blank to allow comic book artists to sign them for fans. Unfortunately, every convention I have been too, they've had the cards, but no artists there to sign them! Below is a brief checklist of known signing cards. Scans of those I have will be up soon. If you have additional information to contribute to this area, please let me know.

A special thank you to Matt Couch who added significantly to this list, with some great descriptions you can see below. Matt is definitely an expert on signing cards and his help here is greatly appreciated.

Comic NameCard Description
1997 Dark Force RisingArtwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Dark Force Rising #1 with the Emperor, Talon Karrde, Lando, and some AT-ATs. On the back, there's the usual autograph space, but there's a header along the top that actually says, "Signing Card."
1998 Crimson EmpireArtwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Crimson Empire #1 with Kenix Kil, a group of Emperor's Royal guards behind him, and a burning Imperial logo in the center.
1998 Last CommandArtwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Last Command #1, which is mostly white with a circle centered on the card containing Ben Kenobi, Han and Leia, and two Star Destroyers.
1998 Mara JadeArtwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Mara Jade #1 with Mara standing in the Emperor's throne room, surrounded by a group of twelve Stormtroopers.
1999 Crimson Empire IIArtwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Crimson Empire II #1 with Kenix Kil as the focal point in front of an Imperial insignia, and a montage of characters below him.
1999 Episode IArtwork is the art cover of Dark Horse's Episode I #1 with Amidala, Qui-Gon, Obi-Wan, Jar Jar, Nute Gunray, and some Trade Federation droids and ships.
1999 Star Wars MangaArtwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Return of the Jedi Manga #1 with Luke, Jabba, Han in Carbonite, the droids, Boba Fett, and the Death Star with TIE Fighters in the background. The back has a gray watermark with "Manga" and Japanese symbols on the usual autograph space.
1999 Star Wars TalesArtwork is the art cover of Dark Horse's Star Wars Tales #1 with Darth Vader tinted red by his lightsaber.
1999 Vader's QuestArtwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Vader's Quest #1 with Kenix Kil, a group of Emperor's Royal guards behind him, and a burning Imperial logo in the center.
2000 Darth MaulArtwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Darth Maul #1 with a close-up of Maul's face and a starburst over his left eye.
2000 Jedi Council: Acts of WarArtwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Jedi Council: Acts of War #4 with a larger picture of Yoda over a battle taking place with members of the Jedi Council, Qui-Gon, and Obi-Wan.
2000 TwilightArtwork is the cover of #21 from Dark Horse's on-going Star Wars series, #3 of a four-issue "Twilight" story arc. Jedi Quinlan Vos, lightsaber drawn in an attack position, is the picture.
2000 Underworld(promo card very limited) Artwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Underworld #1 with Boba Fett, Han Solo, and Lando in front of a checkerboard background. The card reads, "Scoundrels, Smugglers, Assassins. . . And These Are The Good Guys!" Card is a bit thinner than the other autograph cards.
2000 "Submit to the Dark Side of the Horse"Long vertical promo card with Graphic Novel Timeline. Features image of Darth Maul and is similar to a bookmark.
2001 Star Wars InfinitiesA New Hope Smaller sized autograph card. Artwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Star Wars Infinities: A New Hope #1 with a montage of the main classic characters. Card is numbered INFNH1.
2001 Jedi vs. SithAlso in the smaller size. Artwork features art from a Dynamic Forces exclusive cover of the Dark Horse's Jedi vs. Sith #1, showing Darth Bane in the background and a montage of characters in front of him. Numbered SWJVS1.
2001 Star Wars Tales #9Artwork is the cover of Dark Horse's Star Wars Tales #9 with Darth Maul leaping over Darth Vader. Numbered TALES9.
Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith EmpireNot a very SW looking card. A mystic-like figure dangles puppets over a small fire. The setting behind the figure is vaguely Egyptian.
C-3P0: Protocol OffensiveThis card was only available at the San Diego Comicon. Thanks to Todd Carlton for his assistance in getting me information on this card.

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