This week, Dark Horse Comics begins their Star Wars: Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika
series. Written by Mike Kennedy and illustrated by Carlos Meglia, the new five-part comics series has a trio of manipulative Hutt
crime lords pitting their underworld underlings in a galaxy-spanning wager.
The prize is a fabled treasure -- the Yavin Vassilika -- and the seekers are some of the galaxy's best rogues and scoundrels. A long, glowing crystalline structure carved out of incredibly tough corusca gemstone, the Vassilika is etched with intricate Massassi heiroglyphics.Quarren traders have word of a man who babbled ceaselessly about such an object, though the man's obvious dementia led them to doubt its validity.
But the Hutts have come to value the information, and have dispatched some of the most talented trackers, rogues, smugglers and hunters in search of the treasure.
Here's a look at some of Underworld's colorful cast of characters: