Marc Bernardin
March 28, 2005 AT 05:00 AM EST

That George Lucas can’t keep a secret. The plot of Star Wars‘ final chapter, Episode IIIRevenge of the Sith, is revealed in Dark Horse Comics’ official graphic adaptation (out April 2, more than a month before Episode III‘s May 19 release). And while the faithful knew it would all end with the fall of Anakin Skywalker at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the subsequent birth of Darth Vader, here are some nuggets of lore, long speculated on, that have at last been confirmed by the comic.

1 Count Dooku (Lord of the Rings‘ Christopher Lee) falls prey to Lucas’ hand-chopping fixation.

2 Chewbacca not only makes an appearance but performs a crucial service to the Jedi.

3 Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) meets his end in a battle with Anakin and the Emperor.

4 We see the first Jedi Master to communicate from beyond: Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) sends messages to Yoda.

5 Anakin seals his shift to the dark side by leading a death squad into the Jedi Temple.

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