Dark Empire and the rest of the EU?
Not sure if it's the right place to put this, but since the Eclipse was really nifty I went and looked at the Dark Empire series and am really confused. I realize it was written earlier than a lot of the other stuff, but the New Republic's suddenly driven back into hiding for no apparent reason, and then after the comic finishes, the other books, even some apparently set at the same time, have people on Coruscant like nothing happened. Has there just been no attempt to integrate this or am I missing something? Also, where did the Ecliplse having a superlaser come from and is there any time it appears to do something other than blow up?