Star Wars (comics)

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Star Wars
Cover for Star Wars #1 (July 1977).
Art by Howard Chaykin and Tom Palmer.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
(1977-1987, 2015-present)
Dark Horse Comics
(1991-2014)
Schedule Monthly
Formats Original material for the series has been published as a set of ongoing series, limited series, and one-shot comics.
Genre
Publication date July 1977 – present
Number of issues 983 standard issues, 64 3- to 12-page issues and 35 graphic novels
Reprints
Collected editions
Omnibus Volume 1 ISBN 1-59307-572-3

Comic books based on Star Wars have been published by Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics.

Publishers[edit]

Marvel[edit]

Charles Lippincott, Lucasfilm's publicity supervisor, initially approached Stan Lee in 1975 about publishing a Star Wars comic book prior to the film's release to appeal to the film's most likely audience. However, Lee declined to consider such a proposal until the film was completed, and was only persuaded otherwise in a second meeting arranged by Roy Thomas, who wanted to edit the series. Considering movie tie-in comics rarely sold well at that time, Lee negotiated a publishing arrangement with no royalties to Lucasfilm until sales exceeded 100,000 at which point legal arrangements could be revisited.[1]

Marvel Comics Group published a series of Star Wars comic books from 1977 to 1986, lasting 107 issues and 3 annuals. According to former Marvel Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter, the strong sales of Star Wars comics saved Marvel financially in 1977 and 1978.[2] Marvel's Star Wars series was one of the industry's top selling titles in 1979 and 1980.[3] The only downside for Marvel was that the 100,000 copy sales quota was surpassed quickly, allowing Lippincott to renegotiate the royalty arrangements from a position of strength.[4]

Most issues were original stories; however, #1-6 adapted the events of Star Wars and #39-44 adapted The Empire Strikes Back. Marvel also published a mini-series adapting Return of the Jedi.

It was also reprinted in the UK as a weekly black and white comics anthology by Marvel UK which, in addition to the Star Wars strips, included other Marvel strips such as The Micronauts, Deathlok, Star Lord, Warlock and Tales of the Watcher. The weekly UK issues split the stories from the US monthly issues into smaller installments, and it usually took two or three weekly issues to complete a US monthly issue. However, the UK comic also published original Star Wars stories by British creators. Star Wars Weekly #1 was published with a free cut-out X-Wing Fighter on 8 February 1978.[5] It became The Empire Strikes Back Weekly from issue #118 in May 1980, and then became a monthly title from issue #140 in November 1980, reverting to the title Star Wars with issue #159 in July 1982. The monthly comic ran until issue #171 in July 1983, when the numbering was reset at #1 for Return of the Jedi Weekly, which was the first time the UK comic had been printed in colour.[6][7][8] This is the title and format that remained until the last issue (#155) published in June 1986. Issues #47-#50 and #57-#59 contained material originally published in Pizzazz Magazine. Issue #60 was the first original Star Wars story published by Marvel UK. This completed the fourth and final part of "The Kingdom of Ice" story from issues #57-#59, which was not completed in Pizzazz due to the publication's cancellation. Further original content was published in issues #94-#99, #104-#115, #149, #153-#157. Throughout this eight year period Marvel UK also published several Star Wars annuals and specials.

On January 3, 2014, it was announced that the Star Wars comics license will return to Marvel Comics in 2015.[9]

On May 19, 2014, it was announced that Marvel Comics will introduce two new ongoing Star Wars comic series.[10][11]

On July 15, 2014, it was announced that Marvel Comics will publish Volume 1 of Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years in January 2015.[12]

On July 26, 2014, it was announced that Marvel Comics will launch two Star Wars monthly titles and one Star Wars limited series: Star Wars, Star Wars: Darth Vader and Star Wars: Princess Leia.[13]

On August 27, 2014, it was announced that Marvel Comics will publish Volume 1 of Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire in April 2015.[14]

On September 23, 2014, it was revealed that Marvel Comics has plans to launch a comic book series set in different time periods in the Star Wars universe.[15]

On October 11, 2014, it was announced that Marvel Comics will launch a new series, Star Wars: Kanan, in April 2015.[16]

Dark Horse[edit]

In 1991, Dark Horse started publishing Star Wars comics, initially with mini-series such as Dark Empire, Tales of the Jedi and Crimson Empire.

In 1998, they began publishing Star Wars: Republic an ongoing series until it was replaced by Star Wars: Dark Times in 2006.

In 2002, they began publishing Star Wars: Empire another ongoing series until it was replaced by Star Wars: Rebellion in 2006.

In 2006, they also began publishing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Legacy, two new ongoing series.

In 2010, Knights of the Old Republic and Legacy ended, and Dark Horse moved to a different style of publishing their Star Wars comic books. Instead of publishing ongoing series, they began publishing "series of mini-series", which is essentially the same strategy as before, with the exception that a series would be published as various mini-series, and if the series was not doing well, Dark Horse could just not have further mini-series. This also allowed Dark Horse to publish a large amount of Star Wars series while not overloading fans' pockets. A list of these series includes:

Dark Horse has also published mini-series adapting Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and The Thrawn Trilogy.

Tokyopop[edit]

Main article: Star Wars (manga)

In 1998 to 1999, there was a series of Japanese books adapting the original trilogy and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace as Manga with all the typical narrative and stylistic characteristics of the form.

Comics list[edit]

The following is a table list of the various ongoing series, limited series, and one-shot comics published over the years.

Title Release date
Marvel Star Wars #1–107 July 1977 - September 1986
Marvel Star Wars Annual #1–3 December 1979 - December 1983
Marvel Illustrated Books Star Wars #1–2 November 1981 - October 1982
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1–4 October 1983 - January 1984
Ewoks #1–14 May 1985 - July 1987
Star Wars: Droids #1–8 April 1986 - June 1987
Star Wars 3-D #1–3 December 1987 - February 1988
Star Wars: Dark Empire #1–6 December 1991 - October 1992
Classic Star Wars #1–20 August 1992 - June 1994
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi #1–35 October 1993 - November 1998
Star Wars: Droids #1–17 April 1994 - September 1997
Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #1–9 August 1994 - April 1995
Star Wars: Dark Empire II #1–6 December 1994 - May 1995
Star Wars: Jabba the Hutt #1–4 April 1995 - February 1996
Star Wars: River of Chaos #1–4 June 1995 - October 1995
Star Wars: X-wing: Rogue Squadron #0–35 July 1995 - October 1998
Star Wars: Empire's End #1–2 October 1995 - November 1995
Star Wars: Heir to the Empire #1–6 October 1995 - April 1996
Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind's Eye #1–4 December 1995 - June 1996
Star Wars: Boba Fett #1–11 December 1995 - April 2006
Star Wars: Tales from Mos Eisley one-shot March 1996
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire #1–6 May 1996 - October 1996
Classic Star Wars: Devilworlds #1–2 August 1996 - September 1996
Star Wars: This Crumb for Hire one-shot 10-page August 1996
Classic Star Wars: Han Solo at Stars' End #1–3 March 1997 - May 1997
Star Wars: Dark Force Rising #1–6 May 1997 - October 1997
Star Wars: Shadow Stalker one-shot November 1997
Star Wars: The Last Command #1–6 November 1997 - July 1998
Star Wars: Crimson Empire #1–6 December 1997 - May 1998
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire: Evolution #1–5 February 1998 - June 1998
Star Wars: Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand #0–6 July 1998 - February 1999
Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Leviathan #1–4 October 1998 - January 1999
Star Wars: Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #1–6 November 1998 - April 1999
Star Wars: Republic #0–83 December 1998 - February 2006
Star Wars: The Jabba Tape one-shot December 1998
Star Wars: Vader's Quest #1–4 February 1999 - May 1999
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace #1–4 May 1999
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Adventures #1–5 May 1999
Star Wars: The Bounty Hunters #1–3 August 1999 - October 1999
Star Wars Tales #1–24 September 1999 - July 2005
Star Wars: Union #1–4 November 1999 - February 2000
Star Wars: Chewbacca #1–4 January 2000 - April 2000
Star Wars: Hard Currency one-shot 8-page March 2000
Star Wars: Jedi Council: Acts of War #1–4 June 2000 - September 2000
Star Wars: Aurra's Song one-shot 12-page June 2000
Star Wars: Darth Maul #1–4 September 2000 - December 2000
Star Wars: Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika #1–5 December 2000 - June 2001
Star Wars: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell #1–3 December 2000 - March 2001
Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith #1–6 April 2001 - September 2001
Star Wars: Heart of Fire one-shot 3-page May 2001 - July 2002
Star Wars: Jedi Quest #1–4 September 2001 - December 2001
Star Wars: Starfighter: Crossbones #1–3 January 2002 - March 2002
Star Wars: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express #1–2 February 2002 - June 2002
Star Wars: Poison Moon one-shot 6-page February 2002 - May 2002
Star Wars: Jango Fett one-shot TPB March 2002
Star Wars: Zam Wesell one-shot TPB March 2002
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones #1–4 April 2002 - May 2002
Star Wars: Hasbro/Toys "R" Us #1–4 10-page May 2002
Star Wars: Jango Fett: Open Seasons #1–4 May 2002 - September 2002
Star Wars: Empire #1–40 September 2002 - March 2006
Star Wars: A Valentine Story one-shot February 2003
Star Wars: Jedi #1–5 March 2003 - July 2004
Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures #1–10 (graphic novels) July 2004 - December 2007
Star Wars: Evasive Action: Reversal of Fortune #1–8 October 2004 - June 2005
Star Wars: Obsession #1–5 November 2004 - May 2005
Star Wars: General Grievous #1–4 March 2005 - July 2005
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith #1–4 March 2005 - April 2005
Star Wars: Visionaries one-shot TPB April 2005
Star Wars: Brothers in Arms one-shot May 2005
Star Wars: Evasive Action: Recruitment #1–6 August 2005 - December 2005
Star Wars: X-wing: Rogue Leader #1–3 September 2005 - November 2005
Star Wars: Purge #1–5 December 2005 - January 2013
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #0–50 January 2006 - February 2010
Star Wars: Rookies: Rendezvous #1–3 February 2006 - June 2006
Star Wars: Rebellion #0–16 March 2006 - August 2008
Star Wars: Evasive Action: Prey #1–3 March 2006 - November 2006
Star Wars: Routine Valor one-shot 10-page May 2006
Star Wars: Legacy #1–50 June 2006 - August 2010
Star Wars: Rookies: No Turning Back #1–4 June 2006 - October 2006
Star Wars: Dark Times #0–32 November 2006 - December 2012
Star Wars: Evasive Action: End Game #1–4 November 2006 - March 2007
Star Wars: Clone Wars (PhotoComic) one-shot TPB May 2008
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed one-shot TPB August 2008
Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1–12 September 2008 - January 2010
Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1–11 (graphic novels) September 2008 - June 2013
Star Wars: Invasion #0–16 April 2009 - November 2011
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Gauntlet of Death one-shot 8-page May 2009
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct #1–25 3-page September 2009 - May 2010
Star Wars Adventures #1–6 (graphic novels) October 2009 - August 2011
Star Wars: The Old Republic #1–11 July 2010 - October 2011
Star Wars: Tales from the Clone Wars one-shot TPB August 2010
Star Wars: Blood Ties #1–8 August 2010 - July 2012
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II one-shot TPB September 2010
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Valsedian Operation #1–26 3-page September 2010 - April 2011
Star Wars: Knight Errant #1–15 October 2010 - October 2012
Star Wars: Legacy—War #1–6 December 2010 - May 2011
Star Wars: Darth Vader #1–20 January 2011 - April 2014
Star Wars: Jedi #1–5 May 2011 - September 2011
Star Wars: The Third Time Pays for All one-shot 8-page April 2011
Star Wars: Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #1–6 October 2011 - April 2012
Star Wars: Agent of the Empire #1–10 December 2011 - February 2013
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic—War #1–5 January 2012 - May 2012
Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi #1–15 February 2012 - March 2014
Star Wars: The Art of the Bad Deal one-shot 10-page May 2012
Star Wars: Darth Maul—Death Sentence #1–4 July 2012 - October 2012
Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith #1–5 August 2012 - December 2012
Star Wars #1–20 January 2013 - August 2014
Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2 #1–18 March 2013 - August 2014
The Star Wars #0–8 September 2013 - May 2014
Star Wars: Ewoks: Shadows of Endor one-shot TPB November 2013
Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1–4 April 2014 - July 2014
Star Wars: Darth Maul—Son Of Dathomir #1–4 May 2014 - August 2014
Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Vol. #1 January 2015
Marvel Star Wars (2015) January 2015
Star Wars: Darth Vader February 2015
Star Wars: Princess Leia March 2015
Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Empire Vol. #1 April 2015

Collected editions[edit]

The comics have been collected into a number of trade paperbacks:

Agent of the Empire[edit]

  • Volume 1: Iron Eclipse (collects Star Wars: Agent of the Empire: Iron Eclipse #1-5, 128 pages, October 2012, ISBN 1-59582-950-4)

Blood Ties[edit]

  • Volume 1: A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett (collects Star Wars: Blood Ties: A Tale of Jango and Boba Fett #1-4, 96 pages, May 2011, ISBN 1-59582-627-0)
  • Volume 2: Boba Fett is Dead (collects Star Wars: Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead #1-4, 96 pages, January 2013, ISBN 1-61655-001-1)

Classic Star Wars[edit]

  • Volume 1: In Deadly Pursuit (collects Classic Star Wars #1-7, 196 pages, June 1994, ISBN 1-56971-109-7)
  • Volume 2: The Rebel Storm (collects Classic Star Wars #8-14, 208 pages, July 1995, ISBN 1-56971-106-2)
  • A New Hope (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #1-6, 104 pages, November 1995, ISBN 1-56971-086-4)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #39-44, 104 pages, November 1995, ISBN 1-56971-088-0)
  • Return of the Jedi (collects Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1-4, 104 pages, November 1995, ISBN 1-56971-087-2)
  • Volume 3: Escape to Hoth (collects Classic Star Wars #15-20, 208 pages, January 1996, ISBN 1-56971-093-7)
  • The Early Adventures (collects Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures #1-9, 240 pages, May 1997, ISBN 1-56971-178-X)
  • Han Solo at Stars' End (collects Classic Star Wars: Han Solo at Stars' End #1-3, 104 pages, October 1997, ISBN 1-56971-254-9)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 1: Doomworld (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #1-20, 336 pages, July 2002, ISBN 1-56971-754-0)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 2: Dark Encounters (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #21-38 and Annual #1, 336 pages, July 2002, ISBN 1-56971-785-0)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 3: Resurrection of Evil (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #39-53, 344 pages, November 2002, ISBN 1-56971-786-9)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 4: Screams of the Void (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #54-67 and Annual #2, 376 pages, January 2003, ISBN 1-56971-787-7)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 5: Fool's Bounty (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #68-81 and Annual #3, 376 pages, March 2003, ISBN 1-56971-906-3)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 6: Wookie World (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #82-95, 360 pages, May 2003, ISBN 1-56971-907-1)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 7: Far, Far Away (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #96-107, 312 pages, July 2003, ISBN 1-56971-908-X)

Clone Wars[edit]

  • Volume 1: The Defense of Kamino (collects Star Wars: Republic #49-50 and Star Wars: Jedi: Mace Windu, 128 pages, July 2003, ISBN 1-56971-962-4)
  • Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices (collects Star Wars: Republic #51-53 and Star Wars: Jedi: Shaak Ti, 120 pages, November 2003, ISBN 1-56971-969-1)
  • Volume 3: Last Stand on Jabiim (collects Star Wars: Republic #55-59, 120 pages, February 2004, ISBN 1-56971-006-3)
  • Volume 4: Light and Dark (collects Star Wars: Republic #54 and 63, Star Wars: Jedi: Aayla Secura, and Star Wars: Jedi: Dooku, 112 pages, June 2004, ISBN 1-56971-195-7)
  • Volume 5: The Best Blades (collects Star Wars: Republic #60-62 and 64 and Star Wars: Jedi: Yoda, 144 pages, November 2004, ISBN 1-59307-273-2)
  • Volume 6: On the Fields of Battle (collects Star Wars: Republic #65-71, 168 pages, July 2005, ISBN 1-59307-352-6)
  • Volume 7: When They Were Brothers (collects Star Wars: Obsession #1-5 and Star Wars: Brother in Arms, 144 pages, November 2005, ISBN 1-59307-396-8)
  • Volume 8: The Last Siege, the Final Truth (collects Star Wars: Republic #72-77, 144 pages, March 2006, ISBN 1-59307-482-4)
  • Volume 9: Endgame (collects Star Wars: Republic #79-83 and Star Wars: Purge, 144 pages, July 2006, ISBN 1-59307-553-7)

Crimson Empire[edit]

  • Crimson Empire (collects Star Wars: Crimson Empire #1-6, 160 pages, December 1998, ISBN 1-56971-355-3)
  • Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood (collects Star Wars: Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #1-6, 160 pages, November 1999, ISBN 1-56971-410-X)
  • Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost (collects Star Wars: Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #1-6, 144 pages, September 2012, ISBN 1-59582-934-2)
  • The Crimson Empire Saga (collects Star Wars: Crimson Empire #0-6, Star Wars: Hard Currency, Star Wars: The Bounty Hunters: Kenix Kil, Star Wars: Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood #1-6, Star Wars Handbook 2: Crimson Empire, Star Wars: The Third Time Pays for All, and Star Wars: Crimson Empire III: Empire Lost #1-6, 504 pages, September 2012, ISBn 1-59582-947-4)

Dark Empire[edit]

  • Dark Empire (collects Star Wars: Dark Empire #1-6, 182 pages, May 1993, ISBN 1-56971-073-2)
  • Dark Empire II (collects Star Wars: Dark Empire II #1-6, 168 pages, September 1995, ISBN 1-56971-119-4)
  • Empire's End (collects Star Wars: Empire's End #1-2, 64 pages, September 1997, ISBN 1-56971-306-5)
  • Dark Empire Trilogy (collects Star Wars: Dark Empire #1-6, Star Wars: Dark Empire II #1-6, Star Wars: Empire's End #1-2, and Star Wars Handbook 3: Dark Empire, 352 pages, September 2010, ISBN 1-59582-612-2)

Empire[edit]

  • Volume 1: Betrayal (collects Star Wars: Empire #1-4, 104 pages, August 2003, ISBN 1-56971-964-0)
  • Volume 2: Darklighter (collects Star Wars: Empire #8-12 and 15, 144 pages, May 2004, ISBN 1-56971-975-6)
  • Volume 3: The Imperial Perspective (collects Star War: Empire #13-14 and 16-19, 144 pages, October 2004, ISBN 1-59307-128-8)
  • Volume 4: The Heart of the Rebellion (collects Star Wars: Empire #5-6 and 20-22 and Star Wars: A Valentine Story, 152 pages, April 2005, ISBN 1-59307-308-9)
  • Volume 5: Allies and Adversaries (collects Star Wars: Empire #23-27, 120 pages, February 2006, ISBN 1-59307-466-2)
  • Volume 6: In the Shadows of Their Fathers (collects Star Wars: Empire #29-34, 144 pages, October 2006, ISBN 1-59307-627-4)
  • Volume 7: The Wrong Side of the War (collects Star Wars: Empire #35-40, 144 pages, January 2007, ISBN 1-59307-709-2)

Invasion[edit]

  • Volume 1: Refugees (collects Star Wars: Invasion #0-5, 144 pages, April 2012, ISBN 1-59582-479-0)
  • Volume 2: Rescues (collects Star Wars: Invasion: Rescues #1-6, 144 pages, April 2011, ISBN 1-59582-630-0)
  • Volume 3: Revelations (collects Star Wars: Invasion: Revelations #1-5, 128 pages, April 2012, ISBN 1-59582-882-6)

Jedi[edit]

  • Volume 1: The Dark Side (collects Star Wars: Jedi: The Dark Side #1-5, 120 pages, February 2012, ISBN 1-59582-840-0)

Knight Errant[edit]

  • Volume 1: Aflame (collects Star Wars: Knight Errant: Aflame #1-5, 120 pages, July 2011, ISBN 1-59582-708-1)
  • Volume 2: Deluge (collects Star Wars: Knight Errant: Deluge #1-5, 120 pages, May 2012, ISBN 1-59582-638-6)

The Old Republic[edit]

  • Volume 1: Blood of the Empire (collects Star Wars: The Old Republic #4-6, 96 pages, February 2011, ISBN 1-59582-646-7)
  • Volume 2: Threat of Peace (collects Star Wars: The Old Republic #1-3, 96 pages, May 2011, ISBN 1-59582-642-4)
  • Volume 3: The Lost Suns (collects Star Wars: The Old Republic: The Lost Suns #1-5, 120 pages, March 2012, ISBN 1-59582-637-8)

Omnibus[edit]

The Star Wars Omnibus line of trade paperbacks is a program for collecting series in larger and cheaper collections. As such, you will see series here that are collected elsewhere.

  • X-wing Rogue Squadron Volume 1 (collects Star Wars: X-wing: Rogue Leader #1-3, Star Wars: X-wing Rogue Squadron #1-8, and Star Wars Handbook 1: X-wing Rogue Squadron, 296 pages, June 2006, ISBN 1-59307-572-3)
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron Volume 2 (collects Star Wars: X-wing Rogue Squadron Special and Star Wars: X-wing Rogue Squadron #9-20, 288 pages, October 2006, ISBN 1-59307-619-3)
  • X-wing Rogue Squadron Volume 3 (collects Star Wars: X-wing Rogue Squadron #21-35, 360 pages, June 2007, ISBN 1-59307-776-9)
  • Tales of the Jedi Volume 1 (collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Golden Age of the Sith #0-5, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire #1-5, and Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi #1-5, 400 pages, October 2007, ISBN 1-59307-830-7)
  • Tales of the Jedi Volume 2 (collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising #1-2, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith #1-6, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The SIth War #1-6, and Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Redemption #1-5, 464 pages, April 2008, ISBN 1-59307-911-7)
  • Droids (collects Star Wars: Droids Special, Star Wars: Droids: The Kalarba Adventures #1-6, Star Wars: Droids: Artoo's Day Out, Star Wars: Droids: Rebellion #1-4, Star Wars: Droids: Season of Revolt #1-4, and Star Wars: Droids: The Protocol Offensive, 440 pages, June 2008, ISBN 1-59307-955-9)
  • Early Victories (collects Star Wars: Vader's Quest #1-4, Star Wars: River of Chaos #1-4, Star Wars: Splinter of the Mind's Eye #1-4, Star Wars: Shadow Stalker, and Star Wars: Tales from Mos Eisley, 336 pages, October 2008, ISBN 1-59582-172-4)
  • Rise of the Sith (collects Star Wars: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: The Aurorient Express #1-2, Star Wars: Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan: Last Stand on Ord Mantell #1-2, Star Wars: Aurra's Song, Star Wars: Jedi Council: Acts of War #1-4, Star Wars vol. 2 #1-6, and Star Wars: Darth Maul #1-4, 454 pages, January 2009, ISBN 1-59582-228-3)
  • Emissaries and Assassins (collects Star Wars: Episode I Adventures #1-4, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace #1/2, Star Wars vol. 2 #7-18, and Star Wars: Jango Fett: Open Seasons #1-4, 464 pages, April 2009, ISBN 1-59582-229-1)
  • Menace Revealed (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #27-31, Star Wars: Heart of Fire, Star Wars: Jedi Quest #1-4, Star Wars: Jango Fett, Star Wars: Zam Wesell, Star Wars: The Bounty Hunters: Aurra Sing, Star Wars: Poison Moon, Star Wars: Starfighter: Crossbones #1-3, Star Wars: Full of Surprises, Star Wars: Most Precious Weapon, Star Wars: Practice Makes Perfect, and Star Wars: Machines of War, 479 pages, July 2009, ISBN 1-59582-273-9)
  • Shadows of the Empire (collects Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire #1-6, Star Wars: Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand #0-6, and Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire: Evolution #1-5, 408 pages, January 2010, ISBN 1-59582-434-0)
  • Boba Fett (collects Star Wars: Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire #1-4, Star Wars: Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika #1-5, Star Wars: Empire #7 and 28, Star Wars: Boba Fett: Overkill, Star Wars: Boba Fett: Salvage, Star Wars: Boba Fett: Twin Engines of Destruction, Star Wars: Boba Fett: Bounty on Bar-Kooda, Star Wars: Boba Fett: When the Fat Lady Swings, Star Wars: Boba Fett: Murder Most Foul, and Star Wars: Boba Fett: Agent of Doom, 496 pages, March 2010, ISBN 1-59582-418-9)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 1 (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #1-27, 494 pages, June 2010, ISBN 1-59582-486-3)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 2 (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #28-49 and Star Wars Annual #1, 480 pages, September 2010, ISBN 1-59582-554-1)
  • Quinlan Vos: Jedi in Darkness (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #19-26 and 32-45, 504 pages, December 2010, ISBN 1-59582-555-X)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 3 (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #50-67 and Star Wars Annual #2, 480 pages, January 2011, ISBN 1-59582-639-4)
  • At War with the Empire Volume 1 (collects Star Wars: Empire #1-6, 10-11, 13-14, 19-22, 24-25, and 31, 408 pages, March 2011, ISBN 1-59582-699-8)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 4 (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #68-85, Star Wars Annual #3, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1-4, 576 pages, August 2011, ISBN 1-59582-640-8)
  • Episodes I-VI: The Complete Saga (collects Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace #1-4, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones #1-4, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith #1-4, Star Wars: A New Hope: Special Edition #1-4, Classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back #1-2, and Classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi #1-2, 600 pages, September 2011, ISBN 1-59582-832-X)
  • At War with the Empire Volume 2 (collects Star Wars: Empire #26-27, 29-30, and 32-35, Star Wars: Rebellion #6-16, and Star Wars: A Valentine Story, 464 pages, November 2011, ISBN 1-59582-777-3)
  • A Long Time Ago... Volume 5 (collects Star Wars vol. 1 #86-107, 568 pages, February 2012, ISBN 1-59582-801-X)
  • The Other Sons of Tatooine (collects Star Wars: Empire #8-9, 12, 15-18, 23, and 36-40, Star Wars: X-wing Rogue Squadron #1/2, and Star Wars: Rebellion #0-5, 440 pages, March 2012, ISBN 1-59582-866-4)
  • Droids and Ewoks (collects Star Wars: Droids #1-8, Star Wars: Ewoks #1-14, and Star Wars: An Ewok Adventure, 528 pages, June 2012, ISBN 1-59582-953-9)
  • Clone Wars Volume 1: The Republic Goes to War (collects Star Wars: Republic #49-54, 61, 63, and 67, Star Wars: Jedi: Mace Windu, Star Wars: Jedi: Shaak Ti, Star Wars: Jedi: Aayla Secura, and Star Wars: Jedi: Count Dooku, 408 pages, August 2012, ISBN 1-59582-927-X)
  • Clone Wars Volume 2: The Enemy on All Sides (collects Star Wars: Republic #55-60, 62, 64-66, and 68, Star Wars: Jedi: Yoda, and Star Wars: General Grievous #1-4, 416 pages, October 2012, ISBN 1-59582-958-X)
  • Clone Wars Volume 3: The Republic Falls (collects Star Wars: Republic #69-77 and 81-83, Star Wars: Obsession #1-5, and Star Wars: Brothers in Arms, 416 pages, December 2012, ISBN 1-59582-980-6)

Republic[edit]

  • Prelude to Rebellion (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #1-6, 144 pages, May 2000, ISBN 1-56971-448-7)
  • Outlander (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #7-12, 96 pages, April 2001, ISBN 1-56971-514-9)
  • Emissaries to Malastare (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #13-18, 132 pages, September 2001, ISBN 1-56971-545-9)
  • Twilight (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #19-22, 96 pages, December 2001, ISBN 1-56971-558-0)
  • The Hunt for Aurra Sing (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #28-31, 96 pages, July 2002, ISBN 1-56971-651-X)
  • Darkness (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #32-35, 96 pages, August 2002, ISBN 1-56971-659-5)
  • The Stark Hyperspace War (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #36-39, 96 pages, November 2003, ISBN 1-56971-985-3)
  • Rite of Passage (collects Star Wars vol. 2 #42-45, 96 pages, February 2004, ISBN 1-56971-042-X)
  • Honor and Duty (collects Star Wars: Republic #46-48 and 78, 96 pages, May 2006, ISBN 1-59307-546-4)

Tales[edit]

Tales of the Jedi[edit]

  • Knights of the Old Republic (collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi #1-5, 130 pages, August 1994, ISBN 1-56971-020-1)
  • Dark Lords of the Sith (collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith #1-6, 160 pages, February 1996, ISBN 1-56971-095-3)
  • The Sith War (collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War #1-6, 148 pages, July 1996, ISBN 1-56971-173-9)
  • The Golden Age of the Sith (collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith #0-5, 132 pages, August 1997, ISBN 1-56971-229-8)
  • The Freedon Nadd Uprising (collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising #1-2, 48 pages, December 1997, ISBN 1-56971-307-3)
  • The Fall of the Sith Empire (collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire #1-5, 120 pages, May 1998, ISBN 1-56971-320-0)
  • Redemption (collects Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi: Redemption #1-5, 112 pages, July 2001, ISBN 1-56971-535-1)

The Thrawn Trilogy[edit]

  • Heir to the Empire (collects Star Wars: Heir to the Empire #1-6, 160 pages, September 1996, ISBN 1-56971-202-6)
  • Dark Force Rising (collects Star Wars: Dark Force Rising #1-6, 160 pages, February 1998, ISBN 1-56971-269-7)
  • The Last Command (collects Star Wars: The Last Command #1-6, 144 pages, June 1999, ISBN 1-56971-378-2)
  • The Thrawn Trilogy (collects Star Wars: Heir to the Empire #1-6, Star Wars: Dark Force Rising #1-6, and Star Wars: The Last Command #1-6, 420 pages, December 2009, ISBN 1-59582-417-0)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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