List of Star Wars comic books

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This is a list of comic books set in the fictional Star Wars universe. Lucasfilm's now-corporate sibling Marvel Comics, which published Star Wars comics from 1977 to 1986, are once again publishing Star Wars titles starting in 2015. Dark Horse Comics owned the license to publish Star Wars comics from Lucasfilm exclusively from 1991 to 2014. The only comics considered canon are those released starting in 2015. For a complete list of Star Wars novels please refer to Star Wars books.

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This list is split into two categories:

CANON The new primary Star Wars canon includes all the movie episodes, the television shows Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, books, comics, and video games published after April 2014, and comics published in 2015. These stories are coordinated by the Lucasfilm Story Team to be consistent with both each other and the upcoming films.

LEGENDS These books are part of the Star Wars expanded universe, and vary in levels of canonicity. The new films will not be based on these stories, but some parts may still be incorporated into the films.

Note: BBY and ABY are the standards of measurement for years in the Star Wars galaxy.

  • BBY stands for years before the Battle of Yavin, which occurred during Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
  • ABY stands for years after the Battle of Yavin.
  • FB denotes flashbacks.


Film adaptations[edit]

Title Publishing Date Placement in Timeline Author
Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy April 2017 32 BBY-19 BBY Alessandro Ferrari
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story April 2017-present 0 BBY Jody Houser
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy March 2016 0 BBY-4 ABY Alessandro Ferrari
Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1-6 June 2016–November 2016 34 ABY Chuck Wendig


Era Title Publishing Date Issue / Arc Placement in Timeline Author(s)
Rise of the Empire Star Wars: Darth Maul #1–5 February-June 2017 Pre-32 BBY Cullen Bunn
Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin #1–5 January–May 2016 29 BBY Charles Soule
Episode II - Attack of the Clones
The Clone Wars (film)
The Clone Wars (TV series)
Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir #1–4[1] Published by Dark Horse comics May–August 2014
  • #1 The Enemy of My Enemy
  • #2 A Tale of Two Apprentices
  • #3 Proxy War
  • #4 Showdown on Dathomir
20 BBY Jeremy Barlow
Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Rebellion Star Wars Rebels
Star Wars: Kanan #1–12 April 2015–March 2016
  • #1-6 The Last Padawan
    • #1 Part I: Fight (FB to 19 BBY)
    • #2 Part II: Flight (FB to 19 BBY)
    • #3 Part III: Pivot (FB to 19-18 BBY)
    • #4 Part IV: Catch (FB to 18 BBY)
    • #5 Part V: Release (FB to 18 BBY)
    • #6 Epilogue: Haunt
  • #7-12 First Blood
    • #7 Part I: The Corridors of Coruscant (FB to 19 BBY)
    • #8 Part II: The Towers of the Temple (FB to 19 BBY)
    • #9 Part III: The Canyons of Kardoa (FB to 19 BBY)
    • #10 Part IV: The Mesas of Mygeeto (FB to 19 BBY)
    • #11 Part V: The Fog of War (FB to 19 BBY)
    • #12 Part VI: The Ties That Bind

During events of

Star Wars Rebels

Season 1.

Greg Weisman
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Episode IV - A New Hope
Star Wars: Princess Leia #1–5 March–June 2015 0 ABY Mark Waid
Star Wars: Chewbacca #1–5 October–December 2015 0 ABY Gerry Duggan
Star Wars: Han Solo #1-5 June–November 2016 0 ABY Marjorie Liu
Star Wars #1–29,

2 annuals

January 2015–present
  • #1-6 Skywalker Strikes
  • #7 From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi: "The Last of His Breed" (FB to 11 BBY)
  • #8-12 Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
  • Annual #1, by Kieron Gillen
  • #13 Vader Down, Part III
  • #14 Vader Down, Part V
  • #15, #20 From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi (FB to 10 BBY)
  • #16-19 Rebel Jail
  • #21-25 The Last Flight of the Harbinger
    • #25 co-authored by Chris Eliopoulos
    • Droid Dilemma by Chris Eliopoulos and Jordie Bellaire (mini-comic published in Issue #25)
  • Annual #2, by Kelly Thompson
  • #26-29 From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi: Yoda's Secret War (FB to pre-32 BBY)

Parallel to

Star Wars: Darth Vader #1–25.

Jason Aaron
Star Wars: Darth Vader #1–25,

1 annual

February 2015–October 2016
  • #1-6 Vader
  • #7-12 Shadows and Secrets
  • Annual 1
  • #13 Vader Down, Part II
  • #14 Vader Down, Part IV
  • #15 Vader Down, Part VI
  • #16-20 The Shu-Torun War
  • #21-25 End of Games
    • The Misadventures of Triple-Zero and Beetee (mini-comic published in Issue #20)
    • Coda (mini-comic published in Issue #25)

Parallel to

Star Wars #1-25.

Kieron Gillen
Star Wars: Vader Down one-shot

Star Wars and Darth Vader crossover event.

November 2015
  • Star Wars: Vader Down
    • #1 Part I (one-shot)
    • #2 Part II (Issue #13 of Darth Vader)
    • #3 Part III (Issue #13 of Star Wars)
    • #4 Part IV (Issue #14 of Darth Vader)
    • #5 Part V (Issue #14 of Star Wars)
    • #6 Part VI (Issue #15 of Darth Vader)
0 ABY Jason Aaron and Kieron Gillen
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1-5 December 2016-present
  • #1-5 Aphra
0 ABY Kieron Gillen
Star Wars: Lando #1–5 July–October 2015 Between 0 ABY and 3 ABY Charles Soule
Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1–4 September–October 2015 4 ABY Greg Rucka
The First Order and The Resistance Star Wars Special: C-3PO: The Phantom Limb one-shot April 2016 34 ABY James Robinson
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1-12 April 2016–present
  • #1-3 Black Squadron
    • SaBBotage by Chris Eliopoulos and Jordie Bellaire (mini-comic published in Issue #1)
  • #4-6 Lockdown
  • #7-12 The Gathering Storm
34 ABY Charles Soule
Episode VII - The Force Awakens
Star Wars VIII
Star Wars IX

Comic strips[edit]

Star Wars Rebels comic strips[edit]

  • Published in the monthly Star Wars Rebels UK and USA Magazines. All comics written by Martin Fisher, except "Eyes on the Prize", "Always Bet on Chop", and "The Ballad of 264" written by Jeremy Barlow.

Alternative film adaptations[edit]

Story Before the Force Awakens[edit]

  • Star Wars: Story Before the Force Awakens by Hong Jac-ga
    • Star Wars: Story Before the Force Awakens is a web comic adaptation of the original trilogy by Korean artist and writer Hong Jac-ga. The strips are currently being translated to English and are available on[2] Spans the Rise of the Empire Era and the Rebellion Era. The canonical status is disputed, due to some minor changes made to the story due to cultural interpretation.[3]

Star Wars Legends[edit]

Before the Republic Era (37,000-25,000 BBY)[edit]

Dawn of the Jedi[edit]

36,453 BBY

Old Galactic Republic Era a.k.a. The Sith Era (5,000–1,000 BBY)[edit]

Tales of the Jedi[edit]

5,000 BBY

4,990 BBY

4,000 BBY

3,998 BBY

3,996 BBY

3,993 BBY

3,986 BBY

Knights of the Old Republic[edit]

3,964 BBY

3,963 BBY

3,962 BBY

3,952 BBY

Cold War[edit]

3,678 BBY

3,653 BBY

3,643 BBY

2,975 BBY

Knight Errant[edit]

1,032 BBY

The Battle of Ruusan[edit]

1,000 BBY

Rise of the Empire Era (1,000–0 BBY)[edit]

Prelude to War[edit]

1000 BBY

996 BBY

700 BBY

245 BBY

67 BBY

58 BBY

53 BBY

45 BBY

44 BBY

43 BBY

38 BBY

37 BBY

36 BBY

34 BBY

33 BBY

32.5 BBY

The Phantom Menace[edit]

32 BBY

The Calm Before the Storm[edit]

31 BBY

30 BBY

28 BBY

27 BBY

25 BBY

24 BBY

23 BBY

Attack of the Clones/The Clone Wars[edit]

22 BBY

21.5 BBY

21 BBY

20 BBY

19.5 BBY

Revenge of the Sith[edit]

19 BBY

18 BBY

18-5 BBY

17 BBY

  • Darth Vader and the Cry of Shadows by Tim Siedell

15 BBY

12 BBY

11 BBY

10 BBY

  • Star Wars Blood Ties: Boba Fett is Dead by Tom Taylor




The Dark Times[edit]






The Rebellion Era (0–5 ABY)[edit]

A New Hope[edit]




The Empire Strikes Back[edit]


Return of the Jedi[edit]


New Galactic Republic Era (5–25 ABY)[edit]






10 ABY

11 ABY

13 ABY

15 ABY

19 ABY

20 ABY

The New Jedi Order Era (25–37 ABY)[edit]

25 ABY

28 ABY

Legacy Era (40 ABY onwards)[edit]

40 ABY

130 ABY

138 ABY

Long after Yavin

Infinities Era (Not within timeline)[edit]


This is a list of Star Wars comic book writers. It covers those who have written for series, one-shots, film adaptations, and comics from Star Wars Tales.


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