Biography[edit | edit source]
Stradley's work on issue 86 of Marvel's Star Wars series in 1984 was his very first work in the comics industry. He later went to become VP and business partner with Mike Richardson, who founded Dark Horse comics in the 1980s to focus on movie-licensed comics. The company acquired the license for Star Wars comics in the early 1990s, a few years after the end of the Marvel run and in the build-up to the prequels, relaunching the Star Wars line with such titles as Classic Star Wars (reprinting the original Star Wars newspaper strips), Dark Empire, Tales of the Jedi, and Dark Empire II. Stradley and Richardson teamed up to write the Crimson Empire miniseries, focusing on the Emperor's Royal Guard.
Editing of Dark Horse's Star Wars line passed through a number of hands before Stradley assumed the role of Star Wars Senior Editor in 2002, as Dark Horse reorganized its Star Wars line after the release of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. He held the position until Dark Horse lost its Star Wars license in 2014.
Works[edit | edit source]
Publications[edit | edit source]
Comics[edit | edit source]
|1984||Star Wars 86: The Alderaan Factor|
|1997–1998||Crimson Empire||with Mike Richardson|
|1998–1999||Crimson Empire II: Council of Blood|
|1999||The Bounty Hunters: Kenix Kil|
|2000||Dark Horse Extra||21 to 24||Hard Currency|
|2000||Jedi Council: Acts of War|
|2001||Star Wars Tales||7||Jedi Chef|
|2003||Star Wars: Empire||5 to 6|
|2004||16 to 18||as Welles Hartley|
|Star Wars: Republic||67|
|2004-2006||Star Wars: Empire||22, 36 to 40||as Welles Hartley|
|2004||Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures||Volume 2||Hide in Plain Sight, as Welles Hartley|
|2005||Star Wars: Republic||79 to 80||as Welles Hartley|
|2006–2007||Star Wars: Dark Times||1 to 5||as Welles Hartley and Mick Harrison|
|2007–2010||6 to 17||as Mick Harrison|
|2011–2012||Star Wars: Crimson Empire III—Empire Lost||with Mike Richardson|
Artbooks[edit | edit source]
|2004||Star Wars: Panel to Panel|
|2007||Star Wars: Panel to Panel Volume 2: Expanding the Universe|
Filmography[edit | edit source]
|2009||Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"||co-writer|
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Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Insider 127
- "Hey, it wasn't my idea to drop a planet on the poor dumb beast.
And, those bloodthirsty editors and writers at Del Rey were hell bent on killing someone ... I was just trying to make sure it wasn't somebody important, like Lando."