Star Wars: In the Shadow of Yavin is the first story arc of the 2013 Star Wars comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics.

Publisher's summaryEdit

Set during the original trilogy of films, this exciting new ongoing series is directly informed by the classic characters' reactions to the events in A New Hope. The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, crippling the Galactic Empire, and is now trying to recover from its own losses and move into the next phase of their stand against Emperor Palpatine’s wicked regime. The series will span the time period of the three films, with appearances by all of the beloved characters.[1]


Behind the scenesEdit

When announced, the story was described in some reports as "a sort of 'sequel reboot.' It will be written as if the only canon story is A New Hope (G-Canon), as if none of the sequels or books or any extended universe material ever happened."[2]

The author wrote in his blog that the story "will pretend like its 1977 and no other films were every made or books ever written aside from “A New Hope”."[3]

In an interview, the Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley agreed that it would be as though Episode IV has just come out in theaters and the rest of the trilogy has yet to be made. "There is no vast continuity that a reader needs to know beyond the events in A New Hope,"[4] implying that this story should be more accessible to fans that might be scared to jump in to The Expanded Universe.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Brian Wood to Write a New Star Wars Series!". Dark Horse Blog (July 23,2012). Retrieved on November 11, 2013.
  2. New Star Wars comic is almost a reboot. TG Daily (July 14, 2012). Retrieved on November 11, 2013.
  3. Star Wars. Brian Wood blog (July 10, 2013). Retrieved on November 11, 2013.
  4. A First Look At The Brand New Comic Star Wars (With Darth Vader Illustrated By Alex Ross!). (July 10, 2012).
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