Star Wars: Invasion was an ongoing monthly comic book series, written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Colin Wilson. Published by Dark Horse Comics, this ongoing series is set in the New Jedi Order era and depicts the events of the Yuuzhan Vong War. Just like another ongoing series by Dark Horse—Star Wars: Legacy—it included various ties to the novels by Del Rey, while still remaining accessible to new readers. It launched with two online-only preview issues on StarWars.com in May and June 2009. The first printed issue was published on July 1, 2009.[1] It had previously run in alternating five-month story arcs with Dark Times, but a new issue hasn't been released since November of 2011,[2] and no further issues are planned.[3]


Star Wars: Invasion promotional image.

The series covers the story of the Yuuzhan Vong War by focusing on the Galfridian family, the royal family from the peaceful world of Artorias, one of the first to fall under the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, which resulted in its entire population being evacuated, enslaved, or killed. A young man named Finn Galfridian is set on the Jedi path by Luke Skywalker, while things for his sister Kaye Galfridian and the rest of the family "don't go so well." Many characters from The New Jedi Order series, such as Luke Skywalker, Jaina Solo and Jacen Solo are also featured in the series.[1]

Refugees and Rescues take place in between the novels Vector Prime and Onslaught, and Revelations takes place between Onslaught and Ruin.


Art by Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson, who had previously drawn Star Wars comics for Dark Horse, was working with Australian writer Tom Taylor on a comic book adaptation of his play The Example and suggested that Wilson contact Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley. Taylor was quickly accepted into the Dark Horse creative team and worked for some time on an unidentified Star Wars project which eventually got canceled before going on to Invasion. The series was first announced by Dark Horse Comics on February 7, 2009 during the New York Comic Con. The addition of another monthly series to an already significant number of Star Wars comic book series' was possible due to the large success of the Star Wars: Vector crossover published by Dark Horse in 2008.[1]

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Color code key:
Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue Story arc
Issue Title Publication date Trade paperback
Refugees SWInvasionV1.jpg
Volume 1—Refugees
April 28, 2010
0 Refugees, Prologue October 14, 2009
1 Refugees, Part 1 July 1, 2009
2 Refugees, Part 2 August 5, 2009
3 Refugees, Part 3 September 2, 2009
4 Refugees, Part 4 October 7, 2009
5 Refugees, Part 5 November 4, 2009
Rescues SWInvasionV2.jpg
Volume 2—Rescues
April 27, 2011
6 Rescues, Part 1 May 26, 2010
7 Rescues, Part 2 June 30, 2010
8 Rescues, Part 3 July 28, 2010
9 Rescues, Part 4 September 29, 2010
10 Rescues, Part 5 October 27, 2010
11 Rescues, Part 6 December 22, 2010
Revelations InvasionRevelationsFinal.jpg
Volume 3—Revelations
April 25, 2012
12 Revelations, Part 1 July 13, 2011
13 Revelations, Part 2 August 10, 2011
14 Revelations, Part 3 September 14, 2011
15 Revelations, Part 4 October 12, 2011
16 Revelations, Part 5 November 16, 2011

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