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Star Wars is a canon Star Wars comic book series initially written by Jason Aaron with art by John Cassaday. The Marvel Comics series, which began publishing on January 14, 2015[17] as a reboot of the original Star Wars series, features the characters Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2 going on adventures set between the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[1] The series concluded with issue 75, which was released on November 20, 2019,[18] and was relaunched with another series of comics on January 1, 2020.[19]

Development[]

Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso called up Jason Aaron to ask "Star Wars?," to which Aaron replied, "I'm in." He stopped writing Amazing X-Men to accommodate Star Wars into his schedule. Aaron and Cassaday agreed they wanted to write the comic by imagining what it had been like if they wrote the sequel to the original Star Wars. They toured Skywalker Ranch and visited the Archives for research while meeting with Lucasfilm over the comics.[1]

Aaron described the series as being a team book,[1] but also emphasized it as being Luke's journey, explaining how he identified with the character as a boy because he had also grown up on a farm.[20] He commented he wanted to show Han's past coming back to him in a manner without having him just confront more bounty hunters.[1] Writing C-3PO to "just [get] that voice right" has been the hardest part of writing the comic.[21] Aaron also promised flashback stories featuring Ben Kenobi, because "I always loved that character in the original film and we never really see much of that version, the Alec Guinness version."[22]

Cassaday described drawing the galaxy's "junk-like" aesthetic as a "headache and an absolute pleasure all at the same time. Getting the details together has been time consuming and tedious, but once I got going, it's been great fun."[20]

Issue 6 was the last issue with art by Cassady, and each story arc afterward featured a different artist, including Stuart Immonen, Leinil Francis Yu, and Jorge Molina. With the 26th issue, Salvador Larroca became the main series artist and has drawn every issue since. As of issue 38 Kieron Gillen took over as writer, reuniting the creative team of Star Wars: Darth Vader. Gillen approached writing Star Wars the same way he approached Darth Vader, with a focus on showing the characters' transformation from A New Hope to The Empire Strikes Back. His run began with The Ashes of Jedha, where Luke, Leia, and Han encounter Jedha in the aftermath of its destruction.[4]

Media[]

Color code key:
Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue Story arc
Issue Title Publication date Trade paperback Hardcover Omnibus
Book I: Skywalker Strikes Star Wars Trade Paperback Volume 1 Cover.jpg
Vol. 1:
Skywalker Strikes

October 6, 2015[23]
StarWarsHCVol1.jpg
Vol. 1[24]
September 20, 2016[24]
StarWarsbyJasonAaronOmnibus.jpg
Omnibus'[25]
March 12, 2019[25]
1 "Skywalker Strikes" January 14, 2015[17]
2 "Skywalker Strikes, Part II" February 4, 2015[17]
3 "Skywalker Strikes, Part III" March 11, 2015[26]
4 "Skywalker Strikes, Part IV" April 22, 2015[27]
5 "Skywalker Strikes, Part V" May 20 2015[28]
6 "Skywalker Strikes, Part VI" June 3, 2015[29]
7 "From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi" July 29, 2015[30] Star Wars Vol 2 Final Cover.jpg
Vol. 2:
Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon

January 26, 2016[31]
Book II: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
8 "Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part I" August 19, 2015[32]
9 "Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part II" September 16, 2015[33]
10 "Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part III" October 7, 2015[34]
11 "Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part IV" November 4, 2015[35]
12 "Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part V" November 18, 2015[36]
Book III: Vader Down Vader Down TPB final cover.jpg
Vader Down
April 19, 2016[37]
DarthVaderHC2.jpg
Darth Vader
Vol. 2
[38]
February 28, 2017[38]
13 "Vader Down, Part III" December 2, 2015[39]
14 "Vader Down, Part V" January 6, 2016[40]
A1 Star Wars Annual (2015) 1 December 9, 2015[3] SW3RebelJailTPB.png
Vol. 3: Rebel Jail
August 16, 2016[41]
StarWarsHC2.jpg
Vol. 2[42]
June 20, 2017[42]
15 "From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi" January 20, 2016[10]
Book IV: Rebel Jail
16 "Rebel Jail, Part I" February 17, 2016[13]
17 "Rebel Jail, Part II" March 23, 2016[43]
18 "Rebel Jail, Part III" April 27, 2016[44]
19 "Rebel Jail, Part IV" May 25, 2016[45]
20 "From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi" June 15, 2016[46] Last Flight of the Harbinger final cover.jpg
Vol. 4:
The Last Flight
of the Harbinger

January 18, 2017[47]
Book V: The Last Flight of the Harbinger
21 "The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part I" July 20, 2016[15]
22 "The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part II" August 24, 2016[48]
23 "The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part III" September 28, 2016[49]
24 "The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part IV" October 26, 2016[50]
25 "The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part V" November 23, 2016[2]
A2 Star Wars Annual (2015) 2 November 30, 2016[2] Yoda's Secret War final cover.jpg
Vol. 5:
Yoda's Secret War

July 18, 2017[51]
Star Wars Vol 3 final cover.jpg
Vol. 3
July 17, 2018[52]
Book VI: Yoda's Secret War
26 "Yoda's Secret War, Part I" December 28, 2016[14]
27 "Yoda's Secret War, Part II" January 25, 2017[53]
28 "Yoda's Secret War, Part III" February 1, 2017[54]
29 "Yoda's Secret War, Part IV" March 1, 2017[55]
30 "Yoda's Secret War, Part V" April 5, 2017[56]
Book VIII: Out Among the Stars StarWars2015-Volume6.jpg
Vol. 6:
Out Among the Stars

December 5, 2017[57]
33 "Rebels in the Wild" July 5 2017[58]
34 "The Thirteen Crates" August 16 2017[59]
35 "The Hutt Run" August 30 2017[59]
36 "Revenge of the Astromech" September 13, 2017[60]
37 "Imperial Pride" October 4, 2017[12]
A3 Star Wars Annual (2015) 3 September 20, 2017[60]
Book VII: The Screaming Citadel Screaming CItadel TPB Final cover.jpg
The Screaming Citadel
October 24, 2017[61]
Doctor Aphra Vol1 HC.jpg
Doctor Aphra Vol. 1[62]
May 31, 2018[62]
31 "The Screaming Citadel, Part II" May 17, 2017[61]
32 "The Screaming Citadel, Part IV" June 14 2017[63]
Book IX: The Ashes of Jedha SWVol7Cover.jpg
Vol. 7:
The Ashes of Jedha

April 17, 2018[64]




38 "The Ashes of Jedha, Part I" November 8, 2017[65]
39 "The Ashes of Jedha, Part II" November 22, 2017[66]
40 "The Ashes of Jedha, Part III" December 13, 2017[67]
41 "The Ashes of Jedha, Part IV" January 3, 2018[68]
42 "The Ashes of Jedha, Part V" January 17, 2018[68]
43 "The Ashes of Jedha, Part VI" February 7, 2018[69]
Book X: Mutiny at Mon Cala StarWarsVol8-MutinyatMonCala.jpg
Vol. 8:
Mutiny at Mon Cala

August 7, 2018[70]
44 "Mutiny at Mon Cala, Part I" March 7, 2018[71]
45 "Mutiny at Mon Cala, Part II" March 21, 2018[71]
46 "Mutiny at Mon Cala, Part III" April 4, 2018[72]
47 "Mutiny at Mon Cala, Part IV" May 2, 2018[62]
48 "Mutiny at Mon Cala, Part V" May 23, 2018[62]
49 "Mutiny at Mon Cala, Part VI" June 6, 2018[73]
A4 Star Wars Annual (2015) 4 May 23, 2018[62] StarWarsVol9-HopeDies.jpg
Vol. 9: Hope Dies
December 25, 2018[74]
Book XI: Hope Dies
50 "Hope Dies, Part I" July 4, 2018[75]
51 "Hope Dies, Part II" July 18, 2018[76]
52 "Hope Dies, Part III" August 1, 2018[77]
53 "Hope Dies, Part IV" September 5, 2018[76]
54 "Hope Dies, Part V" September 19, 2018[76]
55 "Hope Dies, Part VI" October 3, 2018[66]
Book XII: The Escape StarWarsVol10-TheEscape.jpg
Vol. 10: The Escape
April 9, 2019[78]
56 "The Escape, Part I" November 7, 2018[8]
57 "The Escape, Part II" November 21, 2018[8]
58 "The Escape, Part III" December 5, 2018[79]
59 "The Escape, Part IV" January 9, 2019[80]
60 "The Escape, Part V" January 23, 2019[80]
61 "The Escape, Part VI" February 6, 2019[81]
Book XIII: The Scourging of Shu-Torun StarWarsVol11-TheScourgingofShuTorun.jpg
Vol. 11:
The Scourging
of Shu-Torun

August 20, 2019
62 "The Scourging of Shu-Torun, Part I" March 6, 2019[82]
63 "The Scourging of Shu-Torun, Part II" March 20, 2019[82]
64 "The Scourging of Shu-Torun, Part III" April 3, 2019[83]
65 "The Scourging of Shu-Torun, Part IV" May 1, 2019[84]
66 "The Scourging of Shu-Torun, Part V" May 15, 2019[84]
67 "The Scourging of Shu-Torun, Part VI" June 19, 2019[85]
Book XIV: Rebels and Rogues StarWarsVol12-RebelsandRogues.jpg
Vol. 12:
Rebels and Rogues
[6]
November 19, 2019[6]
68 "Rebels and Rogues, Part I" July 10, 2019[86]
69 "Rebels and Rogues, Part II" July 24, 2019[86]
70 "Rebels and Rogues, Part III" August 7, 2019[87]
71 "Rebels and Rogues, Part IV" September 4, 2019[88]
72 "Rebels and Rogues, Part V" October 2, 2019[89]
73 "Rebels and Rogues, Part VI" October 23, 2019[90] StarWarsVol13-RoguesandRebels.jpg
Vol. 13:
Rogues and Rebels

March 17, 2020[91]
74 "Rebels and Rogues, Part VII" November 13, 2019[18]
75 "Rebels and Rogues, Part VIII" November 20, 2019[18]
EA1 An Echo Of Victory December 18, 2019

Additional collections[]

Various pages Issues 8–12 Issues 7, 15,
20, 26–30,
material from 37
Issues 13, 19,
31–32
ColorYourOwnStarWars.jpg Han Solo Omnibus Final.jpg Journals Obi Wan final cover.jpg Doctor Aphra Omnibus Vol 1 final cover.jpg
Color Your Own
October 25, 2016[92]
Han Solo
May 15, 2018[93]
From the Journals of
Obi-Wan Kenobi

November 10, 2020[94]
Doctor Aphra
Omnibus Vol. 1

March 23, 2021[95]

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