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Your Ultimate Guide To Marvel’s Star Wars Comics

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I know that this is going to sound incredibly obvious, but Star Wars is massive. It’s huge, not only at the box office, but in the merchandise, and scope of its fictional universe too. It’s expanded into everything from video games, novels, and RPGs that explored the different corners of the world with some of your favourite characters and new ones too.

Marvel Comics are doing their part to give you your Star Wars hit with their series of Star Wars comics which capture the essence of Star Wars through various eras and characters of Star Wars history.

What’s even better is that Marvel has made a conscious effort to put some of their best writers and artists on these books, making them quality reads. Throw in the fact that all of these comics are part of official Star Wars canon and it’s no wonder they’ve been some of the publisher’s biggest selling comics.

If you haven’t had a chance to read any of Marvel’s Star Wars comics, then the Ultimate Guide To Marvel’s Star Wars Comics is the guide for you. It will give you all the details you need to start reading Marvel’s Star Wars comics. I’ve tried to make it as easy and helpful as possible by splitting it up into ongoing titles, miniseries and also different periods in the Star Wars timeline so you can find the right fit for you.

This guide will be updated regularly with new information when it comes to hand. If you see any information that’s wrong or needs updating, please let me know in a friendly manner and I’ll make sure to fix it right away.

Why Only Marvel’s Star Wars Comics?

This guide only includes the new Marvel Star Wars comics. This doesn’t include any Star Wars comics from the 1970/80s, this cool Korean webcomic, those published by Dark Horse Comics, or the subsequent reprints from Marvel under the Legends banner.

This is because only these Marvel Comics below are considered canon by Lucasfilm and Disney after the shuffle of the cleaning of the Expanded Universe slate.

Where Can I Buy Star Wars Comics?

You can find Star Wars Comics at any good comic book stores, online stores, eBay, digitally Kindle Comics and Marvel Unlimited.

You can find out more about these outlets in my guide to where you can buy comics.

Is There A Reading Order To These Star Wars Comics?

Not really. Each comic is set in a certain era in Star Wars history and as a result, you can pick comics from your favourite era. Each miniseries is self-contained so you can jump right in.

All you really need to be familiar with are the movies themselves. If you’re a Star Wars fan then you’re probably well across them.


So what comics are there to read? Take a look below!

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Before The Phantom Menace
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Set Between Revenge of the Sith And A New Hope
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Set Between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens
Between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi
Leading Up To The Rise of Skywalker
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Star Wars: The High Republic #1 cover by Phil Noto.
Star Wars: The High Republic #1 cover by Phil Noto.

The High Republic Era

This is a new era in Star Wars storytelling that will be explored in novels and comics, set hundreds of years before the prequel trilogy. This is a period where the Jedi were at their height and will have a lot of new characters to fall in love with. So far, there are two distinct phases.

The High Republic Phase I

These are the Marvel Comics that are part of the first phase of The High Republic era. These comics are set 232 BBY.

Star Wars: The High Republic Volume 1: There Is No Fear
Written by Cavan Scott. Art by Ario Anindito.
Collects: Star Wars: The High Republic #1-5

Star Wars: The High Republic Volume 2: The Heart of the Drengir
Written by Cavan Scott. Art by Georges Jeanty and Ario Anindito.
Collects: Star Wars: The High Republic #6-10

Star Wars: The High Republic Volume 3: Jedi’s End
Written by Cavan Scott and Charles Soule. Art by Georges Jeanty, Ario Anindito, and Guillermo Sanna.
Collects: Star Wars: The High Republic #11-15 and Star Wars: The High Republic: Eye of the Storm #1-2

Star Wars: The High Republic: Trail of Shadows
Written by Daniel José Older. Art by Dave Wachter.
Collects: Star Wars: The High Republic: Trail of Shadows #1-5

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The High Republic Phase II: Quest of the Jedi

The second phase of The high Republic will be set 150 years in the past and will serve as a prequel to the previous High Republic era.

This new phase is still a while off, with it beginning in October 2022. All we know at the moment is that Cavan Scott will be writing an ongoing series set in this period.

Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 cover by Rod Reis. Marvel Comics.
Star Wars: Darth Maul #1 cover by Rod Reis.

Before The Phantom Menace

The new Star Wars Expanded Universe hasn’t done a lot of exploring into the time prior to The Phantom Menace. Although, Marvel has touched on it lightly with the following:

Star Wars: Darth Maul
Written by Cullen Bunn. Art by Luke Ross.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Maul #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Set During Prequel Trilogy

While it might be cool to hate the Prequel Trilogy, you can’t deny that there are some interesting ideas in them – even if they were not executed well. As a result, Marvel will occasionally revisit this era. The following are the comics that are set during this era:

Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Marco Checchetto.
Collects: Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu
Written by Matt Owens. Art by Denys Cowan.
Collects: Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: Age of Republic
This is a series of one-shot stories that focus on a different character from the prequel trilogy. You can find out more about each one of them in this simple guide.

Star Wars: Kanan Volume 1: The Last Padawan trade paperback cover by Mark Brooks.
Star Wars: Kanan Volume 1: The Last Padawan trade paperback cover by Mark Brooks.

Set Between Revenge of the Sith And A New Hope

This is set between the Prequel Trilogy and the Original Trilogy. It explores ideas of the Star Wars Universe including such as Order 66, Darth Vader’s early days, and tieing into movies set in this era.

Star Wars: Kanan

This was a 12-issue series which stars Kanan from the Star Wars: Rebels animated series. It’s the

Star Wars: Kanan Volume 1: The Last Padawan
Written by Greg Wiesman. Art by Pepe Larraz.
Collects: Star Wars: Kanan #1-6

Star Wars: Kanan Volume 2: First Blood
Written by Greg Wiesman. Art by Pepe Larraz and Andrea Broccardo.
Collects: Star Wars: Kanan #7-12

Star Wars: Kanan is also available in hardcover format which collects the entire series in one book.

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Darth Vader #1 cover by Chris Samnee.
Darth Vader #1 cover by Chris Samnee.

Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith

Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith was a series which ran for 25 issues and explored the early days of Darth Vader.

It is also referred to as Darth Vader on the cover, but should not be mistaken for the previous Darth Vader series which is set during the original trilogy. The best way to tell them apart is by looking at the credits. For this particular series, look for Charles Soule or Giuseppe Camuncoli’s name on the cover.

Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 1: Imperial Machine
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader #1-6

Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Legacy’s End
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader #7-12

Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 3: The Burning Seas
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader #13-18

Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 4: Fortress Vader
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Giuseppe Camuncoli.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader #19-25

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Han Solo and Chewbacca #1 cover by Alex Maleev.
Han Solo and Chewbacca #1 cover by Alex Maleev.

Han Solo & Chewbacca

Han Solo and Chewbacca is an ongoing series set before the original trilogy. See all the trouble the pair got up to, including a heist at Jabba’s palace.

Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca Volume 1: The Crystal Run
Written by Marc Guggenheim, Cavan Scott, Justina Ireland, Steve Orlando, and Jody Houser. Art by David Messina, Ivan Fiorelli, Georges Jeanty, Paul Fry, and Kei Zama.
Collects: Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca #1-5 and Star Wars: Life Day

Star Wars: Lando - Double or Nothing cover by W. Scott Forbes.
Star Wars: Lando – Double or Nothing cover by W. Scott Forbes.

Miniseries

Looking for a standalone story? Check out these comics.

Star Wars: Thrawn
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Luke Ross.
Collects: Star Wars: Thrawn #1-6
Buy: eBay | 2017 novel.

Star Wars: Lando: Double or Nothing
Written by Rodney Barnes. Art by Paolo Villanelli.
Collects: Star Wars: Lando: Double or Nothing #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

If you loved young Lando in Solo, then you’ll enjoy this miniseries.

Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet
Written by Robbie Thompson. Art by Leonard Kirk.
Collects: Star Wars: Han Solo – Imperial Cadet #1-5 and Beckett one-shot
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This miniseries explores a young Han Solo’s time in the Imperial Academy. It also includes a one-shot that focuses on Beckett from Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions
Written by Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum. Art by Paolo Villanelli, Brian Level, David Lopez, Stephen Mooney, and Geraldo Borges.
Collects: Star Wars: Vader – Dark Visions #1-5
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Each issue of this series explores Darth Vader in a different way a series of done-in-one stories.

Star Wars: Target Vader
Written by Robbie Thompson. Art by Marc Laming.
Collects: Star Wars: Target Vader #1-6
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This series stars Beilert Valance, a bounty hunter hired by the syndicate to take out Darth Vader.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple
Written by Matthew Rosenberg. Art by Paolo Villianelli.
Collects: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – Dark Temple acts as a prequel to the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game and was written in collaboration with the developer, Respawn Entertainment.

Star Wars: Obi-Wan
Written by Christopher Cantwell. Art by Ario Anindito and Madibek Musabekov.

Obi-Wan is an upcoming 5-part miniseries which will begin on 4th May, 2022 and will conclude in September.

Star Wars #1 cover by John Cassaday. Marvel Comics.
Star Wars #1 cover by John Cassaday.

Set Between A New Hope And The Empire Strikes Back

The majority of Marvel’s Star Wars comics are set during this period, with many different ongoing and miniseries set during this time.

Star Wars (Ongoing Series)

Star Wars is the main Star Wars comic and the one that has been running the longest. As a result, there are more issues and collections available than any other Star Wars series Marvel has published. It is worth noting that this series is set to end with issue #75 in November 2019. This series will be relaunched with a new series in January that is set between The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi.

In all, the series is collected in 13 trade paperback collections.

Star Wars Volume 1: Skywalker Strikes
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by John Cassaday.
Collects: Star Wars #1-6

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Star Wars Volume 2: Showdown On Smugglers Moon
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by Simone Bianchi and Stuart Immonen.
Collects: Star Wars #7-12

Star Wars #13-14 are part of Vader Down crossover. See more in the Crossovers section below.

Star Wars Volume 3: Rebel Jail
Written by Jason Aaron and Keiron Gillen. Art by Mike Mayhew, Angel Unzueta, and Leinil Francis Yu.
Collects: Star Wars #15-19 and Annual #1.

Star Wars Volume 4: Last Flight of the Harbinger
Written by Jason Aaron and Chris Eliopoulos. Art by Chris Eliopoulos, Mike Mayhew, and Jorge Molina.
Collects: Star Wars #20-25

Star Wars Volume 5: Yoda’s Secret War
Written by Jason Aaron. Art by Salvador Larroca.
Collects: Star Wars #26-30

Star Wars #31-32 are part of The Screaming Citadel crossover. See more in the Crossovers section below.

Star Wars Volume 6: Out Among the Stars
Written by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour. Art by Salvador Larroca and Michael Walsh.
Collects: Star Wars #33-37 and Annual #3

Star Wars Volume 7: Ghosts of Jedha
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Salvador Larroca.
Collects: Star Wars #38-43

Star Wars Volume 8: Mutiny at Mon Cala
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Salvador Larroca.
Collects: Star Wars #44-49

Star Wars Volume 9: Hope Dies
Written by Kieron Gillen and Cullen Bunn. Art by Salvador Larroca, Ario Anindito, Roland Boschi, and Marc Laming.
Collects: Star Wars #50-55 and Annual #4

Star Wars Volume 10: The Escape
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Andrea Broccardo and Angel Unzueta.
Collects: Star Wars #56-61

Star Wars Volume 11: The Scourging of Shu-Torun
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Andrea Broccardo and Angel Unzueta.
Collects: Star Wars #62-67

Star Wars Volume 12: Rebels and Rogues
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Phil Noto.
Collects: Star Wars #68-72

Star Wars Volume 13: Rogues And Rebels
Written by Greg Pak, Charles Soule, Ethan Sacks, and Simon Spurrier. Art by Phil Noto, Luke Ross, and Roland Boschi.
Collects: Star Wars #73-75 and Star Wars: Empire Ascendant.

This is the final volume as the series ends with issue #75.

Star Wars: Empire Ascendant is a one-shot which caps off the long-running 2015 series of Star Wars and leads into the 2020 series. You can find out more about the 2020 series in the Set Between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi section.

Marvel have also released Star Wars: From The Journals of Obi-Wan Kenobi, which collects issues #7, #15, #20, #26-30, and material from #37. These issues feature stories that focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi and come straight from his diaries.

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Darth Vader vol 1: Vader trade paperback cover by Salvador Larocca. Marvel Star Wars.
Darth Vader volume 1: Vader trade paperback cover by Salvador Larocca.

Star Wars: Darth Vader

Darth Vader was part of the original line-up of Star Wars comics, which ran for 25 issues. It went on to be collected into four trade paperback collections.

Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 1: Vader
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Salvador Larocca.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader #1-6

Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 2: Shadows and Secrets
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Salvador Larocca.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader #7-12

Darth Vader #13-15 are part of Vader Down crossover. See more in the Crossovers section below.

Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 3: The Shu-Torun War
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Salvador Larocca and Lenil Yu.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader #16-19 and Annual #1

Star Wars: Darth Vader Volume 4: End of Games
Written by Kieron Gillen. Art by Salvador Larocca.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader #20-25

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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 cover by Kamome Shirahama.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1 cover by Kamome Shirahama.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra

Doctor Aphra was a character which was introduced in the above-mentioned Darth Vader series. When that series ended Doctor Aphra received her own ongoing series, which ran for an impressive 40 issues and 3 annuals.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 1: Aphra
Written by Keiron Gillen. Art by Kev Walker.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1-6

Doctor Aphra #7-8 are part of The Screaming Citadel crossover. See more in the Crossovers section below.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 2: Doctor Aphra and the Enormous Profit
Written by Keiron Gillen. Art by Kev Walker and Marc Laming.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #9-13 and Annual #1

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 3: Remastered
Written by Keiron Gillen and Simon Spurrier. Art by Emilio Laiso.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #14-19

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 4: The Catastrophe Con
Written by Simon Spurrier. Art by Kev Walker.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #20-25

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 5: Worst Among Equals
Written by Simon Spurrier. Art by Emilio Laiso.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #26-31

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 6: Unspeakable Rebel Superweapon
Written by Simon Spurrier. Art by Wilton Santos.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #32-36

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 7
Written by Simon Spurrier. Art by Caspar Wijngaard and Elsa Charretier.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #37-40, and Annual #3

This is the final volume of Star Wars: Doctor Aphra as the series finished with issue #40.

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There is also an omnibus edition of this series:

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Omnibus Volume 1
Written by Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, and Jason Aaron. Art by Kev Walker, Salvador Larroca, Andrea Broccardo, Emilio Laiso, Winton Santos, Caspar Wijngaard, Elsa Charretier, Mike Deodato Jr, Leinil Francis Yu, Marco Checcetto, and others.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #1-40, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Annual #1-3, Darth Vader (2015 series) #3-4, #8, and #21, Star Wars (2015 series) #13, #19, and #31-32, and Star Wars: Empire Ascendant.

Doctor Aphra has a new series set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Find out more about it further below.

Star Wars: Vader Down #1 cover by Mark Books.
Star Wars: Vader Down #1 cover by Mark Brooks.

Crossovers

There are two crossovers from this period in Star Wars canon.

Star Wars: Vader Down
Collects: Vader Down #1, Darth Vader #13-15 and Star Wars #13-14

You can find more about this crossover in the Star Wars: Vader Down Reading Order Checklist.

Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel
Collects: Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel #1, Star Wars #31-32 and Doctor Aphra #7-8

You can find more about this crossover in the Star Wars: The Screaming Citadel Reading Order.

Star Wars: Princess Leia trade paperback cover by Terry Dodson. Marvel Star Wars.
Star Wars: Princess Leia trade paperback cover by Terry Dodson.

Miniseries

Marvel have done many character-based miniseries that are set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Find them all below.

Star Wars: Princess Leia
Written by Mark Waid. Art by Terry Dodson.
Collects: Star Wars: Princess Leia #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: Lando
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Alex Maleev.
Collects: Star Wars: Lando #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: Chewbacca
Written by Gerry Duggan. Art by Phil Noto.
Collects: Star Wars: Chewbacca #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: Han Solo
Written by Marjorie Liu. Art by Mark Brooks.
Collects: Star Wars: Han Solo #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Note: This miniseries is also collected in Star Wars: Han Solo Collection, which also comes with Star Wars (2015) #8-12.

Star Wars: Han Solo come with a very strong endorsement by George Lucas.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion
This is a series of one-shot stories that focus on a different character from the original trilogy. You can find out more about each one of them in this simple guide.

Star Wars: TIE Fighter
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Rogê Antônio
Collects: Star Wars: TIE Fighter #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: TIE Fighter crosses over with the Star Wars: Alphabet Squadron novels.

Set Between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

From 2020, Marvel will be focusing any comic set during the original trilogy on this period. The following comics set during this time are:

Star Wars (2020 series) #1 cover by R.B Silva.
Star Wars (2020 series) #1 cover by R.B Silva.

Star Wars (2020 Series)

This is the flagship series of the Star Wars line, which starts minutes after The Empire Strikes Back’s conclusion. We’ll see Luke deal with the revelation of Darth Vader being his father.

Star Wars Volume 1: The Destiny Path
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Jesus Saiz.
Collects: Star Wars (2020 series) #1-6

Star Wars Volume 2: Operation Starlight
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Ramon Rosanas and Jan Bazaldua.
Collects: Star Wars (2020 series) #7-11

Star Wars Volume 3: War of the Bounty Hunters
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Ramon Rosanas.
Collects: Star Wars (2020 series) #12-18

Star Wars Volume 4: Crimson Reign
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Ramon Rosanas.
Collects: Star Wars (2020 series) #19-24

Star Wars (2020 series) is an ongoing series, which means that future trade paperback collections will be announced.

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Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak Volume 1: Dark Heart of the Sith cover by InHyuk Lee.
Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak Volume 1: Dark Heart of the Sith cover by InHyuk Lee.

Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020 Series)

Star Wars: Darth Vader began in February 2020 and focuses on Darth Vader directly after The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak Volume 1: Dark Heart of the Sith
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Raffaele Ienco.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020 series) #1-5

Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak Volume 2: Into the Fire
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Raffaele Ienco.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020 series) #6-11

Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak Volume 3: War of the Bounty Hunters
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Guiu Vilanova and Raffaele Ienco.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020 series) #12-17

Star Wars: Darth Vader by Greg Pak Volume 4: Crimson Reign
Written by Greg Pak. Art by Leonard Kirk, Guiu Vilanova, and Raffaele Ienco.
Collects: Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020 series) #18-23

Star Wars: Darth Vader (2020 series) is an ongoing series, which means that future trade paperback collections will be announced.

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Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Volume 1: Galaxy's Deadliest cover by Lee Bermejo.
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Volume 1: Galaxy’s Deadliest cover by Lee Bermejo.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters

This series focuses on the dirty underbelly of the Star Wars Universe through the perspective of bounty hunters. It will star Beilert Valance and features other bounty hunters such as Bossk and Boba Fett.

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Volume 1: Galaxy’s Deadliest
Written by Ethan Sacks. Art by Paolo Villanelli.
Collects: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #1-5

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Volume 2: Target Valance
Written by Ethan Sacks. Art by Paolo Villanelli.
Collects: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #6-11

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Volume 3: War of the Bounty Hunters
Written by Ethan Sacks. Art by Paolo Villanelli.
Collects: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #12-17

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Volume 4: Crimson Reign
Written by Ethan Sacks. Art by Paolo Villanelli.
Collects: Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #18-23

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters (2020 series) is an ongoing series, which means that future trade paperback collections will be announced.

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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 1: Fortune And Fate cover by Valentina Remenar.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 1: Fortune And Fate cover by Valentina Remenar.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020 Series)

Doctor Aphra has a brand new series, set between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 1: Fortune and Fate
Written by Alyssa Wong. Art by Marika Cresta.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020 series) #1-5

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 2: The Engine Job
Written by Alyssa Wong. Art by Joshua Swaby.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020 series) #6-9

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 3: War of the Bounty Hunters
Written by Alyssa Wong. Art by Joshua Swaby.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020 series) #11-15

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 4: Crimson Reign
Written by Alyssa Wong. Art by Joshua Swaby.
Collects: Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020 series) #16-21

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2020 series) is an ongoing series, which means that future trade paperback collections will be announced.

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Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha cover by Steve McNiven.
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha cover by Steve McNiven.

Crossovers/Events

War of the Bounty Hunters

War of the Bounty Hunters is a comic book event, which tells a main story in 6-part plus has tie-ins from Star Wars (2020 series), Star Wars: Bounty Hunters, Darth Vader (2020 series), and Doctor Aphra (2020 series).

You can find out more about this event in the Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters reading order.

See a list of the collected editions that make up this event here.

Miniseries

Crimson Reign
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Steve Cummings.
Collects: Star Wars: Crimson Reign #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Crimson Reign follows Qi’ra after the War of the Bounty Hunters and explores the world of the Crimson Dawn criminal syndicate. Marvel are treating this as if it’s an event, but in reality the comics that are supposed to tie-in to it only do so in name.

The Hidden Empire
Written by Charles Soule. Art by TBA.

The Hidden Empire is a sequel to Crimson Reign and is the third part in the Qi’ra and the Crimson Dawn trilogy that began in War of the Bounty Hunters. This will begin in June and finish in November.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 cover by Phil Noto.
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1 cover by Phil Noto.

Set Between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens

These comics are set in that transition period between the original trilogy and The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron

The Poe Dameron series ran for 31 issues and 2 annuals, which have been collected into 5 trade paperback collections.

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Volume 1: Black Squadron
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Phil Noto.
Collects: Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1-6

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Volume 2: The Gathering Storm
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Phil Noto.
Collects: Star Wars: Poe Dameron #8-13

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Volume 3: Legend Lost
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Angel Unzueta.
Collects: Star Wars: Poe Dameron #7, #14-19

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Volume 4: Legend Found
Written by Charles Soule and Robbie Thompson. Art by Angel Unzueta and Nicole Virella.
Collects: Star Wars: Poe Dameron #20-25 and Annual #1

Star Wars: Poe Dameron Volume 5: The Spark and the Fire
Written by Charles Soule and Jody Houser. Art by Angel Unzueta and Andrea Broccardo.
Collects: Star Wars: Poe Dameron #26-31 and Annual #2

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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge #1 cover by Rod Reis.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1 cover by Rod Reis.

Miniseries

Star Wars: Shattered Empire
Written by Greg Rucka and James Robinson. Art by Marco Checchetto and Tony Harris.
Collects: Star Wars: Shattered Empire #1-4 and Star Wars Special: C-3PO

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Written by Ethan Sacks. Art by Will Sliney.
Collects: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

This series is based on the Disney theme park attraction of the same name.

Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren
Written by Charles Soule. Art by Will Sliney.
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

This 4-part miniseries explores Kylo Ren’s backstory and the Knights of Ren.

One-Shots

Star Wars: Life Day
Written by Cavan Scott, Justina Ireland, Jody Houser, and Steve Orlando. Art by Ivan Fiorelli, Kei Zama, Paul fry, Georges Jeanty.
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

This anthology is probably the closest you’re going to get to the comics acknowledging the Star Wars Holiday Special. This has been collected in Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca Volume 1: The Crystal Run.

Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1 cover by Paul Renaud.
Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1 cover by Paul Renaud.

Between The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi

These comics tie into The Last Jedi.

Miniseries

Journey To Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma
Written by Kelly Thompson. Art by Marco Checchetto.
Collects: Star Wars: Captain Phasma #1-4
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Star Wars: Age of Resistance
This is a series of one-shot stories that focus on a different character from the sequel trilogy. You can find out more about each one of them in this simple guide.

The great thing about these comics is that they explore many of the characters, many we don’t know a whole lot about (such as Snoke), beyond what we’ve seen in the movies.

One-Shots

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Art by Mike Mayhew.
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Technically, Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Storms of Crait is set between A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back, but ties into The Last Jedi.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – DJ: Most Wanted
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker. Art by Kev Walker.
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: Allegiance art by Marco Checchetto.
Star Wars: Allegiance art by Marco Checchetto.

Leading Up To The Rise of Skywalker

Need your Star Wars fix before Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker? These are the comics you should check out.

Star Wars: Allegiance
Written by Ethan Sacks. Art by Luke Ross.
Collects: Star Wars: Allegiance #1-4
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation #1 cover by Esad Ribic.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation #1 cover by Esad Ribic.

Adaptations

These comics adapt Disney era films and TV series.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Adaptation
Written by Robbie Thompson. Art by Leonard Kirk.
Collects: Solo: A Star Wars Story #1-7 and Beckett one-shot
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Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptation
Written Jody Houser. Art by Emilo Laiso.
Collects: Star Wars: Rogue One #1-6 and Star Wars: Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO Special one-shot
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Adaptation
Written by Chuck Wendig. Art by Luke Ross.
Collects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens #1-5
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation
Written by Gary Whitta. Art by Michael Walsh.
Collects: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Adaptation #1-6
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Note: Marvel announced an adaptation of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker but it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian
Written by Rodney Barnes. Art by Georges Jeanty.

This 8-part miniseries will adapt the first season of Disney+’s The Mandolorian. The first issue will be released in July, 2022.

Other Comics

Star Wars: Droids Unplugged one-shot
Written and art by Chris Eliopoulos.
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy
Written by Ethan Sacks. Art by Will Silney.
Collects: Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy #1-5
Buy: eBay | Amazon/Kindle

This miniseries explores the history of the Halcyon, the ship that’s featured in Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, through different periods in time.

Note: Star Wars: Halcyon Legacy is currently being serialised in single issues and will be collected on 9th August, 2022.

Star Wars: Visions
Written and art by Takashi Okazaki.

Written and drawn by Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki, this comic is a continuation of the Star Wars: Visions episode “The Duel”. Just like “The Duel”, Okazaki’s comic is a blend of Star Wars and feudal Japan through a very stylised lens.

Star Wars: Visions #1 available 7th September, 2022.

Have Your Say On Marvel’s Star Wars Comics

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Comments (8)

  • Hi Trevor,

    Just wondering if you are planning on updating the page anytime soon?

    Keep up the great work!

    Thanks!!!

  • Hi Trevor,

    Just wanted to show my gratitude. I’ve been following this guide almost from the start and I’m still refreshing this page every few weeks waiting for updates.

    I hope it will be getting updated!

    Nonetheless, great work and thank you again!

    • Het Filip, I just updated the guide. There wasn’t a lot to add because COVID stopped the Star Wars comics for a chunk of 2020. The other thing I have done is add a navigation so you can quickly find the era you’re looking for.

  • Hey Trevor!

    I really appreciate what you’re doing here! It’s a noble effort to compile all of this into a comprehensive list, and to keep it updated for as long as you have nonetheless. I’ve been using your list for some time now and you should definitely keep it up! I’m sure there are others like me who appreciate what you’re doing just as much.

    Just thought I’d say something. Thank you!

    • Thanks Owen! I’ll definitely be updating when there are new series/trade paperback releases.

  • Thank you for this great list. I’ve just used it to check if my own collection is up to date (it is).

    Also in my collection is Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir. I think that one was originally published before 2015, but it was republished within the current run so I personally count it as canon. Perhaps you could dedicate a page to special cases like this?

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