While not announced, based on the year breakout of the series placement, this. Lucasfilm needs to start adapting star wars novels and. All future comic release info is subject to last minute changes whether underlined or not. On december 2014 they bid adieu to 28,353 pages of. According to wookieepedia, this is a collection of old eu comics star wars.
Star wars used to have a complicated canon hierarchy, but were not. As the title implies, the empire is part of the legends continuity, which is confirmed as noncanon. The list includes films, television episodes, novels, comic books, short stories, video games, and other promotional material. Dec 16, 2015 a complete guide to the new star wars canon before the force awakens the books, movies, and tv shows that make up the star wars universe. The star wars legend, who has spent 43 years acting as the golden droid, reflects on the end of the skywalker. Star wars fanpedia is a wikia dedicated to bringing readers all the latest news, rumors, and speculation about star wars episode vii and the rest of the upcoming star wars projects. Theres so much media stretching back to the release of the original trilogy a little before it, actually that the idea of jumping into the star wars print universewith old canon and new canon and everexpanding storylinescan be a daunting prospect for any fan. A red saber, unsheathed in the an unexpected offer threatens the bond between quigon jinn and obiwan kenobi as the two jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future. May 04, 2019 15 best books from the defunct star wars expanded universe photos even though were in a new era of star wars, its always good to look back at where weve been in the long. Star wars gained many fans thanks to its numerous films, but theres more to the galaxy than just major movie releases. You can find the full list with posters and the few missing here upcoming novels and comics here.
Many derivative star wars works have been produced in conjunction with, between, and after. This is a timeline for books considered canon in the new continuity. Marvel star wars comics a reading guide to whats in canon. This comic is without a doubt one of the best star wars sagas out there, full stop, and not just from the long history of star wars comics. This timeline is organized by chronology, as defined by the lucasfilm story group. This timeline is intended to list narrative based canon media by an inuniverse chronology. Kieron gillian, the answer is that all new star wars comics are part of the main canon, at the same level as the theatrical films and the star wars. This timeline is organized chronologically and in six different categories. Star wars comics, noncanon now, for some noncanon, old eu aka star wars legends stuff if you were obsessed with timothy zahns thrawn trilogy. Mar 23, 2019 star wars books fill in the blanks left by the movies, so weve looked at 10 key books in the disney timeline and ranked them from worst to best. The clone wars battle tales is a canon trade paperback that collects the fivepart comicbook series star wars adventures. The force awakens ushered in an entirely new generation of fans looking for more adventures in the galaxy far, far away, but with the whole issue of. This is a list of star wars comics, comic books set in the fictional star wars universe. Return to a time of great upheaval in the galaxy, the final years of the republic, in this anthology based on the beloved animated series.
The force awakens ushered in an entirely new generation of fans looking for more adventures in the galaxy far, far away, but with the whole issue of legends canon vs. I havent read many of the books so im not confident recommending any particular one. Lucasfilms nowcorporate sibling marvel comics, which published star wars comics from 1977 to 1986, are once again publishing star wars titles that started in 2015. Star wars saga on star wars books, which lists all canon material. Almost all of the comic books are available for free with the marvel unlimited monthly subscription i picked it up a few months ago and am enjoying tons and tons of star wars comics on my tablet.
I wanted to keep track of my slow progress reading through all the star wars canon novels, but i couldnt find a good list. May 04, 2017 almost all of the comic books are available for free with the marvel unlimited monthly subscription i picked it up a few months ago and am enjoying tons and tons of star wars comics on my tablet. A lot of random tie ins to scenes from the movies that can feel a bit forced. For a certain generation, the answer may be yes star wars fans who grew up in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s are probably familiar. Mar 31, 2020 since then, a series of novels, as well as comic books published by marvel, have helped shape the new canon, in addition to animated shows like star wars rebels. After directing his magnum opus, american graffiti, director george lucas wanted to do something fun and silly.
Star wars timeline of canon movies, books and comics. Oct 20, 2017 i wanted to keep track of my slow progress reading through all the star wars canon novels, but i couldnt find a good list. So far, im not a big fan of the new canon books as far as a the big novels go, havent read the yacentric books yet. Over the last few years there have been numerous books, comics, and animated shorts aimed at both children and adults that shed light on the lives of the crew of the ghost. A complete guide to the new star wars canon before the force.
Check out individual issues, and find out how to read them. Every single star wars canon content besides books and. Young readers books are almost always an adaptation of a previously released piece of content. The star wars novelizations of the original trilogy are considered canon where they align with the films which means they add no new canon material and actually contain content that is not canon. They either included everything being published, or left off the.
The marvel comics include the star wars, vader, poe damer. A complete guide to the new star wars canon before the. Which star wars comic books and novels should i read. Thenpresident of lucas licensing, howard roffman, estimated that there were more than 65 million star wars books in print.
These are fan ideas for all sorts of new star wars stories that are posted on wiki pages, and ones that generally arent written as fan fiction novels or short stories. If youre feeling especially ambitious, check out the timeline of canon media on wookieepedia for a fairly comprehensive overview of everything star. I think it gets built up quite heavily around most star wars subreddits and while it is good, i dont think its for everyone and distant 11 and 12 for the first aftermath book and heir to the jedi. Star wars is an american epic spaceopera media franchise, centered on a film series created by george lucas that includes star wars 1977, the empire strikes back 1980, and return of the jedi 1983.
The first chapter in the new star wars comic canon enters with a bang. Tarkin was enjoyable but left a lot to be desired i did love all the material with vader, heir to the jedi felt like reading lukes awkward diary, new dawn was meh. This is a timeline of comics considered canon in the new continuity. In other words, in what disney now calls legends, here are the best non canon stories we wish were still part of the continuity. Star wars canon novels a reading order justin beeson. The art is great and the story is fun and exciting and really evokes the feel of a new hope.
Oct 10, 2019 starting in 2014, the new canon includes all of the episodes and oneoff movies, the clone wars film, the tv shows star wars resistance, star wars rebels, star wars. Jul 04, 2019 this is the full and complete list of all officially released star wars timeline of canon books novels, novelizations of the movies, comic books and all movies and tv shows. Star wars canon novels a reading order justin beeson medium. As a result, there are more issues and collections available than any other star wars series marvel has published. This list does not include most young readers books or short novellas. This is a list of novels considered canon in the new continuity of star wars. Comic book publisher dark horse has been heavily involved in the star wars universe for the last decade. Star wars is the main star wars comic and the one that has been running the longest.
Snoke trains kylo ren, poe is inspired by a woman whom he never meets, phasma faces an ambitious recruit, and rey. Set a thousand years before the phantom menace, the darth bane trilogy shows us a galaxy ravaged by war between the jedi and the sith. Delve into the history of the sinister count dooku in this audio original set in a galaxy far far away. All novels here are published in collaboration with the lucasfilm story group, and are canon with the films and animated tv series. Books star wars timeline the ultimate star wars canon. Since then, a series of novels, as well as comic books published by marvel, have helped shape the new canon, in addition to animated shows like star wars rebels. Star wars legends comics the old expanded universe by marvel. May 02, 2019 star wars is the main star wars comic and the one that has been running the longest. The thrawn trilogy by mike baron, olivier vatine, fred blanchard, edvin biukovic, and terry dodson. Browse the marvel comic series star wars 2015 present. Theyre among the worst star wars books ive read including legends. The noncanon books and comic books helped fill the gaps between the movies. Many authors have been contracted to write all sorts of stories that add on to the star wars saga.
Dec 25, 2015 comic book publisher dark horse has been heavily involved in the star wars universe for the last decade. This is a fairly recent old eu comic, but its based on an even older and much beloved star wars series set just after return. The clone wars television series and film, while the expanded universe is no longer considered canon and was re. At first i was skeptical about the new marvel comics takeover of star wars, but my ideas were shattered when i read this.
Comics based on star wars star wars lists lists of comics based on works lists of stories. All listed chronologically based on the events they describe. Starting in 2014, the new canon includes all of the episodes and oneoff movies, the clone wars film, the tv shows star wars resistance, star wars rebels, star wars. A books total score is based on multiple factors, including the. Episode i the phantom menace and explores the origins and early days of darth maul, an antagonist. Dark horse comics owned the license to publish star wars comics from lucasfilm exclusively from 1991 to 2014. Your ultimate guide to marvels star wars comics how to. Since 2014, the official star wars canon includes all of the movie episodes, the clone wars film and the television shows star wars. The list contains all disney and marvel officially released and published stories. Kanan reveals many details about kanans life before he became a member of the ghost crew.
This was done to make room for new stories, as disney announced that the star wars comics would return to marvel comics. Swdatapad is the ultimate chronological timeline and release date lists for star wars media in the official canon. This timeline is intended to list narrativebased canon media by an inuniverse chronology. While most of them are no longer canonical and belong to the star wars legends brand, there are some that were left as canon. If you like the films but thought the dialogue was cheesy and the characters motivations underdeveloped, read the. August 29, 2019 since disney bought lucasfilm in 2012, there has been a substantial amount of new star wars material, including comic books, novels, tv series, and games. He said, the books are a way of extending the fantasy of star wars. Return to a time of great upheaval in the galaxy, the final years of the republic, in this. Your reading order guide to star wars legends comic books, the old expanded.
Users can join in on news blogs, forum threads, and more to talk about the new movies. A frequently updated list of every star wars comic series in the official canon. A complete guide to the new star wars canon before the force awakens the books, movies, and tv shows that make up the star wars universe. Yodas secret war, by jason aaron, salvador larroca, kelly thompson, and emilio laiso though presented as a flashback, this 2017 story is the first one to take us back to a time prior to episode i, even if just. The final episodes of star wars rebels are here starting tonight on disney xd at 8. Comics published prior to 2015 have been rebranded as noncanon with the designation legends.
The new star wars expanded novel universe that includes all star wars novels and media created after the legends rebranding of the old eu. The very first element of the star wars franchise ever released was the movie star wars. With a new saga trilogy, new standalone anthology movies, tv shows, comics, books, and video games all coming out in a rapidly expanding new canon, has there ever been a better time to be a star wars fan. Every single star wars canon content besides books and comics general discussion hey guys, i just want to know if there is anything out there that gives a full list of every single star wars canon content. Before disney took over star wars and established the new canon, darth bane was a crucial figure in the sagas history. Yoda is called to a planet of child warriors in the middle of a tribal conflict. While the tv series will soon end, there are lots of places fans can discover more about their favorite rebels characters. Plus, several welldeveloped characters had been introduced in noncanon stories that became beloved. Here are the only star wars books that are considered canon.
The clone wars, and comics, books, and video games published after april of that year. May 02, 2018 the world of star wars can be a little overwhelming. Since disney acquired the rights to the franchise back in 2012, much of the star wars expanded universe, which consisted of video game storylines, films and comic books, was rebranded as star wars. A red saber, unsheathed in the an unexpected offer threatens the bond between quigon jinn and obiwan kenobi as the two jedi. Are the marvel star wars legends comic books canon. That being said, this collection is actually a reprinting by marvel of a comic originally published by dark horse, the previous license holders for star wars comics. Lucasfilm needs to start adapting star wars novels and comic.
Novels and novelizations are separated, as are junior novels and junior novelizations. Kieron gillen and salvador laroccas examination of. Nov 28, 2017 that being said, this collection is actually a reprinting by marvel of a comic originally published by dark horse, the previous license holders for star wars comics. Many authors have been contracted to write all sorts of stories that add on to.
The clone wars cartoon in production before its cancellation. This is the full and complete list of all officially released star wars timeline of canon books novels, novelizations of the movies, comic books and all movies and tv shows. Nov 18, 2016 this list of the top 15 non canon star wars stories includes books that examine sith mythology, jedi training, ancient worlds and the murderous rampage of darth vader. The clone wars, star wars rebels, and star wars resistance, as well as any books, comics, and video games published after april 2014. As to the status of new material, according to the writer of the darth vader comics serial. Marvel comics expanded the star wars universe in over 100 issues. Sabine my rebel sketchbook offers younger readers a look into the lives of these ghost crew members with journaltype entries and accompanying sketches.
Why marvels original star wars comics arent canon screen. There are characters and governments, wars and battles, and even science and technologyand lets not forget the. The story is adapted from drafts of some unproduced episodes of the star wars. On december 2014 they bid adieu to 28,353 pages of comics and the star wars license was. As of 2004, over 1,100 star wars titles had been published, including novels, comics, nonfiction, and magazines.
This list of the top 15 noncanon star wars stories includes books that examine sith mythology, jedi. These 30 years of comics were removed from canon along with nearly. For example, droids are referred to as mechanicals, yoda was blue, and ben and owen were brothers. Sign up to the stack to receive book riot comics best posts, picked for you. As of april 25, 2014, the only previously published materials that are considered canon are the six star wars films and the star wars. Star wars comic series timeline star wars timeline. The series depicts the adventures of various characters a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.894 1338 466 404 193 249 1011 261 97 1129 424 220 1499 1110 1014 1496 1301 883 1524 30 1390 836 1049 1114 1167 1283 750 1187 1358 543 358 31 283 102 108 643 1282 649 1232 618 468 908