Get Started In STAR WARS

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by snowbi-wan, updated May 2019

STAR WARS is one of the largest media franchises ever created, all based on the 1977 epic space opera film of the same name from writer/director George Lucas. Star Wars has since become a world-wide pop culture phenomenon and needs little introduction. In the first chapter of the multi-film saga, seemingly simple farmboy, Luke Skywalker, is swept up in a galactic civil war when Princess Leia's fugitive droids cause him to encounter the last, old Jedi Knight, Obi-wan Kenobi. Kenobi teaches Luke the ways of the 'Force'--a universal power which certain sensitives can use to 'magically' manipulate their surroundings--before the mentor is killed by the sinister Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. Lord Vader is a powerful and evil Force user who had previously wiped out the Jedi Order. In their most desperate hour, Luke is able use his fledgling Jedi abilities to exploit a weakness in the evil Empire's massive battlestation, the Death Star, and destroy it, winning a major victory for the underdog Alliance to Restore the Republic. Future films would reveal dramatic secrets as the Rebel Alliance seeks to finally overthrow the Empire. But the Force itself has two sides: the Light Side and the Dark Side, and they--like the galaxy--will be locked in perpetual conflict for a franchise which appears will live in perpetuity.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the current series to help you get started with Star Wars comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

Marvel currently has several ongoing and limited Star Wars series in publication. This multiple, overlapping release pattern has been their pattern since they reclaimed the license from Dark Horse in 2015. These stories are official new canon and take place in several different time periods among the saga movies. The ongoing series follow the well-established, modern comic story arc pattern of approximately 4-6 issues. The limited series are self-contained story arcs. Outside of Marvel, IDW has a license to publish Star Wars stories that are more all-ages. The Marvel storylines are more complex and involved. The IDW stories are less consequential, but technically still part of the official New Canon. Also, a massive series of one-shots from Marvel will pull from all three trilogies. Use the descriptions below to learn more about the deluge of Star Wars comic book material available each month!

PublisherFrequencySeries 
MARVELOngoingSTAR WARS [2015](the flagship title)
MARVELOngoingSTAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017](ongoing spin-off series from first Darth Vader series)
IDWOngoingSTAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017](all-ages, animation-style stories from IDW)
MARVELAnnualSTAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL [2017]
YEN PRESSVaries (Digest)STAR WARS: LOST STARS [2018-DIG](manga adaptation of LOST STARS novel)
MARVELLimited (7)SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION [2018](official movie adaption)
MARVELLimited (5)STAR WARS: HAN SOLO--IMPERIAL CADET [2019](original mini-series expands Han Solo's backstory beyond the movie)
MARVELLimited (5)STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS [2019]
MARVELLimited (5)STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE [2019](mini-series tie-in to the theme park attraction)
MARVELLimited (5)STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER [2019](companion mini-series to ALPHABET SQUADRON novel)
MARVELLimited (6)STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019](Vader vs. Valance the Hunter)
MARVELLimited (5)STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE [2019](video game tie-in mini-series)
IDWLimited (5)STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE [2019](sequel anthology mini-series)
MARVELLimited (4)JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE [2019]
MARVELLimited (4)STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN [2020]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--ANAKIN SKYWALKER [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--COUNT DOOKU [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--PADME AMIDALA [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--GENERAL GRIEVOUS [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--PRINCESS LEIA [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--GRAND MOFF TARKIN [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION SPECIAL [2019]
IDWOne-ShotSTAR WARS ADVENTURES ANNUAL 2019 [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS [2019](one-shot set in the continuity of the original 1977 Marvel series)
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--BOBA FETT [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--HAN SOLO [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--JABBA THE HUTT [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--LANDO CALRISSIAN [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--DARTH VADER [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--LUKE SKYWALKER [2019]
IDWOne-Shot (Softcover)STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI [2019-SC](all-ages, animation-style movie adaptation)
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--FINN [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE SPECIAL [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--CAPTAIN PHASMA [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--GENERAL HUX [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--POE DAMERON [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--REY [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--SUPREME LEADER SNOKE [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--ROSE TICO [2019]
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS SAGA [2020](recap of the 2015 75-issue series)
MARVELOne-ShotSTAR WARS: EMPIRE ASCENDANT [2020]

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in Star Wars. Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in Star Wars.

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
STAR WARS #61Quick ViewFeb 2019STAR WARS [2015] #61   IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #62Quick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS [2015] #62   IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #63Quick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS [2015] #63   IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #64Quick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS [2015] #64   (THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN, Part 3 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #65Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS [2015] #65   (THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN, Part 4 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #66Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS [2015] #66   (THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN, Part 5 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #67Quick ViewJun 2019STAR WARS [2015] #67   (THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN, Part 6 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #68Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS [2015] #68   (REBELS AND ROGUES, Part 1 (start of a story arc))IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #69
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Jul 2019STAR WARS [2015] #69   (REBELS AND ROGUES, Part 2)UNAVAILABLE$3.39
STAR WARS #70Quick ViewAug 2019STAR WARS [2015] #70   (REBELS AND ROGUES, Part 3)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #71Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS [2015] #71   (REBELS AND ROGUES, Part 4)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #72Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS [2015] #72   (REBELS AND ROGUES, Part 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS #73
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Oct 2019STAR WARS [2015] #73   PRE-SALE$3.99
$3.39
STAR WARS #74
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Nov 2019STAR WARS [2015] #74   PRE-SALE$3.99
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STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #29Quick ViewFeb 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #29   (WORST AMONG EQUALS, Part 4 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #30Quick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #30   (WORST AMONG EQUALS, Part 5 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #31Quick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #31   (WORST AMONG EQUALS, Part 6 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #32Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #32   (UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON, Part 1 (start of a story arc))IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #33Quick ViewJun 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #33   (UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON, Part 2)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #34Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #34   (UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON, Part 3)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #35Quick ViewAug 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #35   (UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON, Part 4)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #36Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #36   (UNSPEAKABLE REBEL SUPERWEAPON, Part 5)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL #3Quick ViewOct 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA ANNUAL [2017] #3   (stand-alone story)PRE-SALE$4.99
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STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #37Quick ViewOct 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #37   (A ROGUE'S END, Part 1 (start of a story arc))IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #38
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Nov 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #38   (A ROGUE'S END, Part 2)PRE-SALE$3.99
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STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #39Quick ViewNov 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #39   (A ROGUE'S END, Part 3)PRE-SALE$3.99
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STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #40
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Dec 2019STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA [2017] #40   (A ROGUE'S END, Part 4)PRE-ORDER$3.99
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STAR WARS ADVENTURES #19Quick ViewFeb 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #19 MAURICET CVR A  IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #20Quick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #20 CHARM CVR A  IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #21Quick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #21 CHARM CVR A  IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #22Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #22 CHARRETIER CVR A  IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #23Quick ViewJun 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #23 FLEECS CVR A  IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #24Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #24 LEVENS CVR A  (start of a story arc)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #25Quick ViewAug 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #25 SALTEL CVR A  IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #26Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #26 CHARM CVR A  IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #27
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Oct 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #27 CHARM CVR A  (start of a story arc)PRE-SALE$3.99
$3.79
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #28
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Nov 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #28 CHARM CVR A  UNAVAILABLE$3.39
STAR WARS ADVENTURES #29
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Dec 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017] #29 CHARM CVR A  PRE-ORDER$3.99
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STAR WARS: LOST STARS VOL 02Quick ViewAug 2019STAR WARS: LOST STARS [2018-DIG] VOL 02   IN STOCK$13.00
STAR WARS: LOST STARS VOL 03
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Oct 2019STAR WARS: LOST STARS [2018-DIG] VOL 03   UNAVAILABLE$11.05
      
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #5Quick ViewFeb 2019SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION [2018] #5   (Part 5 of 7)IN STOCK$3.99
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #6Quick ViewMar 2019SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION [2018] #6   (Part 6 of 7)IN STOCK$3.99
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION #7Quick ViewApr 2019SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION [2018] #7   (Part 7 of 7 (mini-series end))IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO--IMPERIAL CADET #4Quick ViewFeb 2019STAR WARS: HAN SOLO--IMPERIAL CADET [2019] #4   (Part 4 of 5)OUT OF STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: HAN SOLO--IMPERIAL CADET #5Quick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS: HAN SOLO--IMPERIAL CADET [2019] #5   (Part 5 of 5 (mini-series end))OUT OF STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS #1Quick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS [2019] #1   (Part 1 of 5 (mini-series beginning))OUT OF STOCK$4.99
STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS #2Quick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS [2019] #2   (Part 2 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS #3Quick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS [2019] #3   (Part 3 of 5)IN STOCK$1.99
STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS #4Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS [2019] #4   (Part 4 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS #5Quick ViewJun 2019STAR WARS: VADER--DARK VISIONS [2019] #5   (Part 5 of 5 (mini-series end))IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE #1Quick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE [2019] #1   (Part 1 of 5 (mini-series beginning))IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE #2Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE [2019] #2   (Part 2 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE #3Quick ViewJun 2019STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE [2019] #3   (Part 3 of 5)IN STOCK$4.49
STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE #4Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE [2019] #4   (Part 4 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE #5Quick ViewAug 2019STAR WARS: GALAXY'S EDGE [2019] #5   (Part 5 of 5 (mini-series end))IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #1Quick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER [2019] #1   (Part 1 of 5 (mini-series beginning))IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #2Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER [2019] #2   (Part 2 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #3Quick ViewJun 2019STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER [2019] #3   (Part 3 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #4Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER [2019] #4   (Part 4 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER #5Quick ViewAug 2019STAR WARS: TIE FIGHTER [2019] #5   (Part 5 of 5 (mini-series end))IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: TARGET VADER #1Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019] #1   (Part 1 of 6 (mini-series beginning))IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: TARGET VADER #2Quick ViewAug 2019STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019] #2   (Part 2 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: TARGET VADER #3Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019] #3   (Part 3 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: TARGET VADER #4Quick ViewOct 2019STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019] #4   (Part 4 of 6)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS: TARGET VADER #5
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Nov 2019STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019] #5   (Part 5 of 6)PRE-SALE$3.99
$3.39
STAR WARS: TARGET VADER #6
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Dec 2019STAR WARS: TARGET VADER [2019] #6   (Part 6 of 6 (mini-series end))PRE-ORDER$3.99
$2.59
      
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE #1Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE [2019] #1   (Part 1 of 5 (mini-series beginning))IN STOCK$4.99
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE #2Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE [2019] #2   (Part 2 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE #3Quick ViewOct 2019STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE [2019] #3   (Part 3 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE #4
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Nov 2019STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE [2019] #4   (Part 4 of 5)PRE-SALE$3.99
$3.39
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE #5
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Dec 2019STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER--DARK TEMPLE [2019] #5   (Part 5 of 5 (mini-series end))PRE-ORDER$3.99
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STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE #1Quick ViewOct 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE [2019] #1 FRANCAVILLA CVR A  (Part 1 of 5 (mini-series beginning))IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE #2Quick ViewOct 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE [2019] #2 FRANCAVILLA CVR A  (Part 2 of 5)IN STOCK$3.99
STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE #3Quick ViewOct 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE [2019] #3 FRANCAVILLA CVR A  (Part 3 of 5)PRE-SALE$3.99
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STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE #4Quick ViewOct 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE [2019] #4 FRANCAVILLA CVR A  (Part 4 of 5)PRE-SALE$3.99
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STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE #5
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Oct 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES: RETURN TO VADER'S CASTLE [2019] #5 FRANCAVILLA CVR A  (Part 5 of 5 (mini-series end))PRE-SALE$3.99
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JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE #1Quick ViewOct 2019JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE [2019] #1   (Part 1 of 4 (mini-series beginning))IN STOCK$4.99
JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE #2
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Oct 2019JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE [2019] #2   (Part 2 of 4)PRE-SALE$3.99
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JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE #3
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Oct 2019JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE [2019] #3   (Part 3 of 4)PRE-SALE$3.99
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JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE #4
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Oct 2019JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER--ALLEGIANCE [2019] #4   (Part 4 of 4 (mini-series end))PRE-SALE$3.99
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STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN #1
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Dec 2019STAR WARS: THE RISE OF KYLO REN [2020] #1   (Part 1 of 4 (mini-series beginning))PRE-ORDER$4.99
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STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--ANAKIN SKYWALKER #1Quick ViewFeb 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--ANAKIN SKYWALKER [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--COUNT DOOKU #1Quick ViewFeb 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--COUNT DOOKU [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--PADME AMIDALA #1Quick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--PADME AMIDALA [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--GENERAL GRIEVOUS #1Quick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REPUBLIC--GENERAL GRIEVOUS [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--PRINCESS LEIA #1Quick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--PRINCESS LEIA [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--GRAND MOFF TARKIN #1Quick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--GRAND MOFF TARKIN [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION SPECIAL #1Quick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION SPECIAL [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$4.99
      
STAR WARS ADVENTURES ANNUAL 2019 Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES ANNUAL 2019 [2019]   (one-shot)IN STOCK$7.99
      
STAR WARS #108Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS [2019] #108   (one-shot)IN STOCK$5.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--BOBA FETT #1Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--BOBA FETT [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--HAN SOLO #1Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--HAN SOLO [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--JABBA THE HUTT #1Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--JABBA THE HUTT [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--LANDO CALRISSIAN #1Quick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--LANDO CALRISSIAN [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--DARTH VADER #1Quick ViewJun 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--DARTH VADER [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--LUKE SKYWALKER #1Quick ViewJun 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION--LUKE SKYWALKER [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI
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Jul 2019STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI [2019-SC]   (one-shot)UNAVAILABLE$8.49
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--FINN #1Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--FINN [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE SPECIAL #1Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE SPECIAL [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$4.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--CAPTAIN PHASMA #1Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--CAPTAIN PHASMA [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--GENERAL HUX #1Quick ViewAug 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--GENERAL HUX [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--POE DAMERON #1Quick ViewAug 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--POE DAMERON [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--REY #1Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--REY [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--KYLO REN #1Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--KYLO REN [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--SUPREME LEADER SNOKE #1Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--SUPREME LEADER SNOKE [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--ROSE TICO #1Quick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS: AGE OF RESISTANCE--ROSE TICO [2019] #1   (one-shot)IN STOCK$3.99
      
STAR WARS SAGA #1
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Dec 2019STAR WARS SAGA [2020] #1   (one-shot)PRE-ORDER$3.99
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STAR WARS: EMPIRE ASCENDANT #1
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Dec 2019STAR WARS: EMPIRE ASCENDANT [2020] #1   (one-shot)PRE-ORDER$5.99
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Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of Star Wars comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Star Wars. The following compilations are presented in a chronologically-based suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions (unless the only in-print editions are hardcover--these are integrated into the softcover list).

There is a multitude of Star Wars material in print, as Marvel is producing compilations of the Dark Horse material as well as their own material from the New Canon and the classic (70's and 80's) eras.

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CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS VOL 01Quick ViewOct 2016STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS [2016-TPB] VOL 01
CURRENT PRINTING
  (classic Marvel Star Wars stuff)
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STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS VOL 02Quick ViewJul 2017STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS [2016-TPB] VOL 02
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS VOL 03Quick ViewJul 2018STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS [2016-TPB] VOL 03
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS VOL 04Quick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS LEGENDS EPIC COLLECTION: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS [2016-TPB] VOL 04
  
UNAVAILABLE$25.99
      
STAR WARS VOL 01: SKYWALKER STRIKESQuick ViewOct 2015STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 01: SKYWALKER STRIKES
CURRENT PRINTING
  (beginning of the New Canon era)
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STAR WARS VOL 02: SHOWDOWN ON THE SMUGGLERS MOONQuick ViewJan 2016STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 02: SHOWDOWN ON THE SMUGGLERS MOON
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS: VADER DOWN Quick ViewApr 2016STAR WARS: VADER DOWN [2016-TPB]
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS VOL 03: REBEL JAILQuick ViewAug 2016STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 03: REBEL JAIL
1ST PRINT
  
IN STOCK$16.99
STAR WARS VOL 04: LAST FLIGHT OF THE HARBINGERQuick ViewJan 2017STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 04: LAST FLIGHT OF THE HARBINGER
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS VOL 05: YODA'S SECRET WARQuick ViewJul 2017STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 05: YODA'S SECRET WAR
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL Quick ViewOct 2017STAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL [2017-TPB]
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STAR WARS VOL 06: OUT AMONG THE STARSQuick ViewDec 2017STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 06: OUT AMONG THE STARS
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS VOL 07: THE ASHES OF JEDHAQuick ViewApr 2018STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 07: THE ASHES OF JEDHA
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STAR WARS VOL 08: MUTINY AT MON CALAQuick ViewAug 2018STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 08: MUTINY AT MON CALA
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STAR WARS VOL 09: HOPE BURNSQuick ViewDec 2018STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 09: HOPE BURNS
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS VOL 10: THE ESCAPEQuick ViewApr 2019STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 10: THE ESCAPE
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS VOL 11: THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUNQuick ViewJul 2019STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 11: THE SCOURGING OF SHU-TORUN
  
UNAVAILABLE$11.69
STAR WARS VOL 12: REBELS AND ROGUESQuick ViewOct 2019STAR WARS [2015-TPB] VOL 12: REBELS AND ROGUES
  
UNAVAILABLE$10.39
      
STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOL 01: HEROES OF THE GALAXYQuick ViewOct 2017STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017-TPB] VOL 01: HEROES OF THE GALAXY
CURRENT PRINTING
  (IDW's all-ages stuff)
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOL 02: UNEXPECTED DETOURQuick ViewFeb 2018STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017-TPB] VOL 02: UNEXPECTED DETOUR
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOL 03: ENDANGEREDQuick ViewJun 2018STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017-TPB] VOL 03: ENDANGERED
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOL 04: SMUGGLER'S BLUESQuick ViewNov 2018STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017-TPB] VOL 04: SMUGGLER'S BLUES
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOL 05: MECHANICAL MAYHEMQuick ViewMar 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017-TPB] VOL 05: MECHANICAL MAYHEM
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOL 06: FLIGHT OF FALCONQuick ViewMay 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017-TPB] VOL 06: FLIGHT OF FALCON
  
UNAVAILABLE$8.49
STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOL 07: POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCEQuick ViewSep 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017-TPB] VOL 07: POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE
  
UNAVAILABLE$8.49
STAR WARS ADVENTURES VOL 08: DEFEND THE REPUBLIC!Quick ViewDec 2019STAR WARS ADVENTURES [2017-TPB] VOL 08: DEFEND THE REPUBLIC!
  
PRE-ORDER$9.99
$8.49

1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in Star Wars, if it's within your budget. Of only trivial interest perhaps, the first issue of STAR WARS [1977] was published on 12 Apr 1977, over a month prior to the 25 May 1977 movie debut.

  • STAR WARS [1977] #1  (1st appearance of Star Wars; 1st appearance of Darth Vader)

Origin Story

The original presentation of an origin story or a retelling/recounting of it can be a good place to get started with a character or subject. But, there is no origin story, per se, for the Star Wars saga proper as the story spans generations. The first movie to be released, STAR WARS: EPISODE IV--A NEW HOPE, introduced the saga and was adapted in the first six issues of the 1977 series and has been reprinted several times in different formats. A brand new adaptation was published in 1997.

  • STAR WARS [1977] #1-6   
  • MARVEL SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING STAR WARS [1977-TREA] #1-2   (treasury-sized reprint of STAR WARS [1977] #1-6 in 2 issues)
  • MARVEL SPECIAL EDITION FEATURING STAR WARS [1977-TREA] #3   (treasury-sized reprint of STAR WARS [1977] #1-6 in 1 issue)
  • MARVEL MOVIE SHOWCASE FEATURING STAR WARS [1982] #1-2   (reprints STAR WARS [1977] #1-6 in 2 issues)
  • DROIDS [1986] #6-8   (retells Episode IV from the viewpoint of the droids)
  • CLASSIC STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE [1994] #1-2   (reprints STAR WARS [1977] #1-6 in 2 issues)
  • STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE--THE SPECIAL EDITION [1997] #1-4   (all-new adaptation in 4 issues)

Main Publication History

Series beginnings are always great places to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for Star Wars comic books. Star Wars has had over 100 different series since 1977. While most of these have been mini-series from Dark Horse, exploring a multitude of eras and characters, there have been several flagship ongoing series from both Marvel and Dark Horse.

Selected Key Storylines

This section contains a curated list of some of the best storylines for Star Wars, any one of which can be a good place to get started.

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1977STAR WARS [1977] #1-6   (official ANH movie adaptation)
1980STAR WARS [1977] #39-44   (official ESB movie adaptation)
1983STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI [1983] #1-4   (official ROTJ movie adaption)
1991STAR WARS: DARK EMPIRE [1991] #1-6   (first Dark Horse Star Wars comics; continued saga after ROTJ; now Legends)
1993STAR WARS: TALES OF THE JEDI [1993] #1-5   (Dark Horse begins exploring multiple ages in the SW universe; started a series of TOTJ mini-series; now Legends)
1995STAR WARS: HEIR TO THE EMPIRE [1995] #1-6   (begins Timothy Zahn novels adaptations; Dark Horse comics become integral part of the Expanded Universe, now Legends)
1999STAR WARS: EPISODE I--THE PHANTOM MENACE [1999] #1-4   (official TPM movie adaptation)
2002STAR WARS: EPISODE II--ATTACK OF THE CLONES [2002] #1-4   (official AOTC movie adaptation)
2005STAR WARS: EPISODE III--REVENGE OF THE SITH [2005] #1-4   (official ROTS movie adaptation)
2014STAR WARS: DARTH MAUL--SON OF DATHOMIR [2014] #1-4   (adapted from unproduced screenplays for Season 6 of THE CLONE WARS tv show, a canon chapter of Darth Maul's saga)
2016STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS ADAPTATION [2016] #1-6   (official TFA movie adaptation)
2017STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE ADAPTATION [2017] #1-6   (official RO movie adaptation)
2018STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI ADAPTATION [2018] #1-6   (official TLJ movie adaptation)
2018SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY ADAPTATION [2018] #1-5   (official SOLO movie adaption)

Media Source Material

Media source material cover for STAR WARS

If you've enjoyed non-comic media for Star Wars, this section describes the comic book source material for some of the most popular non-comic media. But, with Star Wars, movies and other media are typically not produced from comic source material. Comic book adaptations and comic book spin-offs are produced from movies and other media. See the Selected Key Storylines section for movie adaptations.

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Star Wars, but they are more of a collector's checklist, as they can carry high price tags.

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  • STAR WARS [1977] #1   (1st appearance of Star Wars; 1st appearance of Darth Vader)
  • STAR WARS [1977] #1   VAR NEWSSTAND ED (35 CENT) (the 'holy grail' of Star Wars comic book collecting, the 35 cent price variation of the newsstand edition; ~1500 copies)
  • MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL [1978-MAG] #16   (ESB adaptation)
  • STAR WARS [1977] #42   (1st appearance of Boba Fett in comics (in ESB adaptation))
  • STAR WARS [1977] #68   (appearance of Boba Fett (in flashback))
  • MARVEL SUPER SPECIAL [1978-MAG] #27   (ROTJ adaptation)
  • MARVEL AGE [1983] #10   (Star Wars cover)
  • STAR WARS [1977] #81   (appearance of Boba Fett, 1st since the events in ROTJ)
  • STAR WARS [1977] #107   (final issue in series, low distribution)
  • STAR WARS GALAXY MAGAZINE [1994-MAG] #1   (1st issue of this series)
  • CLASSIC STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI [1994] #1   (popular cover)