Bob Cooper was an early editor of Star Wars titles at Dark Horse comics after the company attained the license in the early 1990s.
Cooper was the second editor of Classic Star Wars, which reprinted and reformatted the Star Wars daily newspaper strips into comic book form, starting with issue 8 in April 1993, through to the end of the series with issue 20 in June 1994. On Classic Star Wars, he was preceded as Star Wars editor by Anina Bennet and followed by his assistant editor Peet Janes. He was also editor of Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith and The Fall of the Sith Empire sub-series of comics, which dealt with the ancient Jedi 5,000 years before A New Hope, and which were prequels to the already successful Tales of the Jedi comics set 4,000 years before ANH. He was also editor of the Star Wars: A New Hope - The Special Edition miniseries, which was a re-adaptation of the first Star Wars film into comic format—the first adaptation had been done by Marvel Comics in 1977; and of Star Wars: Empire's End, the finale to the Dark Empire series. As well as Star Wars: Droids - The Protocol Offensive. He also edited the adaptations of the Star Wars novels of the Thrawn trilogy, Heir to the Empire (co-edited with Ryder Windham), Dark Force Rising, and the Last Command (co-edited by Peet Janes). He also edited the novel follow-up Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire - Evolution both with Peet Janes. He co-edited Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi - Redemption with Dave Land.