Star Wars: Invasion was an ongoing monthly comic book series, written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Colin Wilson. Published by Dark Horse Comics, this ongoing series is set in the New Jedi Order era and depicts the events of the Yuuzhan Vong War. Just like another ongoing series by Dark Horse—Star Wars: Legacy—it included various ties to the novels by Del Rey, while still remaining accessible to new readers. It launched with two online-only preview issues on StarWars.com in May and June 2009. The first printed issue was published on July 1, 2009. It had previously run in alternating 5 month story arcs with Dark Times, but a new issue hasn't been released since November of 2011 and there are no further issues planned.
The series covers the story of the Yuuzhan Vong War by focusing on the Galfridian family, the royal family from the peaceful world of Artorias, one of the first to fall under the Yuuzhan Vong invasion, which resulted in its entire population being evacuated, enslaved, or killed. A young man named Finn Galfridian is set on the Jedi path by Luke Skywalker, while things for his sister Kaye Galfridian and the rest of the family "don’t go so well." Many characters from The New Jedi Order series, such as Luke Skywalker, Jaina Solo and Jacen Solo are also featured in the series.
Colin Wilson, who had previously drawn Star Wars comics for Dark Horse, was working with Australian writer Tom Taylor on a comic book adaptation of his play The Example and suggested that Wilson contact Dark Horse editor Randy Stradley. Taylor was quickly accepted into the Dark Horse creative team and worked for some time on an unidentified Star Wars project which eventually got canceled before going on to Invasion. The series was first announced by Dark Horse Comics on February 7, 2009 during the New York Comic Con. The addition of another monthly series to an already significant number of Star Wars comic book series' was possible due to the large success of the Star Wars: Vector crossover published by Dark Horse in 2008.
- Caled Galfridian
- Finn Galfridian
- Kaye Galfridian
- Nina Galfridian
- Luke Skywalker
- Anakin Solo
- Han Solo
- Jacen Solo
- Jaina Solo
- Leia Organa Solo
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Notes and referencesEdit
- Interview with writer Tom Taylor
- Interview with artist Colin Wilson
- Dark Horse Prepares the Star Wars Universe for an Invasion