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SW Invasion
Star Wars: Invasion
Attribution information
Writer(s)

Tom Taylor[1]

Penciller(s)

Colin Wilson[1]

Letterer(s)

Michael Heisler[1]

Colorist(s)

Wes Dzioba[1]

Publication information
Publisher

Dark Horse Comics[1]

Schedule

Monthly

Format

Comic Book

General information
Era

New Jedi Order era[1]

Timeline

25 ABY[1]

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 new 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 is confirmed to include 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.[1] 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[2] and there are no further issues planned.[3]

StoryEdit

Invasion poster

Star Wars: Invasion promotional image.

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.[1]

ConceptionEdit

SW Invasion art

Art by Colin Wilson

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.[1]

Main charactersEdit

IssuesEdit

Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue
IssueTitlePublication dateTrade paperbackTPB pub date
RefugeesRefugeesApril 28, 2010
0Refugees, PrologueOctober 14, 2009
1Refugees, Part 1July 1, 2009
2Refugees, Part 2August 5, 2009
3Refugees, Part 3September 2, 2009
4Refugees, Part 4October 7, 2009
5Refugees, Part 5November 4, 2009
RescuesRescuesApril 27, 2011
6Rescues, Part 1May 26, 2010
7Rescues, Part 2June 30, 2010
8Rescues, Part 3July 28, 2010
9Rescues, Part 4September 29, 2010
10Rescues, Part 5October 27, 2010
11Rescues, Part 6December 22, 2010
RevelationsRevelationsApril 25, 2012
12Revelations, Part 1July 13, 2011
13Revelations, Part 2August 10, 2011
14Revelations, Part 3September 14, 2011
15Revelations, Part 4October 12, 2011
16Revelations, Part 5November 16, 2011

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

External linksEdit

Star Wars: Invasion
0 (1, 2)
Refugees: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Rescues: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Revelations: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Trade paperbacks
Volume 1—Refugees
Volume 2—Rescues
Volume 3—Revelations
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