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This article is about the Marvel comic series as part of the new Star Wars canon. You may be looking for Marvel's original Star Wars comic from 1977 to 1986.

Star Wars is an ongoing Star Wars comic book series written by Jason Aaron, with art by John Cassaday. The Marvel Comics series, which began publishing on January 14, 2015,[12] and features the characters Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2, takes place between the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.[1]

DevelopmentEdit

Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso called up Jason Aaron to ask "Star Wars?," to which Aaron replied, "I'm in." He stopped writing Amazing X-Men to accommodate Star Wars into his schedule. Aaron and Cassaday agreed they wanted to write the comic by imagining what it had been like if they wrote the sequel to the original Star Wars. They toured Skywalker Ranch and visited the Archives for research while meeting with Lucasfilm over the comics.[1]

Aaron described the series as being a team book,[1] but also emphasized it as being Luke's journey, explaining how he identified with the character as a boy because had also grown up on a farm.[13] He commented he wanted to show Han's past coming back to him in a manner without having him just confront more bounty hunters.[1] Writing C-3PO to "just [get] that voice right" has been the hardest part of writing the comic.[14] Aaron also promised flashback stories featuring Ben Kenobi, because "I always loved that character in the original film and we never really see much of that version, the Alec Guinness version."[15]

Cassaday described drawing the galaxy's "junk-like" aesthetic as a "headache and an absolute pleasure all at the same time. Getting the details together has been time consuming and tedious, but once I got going, it’s been great fun."[13]

MediaEdit

Color code key:
Collected (TPB) issue Released issue Future issue Story arc
IssueTitlePublication dateTrade paperbackPublication DateOmnibus
Book I: Skywalker Strikes
Star Wars Trade Paperback Volume 1 Cover
Volume 1:
Skywalker Strikes
October 6, 2015[16]StarWarsHCVol1
Volume 1[17]
September 20, 2016[17]
1Skywalker Strikes January 14, 2015[12]
2Skywalker Strikes, Part II February 4, 2015[12]
3Skywalker Strikes, Part III March 11, 2015[18]
4Skywalker Strikes, Part IV April 22, 2015[19]
5Skywalker Strikes, Part V May 20 2015[20]
6Skywalker Strikes, Part VI June 3, 2015[21]
7From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi: "The Last of His Breed"July 29, 2015[22]
Star Wars Vol 2 Final Cover
Volume 2:
Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
January 26, 2016[23]
Book II: Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon
8Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part IAugust 19, 2015[24]
9Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part IISeptember 16, 2015[25]
10Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part IIIOctober 7, 2015[26]
11Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part IVNovember 4, 2015[27]
12Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon, Part VNovember 18, 2015[28]
Book III: Vader Down
Vader Down TPB final cover
Vader Down
April 19, 2016[29]DarthVaderHC2
Darth Vader Volume 2[30]
February 28, 2017[30]
13Vader Down, Part IIIDecember 2, 2015[31]
14Vader Down, Part V January 6, 2016[32]
Book IV: Rebel Jail
SW3RebelJailTPB
Volume 3: Rebel Jail
August 16, 2016[33]
StarWarsHC2
Volume 2[34]
June 20, 2017[34]
A1Star Wars Annual 1 December 9, 2015[3]
16Rebel Jail, Part I February 17, 2016[9]
17Rebel Jail, Part II March 23, 2016[35]
18Rebel Jail, Part III April 27, 2016[36]
19Rebel Jail, Part IV May 25, 2016[37]
15From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi January 20, 2016[7]
20From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi June 15, 2016[38]
Last Flight of the Harbinger final cover
Volume 4:
The Last Flight of the Harbinger
January 18, 2017[39]
Book V: The Last Flight of the Harbinger
21The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part I July 20, 2016[10]
22The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part IIAugust 24, 2016[40]
23The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part IIISeptember 28, 2016[41]
24The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part IVOctober 26, 2016[42]
25The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part VNovember 23, 2016[2]
A2Star Wars Annual 2November 30, 2016[2]
Yoda's Secret War final cover
Volume 5:
Yoda's Secret War
July 18, 2017[43]
Book VI: Yoda's Secret War
26Yoda's Secret War, Part I December 28, 2016[44]
27Yoda's Secret War, Part II January 25, 2017[45]
28Yoda's Secret War, Part III February 1, 2017[46]
29Yoda's Secret War, Part IV March 1, 2017[47]
30Yoda's Secret War, Part V April 5, 2017[48]
Book VII: The Screaming Citadel
Screaming CItadel TPB Final cover
The Screaming Citadel
October 24, 2017[49]
31The Screaming Citadel, Part IIMay 17, 2017[49]
32The Screaming Citadel, Part IV June 14 2017[50]
Book VIII: Out Among the Stars
StarWars2015-Volume6
Volume 6:
Out Among the Stars
December 5, 2017[51]
33Rebels in the Wild July 5 2017[52]
34The Thirteen CratesAugust 16 2017[53]
35The Hutt RunAugust 30 2017[53]
36Revenge of the AstromechSeptember 13, 2017[54]
A3Star Wars Annual 3September 20, 2017[54]
37Imperial PrideOctober 4. 2017[55]
Book IX: The Ashes of Jedha
Starwars2015-38-no
Volume 7:
The Ghosts of Jedha
April 17, 2018[56]
38The Ashes of Jedha, Part INovember 8, 2017[39]
39The Ashes of Jedha, Part IINovember 22, 2017[39]
40The Ashes of Jedha, Part IIIDecember 13, 2017[57]
41The Ashes of Jedha, Part VJanuary 3, 2018[58]
42The Ashes of Jedha, Part VJanuary 17, 2018[58]
43Star Wars 43[59]

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External linksEdit

Star Wars
Skywalker Strikes: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon: 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12
Vader Down: 13 · 14
Rebel Jail: 16 · 17 · 18 · 19
From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi: 7 · 15 · 20
The Last Flight of the Harbinger: 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25
Yoda's Secret War: 26 · 27 ·28 · 29 · 30
The Screaming Citadel: 31 · 32
Out Among the Stars: 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37
The Ashes of Jedha: 38 · 39 · 40 · 41 · 42 · 43
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