The well-loved Star Wars films were inspired by Flash Gordon to Jack Kirby’s New Gods comics. For decades, Star Wars fans marveled at movies like The Force Awakens and Rogue One to the best Star Wars comics. Every storyline in this fast-paced saga written by Charles Soule was a force to be reckoned with.
If you are looking for old or new Star Wars graphic novels or comics to read, then you’re in the right place.
Top 15 Star Wars Comics of All Time
The Star Wars Vader Down #1 Comic Book (Nerd Block Cover) revolves around when Darth Vader of the Dark Empire accidentally finds himself clashing against the Rebel Fleet on his own. In this Star Wars comic from a far-away galaxy, the original Dark Lord of the Sith has learned that it was Luke Skywalker, the rebel pilot, who was responsible for blowing up the Death Star.
Now, Vader is determined to track down his son and turn him to the dark side to help him rule his Dark Empire. Like the Marvel Canon Comic Darth Maul series, this is one of the best Star Wars universe comics.
The Star Wars Lando #1 Comic Book is the first leg of the five sci-fi Dark Horse-produced Marvel comic series. The master of charm Lando finally gets his very own Marvel-published book. This canon story revolves around the time when Lando joined the Rebellion before he ran Cloud City.
He made his way across the galaxy by getting on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. With Lobot by his side, he has planned to steal a valuable ship. However, would everything perfectly take place and get the one thing he ever wanted?
The Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger Paperback Book sci-fi Marvel series focuses on Ezra Bridger, a 14-year-old con artist and small-time thief. Ezra has little trust in anyone. However, everything changed when he met the Ghost crew, a small band of rebels fighting back against the Empire. Read Ezra’s journal and find out about her adventures.
4. Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes
The Star Wars Vol. 1: Skywalker Strikes is a sci-fi Marvel comic that features one of the most extraordinary space adventures published by Dark Horse. This exciting to read Marvel Star Wars comic focuses on Luke Skywalker and the ragtag rebel band opposing the Galactic Empire.
In this canon trade paperback, Luke, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, and the rest of the rebels get to fight for their freedom against the Dark Empire of Darth Vader and the Emperor. Back with a vengeance, Luke returns to Tatooine to learn more about Kenobi, his mentor. Will this one new hope of a fighter get their freedom back?
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5. Star Wars: Rebel Heist
Star Wars: Rebel Heist is a four-issue Marvel Star Wars comic issue series published by Dark Horse. It revolves around a young Rebel who meets Han Solo, one of the Alliance’s best in a far-away galaxy, for his first mission in the early days. However, Han Solo’s reality crushed the young man’s hero worship. A botched escape, a ship that doesn’t work—could it be that Han Solo is just a lucky bumbler whose luck has run out?
6. Star Wars Jedi Aayla Secura 1
The Star Wars Jedi Aayla Secura 1 is the third issue in the Marvel Star Wars: Jedi series of comics by Dark Horse Comics. This Dark Horse comic tells the story of the beautiful twi’lek Aayla Secura, a Force-sensitive Rutian Twi’lek female, as she goes undercover to ferret out a Separatist enclave. As a Jedi General of the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars, she finds herself going up against the infamous Jedi killer and bounty hunter in a far-away galaxy, Aurra Sing..
7. Star Wars - Shadows of the Empire: Evolution
The Star Wars - Shadows of the Empire: Evolution is a sequel to the original Shadows of the Empire book, written by Steve Perry. This fun to read story takes place in 4 ABY, one year after The Empire Strikes Back happened.
When Xizor, the leader of Black Sun, was killed by Vader, Xizor’s assassin, Guri, a beautiful Human replica droid, tries to gain humanity and becomes the target of both bounty hunters like Cade Skywalker and Rebels led by Skywalker. They target Guri because they want the secrets she possesses, making her a valuable prey.
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8. Rogue Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 1)
The Rogue Squadron (Star Wars: X-Wing Series, Book 1) retells the story about the sleek, swift, and deadly X-wing fighters. When Wedge Antilles, a Rebel hero, rebuilds the legendary Rogue Squadron to defend the Alliance against a still-powerful and battle-hardened Imperial foe, he seeks out the most skilled and the most daring X-wing pilots in the galaxy.
He assembled a group of hard-bitten warriors willing to fight, ready to die, and trained them arduously. However, even after building the Antilles group, everyone knows the grim truth: even the best X-wing jockeys in a far-away galaxy will not survive their near-suicidal missions. Or will they?
9. Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin
There are two narratives in the Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin series. The main one revolves around the story of Master Kenobi and his young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker, traveling to a far-off, non-republic planet in a far-away galaxy to investigate Starfighter distress calls in an ancient dialect or code. Both come across the two factions in a global fight caused by business and war.
The other narrative retells stories about Anakin’s doubt of the Jedi Order (as how Qui Gon did) and the probability that Kenobi might leave. This one canon comic book revolved around a battle that both must fight against the world of primitive technology and deadly natives. Will they save the Star Wars Universe?
10. Star Wars - The Crimson Empire Saga
The Star Wars - The Crimson Empire Saga comic revolves around the Empire’s fall, time of betrayal, and vengeance. It tells the tale of Kir Kanos, the sole survivor of the clothed scarlet guardians of the Emperor, the last of the mysterious Imperial Guards of Emperor Palpatine. Kanos’ quest to get justice for the galactic ruler he served and his comrades in arms, who gave their lives in that service, ruled in this saga.
11. Star Wars - The Thrawn Trilogy
Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy is a Star Wars adult-fiction novel series that consists of Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command. This original trilogy is set in 9 ABY in the Expanded Universe in a far-away galaxy, five years after the Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
The original trilogy recounts the Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn’s campaign and the efforts of the Dark Jedi Joruus C’baoth to claim Luke, Leia, and her children as his apprentices.
12. Star Wars - Heir to the Empire
The Star Wars – Heir to the Empire is a sci-fi Marvel Star Wars universe comic. Five years after the Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this story is set in Set in 9 ABY and introduced the trilogy’s eponymous villain, the Grand Admiral Thrawn.
The Grand Admiral Thrawn, the last survivor in the far-away galaxy, has taken command of the Imperial fleet’s remains. Will Skywalker, the first in a hoped-for new line of Jedi Knights, be able to save the entire far away galaxy?
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13. Star Wars - Chewbacca
The Star Wars – Chewbacca Star Wars novel series focuses on Chewbacca, Chewie for his friend, a Wookiee male warrior, and a resistance fighter. It is a five-issue comic book mini-series set directly after Episode IV A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back by Kieron Gillen.
The story revolved around when Chewbacca met his heroic end in the New Jedi Order novel Vector Prime. Chewbacca was temporarily stranded on a planet during a mission for the Rebel Alliance. The Star Wars series features a series of stories narrated by the Star Wars characters who revealed distinctive glimpses of Chewbacca’s heroic history and the mysterious and fascinating culture of his noble species.
14. Star Wars - Purge
This Star Wars – Purge is a series of one-shot Marvel Star Wars stories from the Legends era after the Galactic Republic’s fall like the Dark Times series. The Purge focuses on Darth Vader hunting down any rogue Starfighter that survived Order 66 in the Star Wars Universe. It displays Vader’s hatred and obsession for tracking down the Jedi, especially Kenobi—his betrayer, even when it flies in the face of the Emperor’s orders.
As Vader’s journey and evolution since the revenge of the Sith continue, he enlists the afresh character of Doctor Aphra. Together with Doctor Aphra, The Darth Maul became more ruthless and relentless in his hunt that even some Starfighters find this life of fear unbearable.
15. Star Wars - Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison
The Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison is a five-issue Marvel comic book mini-series from Dark Horse. This Darth Vader comic recounts the traitorous uprising against the fledgling Galactic Empire, leaving Emperor Palpatine close to death. It revolves around the efforts of saving the Emperor and the Empire as Vader uncovers the secrets of the Starfighter Council and locates the mysterious “Ghost Prison.”
In this Dark Horse comic, Laurita Thom starts off arriving at the Academy on Coruscant to graduate. Unfortunately, he finds that the place is suddenly attacked by a terrorist plot initiated by Gentis, the headmaster. Thom then finds himself in Alliance with Vader and Moff Trachta, trying to keep the Emperor alive.
The Star Wars Vader Down #1 Comic Book (Nerd Block Cover) series takes the top-rated Star Wars comics spot because it provides a page-turning battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Sith Darth Vader like in Knights of the Old Republic. The story’s premise leads to several cool concepts and plenty of action and thrills throughout the entire collection, like the Tales of the Jedi.
From A New Hope to The Force Awakens Star Wars Canon or Legends’ Expanded Universe, all comic series is worth reading. You may also try the Knights of The Old Republic, a massively new multiplayer online role-playing game based in the Star Wars universe. Browse through our Star Wars collection here.
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