Star Wars has been in a new era since Disney bought the brand. They are even more determined to use every story opportunity to add a new piece to the canon timeline. People who work for Marvel and IDW Publishing have been the gatekeepers of these stories in the comic book world, and they’ve made some of the best stories in the history of the comic book world.
For people who want to get to know the new canon and read some of the most important stories in comic book form, there are some important books that have both new and old characters. Many of these comics have run for a long time, while others have only been available for a short time.
1. Darth Maul (2017)
I think Darth Maul is one of the most important characters in Star Wars history. But he hasn’t had as many chances as other characters like Clone Wars and Rebels. For people who want to read more about Maul in books, this mini-series is perfect.
Written by Cullen Bunn, with art by Luke Ross. To become a Sith Lord, Maul must pass one last test. This is the story that follows. He looks for a Jedi slave who he wants to kill to calm his anger and hunger for blood. It’s a violent look into the mind of this vengeful son of Dathomir, and it’s a good comic for people who are just starting out.
2. Kanan: The Last Padawan (2015)
When it comes to how Disney treats its canon and how this Kanan comic might have made a plot hole, there has been some debate. If you want to understand the debate and learn more about Kanan Jarrus, you should read this book.
Greg Weisman, who wrote the book, did a great job. Pepe Larraz, who did the art, and the rest of the talented people who worked on the book did a great job, too. Isn’t it possible that the two stories will be linked together at some point?
3. Star Wars: Showdown On The Smuggler’s Moon (2015)
At the time it came out, the Star Wars titular run was a big deal for Marvel Comics. It was a chance for the publishing company to revisit old characters and introduce new ones. In this issue, Sana Starros is shown for the first time. It’s technically in issue 8, but it spills over into issue 6 for a short time.
The second arc of the series was written by Jason Aaron and drawn by Stuart Immonen. It showed that the team could make a new character stand out. Starros said she was Han Solo’s ex-wife before it was found out that the marriage was a ruse by a former thief to get back together with her. It’s a good book for comic book fans who want to learn more about a well-known figure.
4. War Of The Bounty Hunters (2021)
There were a lot of new things done by Lucasfilm for Star Wars comics in 2021, which made it a very good year for them. With Marvel, the War of the Bounty Hunters crossover has been made in comic books. It affects almost every ongoing Star Wars title.
5. The High Republic: There Is No Fear (2021)
The High Republic is another project started by Lucasfilm. It could be used for books, comics, video games, and even movies in the future. If you want to learn more about the time period, There Is No Fear is a good comic book.
The story is written by Cavan Scott and drawn by Ario Anindito. It introduces a lot of new characters and a deadly enemy that will keep coming back. It lays out some of the biggest conflicts and disasters of the time and follows a Jedi Padawan as she tries to learn how to be a Jedi in the midst of all the chaos.
6. Star Wars Adventures Omnibus: Vol 1 (2020)
Everyone should be able to enjoy Star Wars, and with that in mind, IDW Publishing has made a series that kids can enjoy, too! The show moves back and forth in time and focuses on some of the most well-known characters in the Star Wars universe, from Luke Skywalker to Rey.
When IDW released Volume 1 in 2020, it had issues 0-11 of the series and the annual and free comic book day editions. There are too many talented people to name. It’s a great place for kids to learn about comics while having fun with their favorite people.
7. Doctor Aphra: Aphra
In many ways, Doctor Aphra is the face of the new Star Wars comics that Disney is making. First, Darth Vader #3 came out in 2015, and the original character made his debut as a kind of evil Indiana Jones in space. He was an instant hit. She made her own name and the first arc, called “Aphra,” made her the baddie of the new canon. An archaeologist who used to search for intergalactic artifacts is on the run from Darth Vader in this first story arc. She is also trying to get back into her old job.
8. Screaming Citadel
Crossovers didn’t happen very often in Star Wars before the new era, mostly because the multi-era storytelling didn’t make it easy for them to happen. Those things didn’t happen before Marvel. They changed that. Doctor Aphra and the main Star Wars title came together many times. “Screaming Citadel” was one of them. As both Luke Skywalker and Dr. Aphra arrive at the remote citadel of the title to look into possible connections to the Jedi Order’s history, this story went for a strong horror movie vibe.
9. The Scourging Of Shu-Torun
“The Scourging of Shu-Torun” is one of the best storylines in the first volume of the Star Wars comic book. It picks up on ideas from Darth Vader comics that came before. In the past few years, the planet Shu-Torun has become a major source of resources for the Empire. The Rebels want to get rid of it once and for all.
It’s a complicated storyline that puts Leia in the spotlight as she tries to get Queen Trios of Shu-Torun to fall into a trap that leads to the planet’s downfall.