Who is not a star wars fan? Everyone loves the star-war series. But if you have become a fan of Star wars just by watching the movies then there are several things you need to know. As you know, the first star-war comic came out in April 1977 but it didn’t make quite the hype. It was with the release of its film adaptation on May 25, 1977, that it became so popular. However, if you are into comics and wish to learn more about the characters then you should read Star War comics. If you don’t know where to start then here are the 5-star war comics that you may start with!
Star Wars: Darth Vader by Kieron Gillen
This is the original series done by Marvel with Kieron Gillen and Salvador Laroca. In simple words, this is the hamlet for Darth Vader. It shows his journey from the start after he let the first death star be destroyed in a New hope and how he gets the Dreadnaught in the Empire’s strike back. So, this is basically a Hero’s journey in reverse, better to say, a villain’s journey. Also, it is in this comic we get to learn about Dr. Aphra. This is among the best Star Wars comic that everyone should read because here we all get to see the story of Darth Vader himself.
Star Wars: Kanan by Greg Weisman
This Star Wars comic examines Kanan’s past when he experiences order 66 all the way up to Star War Rebels. If you love the star war rebels then this is something you would surely love. Here, you get to know all those unknown facts and mysteries related to Kanan’s past. For example, why was he named Kanan? What was his original Jedi name? How did he escape the stormtroopers? So, this comic is like a fresh story where we get to experience something new about the Star war world which we didn’t know completely.
Star Wars: Legacy by John Ostrander
It is part of the expanding universe. This is a series by John Ostrander. The story is set 137 years after the battle of Yavin. So, it is after the return of the Jedi. The protagonist here is Cade Skywalker, a descendant of the Skywalker family, who has given up on his Jedi legacy and turned into a bounty hunter. Here, we get to see Darth having a new empire and Cade having to go after him. If you want something out of the box from the Star Wars universe, then this is a must read for you. This Star War comic provides a new flavor to the side characters who you already know from the Star Wars Universe. Since the story here is set in the future, you will also get to see some new situations and characters that you will like.
Star Wars: Darth Vader by Charles Soules
This star war comic covers the story after the Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope. It is more about Anakin leaning into that Darth Vader identity. It revolves around how he turned from Jedi in a suit to the Sith Lord and how he becomes that iconic villain. Every single issue of this series puts out some kind of revelation about Darth Vader that blows away its readers. It is those kinds of Star war comics where you want to know what happens next.
Star Wars: Lando by Charles soules
This is a condensed yet amazing comic about Lando and Lobot. The comic story is set in the time after a new hope and before the Empire Strikes Back. The key piece here is Lobot. You will get a bit of an emotional origin story of Lobot. It’s not fully an origin story but kind of. But whatever, it is the thing that will keep you fixed in this star war comic. This star war comic has made a simple cyborg, a background character into this amazing character who has a story of his own that will surely please you!