What are the best Star Wars Comics?

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    #1Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years

    Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years

    Star Wars: The Original Marvel Years Volume 1 is an omnibus that collects the first forty-four issues of Marvel Comics Star Wars comic-book series (1977) #1-44 and Annual #1.


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    Janice Barnes
    Written on February 10, 2017
    "Star Wars Comics was what I needed. I found Star Wars: The original Marvel Years and couldn't be happier. Its all the original stories from 1977."
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    #2Star Wars (Marvel)

    Star Wars (Marvel)

    Star Wars Volume 1: Skywalker Strikes is a trade paperback compilation of Marvel Comics 2015 Star Wars series. The story is based on the path of Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2 and the rest of the rebel alliance following the destruction of Death Star.


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    Jane Phillips
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "The collaboration between Marvel and Star Wars is almost meant to be. This comic series is fantastic in concept and finished product. The art is mature and pairs nicely with the world already familiar to most fans of the series. While the stories don't veer from the lore, they don't add much to it. All in all, it's a different experience for something old and comfortable. "
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    #3Star Wars: Darth Vader

    Star Wars: Darth Vader

    Vader (Star Wars: Darth Vader Vol. 1) by Marvel is written by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Salvador Larocca. This book follows the adventures of the Dark Lord: Darth Vader, just after the events happened in Episode IV: 'A New Hope'.  


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    Rachel Salazar
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This Darth Vader comic is such a classic, that I read it all the time. It's one of my all time favorites. It belongs in a museum!"


Did you know that Darth Vader was supposed to be wearing only a black scarf and not his iconic helmet? Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas. He’s one of the most well-known villains in history and an important figure in the Star Wars comic series. The American Film Institute even listed him as the third greatest movie villain in cinema history. When George Lucas and his team of designers were creating Darth Vader, they imagined him in a black scarf to cover his face. But Lucas realized that the villain needed something more remarkable than a scarf to match the character. A simple scarf could not keep him alive and breathing considering Darth Vader’s backstory. That’s when the idea of a helmet began to take place. Ralph McQuarrie designed the helmet as part of Darth Vader’s spacesuit - to allow him to travel in spaceships and be able to breathe. The helmet was inspired from the suit of the samurai in the 1954 movie Seven Samurai. Originally, the helmet would only be worn in space, not as part of the regular costume. But then, Lucas and his team opted to have him wear the helmet full-time to add mystery to the character.

Much of Darth Vader’s history can be found outside the Star Wars films where most people are familiar with. But clues about his strengths and abilities can be found on books, short stories, and the Star Wars comics. The Sith priests used spells to protect Darth Vader’s suit and helmet, making him indestructible as long as he is wearing them. The helmet also scans for threats, giving Darth Vader warning. His helmet’s eye visors also helped him see even in complete darkness after his eyes were damaged on Mustafar. Darth Vader’s mask had to be padded with foam because it was too large for David Prowse’s face, the actor who portrayed Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy

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    #4Star Wars: The Old Republic (Comic)

    Star Wars: The Old Republic (Comic)

    Star Wars: The Old Republic Volume 1: Blood of the Empire is the first trade paperback collecting the Star Wars: The Old Republic webcomic series. 


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    Justin Porter
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Although I am a fan of comic books and Star Wars, I was never into Star Wars comics. I don't this will change my mind, though the art is good to excellent, while they story is just "ok". I think it fills in some the prequel movie gaps fine, but I'm not sure those movies really needed anymore filling in. Die hard fans will probably love it (or hate it, depending on which side of the prequels you fall on), others can safely pass."
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    #5Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi

    Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
    Tales of the Jedi uncover the ancient history of the Jedi, the Sith, and even hyperspace, in these earliest known stories of the Star Wars galaxy, taking place five thousand years before Luke Skywalker’s successful assault on the Death Star.

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    #6Star Wars: Legacy

    Star Wars: Legacy

    Star Wars: Legacy Volume 1: Broken is the first trade paperback of the Star Wars: Legacy comics. It also came in a hardcover version. The future of Star Wars is here in an all-new adventure set more than a century after Return of the Jedi and the The New Jedi Order.


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    Brenda Ruiz
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Absolutely the best Star Wars comic on the market right now. The storylines are fresh, the characters are original and interesting. I can't get enough of these!"
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    #7Star Wars: Lando

    Star Wars: Lando

    Star Wars: Lando is a Marvel comic miniseries starring Lando Calrissian from creators Charles Soule and Alex Maleev. The events of the series take place prior to Calrissian becoming Baron Administrator of Cloud City. 


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    Patrick Crawford
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "Although I love reading Star Wars comics, this issue should not be placed in a "Best of" category. The issue had mostly good praise from the readers, but the number of people that have made a comment is very low. The publication has been out for more than a year and has received less than 100 reviews. This issue would be a good read for someone that loves this character, but should not be one of the best Star Wars comics. "
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    #8Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin

    Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin

    Star Wars: Obi-Wan & Anakin is a Marvel comic book miniseries by Charles Soule, with art by Marco Checchetto. The story is based on the adventures of Jedi master and pupil, a time before his epic showdown in Mustafar.


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    Larry Richardson
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "This is an excellent Star Wars story, I really enjoyed it. Certainly on par with some of the best Star Wars comics I've read, and I've read a lot of them. "
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    #9The Freedon Nadd Uprising (Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi)

    The Freedon Nadd Uprising (Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi)

    The Freedon Nadd Uprising is written by Tom Veitch, the best-selling author of the STAR WARS graphic novels DARK EMPIRE and TALES OF THE JEDI. It's about the adventures of Jabba the Hutt into the seediest corners of the galaxy.


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    Theresa Armstrong
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "The artwork in this comic is great. I am a big Star Wars fan and this is one of my favorite comics. If you love Jabba the Hutt, then this storyline will thrill you. It sucked me in and I read it in one sitting."
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    #10Heir to the Empire (Star Wars)

    Heir to the Empire (Star Wars)
    Five years after Return of the Jedi, Leia and Han are married, working for the New Republic, and Luke Skywalker is the first in the new line of Jedi Knights. But Grand Admiral Thrawn has taken command of the remains of the Imperial fleet, threatening to destroy the new government.

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    Nicole Johnson
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I love the old Star Wars expanded universe stuff, but I've only ever read the text-only books - never read any of the graphic novels before. I picked this one up on a recommendation from a friend and it was a great read. The characters are a ton of fun, it brings the adventure and intrigue of the Star Wars universe to life. I definitely think this book benefits from having read the other books before, though, so definitely keep that in mind if you're new to Star Wars, or to the expanded universe. I can imagine a new reader feeling a little lost."
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    #11Shadows and Secrets (Star Wars: Darth Vader)

    Shadows and Secrets (Star Wars: Darth Vader)

    Bounty Hunters are attacking the Empire in Star Wars: Darth Vader - Shadows and Secrets. But with Darth Vader on a new mission for the Empire that's completely at odds with his own mission, what's the Dark Lord to do?


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    Marilyn Cook
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "Cool comic. Perfect material for "nerding" on. Plot's are fun, and the artistry is pretty good. It's really a good combination of artistry and entertainment. It sticks to the star wars story, and fans will really enjoy it."
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    #12Rogue One Adaptation (Star Wars)

    Rogue One Adaptation (Star Wars)
    Rogue One makes the leap from the big screen to the comic-book page in this action-packed adaptation. All looks lost for the galaxy when the Empire's Death Star is discovered. But hope is not lost with Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor and their infiltration crew. 

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    Cynthia Moore
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This was a fell done comic. I also think it was a decent adaptation. I would not reread it. But it was worth a read."
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    #13Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon (Star Wars)

    Showdown on the Smuggler's Moon (Star Wars)

    Injustice reigns on Tatooine as villainous scum run rampant. Will Ben Kenobi risk revealing himself to do what's right, as Luke heads for the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and continues his quest to learn about the Jedi?


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    Andrea Murray
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this because I am a long time fan of Star Wars. This is a good comic, I let one of my friends borrow it and they also enjoyed too! A must have for Star Wars fans!!"
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    #14End of Games (Star Wars: Darth Vader)

    End of Games (Star Wars: Darth Vader)
    Darth Vader has been secretly pursuing his own agenda, but now it is time for the End of Games. Welcome to Marvel's in-depth exploration of the Dark Side of Star Wars!

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    Tejas Pillai
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Any Star Wars lover will love this comic you will not regret reading this."
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    #15A New Hope (Star Wars: Infinities)

    A New Hope (Star Wars: Infinities)
    Star Wars: Infinities - A New Hope is a Star Wars reimagined. It is a Star Wars shattered, and where the possibilities are endless! Dark Horse Comics introduces a series of non-continuity Star Wars stories in this new series.

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    Nicole Campbell
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This is a well written and nicely drawn comic, that is mostly true to the currently accepted canon. It takes a few liberties, but if you're curious to see what can be done with a little deviation from the original story while staying true to it's roots, this comic is totally worth it."
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    #16Star Wars Tales (Vol. 2)

    Star Wars Tales (Vol. 2)

    Star Wars Tales Vol. 2 includes thrilling stories featuring Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, the Jedi Council, Yoda, C-3PO, and many more! Tales explores every corner of the Star Wars galaxy, chronicled by the finest creators in comics.


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    Frank Stone
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "Who doesn't love Star Wars? If you're like me and the movies (and games) just aren't enough, consider looking at the comics. I'm not sure it's technically canon, but the SW universe is large enough that I have no problem imagining all these things actually happening. "
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    #17Star Wars Tales (Vol. 1)

    Star Wars Tales (Vol. 1)

    Star Wars Tales Vol. 1 is a collection of the first four issues of the quarterly anthology smash sensation, Star Wars Tales. Tales explores every corner of the Star Wars galaxy, delighting fans both young and old, and keeps them keep coming back for more.


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    Martha Scott
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "The last time that I was in a comic book store I happened across some Star Wars Comics. While I really liked the movies and have seen them all, I could just not get into the comic books at all. Star Wars Tales (Vol. 1) just did not interest me."
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    #18The Star Wars

    The Star Wars
    Before Star Wars, there was The Star Wars. This is the softcover collection of the official adaptation of George Lucas's rough-draft screenplay for what would become Star Wars, the film that changed motion pictures and the world.

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    Crystal Barnett
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Official adaptation from George lucas these comics follow the movies mostly."
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    #19Vader Down (Star Wars)

    Vader Down (Star Wars)

    In Star Wars: Vader Down, two of the biggest titles in comics collide in the first crossover of the New Marvel Age of Star Wars. Darth Vader crashes into a nearby planet after he faces off against the Rebel Fleet alone. Will this be the Rebels chance to finally defeat him?


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    Tony Qiu
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "If you are out of the comic collecting loop, there has been some really great comics coming out dealing with the Star Wars universe. Vader Down is one of my favorites. It's about Vader crashing on a planet after taking on the Rebel Fleet alone. Darth Vader is my favorite anti-hero hero of all time! "
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    #20Dark Empire (Star Wars)

    Dark Empire (Star Wars)

    Dark Empire a series of comic books written by Tom Veitch and illustrated by Cam Kennedy. The story continues six years after the Battle of Endor, the fight for freedom rages on. Darth Vader is dead, but a reborn Empir under a mysterious new leader strikes back at the struggling Rebel Alliance.


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    Ashley Johnson
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "I kind of threw this one out there to see what I would get. This is like vintage man. I imagine some poeple would really like it but it's not exactly my cup of tea. I like more modern items."


Best What are the best Star Wars Comics
1Star Wars: The Original Marvel YearsBooks 11 Paid
2Star Wars (Marvel)Books 10 Paid
3Star Wars: Darth VaderBooks 9 Paid
4Star Wars: The Old Republic (Comic)Books 8 Paid
5Star Wars: Tales of the JediBooks 5 Paid
6Star Wars: LegacyBooks 5 Paid
7Star Wars: LandoBooks 3 Paid
8Star Wars: Obi-Wan and AnakinBooks 1 Paid
9The Freedon Nadd Uprising (Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi)Books 0 Paid
10Heir to the Empire (Star Wars)Books 0 Paid

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