Starting in 2015, a new series of Star Wars comics titles has been released by Marvel Comics under Disney ownership and distribution. These titles fall within the newly-established Star Wars canon, which eliminates stories from the Star Wars expanded universe, which were previously considered part of the Star Wars continuity and has since been rebranded as Star Wars Legends.
Star Wars by writer Jason Aaron, artist John Cassaday, and colorist Laura Martin. Star Wars chronicles the days following the destruction of the first Death Star. Discussing the flagship series, writer Jason Aaron tells Marvel.com, ‘Every story is about the characters, and we’ll focus on all the old favorites. There will be big moments for everyone, from Han Solo to R2-D2. But a major part of the narrative will be driven by Luke Skywalker and his journey of discovery, a journey that will decide the fate of the entire galaxy.
Darth Vader pended by Kieron Gillen with art by Salvador Larroc. The ‘delve into the psyche of one of the vilest villains of all time’ in the series.
‘Vader’s the sole survivor of the greatest military disaster in history – and a disaster that he definitely had a hand in by letting the rebels escape with the plans for the Death Star. This is not a thing which leaves you in anybody’s good books, let alone the Emperor’s,’ says writer Kieron Gillen. ‘The great thing about this period is what we don’t see on the screen. Vader learns who Luke Skywalker is at some point between the two movies, to choose but one example.’
Princess Leia by Mark Waid and artist Terry Dodson. Limited to five issues, and fresh from the Rebel Alliance’s victory at the Battle of Yavin, Leia must confront the reality that her homeworld has been destroyed. But in the light of such tragedy, there is always hope. Skilled equally with diplomacy as she is a blaster, witness the rise of one of the greatest heroines in history as she takes her rightful place as one of the Alliance’s peerless leaders!
Kanan is a comic series written by Greg Weisman, and illustrated by Pepe Larraz. It is a tie-in comic to the book, Star Wars: A New Dawn and the Star Wars Rebels, and focuses on a younger Kanan Jarrus, during his time as a Jedi Padawan, and during the events of Order 66. The ongoing comic lasted 12 issues, all written by Weisman, before being cancelled in March 2016.
Lando is a five-part comic book miniseries written by Charles Soule, and illustrated by Alex Maleev. It is set after the Battle of Yavin and focuses on Lando Calrissian and his good friend Lobot as they perform a heist to steal the Emperor's personal yacht. The miniseries started in July 2015 and concluded in October of the same year.
Star Wars: Shattered Empire is a four-part Star Wars comic book miniseries, written by Greg Rucka and penciled by Marco Checchetto. The series takes place immediately after the events of the 1983 film, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, and ties into Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first issue was published on September 9, 2015, and was concluded on October 21, 2015.
The series focuses on married couple and Rebel pilots Shara Bey and Kes Dameron, in the events during and immediately after the Battle of Endor.
Chewbacca is a five-part comic book miniseries written by Gerry Dugan, and illustrated by Phil Noto. It is set after the Battle of Yavin and focuses on Chewbacca while he is temporarily stranded on a planet during a mission for the Rebel Alliance. The miniseries started in October 2015 and concluded in December of the same year.