I have a responsibility to make this feel as epic and as notable and as real as anything that I experienced with Star Wars. The stories that meant so much to me, this should mean as much to anybody else.
Since he began writing in a galaxy far, far away with 2015’s Lando miniseries for Marvel Comics, Soule has written some of the most monumental, galaxy-altering, jaw-dropping stories to hit the shelves.
“I think the easiest way to distill the way I approach telling a Star Wars story is to not approach it as fiction,” Charles Soule said in an interview with What the Force. “I approach every opportunity I have to write a Star Wars story I write as part of an overarching history, or mythology. . . I try to make sure everything I write feel like it is part of the history of the Roman Empire, or World War II, or things that actually happened. Because, the way I grew up, Star Wars was real to me, as real as any historical narrative you could name. I have a responsibility to make this feel as epic and as notable and as real as anything that I experienced with Star Wars. The stories that meant so much to me, this should mean as much to anybody else.”
And his stories have done exactly that.
With his first full-length prose Star Wars novel coming with The High Republic: Light of the Jedi, Soule is taking his first step into a larger world—and we couldn’t be more excited! He has cemented his legacy as among the greatest Star Wars writers of all time with his work for Marvel Comics—writing the cataclysmic titles like The Rise of Kylo Ren and Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith. His work brings tremendous gravitas and gut wrenching tragedy in a way that is virtually unparalleled in tie-in fiction.
His understanding of Star Wars as a tragic mythology certainly comes through on the page as he steps out on limbs that make us say “Can he do that?!” time and time again.
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Books in this Collection
Lando: Trade Paperback
You know him...you love him...now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile. Lobot at his side, Lando has a plan to steal a very valuable ship...but has he bitten off more than he can chew? Writer Charles Soule (DEATH OF WOLVERINE, INHUMAN, SHE-HULK) and artist Alex Maleev (DAREDEVIL, SPIDER-WOMAN, MOON KNIGHT) bring us the tale of a scoundrel in his natural element--trouble!
Obi-Wan & Anakin: (Trade Paperback)
Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star, they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. Now join them a few years into the "chosen one" Anakin's training. Teacher and student have grown closer over time, but it's been a difficult road. And things aren't about to get any easier. In fact, when they are called to a remote planet for assistance, the pair may be pushed to breaking point. As they find themselves stranded on a strange world of primitive technology and deadly natives, will they be able to save themselves? First they must learn who called for help…and why!
Poe Dameron Vol. 1: Black Squadron (Trade Paperback)
Poe Dameron Vol. 2: The Gathering Storm (Trade Paperback)
From A Certain Point of View
A truly unique and heroic feat in Star Wars publishing, From a Certain Point of View is a compilation of forty short stories by more than forty incredible authors to retell the story of A New Hope in celebration of its fortieth anniversary. Not only did Del Rey assemble a massive team consisting of their catalog of regular Star Wars writers such as Chuck Wendig, John Jackson Miller, and Claudia Gray, they managed to rope in many award-winning authors to pen their first stories in a galaxy far, far away. Such authors include Ken Liu, Sabaa Tahir, Zoraida Córdova, and Rae Carson. All of the book’s authors donated their pay to First Book, a nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy.
The stories represent the points of view of many of the notable side characters from A New Hope, such as Wedge Antilles, Greedo, and Grand Moff Tarkin. But they don’t stop there. The book benefits from forty years of expanding the Star Wars universe, and as such many characters not originally in the original film provide perspective in creative ways–Lando Calrissian, Yoda, Breha Organa, and even Qui-Gon Jinn! It is a compilation not only of characters and authors, but also styles and tones. At times heartbreaking, hilarious, and head-scratching. Some stories will connect differently with different readers. It certainly has something for everyone and is a remarkable read.
Forty years. Forty stories.
In honor of the fortieth anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope, this collection features Star Wars stories by bestselling authors, trendsetting artists, and treasured voices from Star Wars literary history. More than forty authors have lent their unique vision to forty "scenes," each retelling a different moment from the original Star Wars film, but with a twist: Every scene is told from the point of view of a background character. Whether it's the X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star or the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for, Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View places the classic movie in a whole new perspective, and celebrates the influence and legacy of the unparalleled cultural phenomenon, Star Wars.
Poe Dameron Vol. 3: Legend Lost(Trade Paperback)
Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 1 (Trade Paperback)
From acclaimed writer Charles Soule comes a brand-new, exhilarating series exploring Darth Vader's early history. Picking up directly where Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and witness Vader's rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith!
Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 2 (Trade Paperback)
Vader's story continues! Jocasta Nu, the Jedi Temple librarian, puts forth a desperate effort to gather and preserve whatever she can of the Jedi legacy after the purge. Vader and the Grand Inquisitor cannot let Jocasta succeed and are sent after her, as Palpatine views her as a particular threat. Her knowledge makes her almost a one-woman Jedi Order that must be stopped.
Poe Dameron Vol. 4: Legend Found (Trade Paperback)
Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 3 (Trade Paperback)
Poe Dameron Vol. 5: The Spark And The Fire (Trade Paperback)
Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith Vol. 4 (Trade Paperback)
The Rise of Kylo Ren: (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars (2020) Vol. 01: The Destiny Path (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars Vol. 1: The Destiny Path
A trade paperback compilation of Marvel Comics Star Wars (2020), collecting issues 1–6 from the ongoing series.
"No…I am your father."
In the wake of the events following The Empire Strikes Back, it is a dark time for the heroes of the Rebellion. The Rebel fleet…scattered following a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Hoth. Han Solo…lost to the bounty hunter Boba Fett after being frozen in carbonite. And after being lured into a trap on Cloud City and bested in a vicious lightsaber duel against the evil Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker…learned the horrible truth about his past. Vader did not kill Luke's father, Anakin - Vader is Luke's father! Now, after narrowly escaping the dark lord's clutches, and wounded and reeling from the revelation, Luke, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, the Wookiee Chewbacca and the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 must fight their way back to the Rebel Alliance - for the fate of the entire galaxy is at stake! After so many losses, is victory still possible? But, what Leia, Luke and their ragtag band of freedom fighters do not realize is that they have only traded one Imperial trap for another! Enter the cunning and vengeful Imperial Commander Zahra, at the helm of the Tarkin's Will! Writer Charles Soule (DARTH VADER) and artist Jesús Saiz (DOCTOR STRANGE) are taking us all to the galaxy far, far away!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS (2020) 1-6
The High Republic: Light of the Jedi
The High Republic: Light of the Jedi is a canon novel. It is the first volume and part of the first wave in Phase 1 of the multimedia project Star Wars: The High Republic.
The events of the novel are set 200 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace.
Long before the First Order, before the Empire, before even The Phantom Menace. . . Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in The High Republic
It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi. With the Jedi at the height of their power, the free citizens of the galaxy are confident in their ability to weather any storm. But even the brightest light can cast a shadow, and some storms defy any preparation.
When a shocking catastrophe in hyperspace tears a ship to pieces, the flurry of shrapnel emerging from the disaster threatens an entire system. No sooner does the call for help go out than the Jedi race to the scene. The scope of the emergence, however, is enough to push even Jedi to their limit. As the sky breaks open and destruction rains down upon the peaceful alliance they helped to build, the Jedi must trust in the Force to see them through a day in which a single mistake could cost billions of lives.
Even as the Jedi battle valiantly against calamity, something truly deadly grows beyond the boundary of the Republic. The hyperspace disaster is far more sinister than the Jedi could ever suspect. A threat hides in the darkness, far from the light of the age, and harbors a secret that could strike fear into even a Jedi's heart.
Star Wars (2020) Vol. 02: Operation Starlight (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars Vol. 2: Operation Starligh
Commander Ellian Zahra has been tasked by the terrifying Darth Vader with the job of tracking down the remnants of the Rebel Fleet, scattered across the galaxy since the Battle of Hoth. From the bridge of her fl agship, the Tarkin's Will, her goal is to eradicate all resistance. But her secret goal is to destroy Leia Organa!
COLLECTING: STAR WARS (2020) 7-11
War of the Bounty Hunters (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters is a trade paperback compilation of the Marvel miniseries of the same name. The collection contains all five issues of the miniseries as well as the Alpha 1 one-shot.
The Star Wars comic event you've been waiting for! The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has finally landed his greatest prize — Han Solo, frozen in carbonite for easy transport. Fett will bring the smuggler to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo's head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt. Sounds easy. What could go wrong? There's just one problem standing between Fett and the payday... and it's a big one. But Fett will stop at nothing to get the job done! Prepare for a mind-blowing, space-shattering epic event like no other!
COLLECTING: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1, War of the Bounty Hunters #1-5
Star Wars (2020) Vol. 03: War of the Bounty Hunters (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars Vol. 3: War of the Bounty Hunters
A trade paperback compilation of Marvel Comics' Star Wars (2020) and is part of the War of the Bounty Hunter cross-over event
The hunt for Han! Chewbacca has heard from an old friend with intelligence on the location of notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett, who is in possession of the carbon-frozen body of Han Solo. Along with Luke Skywalker, the loyal Wookiee sets off in search of his lost friend, on an adventure to Nar Shadaa... [sic] better known as the Smuggler's Moon! But this mission may prevent plucky astromech droid R2-D2 from passing along a crucial message to Luke — a message that will affect the fate of the entire Jedi Order! The saga of Star Wars continues to surprise!
COLLECTING: Star Wars (2020) #13-18
Eye of the Storm #1
The High Republic: Eye of the Storm 1: ACT ONE: Ro. The Truth. The Lie. The Kill.
Is the first issue in the canon comic book miniseries Star Wars: The High Republic: Eye of the Storm
The true origins of MARCHION RO, the Eye of the Nihil and sworn enemy of the Jedi Order, is revealed.
The lie at the heart of his family is exposed.
The doom of the High Republic begins…with a single kill.
Eye of the Storm #2
The High Republic: Eye of the Storm 2: Act Two: Marchion. The Wreckage. The Hunt. The Storm.
The second issue of the Marvel comic book miniseries Star Wars: The High Republic: Eye of the Storm.
The Eye of the Nihil exults after a job well done.
Marchion Ro reveals the source of the Jedi's greatest fear.
The future of the Nihil is revealed.
Crimson Reign (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars: Crimson Reign
Is the trade paperback collection of the forthcoming canon Marvel comic book miniseries of the same name.
The story that began with WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS continues in the second chapter of an epic trilogy that will reshape the Star Wars galaxy during the Age of Rebellion! The criminal organization known as the Crimson Dawn has risen — but what is their goal, and how do they plan to achieve it? And how will the Rebel Alliance and the Empire both react to this new galactic power player? Featuring the return of beloved characters, shocking twists, epic feats of the Force and a story that will reach from the darkest underworld all the way to the Imperial Palace on Coruscant, CRIMSON REIGN is a Star Wars saga like no other!
Crimson Reign #1-5
Star Wars (2020) Vol. 04: Crimson Reign (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars (2020) Vol. 4: Crimson Reign
Is a trade paperback compilation of Marvel Star Wars (2020) Comic Series.
Luke Skywalker's quest for answers takes a dangerous turn! As the Rebellion tries to pull itself together for a last-ditch effort to defeat the evil Galactic Empire, Luke realizes that it is time to take the next step on the path to become a Jedi. After nearly dying at the hands of Darth Vader, Luke knows he has much to learn to defeat the Dark Lord of the Sith. But the Jedi order [sic] is gone, and his teachers have vanished...where can Luke turn to find the legacy he so desperately needs? The voice of Jedi Master Yoda will be a key piece of instruction in his journey — but the lesson Luke must learn will not be taught by Yoda. And this lesson will take — and give — more than the young Skywalker could ever have imagined!
Star Wars Insider: The High Republic: Starlight Stories
Star Wars Insider Fiction Collection: The High Republic Volume 1
Previously titled Star Wars Insider: The Fiction Collection Volume 3 is a collection of short stories from the Star Wars: The High Republic era originally published in the Star Wars Insider magazine or exclusive to this book
A book of fully illustrated Star Wars stories collected from the pages of Star Wars Insider and including stories exclusive to this collection!
- Go Together by Charles Soule
- First Duty by Cavan Scott
- Hidden Danger by Justina Ireland
- Past Mistakes by Cavan Scott
- Shadows Remain by Justina Ireland
Star Wars (2020) Vol. 05 (Trade Paperback)
Star Wars (2020) Vol. 5
Is a trade paperback compilation of Marvel Star Wars (2020) Comic Series.
The final hunt! Commander Ellian Zahra, former protégée of Grand Moff Tarkin, has used brilliant tactics and savage brutality to nearly eradicate the Rebel fleet. Now she and her ultimate target, General Leia Organa, will hunt each other across a wild planet…to the bitter end!
Then, it's a Star Wars anniversary celebration with stories spanning from the prequel to sequel eras! Thrill to all-new tales of Obi-Wan and Anakin, Darth Vader, Poe Dameron, and Kylo Ren — drawn by a host of the galaxy's finest artists!
COLLECTING: Star Wars (2020) #24-29