The Crushing Comics Guide to Star Wars – your guide to watching, reading, and collecting Star Wars Expanded Universe canon films, TV shows, novels, and comic books. Last updated April 2017 with titles scheduled for release through December 2016.
The film Revenge of the Sith occurs in 19 BBY, starting with the rescue of Chancellor Palpatine from Count Dooku. This period of canon stories continues through the Empire’s rise and rule through ~6 BBY, when the Rebellion formalizes.
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and its adaptations
Blu-Ray: Steelbook, Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes I-III, Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI)
DVD: DVD, Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI)
Novel by Matthew Stover (hardcover / paperback / digital)
This adaption predates the New Expanded Universe, but as a film adaptation the material is still adjacent to canon if not official.
Comic: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Collects Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith #1-4. This adaption predates the New Expanded Universe, but as a film adaptation the material is still adjacent to canon if not official.
Photo Comic: Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Photo Comic (2007)
A comic adaptation of the film using film stills rather than illustrations.
Graphic Novel: Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy – A Graphic Novel (2017)
A graphic novel adaptation of the canon story of all three of the prequel films in the style of Disney animation.
- Junior Novelization by Patricia C. Wrede
- Young Readers Little Golden Book by Geof Smith and Patrick Spaziante
- Revenge of the Sith Read-Along Storybook and CD
- The Prequel Trilogy Stories – A Young Readers adaptation of all three of the prequel films
- 5-Minute Star Wars Stories & 5-Minute Stories Strike Back – A Young Readers adaptation of stories from throughout the series
Episode III – Revenge of the Sith era canon story order
Revenge of the Sith and its adaptations occur here.
Video Game: Star Wars Battlefront II (contains battles from throughout the film series)
Comic: Kanan: The Last Padawan #1-6 in Star Wars: Kanan: The Last Padawan Vol. 1
Material in the first two issues is concurrent to EpIII. This series is also collected as Star Wars: Kanan Omnibus.
Comic: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #1-6 in Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Lord of the Sith
Placement of this series is tentative until it is completed, but it has been announced as continuing directly from Revenge of the Sith.
Novel: Ahsoka by E. K. Johnston (hardcover / paperback / digital) occurs in 18 BBY.
Young Readers Series: Adventures in Wild Space: The Escape (novella), The Snare, The Nest, The Steal, The Dark, The Cold, and The Rescue (these occur approximately at the same time as Ashoka).
Short Story: “Orientation” is a short story from Star Wars Insider 157. It connects to Lords of the Sith.
Novel: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp (hardcover / paperback / digital)
Novel Collection: The Rise of the Empire (paperback / digital) collects Tarkin and A New Dawn, plus three connecting short stories – “Mercy Mission” (a Tarkin prologue), “Bottleneck” (A New Dawn prologue), and “The Levers of Power” (which fits with the next era of stories).
Novel: Tarkin by James Luceno (hardcover / paperback / digital)
The opening flashback of Rogue One and its adaptions occur here.
Novel: Rebel Rising by Beth Revis (hardcover / paperback / digital) – A novel telling Jyn Erso’s story from when we leave her in the opening flashback to Rogue One to when the main plot of the film begins. As such, it continues through the remainder of this era and into the next.
Novel: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn (hardcover / paperback / digital) – Exact placement pends the release of the novel, but it begins around this time and continues through The Rebellion.
Novel: A New Dawn by John Jackson Miller (hardcover / paperback / digital) – Begins during Kanan #7. Occurs in 11 BBY, but contains threads that continue to the Rebels TV show.
“From the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi” stories in Star Wars (2015) #7, 15, & 20 occur in this time period.
YA Novel: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray (hardcover / paperback / digital)
This stories moves through events prior to OT to extend past the end of Return of the Jedi.
Short Story: “The End of History” from Star Wars Insider 154.
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