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 The Empire Strikes Back occurs in 3 ABY, when the Empire attacks the Rebel base on Hoth. This period of canon stories continues through Luke’s arrival at Jaba The Hutt’s palace on Tatooine in 4 ABY.
Note that some short stories, comic strips, young readers adaptations and activity books, and web browser games have been omitted from this order.
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and its adaptations
Young Readers: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back So You Want to Be a Jedi? by Adam Gidwitz
Comic: Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (hardcover / paperback TBA)
A recolored modernization of the original comic adaptation from Marvel.
Photo Comic: Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (2008)
A comic adaptation of the film using film stills rather than illustrations.
Graphic Novel: Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel (2016)
A graphic novel adaptation of the canon story of all three of the original trilogy of films in the style of Disney
- Junior Novelization (2004) by Ryder Windham (2004)
- Young Readers Little Golden Book by Geof Smith, Caleb Meurer, and Micky Rose
- Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories – A Young Readers adaptation of all three of the original trilogy films
- 5-Minute Star Wars Stories & 5-Minute Stories Strike Back – A Young Readers adaptation of stories from throughout the series
Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back era canon story order
The Empire Strikes Back and its adaptations occur here.