Star Wars: The Comics Companion
February 2006
144ppg, $19.95

Writer: Ryder Windham
Writer: Daniel Wallace
Cover Artist: Tsuneo Sanda
Additonal Text: Randy Stradley
Additonal Text: Jeremy Barlow
Additonal Text: Dave Land
Additonal Text: Gina Gagliano
Book Design: Darin Fabrick
Art Director: Lia Ribacchi
Assistant Editor: Matt Dryer
Associate Editor: Shawna Gore
Editor: Scott Allie
Editor: Robert Simpson
Publisher: Mike Richardson



COMMENTS
While advertised as a Trade Paperback, this is actually a large format paperback book, the same size as the Essential Guide series (Del Rey).

The book is divided into seven chronological sections that match up with Lucasfilms publishing timeline. These include The Old Republic Era, The Rise of the Empire Era, The Rebellion Era, The New Republic Era, The New Jedi Order Era, and then Manga Editions and Anthologies. All of the sections are pretty self-explanatory from the standpoint of a collected set of stories, with Anthologies holding the Marvel reprints, Star Wars Tales and the Infinities line (the last two of which are considered "non-canonical").

While containing a majority of the Star Wars comics, there are still a number of stories that are not represented which include a couple of mini series, and some assorted one-shots.

The complete lists includes: the Ewok and Droids series published by Marvel comics (and yet to be reprinted by Dark Horse), River of Chaos, Droids "Season of Revolt" (1995), Tales from Mos Eisley, Devilworlds & "This Crumb for Hire" (1996), The Dark Forces Trilogy (Graphic Story Albums - 1997, 1998, 1999), The Jabba Tape (1998), "Walkabout" (1999), Boba Fett "Agent of Doom", Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan - Last Stand on Ord Mantell (2000) and Qui-Gon & Obi-Wan - The Aurorient Express (2002), Jedi Quest (2001), Starfighter - Crossbones (2002), A Valentine's Story (2003), the Dark Horse Extra strips & Tag & Bink Are Dead (2001).

It's not a surprise between the announced release of the book (June 2005) and it's release in February of 2006, that some more recent titles were missed. These include Republic #60 & 62, Jedi: Yoda, Obsession, Republic #72 to the last issue #83, Empire #7, and Empire #23 to the last issue #40, Free Comic Book Day 2005, Rogue Leader, Purge & Clone Wars Adventures #4.

Any issue published after January of 2006 is not included.

There is also listed an Ian McCaig story under the Visionaries entry called "In a Future Far, Far Away". Ian McCaig, while listed in the credits online for the Visionaries Graphic Novel, does not have a story inside.


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The Films and the Galaxy Beyond


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
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