Dec 16, 2016 and yes, it comes from the extended universe. Mar 16, 2020 the nowdecanonized but compelling han solo trilogy by brian daley, with the first of the three books published in 1979. The expanded universe is a collection of star wars fiction compiled over the last 30 years. When lucasfilm wiped the star wars expanded universe canon clean. Our money s on han and the millennium falcon after all, its the ship that made the kessel run in less than twelve parsecs. The best books from the old star wars expanded universe. The life and times of han solo, according to the new star wars canon. Like splinter of the minds eye by alan dean foster, it could be categorized as fanfic while we wait for the sequels, but i.
Star wars comic suggests han solo was married during leia. When the news reached han solo and leia organa, they rushed to. Dark empire was a series of comic books written by tom veitch and illustrated by cam kennedy. Their birth received much publicity over the holonet, resulting in a babyboom in the new republic. The force awakens, portrayed by adam driver, he also appeared in the films sequels, star wars. But when the best illegal ship rebuilder in the galaxy disappears, han and chewbacca agree to go after himafter all, the millennium falcon needs some very special repairs. Dark empire is a star wars comic book metaseries produced by dark horse comics.
Han solo is drawn very well as he has been since the comic books started. Star wars books the han solo movie should reference. In april 2014 lucasfilm and disney publishing stated that the existing. Fans of the old star wars novels might remember hans children jacen and. Teamed with wookiee warrior chewbacca, will they be able to find the mole before trouble finds them. Aside from the 1983 lando calrissian adventures, daleys han solo books were the last new novels in the star wars expanded universe for 11 years, and. He doesnt think about politics, and suddenly hes thrust into this lifeordeath. In the star wars universe, theres a couple of ways writers, artists, developers, creators and more have.
The idea of a new republic rising after the end of the war between the rebel alliance and the empire is, in a nutshell, one of the main ideas of the extended universe. Solo includes other direct nods to the expanded universe. The premiseleia enrolls han in a race that happens to traverse 3 planets that house 3 rebellion spiesis flimsy and. They were also a source of awe for both the imperial remnant, being grandchildren of anakin skywalker, and for the yuuzhan vong, as twins were a rare genetic event among them, holding great religious meaning. Disney has been engaged in a secret war against the star wars expanded universe in order to sell more books, comics and toys. The lore of star wars is far too expansive for one movie or even a series of movies to cover. Dan zehr teacher and podcaster comic book galaxy explores marvels star wars comic book releases and provides a discussion point on the culture and. This week, debuts some beautiful han solo covers, looks back at lando, and more. The new marvel star wars comics are now considered canon by disney and lucasfilm, which means the latest revelation about han. This story looks on how han solo changed the world he lived in by finding his humanity in others. The nowdecanonized but compelling han solo trilogy by brian daley, with the first of the three books published in 1979. This is a han solo who doesnt quite know who he is anymore, liu told entertainment weekly. Well, thats actually kind of a regular thing in the eu, and thrackanalongside hans sith son, jacenactually helped kick off the second galactic civil war in the expanded universe books.
Star wars expanded universe comics 2015 present crushing. Unlike the marvel universe, star wars comics do not flow in relative order with the progression of time. Jul 26, 2017 in this installment of the star wars show, we reveal the composer of the untitled han solo movie, talk with del rey star wars editor elizabeth schaefer, hit the floor at sdcc 2017, and much more. He is a major character in several star wars novels, particularly as the protagonist of the new jedi order series and later as the antagonist of the legacy of the force series, in which he becomes known as darth. Han solos first issue is primarily concerned with laying the groundwork of the comics premise, but its a noble start with a gorgeous story. It also seems oddly reminiscent of hans backstory from the books and comics. Han solo is a 2016 marvel comics star wars miniseries written by marjorie liu and art from mark brooks. Jul 06, 2016 the star wars comic book universe needed its own original star to be one of the shiny new faces of the expanded universe. How the abandoned star wars expanded universe inspired. Later, influenced by lumiya, jacen turned to the dark, side. Han solo has entered the space race of his dreams the dragon void. Dec 23, 2015 fans of the star wars expanded universe the spinoff novels and comic books that were pushed out of canon last year might have found star wars. Jun 15, 2016 star wars han solo appears to be a great addition to the star wars canon.
How the abandoned star wars expanded universe inspired force. I saw the father as this strict, unyielding, illegitimatesonrejecting, notmuchbettertohisyoungerson jerk. Before george lucas broadened the star wars saga with his prequel films, and the trilogy made by disney went into production, the star wars expanded universe existed as a means to broaden the star wars franchise with novels, comic books, graphic novels, and video games. In the eu, jacen is the son of han and leia, twin to jaina solo, and a jedi knight. Disney is debuting at least 20 new star wars books this autumn with the aim of filling the gap between 1983s. Apr 21, 2019 after george lucas concluded his original trilogy with return of the jedi, star wars fans didnt know when they would ever get new stories from the star wars universe. Authors created stories that featured all the sagas favorite characters. Han solos origin was told in a trilogy of books written by author a. Expanded universe changes star wars wiki guide ign. It explains some of the motivations that han had after return of the jedi if you are familiar with his choices from the canon novels and its just a fun read.
For example, ben solo kylo ren in the force awakens and the last jedi is a pretty close analogue for jacen solo. It follows the smuggling days of han solo and chewbacca ten years before the events of the original star wars film. The han solo adventures is a trilogy of novels set in the star wars fictional universe by american sciencefiction novelist brian daley. He always set his sights on leaving it all behind and when he had the.
But he s on an undercover mission to find a traitor within the rebellion. The whole second half is included within the star wars omnibus v. Han solo and leia organa were married, and their child turned to the dark. New star wars comic reveal will make you want to smack han solo. Enter the star wars expanded universe a collection of books, comics, games, and tv shows that take a deeper dive into star wars mythology related. Han solos extraordinary exploits continue in this awesome trilogy. Its hard to specify what exact comic or book created it, because its such a huge, expansive thing. These two new books are perfect for anyone looking to take a closer look at the star wars universe. Star wars han solo appears to be a great addition to the star wars canon. He is one of the most revered characters in the star wars universe, so it is no surprise that han would be given his own solo comic series. Lords of the sith is a bit like a buddy road movie, except that the buddies are evil emperor palpatine and his equally nasty sidekick, darth vader.
A face from han s past returns right when he and leia least expect it. Two new books show han solos star wars universe in. Dan zehr teacher and podcaster comic book galaxy explores marvels star wars comic book releases and provides a discussion point on the culture and climate of the star wars comic book universe. Sep 14, 2016 this week, debuts some beautiful han solo covers, looks back at lando, and more. Believe it or not, han solo, in the original expanded universe story, was an imperial soldier. Solo demonstrates that the star wars expanded universe. Two new books show han solos star wars universe in vivid color. Han solo is headed to marvel comics in his very own fiveissue miniseries by marjorie liu and mark brooks, with a story that takes place between the original 1977 star wars film and the empire strikes back. After george lucas concluded his original trilogy with return of the jedi, star wars fans didnt know when they would ever get new stories from the star wars universe. Comic book heralds reading orders and guides are also made possible by reader. The rise of skywalker 2019, as well as related media and merchandising.
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Han solo s origin was told in a trilogy of books written by author a. Star wars legends, formerly known as the expanded universe abbreviated eu, encompasses every one of the licensed, fictional background stories of the star wars universe, outside of the original six star wars films produced by george lucas and certain other material such as star wars. Disney dropped most of the star wars expanded universe books, comics, and toy lore. This is a list of star wars comics, comic books set in the fictional star wars universe. Disneys secret war against star wars expanded universe. Check out individual issues, and find out how to read them. Snoke wants the son of han solo and leia organa to abandon his birth. For years, star wars fans have enjoyed a rich expanded universe, in which the vast majority of star wars novels, comics, and games all existed in a shared canon. Dec 31, 2019 jango fetts son boba fett is a major character in a few issues, as well as han solo, lando calrissian, and greedo to a lesser extent. Expanded universe fiction includes material from books, comics, tv.
Han solo is a man who seems to have lived many different lives among the galaxy. Fans of the star wars expanded universe the spinoff novels and comic books that were pushed out of canon last year might have found star wars. The new star wars spinoff movie charts an unexpected course for the smuggler known as han solo, but the film is filled with many homages to the former extended universe of stories. May 09, 2018 it also seems oddly reminiscent of han s backstory from the books and comics.
Does such a thing even exist in the star wars universe. May 25, 2019 before george lucas broadened the star wars saga with his prequel films, and the trilogy made by disney went into production, the star wars expanded universe existed as a means to broaden the star wars franchise with novels, comic books, graphic novels, and video games. It is the fourth in a series of miniseries released by marvel that focuses on a main character from the original trilogy. Instead, it got stuck with jaxxon, a mansized green rabbit who was a. A star wars story delivered an origin story for one of the franchises. It is derived from and includes most official star wars books. Jaina, jacen and anakin solo, who appear as lead characters in several expanded universe books and other media. Theres my world, which is the movies, and theres this other world that has been created, which i say is the parallel universethe licensing world of the books, games and comic books. Fans of the star wars expanded universe the spinoff novels and comic books that. Han solo comic read han solo comic online in high quality.
Set shortly after a new hope, the series follows han solo and chewbacca as they are recruited by the rebel alliance to rescue three rebel agents carrying. Ii to kashyyyk to the fall of the empire and the birth of his son. Han solo is a smuggler who after being hired by obiwan kenobi to deliver two droids to alderaan becomes involved with the rebel alliance han solo was born and brought up on the ship building world of corellia where he became involved with a criminal gang who provided him with a way to survive. Star wars comic suggests han solo was married during princess leia romance. Han and leia struggle to protect the future for their unborn child. Abrams made clear that the newest star wars movie, the force awakens, will be ignoring this extended universe and creating a new one. Solo is bringing back hans expanded universe origin story. Vector prime features original characters such as han and chewbacca alongside extended universe characters such as han and leias children fighting extragalactic invaders known as the yuuzhan vong. Jun 14, 2018 two new books show han solos star wars universe in vivid color.
If you have copies of any of the original editions of these books, youll find. The premiseleia enrolls han in a race that happens to traverse 3 planets that house 3 rebellion spiesis flimsy and the characters dont really have any motivations. Kylo ren is a fictional character in the star wars franchise. While some fans weep about the loss of great tales, theres a handful of. Dec 02, 2019 three books, four major villains of the star wars universe if your tastes run to the dark side. The force awakens in 2015, the expanded universe all. Authors created stories that featured all the sagas favorite characters, and in the process populated the galaxy with a. The earliest glimpse into han solos past came in the comic book.
Comic book galaxy explores marvels star wars comic book releases and provides a discussion point on the culture and climate of the star wars comic book universe welcome back to comic book galaxy, where looks at the newest from the world of star wars comics. Han solo comic and book writers on the years of stories that solo. In this installment of the star wars show, we reveal the composer of the untitled han solo movie, talk with del rey star wars editor elizabeth schaefer, hit the floor at sdcc 2017, and much more. The dumbest things from the star wars expanded universe. He trained in the force under luke skywalkers guidance and became a very powerful jedi.
With alden ehrenreich, woody harrelson, emilia clarke, donald glover. This was the first of three han solo books written by brian daley and published in 1979. Jacen solo is the first son of han solo and leia organa, introduced in the 1994 star wars expanded universe novel the last command. Jun 04, 2015 star wars comic suggests han solo was married during princess leia romance. He is the primary antagonist of the star wars sequel trilogy. During an adventure into the criminal underworld, han solo meets his future copilot chewbacca and encounters lando calrissian years before joining the rebellion. Before lucas continued his epic saga with a trilogy of prequels, and before the latest trilogy was announced, the star wars legends existed as a means to expand on the star wars universe with novels, video games, and comic. Your reading order guide to star wars expanded universe comic books, the. Since reacquiring the star wars license, marvel has done a very good job of. Solo demonstrates that the star wars expanded universe hasnt. These days, greedo is something of a memetic loser most people know him as that guy han shot in a new hope. In the alternate star wars expanded universe of novels and comic books, han and leia have three children. Part of the star wars expanded universe, the trilogy follows events in the star wars franchise six years after return.233 1163 1408 185 1569 814 788 3 140 1231 101 1231 874 760 419 137 713 685 1580 206 1476 439 192 998 325 1238 388 70 985 1166 257 659 895 905 873 390 884 353 266 1040 1174