With the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney in October of 2012, it seemed to many that it was only a matter of time before the comic license was brought back to Marvel Comics. Marvel has been under the Disney banner since August of 2009, and fans knew it would make sense for Disney to use their own comic book publisher. And so in early 2014, Dark Horse announced that it would no longer be producing Star Wars titles after the end of the year, and that Marvel Comics, would once again helm the space-fantasy franchise!

Not only would January 2015 "welcome home" Star Wars to Marvel Comics, but this time out, all of the stories they tell would be part of the new, and revised canon. As a concerted effort between all the licensees since September, 2014, all stories told from the franchise, whether in book, comic, video game or film, will all be part of one larger continuity. What came before (from Marvel, Dark Horse, Del Rey, etc) would no longer be considered canon. It's still too early to tell how this will shake out, but so far the stories they are telling are definitely top-notch. And no, Spider-Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy won't be making appearances any time soon!

Marvel Comics Timeline

PREQUEL TRILOGY ERA
(between Episode I & III)
Darth Maul
EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE
Obi-Wan & Anakin
EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES
Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu
EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH


DARK TIMES
(between Episode III & IV)
Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith
Thrawn
Kanan-The Last Padawan
Lando: Double or Nothing
Beckett
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY


ORIGINAL TRILOGY ERA
(between Episode IV & VI)
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE
Princess Leia
Star Wars (2015)
Darth Vader
Lando
Chewbacca
Vader Down
Doctor Aphra
Han Solo
Screaming Citadel
Storms of Crait
EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI


AFTERMATH ERA
(between Episode VI & VII)
Journey to the Force Awakens: Shattered Empire
C-3PO
Poe Dameron


SEQUEL TRILOGY ERA
(between Episode VII & IX)
EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Journey to the Last Jedi: Captain Phasma
DJ: Most Wanted
EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI


COLLECTIONS
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Legends Epic Collection (Dark Horse reprints)
Hardcover Collections
Original Marvel Collection


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Action Figure Variants
40th Anniversary Variants
Galactic Icon Variants




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