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The Dark Times


LONE WOLF
A TALE OF OBI-WAN AND LUKE

Short Story: Abel G. Peña 
Publication: Hyperspace (commissioned, never published)
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 1 day after Order 66
Canon Level: Legends


“INTO THE UNKNOWN”

Comic: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #79, 80
·         Clone Wars vol. 9: Endgame
·         The Empire vol. 1, Marvel Comics Epic Collection
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 2 days after Order 66
Canon Level: Legends


“INCOGNITO”

Short Story: John Jackson Miller
Publication:
·         Star Wars Insider #143
Publisher: Titan Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


KENOBI

Novel: John Jackson Miller
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


REPUBLIC COMMANDO
ORDER 66

Novel: Karen Traviss
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Ruminations: To be thoroughly consistent, one method of placing stories would be to put them on the spot on the timeline at which the story begins or ends. For short stories and novellas, this seems like a logical enough qualifier, and the latter is indeed the method I have generally used. However, when dealing with novels that cover a vast period of time and several of the same events from different perspectives (such as Order 66, Rebel Dawn, and I, Jedi), that is more difficult to do. By placing them at these points along the timeline, it is true that one might avoid more “spoilers,” but it also frequently destroys narrative flow.
Canon Level: Legends


“LOYALTIES”

Comic: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Republic #78
·         Honor and Duty
·         The Empire vol. 1, Marvel Comics Epic Collection
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 2 weeks after Order 66
Canon Level: Legends


IMPERIAL COMMANDO
501st

Novel: Karen Traviss
Publication: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 3 weeks after Order 66
Continuity: This story begins three weeks after the establishment of the new Empire, and ends months later, making it concurrent with at least the first novel of the Coruscant Nights trilogy (the resistance group Whiplash is mentioned, and Jax Pavan is referenced as a person of interest) as well as her own short story “In His Image” (Sa Cuis makes an appearance prior to his death, but his demise is noted in the novel).
Ruminations: The author was originally slated to write another book in the series, telling the final fortunes of her characters. However, the new continuity problems caused by the Mandalorian arc of The Clone Wars caused her to end her contribution to the series prematurely. I do not care to weigh in heavily on the situation, save to say that I feel that the writers and creators of the show (perhaps because they are guided by George Lucas himself) seem to be doing well at creating a Star Wars series that feels like the genuine article, and since fans and officials are already coming up with reconciliations, it seems a shame to throw in the towel early. The sheer volume and variety of tales set in the Star Wars universe seems to indicate that even with some irreconcilable differences, there is still room for a great deal of breadth in storytelling. It is unfortunate that what was clearly a setup for some dramatic conflict will not be resolved by the original author, if at all.
Canon Level: Legends


“SALVAGED”
Clone Wars

Graphic Short Story: The Fillbach Brothers (Matt and Shawn)
Publication: Clone Wars Adventures vol. 9
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


“MIST ENCOUNTER”

Short Story: Timothy Zahn
Publication:
·         The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #7 (West End Games)
·         Outbound Flight (paperback, Del Rey Books)
Placement: Thrawn makes his first appearance a week after the announcement reaches the Outer Rim of the founding of the new Galactic Empire. It is unclear whether this is meant to be a week after the actual founding or simply a week after the news (I would have assumed that it would be both, but perhaps news travels slowly). Either way, it is clearly meant to be very shortly after Episode III. I have decided to push it back a bit to allow for the trip to Honoghr and the various resistance groups mentioned (whose seeds were already being planted before the fall of the Republic) to have formed.
Canon Level: Legends


“PURGE”

Comic: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Clone Wars vol. 9: Endgame
·         The Empire vol. 1, Marvel Comics Epic Collection
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 1 month after Order 66     
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi, chapter 7


DARK TIMES
THE PATH TO NOWHERE

Graphic Novel: Randy Stradley (as Welles Hartley)
Publication:
·         Dark Times #1-5
·         The Empire vol. 1, Marvel Comics Epic Collection
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 1 month after Order 66     
Canon Level: Legends


DARK LORD
THE RISE OF DARTH VADER

Novel: James Luceno
Publication:
·         The Dark Lord Trilogy
Continuity: The bulk of this story takes place four weeks after Revenge of the Sith, though the first eight chapters are set during the last moments of the film. The epilogue jumps forward in time to Obi-Wan Kenobi’s realization that he should have finished the job on Mustafar.
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 1 month after Order 66     
Canon Level: Legends


PURGE
“SECONDS TO DIE”

Comic: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         Dark Horse Comics
·         The Empire vol. 1, Marvel Comics Epic Collection
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 1 month after Order 66     
Canon Level: Legends


PURGE
 “THE HIDDEN BLADE”

Comic: W. Haden Blackman
Publication:
·         Dark Horse Comics
·         The Empire vol. 1, Marvel Comics Epic Collection
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 1 month after Order 66     
Canon Level: Legends


DARTH VADER
AND THE LOST COMMAND

Graphic Novel: W. Haden Blackman
Publisher:
·         Dark Horse Comics
·         The Empire vol. 1, Marvel Comics Epic Collection
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 1 month after Order 66     
Canon Level: Legends

“THE LAST ONE STANDING”

Short Story: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publication:
·         Legacy of the Jedi/Secrets of the Jedi Omnibus
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 2 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


DARK TIMES
PARALLELS

Graphic Novel: Randy Stradley (as Mick Harrison)
Publication: Dark Times #6-10
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 2 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


CORUSCANT NIGHTS I
JEDI TWILIGHT

Novel: Michael Reaves
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 3 months after Order 66   
Continuity: Evan Piell dies for the first time…unless you count the later Clone Wars episode, “Citadel Rescue,” as the first. I don’t care which is canon. I just hope some overzealous author doesn’t further muddle the works by referring to one or the other or attempting to retcon something that can’t be retconned. Leave it be, leave it be…
Canon Level: Legends


“IN HIS IMAGE”

Short Story: Karen Traviss
Publication:
·         Vader: The Ultimate Guide (IDG Entertainment)
·         Legacy of the Force: Betrayal (Del Rey Books)
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Continuity:This short story takes place sometime during Karen Traviss’s novel Imperial Commando: 501st, and is after at least the first novel of the Coruscant Nights trilogy, as Whiplash (the resistance group) and Jax Pavan are mentioned prior to the references to “In His Image.”
Canon Level: Legends


DARTH VADER
AND THE GHOST PRISON

Graphic Novel: W. Haden Blackman
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 3 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


PURGE
THE TYRANT’S FIST

Comic: Alexander Freed
Publication: #1, 2
Publication:
·         Dark Horse Comics
·         The Empire vol. 1, Marvel Comics Epic Collection
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 3 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


DARK TIMES
VECTOR

Graphic Novel: Randy Stradley (as Mick Harrison)
Publication:
·         Dark Times #11, 12
·         Vector vol. 1, chapter 2
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 3 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


DARK TIMES
BLUE HARVEST

Graphic Novel: Randy Stradley (as Mick Harrison)
Publication: Dark Times #0, 13-17
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 4 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


DARK TIMES
OUT OF THE WILDERNESS

Graphic Novel: Randy Stradley (as Mick Harrison)
Publication: Dark Times #18-22
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 4 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


DARK TIMES
FIRE CARRIER

Graphic Novel: Randy Stradley (as Mick Harrison)
Publication: Dark Times #23-27
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 4 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


DARTH VADER
AND THE NINTH ASSASSIN

Graphic Novel: Tom Siedell
Publisher: #1-5, Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 5 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


DARTH VADER
AND THE CRY OF SHADOWS

Graphic Novel: Tom Siedell
Publication: #1-5, Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 5 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


EVASIVE ACTION
RECRUITMENT

Comic Miniseries: Paul Ens
Publisher: Hyperspace
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 6 months after Order 66   
Canon Level: Legends


EVASIVE ACTION
PREY

Comic Miniseries: Paul Ens
Publisher: Hyperspace
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 6 months after Recruitment         
Canon Level: Legends


EVASIVE ACTION
END GAME

Comic Miniseries: Paul Ens
Publisher: Hyperspace
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 6 months after Recruitment         
Canon Level: Legends


BOOK OF SITH

Book: Daniel Wallace
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Canon Level: Legends


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #1
THE DESPERATE MISSION

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #2
DARK WARNING

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


“GHOSTS OF THE SITH”

Short Story: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publication: Star Wars Insider #88
Publisher: IDG Entertainment
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #3
UNDERWORLD

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #4
DEATH ON NABOO

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


CORUSCANT NIGHTS II
STREET OF SHADOWS

Novel: Michael Reaves
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


“THE DUTY”

Graphic Short Story: Christian Read
Publication:
·         Tales #12
·         Tales vol. 3
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


CORUSCANT NIGHTS III
PATTERNS OF FORCE

Novel: Michael Reaves(and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, uncredited)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


“A TWO-EDGED SWORD”

Short Story: Karen Traviss
Publication:  
·         Star Wars Insider #85 (IDG Entertainment)
·         Legacy of the Force: Betrayal (Del Rey Books)
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


[CORUSCANT NIGHTS VI]
THE LAST JEDI

Novel: Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Placement: A year after the events of Dark Times: Blue Harvest.
Trivia: The Coruscant Nights title was dropped more or less accidentally after the promotional cover was accepted and finalized.
Canon Level: Legends


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #5
A TANGLED WEB

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Canon Level: Legends


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #6
RETURN OF THE DARK SIDE

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Trivia: The cover assignments switched from John VanFleet to Star Wars poster and novel cover veteran Drew Struzan. “The” was dropped from the external series title, and the logo adapted to be more in line with the classic series in an effort to bridge the gap between trilogies.
Timeline: 18 B.B.Y. (3635 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #7
SECRET WEAPON

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Millennium Falcon, chapters 5, 6


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #8
AGAINST THE EMPIRE

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Canon Level: Legends


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #9
MASTER OF DECEPTION

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Canon Level: Legends


THE LAST OF THE JEDI #10
RECKONING

Junior Novel: Judy Blundell (as Jude Watson)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Placement: Baby Leia is able to walk and talk by this time, which probably puts this story at around a year and a half after Episode III.
Canon Level: Legends


“THE GUNS OF KELRODO-AI”

Short Story: Jason Fry
Publication: Star Wars Insider #132
Publisher: IDG Entertainment
Continuity: Tie-in with The Essential Guide to Warfare.
Timeline: 17 B.B.Y. (3636 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi, chapter 8



“OLD WOUNDS”

Graphic Short Story: Aaron McBride
Publication: Visionaries
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Continuity: At one time, this would have been firmly ensconced in the “Infinities” camp. However, with the very similar resurrection of Darth Maul in the Clone Wars television series, this short story may actually come close to being canon. At any rate, it is clear that it was some sort of inspiration to George Lucas, whose idea it was to bring the Sith apprentice back “for real.”
Timeline: 16 B.B.Y. (3637 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Chewbacca, chapter 4: Mala-Mala



LORDS OF THE SITH

Novel: Paul S. Kemp
Publisher: Del Rey Books, April 21, 2015
Trivia: Among the first of the new fully-canonical novels put out since the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney.
Placement: Cham Syndulla has been fighting for the freedom of his people for “over a decade.”
Canon Level: Lucasfilm Story Group


TARKIN

Novel: James Luceno
Publisher: Del Rey Books, November 4, 2014
Trivia: The second of the new fully-canonical novels put out since the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney.
Timeline: 14 B.B.Y. (3639 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm Story Group


“GHOST”

Graphic Short Story: Jan Duuresema
Publication:
·         Tales #11
·         Tales vol. 3
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Ruminations: A scruffy-looking nerf-herder to be meets a scruffy-looking Jedi has-been.
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


DROIDS
“THE DESTROYER”

 “THE SHOWDOWN”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Droids #1 (Marvel Star Comics)
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks (Dark Horse Comics)
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


DROIDS
“THE ULTIMATE WEAPON”

 “IN THE COMPANY OF EVIL”

 “SHOCK TREATMENT”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Droids #2 (Marvel Star Comics)
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks (Dark Horse Comics)
Placement/Continuity: Tig Fromm shows up, and is recognized by C-3PO, which on the outset, would seem to indicate that these stories should take place after the story arc featuring them in the cartoons (and it is likely that was the original intent). However, closer inspection shows that Threepio never indicates that the encounter with them in the Cartoon: is his first, and in the comic, he identifies the Fromms as the biggest gansters in this section of the galaxy—clearly this is prior to the dissolution of their criminal empire and incarceration by Jabba in the cartoons. Another point in the favor of placing these prior to the cartoon: Manak’s time travel story placing this series 100 years in the past would not be a great problem for the long-lived Fromms, but it would definitely raise some questions about how long the Max Rebo Band had been in business (The Pirates and the Prince).
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


DROIDS
“THE SCARLET PIRATE”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Droids #3 (Marvel Star Comics)
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks (Dark Horse Comics)
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


DROIDS
“END OF THE GAME”

 “ESCAPE TO ENDOR”
LOST IN TIME, PART 1

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Droids #4 (Marvel Star Comics)
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks (Dark Horse Comics)
Continuity: This story involves “time travel,” as the Droids apparently jump 100 years into the future. Since these dates do not jibe with anything in the films or even the TV series off of which this comic series was based, it is safe to say that Threepio was mistaken, and that either they traveled only a few years forward in time, or as Joseph Bongiorno, another timeline expert, has suggested, they traveled in space but not in time. Unfortunately, this still does not allow for an overlap, unless baby Ewoks stay babies for a very long time (see the notes on Ewoks continuity further along in the document), or unless the Droids series can be moved into the post-Yavin period, which seems even less likely. Due to the fact that I had to move the Ewoks stories back to a period after the Battle of Yavin due to a reference to Dr. Raygar in “Death in the Slave Pits of Lorrd,” I have decided to allow for the time travel, but no more than the official 15 years.
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


EWOKS
“THE DEMONS OF ENDOR”

 “A RACE IN TIME”
LOST IN TIME, PART 2

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks #10 (Marvel Star Comics)
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks (Dark Horse Comics)
Trivia: Concludes the Droids story arc.
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


DROIDS
 “SEPARATED!”

“MALICE IN THE PALACE”

“DECEPTIONS”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Droids #5 (Marvel Star Comics)
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks (Dark Horse Comics)
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


“THE VALUE OF PROPER INTELLIGENCE TO ANY SUCCESSFUL MILITARY CAMPAIGN IS NOT TO BE UNDERESTIMATED”

Graphic Short Story: Ken Lizzi
Publication:
·         Tales #19
·         Tales vol. 5
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, chapter 1

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, chapter 2


A NEW DAWN

Novel: John Jackson Miller
Publisher: Del Rey Books, September 2, 2014
Trivia: The first of the new fully-canonical novels put out since the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney. A prequel to the upcoming animated television series, Rebels.
Ruminations: An apropos name for a book kicking off a new era of continuity.
Timeline: 11 B.B.Y. (3642 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm Story Group


“DARK VENDETTA”

Short Story: Eric S. Trautmann
Publication:
·         The Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #8 (Topps)
·         Hyperspace (www.starwars.com)
Timeline: 10 B.B.Y. (3643 A.T.C.)
Trivia: The new continuity established by the Lucasfilm Story Group is continuing to use the old Expanded Universe (now “Legends”) as a palette from which to paint. The character of the Inquisitor in Rebels is inspired by this tale.
Canon Level: Legends


THE PARADISE SNARE
THE HAN SOLO TRILOGY #1

Novel: A.C. Crispin
Summary: Bantam Spectra
Timeline: 10 B.B.Y. (3643 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


BLOOD TIES
BOBA FETT IS DEAD

Graphic Novel: Tom Taylor
Publication:
·         #1-4
·         Trade Paperback
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 10 B.B.Y. (3643 A.T.C.)
Placement: Oh, those kooky folks at Dark Horse. The first issue is dated at 10 B.B.Y Subsequent issues are dated 1 B.B.Y. The latter causes a fairly noteworthy problem with the character of Ailyn, who now seems far too young. Though this story does seem to refer to the other Blood Ties graphic novel, it could also pre-date it.
Canon Level: Legends


“PAX EMPIRICA”
THE WOOKIEE ANNIHILATION

Short Story: Steven L. Kent
Publication: Galactic Battlegrounds: The Official Strategy Guide (Prima Publishing)
Canon Level: Legends


“SANDSTORM”

Graphic Short Story: Jason Hall
Publication:
·         Tales #15
·         Tales vol. 4
Timeline: 9 B.B.Y. (3644 A.T.C.)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


“LUKE SKYWALKER, DETECTIVE”

Graphic Short Story: Rick Geary
Publication:
·         Tales #20
·         Tales vol. 5
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


ADVENTURE IN BEGGAR’S CANYON
           
Children’s Book: Jane Mason
Publisher: Little Golden Books
Timeline: 6 B.B.Y. (3647 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


“LUKE SKYWALKER’S WALKABOUT”

Graphic Short Story: Phill Norwood
Publication:
·         Luke Skywalker, Last Hope for the Galaxy
Timeline: 6 B.B.Y. (3647 A.T.C.)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi, chapter 9
·         A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, chapter 3
·         Chewbacca, chapter 5: Tvrrdko, or Breaking a Custom
·         Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88, Parts I-V


“TURNING POINT”
FROM THE ADVENTURES OF ALEX WINGER

Short Story: Charlene Simser (as Charlene Newcomb)
Publication:
·         The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #5 (West End Games)
Timeline: 6 B.B.Y. (3647 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


DROIDS
 “WELCOME TO KALARBA”

Comic: Dan Thorsland
Publication:
·         Droids #1
·         Droids: The Kalarba Adventures, chapter 1
·         Omnibus: Droids
Placement: This story details the first meeting of the droid duo and IG-88. There seems to be some confusion regarding when IG-88 was created, as Rebel activity is mentioned in the novella Therefore I Am, and the Rebel Alliance was not formed until 2 B.B.Y. (according to the now-apocryphal Expanded Universe—though its origins seem to be getting a new backstory in the upcoming animated television series Rebels). However, since the Alliance itself is not mentioned until after IG-88’s creation, and there has been a Rebel presence almost since the inception of the Empire, this need not necessarily limit stories involving IG-88 to the period immediately prior to Episode IV.
Canon Level: Legends

DROIDS
 “THE GREED OF OLAG GRECK”

Comic: Dan Thorsland
Publication:
·         Droids #2
·         Droids: The Kalarba Adventures, chapter 2
·         Omnibus: Droids
Canon Level: Legends

DROIDS
 “THE INDOBOK PIRATES”

Comic: Dan Thorsland
Publication:
·         Droids #3
·         Droids: The Kalarba Adventures, chapter 3
·         Omnibus: Droids
Canon Level: Legends

DROIDS
 “THE SAGA OF C-3PX”

Comic: Dan Thorsland
Publication:
·         Droids #4
·         Droids: The Kalarba Adventures, chapter 4
·         Omnibus: Droids
Canon Level: Legends

DROIDS
 “BATTLE OF THE B’RKNAA”

Comic: Dan Thorsland
Publication:
·         Droids #5
·         Droids: The Kalarba Adventures, chapter 5
·         Omnibus: Droids
Timeline: 6 B.B.Y. (3647 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends

DROIDS
 “SHORT CUT”

Comic: Ryder Windham
Publication:
·         The Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #1 (Topps)
·         Droids: The Kalarba Adventures, chapter 6 (Dark Horse Comics)
·         Omnibus: Droids (Dark Horse Comics)
Canon Level: Legends

DROIDS
 “ARTOO’S DAY OUT”

Comic: Ryder Windham
Publication:
·         Droids Special
·         Droids: The Kalarba Adventures, chapter 7 (Dark Horse Comics)
·         Omnibus: Droids (Dark Horse Comics)
Timeline: 6 B.B.Y. (3647 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends

DROIDS
“COUNTDOWN TO HOSK”

Comic: Dan Thorsland
Publication:
·         Droids #6
·         Droids: The Kalarba Adventures, chapter 8
·         Omnibus: Droids
Timeline: 6 B.B.Y. (3647 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


REBELS
SERVANTS OF THE EMPIRE
EDGE OF THE GALAXY

Children’s Book: Jason Fry
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (August 5, 2014)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


JABBA THE HUTT
“THE GAAR SUPPOON HIT”

Comic: Jim Woodring
Publication:
·         Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal
·         Omnibus: Wild Space vol. 2
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 5 B.B.Y. (3648 A.T.C.)
Placement: The Comics Companion places these stories here, prior to the meeting of Han Solo and Jabba the Hutt (and certainly prior to the meeting of Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Crumb—see “This Crumb for Hire”). The pernicious and ever-mercurial Dark Horse internal timeline places them at approximately one year after the Battle of Yavin. I think this placement makes more sense.
Canon Level: Legends


JABBA THE HUTT
 “THE HUNGER OF PRINCESS NAMPI”

Comic: Jim Woodring
Publication:
·         Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal
·         Omnibus: Wild Space vol. 2
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 5 B.B.Y. (3648 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


JABBA THE HUTT
“THE DYNASTY TRAP”

Comic: Jim Woodring
Publication:
·         Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal
·         Omnibus: Wild Space vol. 2
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 5 B.B.Y. (3648 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


JABBA THE HUTT
 “BETRAYAL”

Comic: Jim Woodring
Publication:
·         Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal
·         Omnibus: Wild Space vol. 2
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 5 B.B.Y. (3648 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


“HAN SOLO’S MILITARY SERVICE”

Short Story: Daniel Wallace and Jason Fry
Publication: The Essential Guide to Warfare
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Placement: New Republic Era reflection on the events between The Paradise Snare and The Hutt Gambit.
Canon Level: Legends


“PREY”

Graphic Short Story: Kia Asamiya
Publication:
·         Tales #11
·         Tales vol. 3
Placement: Unlike some other timeline creators, I believe this to be a story of Han’s escape from the Imperial Navy. Chewbacca is not present, and the Empire seems more interested in making an example out of Han Solo than dealing with the Rebellion. This seems to be much more relevant to his recent defection than to any of his other offenses. The presence of the Death Star is not a problem at this time, due to the fact that we now know that it was already well under construction. According to The Hutt Gambit, Chewbacca will return within a month and announce his life debt to Han Solo. The canonicity of the story is left up to the reader’s discretion, though in my personal opinion, it reads a bit like fan fiction (what’s cooler than Mandalorians vs. Sith? Mandalorians with lightsabers!).
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         The Hutt Gambit, chapters 1-3


DROIDS
REBELLION

Graphic Novel: Ryder Windham
Publication:
·         Droids #7-10
·         Trade paperback
·         Omnibus: Droids (Dark Horse Comics)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 5 B.B.Y. (3648 A.T.C.)
Placement: This series has been dated at 5½ years B.B.Y. according to the latest Omnibus. This would generally work well, were it not for the fact that an offscreen cameo of Han Solo (in the presence of his Nar Shadaa apartment’s housecleaning droid, ZeeZee) necessitates this story being set somewhere in the 5-3 B.B.Y range. Still, this is a minor discrepancy, easily resolved by the likelihood that the first story arcs actually take place over a period of several months. I have split the series accordingly.
Canon Level: Legends


DROIDS
SEASON OF REVOLT

Graphic Novel: Jan Strnad
Publication:
·         Droids #1-4
·         Trade paperback
·         Omnibus: Droids (Dark Horse Comics)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         The Hutt Gambit, chapters 4-7


“ROUTINE”

Graphic Short Story: Tony Isabella
Publication:
·         Tales #2
·         Tales vol. 1
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


 “THE PROTOCOL OFFENSIVE”

Graphic Novella: Anthony Daniels and Ryder Windham (based on a story by Brian Daley)
Publication:
·         Omnibus: Droids (Dark Horse Comics)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends




REBELS
“THE MACHINE IN THE GHOST”

Cartoon Short: Dave Filoni, et al.
Aired: August 11, 2014
Synopsis: Kanan and Hera drive Chopper bonkers with conflicting orders while under attack by TIE fighters.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
CHOPPER SAVES THE DAY

Children’s Book: Greg Weisman
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (August 5, 2014)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“ART ATTACK”

Cartoon Short: Dave Filoni, et al.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
SABINE’S ART ATTACK

Children’s Book:
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (August 5, 2014)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“ENTANGLEMENT”

Cartoon Short: Henry Gilroy and Simon Kinberg.
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
ZEB TO THE RESCUE

Children’s Book: Michael Siglain
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (August 5, 2014)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
EZRA’S GAMBLE

Children’s Book: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (August 5, 2014)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
EZRA AND THE PILOT

Children’s Book: Jennifer Heddle
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (August 5, 2014)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm



REBELS
“PROPERTY OF EZRA BRIDGER”

Cartoon Short: Simon Kinberg
Aired: www.youtube.com
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
SPARK OF REBELLION

Cartoon: Simon Kinberg
Aired: October 3, 2014
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
RISE OF THE REBELS

Children’s Book: Michael Kogge
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (August 5, 2014)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
A NEW HERO

Children’s Book: Pablo Hidalgo
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (August 5, 2014)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“DROIDS IN DISTRESS”

Cartoon: Greg Weisman
Aired: October 13, 2014 (Production #104)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“FIGHTER FLIGHT”

Cartoon: Kevin Hopps
Aired: October 20, 2014 (Production #105)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“RISE OF THE OLD MASTERS”

Cartoon: Henry Gilroy
Aired: October 27, 2014 (Production #106)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
SERVANTS OF THE EMPIRE
REBEL IN THE RANKS

Children’s Book: Jason Fry
Publisher: Disney Lucasfilm Press (March 3, 2015)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm



REBELS
“BREAKING RANKS”

Cartoon: Greg Weisman
Aired: November 3, 2014 (Production #107)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“OUT OF DARKNESS”

Cartoon: Kevin Hopps
Aired: November 10, 2014 (Production #108)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


“FALLING STAR”

Graphic Short Story: Jim Beard
Publication:
·         Tales #15
·         Tales vol. 4
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


“IMPERIAL RECRUITMENT”

Artist: Feng Zhu
Publication: Visionaries
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities






DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
“THE LOST PRINCE”

Cartoon:  Episode 5, ABC TV, The Pirates and the Prince
Script: Peter Sauder
Placement: Placed here due to the presence of IG-88 as a known bounty hunter. The droid duo’s first encounter with him was in the Dark Horse Comics series. If these are supposed to be one continuity (and there is no indication that they were ever intended to be otherwise), this episode must take place after The Kalarba Adventures.
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars

THE LOST PRINCE
A DROID ADVENTURE
           
Children’s Book: Ellen Weiss
Publisher: Random House
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars



DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
 “THE NEW KING”

Cartoon:  Episode 6, ABC TV, The Pirates and the Prince
Script: Peter Sauder
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
 “THE PIRATES OF TARNOONGA”

Cartoon:  Episode 7, ABC TV, The Pirates and the Prince
Script: Peter Sauder
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
 “THE REVENGE OF KYBO REN”

Cartoon:  Episode 8, ABC TV, The Pirates and the Prince
Script: Peter Sauder
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
 “COBY AND THE STARHUNTERS”

Cartoon:  Episode 9, ABC TV
Script: Joe Johnson and Peter Sauder
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars



DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
THE GREAT HEEP

Cartoon:  Special, ABC TV
Script: Ben Burtt
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
 “TAIL OF THE ROON COMETS”

Cartoon:  Episode 10, ABC TV, Treasure of the Hidden Planet
Script: Peter Sauder
           
Children’s Book: Bonnie Bogart
Publisher: Random House
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
 “THE ROON GAMES”

Cartoon:  Episode 11, ABC TV, Treasure of the Hidden Planet
Script: Gorden Kent and Peter Sauder
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
 “ACROSS THE ROON SEA”

Cartoon:  Episode 12, ABC TV, Treasure of the Hidden Planet
Script: Sharman Di Vono
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
 “THE FROZEN CITADEL”

Cartoon:  Episode 13, ABC TV, Treasure of the Hidden Planet
Script: Sharman Di Vono
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


REBELS
“EMPIRE DAY”

Cartoon: Henry Gilroy
Aired: November 17, 2014 (Production #109)
Timeline: 4 B.B.Y. (3649 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“GATHERING FORCES”

Cartoon: Greg Weisman
Aired: November 24, 2014 (Production #110)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“PATH OF THE JEDI”

Cartoon: Charles Murray
Aired: January 5, 2015 (Production #111)
Timeline: 4 B.B.Y. (3649 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


“YOUNG LANDO CALRISSIAN”

Graphic Short Story: Gilbert Hernandez
Publication:
·         Tales #20
·         Tales vol. 5
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Placement: After Lando has met Han (The Hutt Gambit), putting this just prior to his meeting Vuffi Raa.
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


LANDO CALRISSIAN
AND THE MINDHARP OF SHARU

Novel: L. Neil Smith
Publication:
·         The Adventures of Lando Calrissian
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 4 B.B.Y. (3649 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
“THE WHITE WITCH”

Cartoon:  Episode 1, ABC TV
Script: Peter Sauder
Continuity: Thall has a lightsaber that was left behind by a former customer, clearly a rather careless Jedi who was caught out either in Order 66 or the following purge.

Children’s Book: Emily James
Publisher: Random House
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
“ESCAPE INTO TERROR”

Cartoon:  Episode 2, ABC TV
Script: Peter Sauder

Children’s Book: Emily James
Publisher: Random House
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
“THE TRIGON UNLEASHED”

Cartoon:  Episode 3, ABC TV
Script: Peter Sauder
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars

Children’s Book: Emily James
Publisher: Random House
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars

DROIDS

Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno
Canon Level: Non-canon


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno
Canon Level: Non-canon


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno
Publisher: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Canon Level: Non-canon


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno
Canon Level: Non-canon


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno
Canon Level: Non-canon


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno
Publisher: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Canon Level: Non-canon

THE CLOUD

Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno
Publisher: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Canon Level: Non-canon


DROIDS
THE ADVENTURES OF R2-D2 AND C-3PO
“A RACE TO THE FINISH”

Cartoon:  Episode 4, ABC TV
Script: Peter Sauder and Stephen Wright
Continuity: Though there is a reference to a “Rebel Alliance Base,” it is technically before the formation of the Rebel Alliance. However, the Rebellion has begun by this point (as of Rebels).
           
Children’s Book: Emily James
Publisher: Random House
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


THE HUTT GAMBIT
THE HAN SOLO TRILOGY #2

Novel: A.C. Crispin
Publisher: Bantam Spectra Books
Timeline: 5-3 B.B.Y. (3647-3650 A.T.C.)
Placement: Begins at 5 B.B.Y. Features the meeting of Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, as well as an appearance by Vuffi Raa. The Battle of Nar Shadaa takes place just prior to Lando Calrissian and the Flamewind of Oseon, so I have placed the novel here to bring it into line with the continuity of the L. Neil Smith series.
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         The Force Unleashed, Part 1: Imperial


LANDO CALRISSIAN
AND THE FLAMEWIND OF OSEON

Novel: L. Neil Smith
Publication:
·         The Adventures of Lando Calrissian
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 3 B.B.Y. (3650 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


LANDO CALRISSIAN
AND THE STARCAVE OF THONBOKA

Novel: L. Neil Smith
Publication:
·         The Adventures of Lando Calrissian
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Timeline: 3 B.B.Y. (3650 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Rebel Dawn, chapter 1
Continuity: Every story past this point and up to the fateful meeting in Mos Eisley can be considered to be concurrent with Rebel Dawn.


“IN THE BEGINNING”

Graphic Short Story: Garth Ennis
Publication:
·         Tales #11
·         Tales vol. 3
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Continuity: Alternate story about obtaining the Millennium Falcon. This one is close enough to the version in Rebel Dawn to be semi-official.
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


“THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON”

Graphic Short Story: Steve Parkhouse
Publication:
·         Star Wars Weekly #157 (Marvel Comics U.K.)
·         Devilworlds #1(Dark Horse Comics)
·         Omnibus: Wild Space vol. 1 (Dark Horse Comics)
Placement: Alternate and apocryphal story about obtaining the Millennium Falcon
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


“THE KESSEL RUN”

Graphic Short Story: Gilbert Austin
Publication:
·         Tales #16
·         Tales vol. 4
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Continuity: Alternate story about obtaining the Millennium Falcon
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities



REBELS
“IDIOT’S ARRAY”

Cartoon: Kevin Hopps
Aired: January 19, 2015 (Production #112)
Timeline: 4 B.B.Y. (3649 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


KANAN
THE LAST PADAWAN

Comic Miniseries: Greg Weisman
Publisher: Marvel Comics, April 2015
Timeline: 19 B.B.Y. (3634 A.T.C.)
Placement: 1 day before to one year after Order 66 (flashback story)  
Canon Level: Lucasfilm Story Group


REBELS
“VISION OF HOPE”

Cartoon: Henry Gilroy
Aired: January 26, 2015 (Production #113)
Timeline: 4 B.B.Y. (3649 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“CALL TO ACTION”

Cartoon: Greg Weisman & Simon Kinberg
Aired: February 2, 2015 (Production #114)
Timeline: 4 B.B.Y. (3649 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“REBEL RESOLVE”

Cartoon: Charles Murray & Henry Gilroy
Aired: February 16, 2015 (Production #115)
Timeline: 4 B.B.Y. (3649 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm


REBELS
“FIRE ACROSS THE GALAXY”

Cartoon: Simon Kinberg
Aired: March 2, 2015 (Production #116)
Timeline: 4 B.B.Y. (3649 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Lucasfilm

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Rebel Dawn, chapters 2-5
·         The Force Unleashed, Part 2: Emperical, chapters 10-14


BOBA FETT
ENEMY OF THE EMPIRE

Graphic Novel: John Wagner
Publication:
·         #1-4
·         Trade paperback
·         Omnibus: Boba Fett
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Continuity: A strange placement based on the date given in the Boba Fett Omnibus. Apparently this is in the days of the Rebellion—but before the days of the Alliance?
Canon Level: Legends


“THE LOST CITY OF TATOOINE”

Article: David West Reynolds
Publication: Archeology Dig magazine


“THE PRINCESS LEIA DIARIES”

Graphic Short Story: Jason Hall
Publication:
·         Tales #11
·         Tales vol. 3
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


 “FIRST IMPRESSIONS”

Graphic Short Story: Nathan Walker
Publication:
·         Tales #15
·         Tales vol. 4
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


ADVENTURES IN HYPERSPACE #1
FIRE RING RACE

Junior Novel: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Scholastic
Placement: This series is set, in the words of Ryder Windham in an interview on starwars.com, “after Han Solo acquires the Millennium Falcon, and before the events of A New Hope. I read through a few Star Wars novels to locate a specific period of time, but basically, it’s set when Han and Chewie are somewhat based on Tatooine, and they’re on relatively good terms with Jabba the Hutt.” Since Han and Chewie were based off of Nar Shadaa in the Crispin trilogy, I’m not entirely sure when Windham thinks this is, but the general placement seems obvious enough. (I personally prefer the notion that Solo would have been on Tatooine anyway; it makes more sense than moving the base of operations far from the area in which Jabba was known. But we work with what we’re given.) Chewie is said to be over 200 years old, but this must be a mistake, unless the stories somehow are meant to take place in a highly compressed period after his 200th birthday just prior to Episode IV.
Canon Level: Legends


ADVENTURES IN HYPERSPACE #2
SHINBONE SHOWDOWN

Junior Novel: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Scholastic
Canon Level: Legends




ADVENTURES IN HYPERSPACE #3

Junior Novel: Ryder Windham
Publisher: Scholastic (cancelled)
Canon Level: Legends




STAR WARS ADVENTURES
HAN SOLO 
AND THE HOLLOW MOON OF KHORYA

Graphic Novella: Jeremy Barlow
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Placement: Two dates are given for this story, 2 B.B.Y. (in-text) and 1 B.B.Y. (inner jacket). Apparently this was originally set at 2 B.B.Y., and then Leland Chee and Jeremy Barlow both said that it should take place at 1 B.B.Y. I have no idea why they would say this, as it fits perfectly in the early years of Han’s relationship with Chewie, and seems to be in their smuggling heyday, rather than being unnecessarily shoehorned after their Corporate Sector adventures. Again, the in-text date seems contextually to trump the “official” date, so I have placed it here. (In relation to the novels, this would be during the “From One Side of this Galaxy…” chapter in Rebel Dawn, when, prior to the Corporate Sector adventures and the signing of the Corellian Treaty, Han Solo and Chewbacca have a five-month period of rising to the top in the smuggling profession.) An alternate choice could be to place it in the period just prior to Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, as a number of undocumented adventures are alluded to in that novel. However, that would raise another question, and that would be the absence of Bollux and Blue Max, who (it is implied) are part of the team up until they part ways at the end of the Daley trilogy. Also, it should be noted that Han and Chewie are in Imperial space, and there is no reference to the Rebellion or any of the problems that drove them to the Corporate Sector in the first place.
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, chapter 5
·         “Crucible”

Frame story after Marvel #15.


“WAY OF THE WOOKIEE”

 “CHEWBACCA FIGHTS ALONE!”

 “SWITCH!”

Comic: Archie Goodwin
Artists: Carmine Infantino and Pablo Marcus
Publication:
·         Star Wars Weekly #94-96
·         The Marvel Comics Illustrated Version of Star Wars
·         Omnibus: Wild Space vol. 1
Tonist: Howard Bender
Colorist: Marie Severin (Marvel reprint)
Letterer: Irv Watanabe
Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Dark Horse Comics 
Publication:
December 12, 1979
December 19, 1979
December 26, 1979
November 1981 (Marvel reprint)
May 29, 2013 (Dark Horse reprint)
Placement: This story was the original pastiche on the famed final Kessel Run. It pre-dated A.C. Crispin’s take on it in Rebel Dawn, and was specifically “days” before the fateful meeting in Mos Eisley. Crispin did reference the story in her own, but “retconned” it in such a way that it took place much earlier, and was not the definitive Kessel Run. Though I generally prefer to leave stories in their original place, upon careful reading I realized that “Way of the Wookiee” does appear to be inconsistent with the dialogue in the film. In this story, it is Chewbacca, not Han, who dumps the spice. So while it is possible that Han covered for Chewie, and for all intents and purposes was still responsible, as captain, for the fiasco, it seems more likely that Crispin’s scenario was accurate, and that this was simply a temporary loss quickly regained. Otherwise, even if Solo were to take responsibility for Chewie’s actions, it is hard to imagine him letting his Wookiee sidekick live that one down.

Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         “Shadeshine”
Placement/Continuity: When Marvel was suddenly forced to stop telling stories about a popular character in the post-Episode V run, the only way to satisfy reader demand was to have tales set in the past. This was done, for the most part, by the means of flashback tales. Apparently having a present-tense frame story was deemed more understandable or acceptable than merely jumping back in time, as this seems to have been Marvel’s primary method of doing these. At any rate, Luke and Co. are able to hear a story about Han Solo, dating back to his smuggling days.

FLASHBACK EVENTS

 Source:
·         Rebel Dawn, chapter 6



Graphic Short Story: Tom Hodges
Continuity: A Force Unleashed/Soulcalibur IV crossover.
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


SOULCALIBUR IV

Game: Namco
Continuity: I confess that as a non-gamer, I have no idea what this is about. But three Star Wars characters make an appearance, so…here it is, in one of the many alternate realities that make up the Star Wars universe.
Canon Level: non-canon




THE FORCE UNLEASHED

Game: W. Haden Blackman/LucasArts
Score: Mark Griskey
1. The Force Unleashed
2. General Kota and the Control Room Duel
3. Infiltrating the Junk Temple
4. Drexl’s Raiders
5. Approaching Felucia
6. The Sarlaac Unleashed
11. Ton’yy Rho’s Uglejig
8. Proxy and the Skyhook
7. Maris and the Bull Rancor
9. Redemption
10. Juno Eclipse and the Finale

Graphic novel: W. Haden Blackman,
Publication: #1-4, trade paperback
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Novel: Sean Williams
Publisher: Del Rey Books

Ruminations: This story is a continuity headache that didn’t have to happen. While officially sanctioned by Lucas, this tells a different tale of the forming of the Alliance. It can fit with the established facts, but just barely. One is left wondering why the Emperor would allow a Rebel Alliance (that he inadvertently created) to exist at all, much less why he would allow its known key members to roam about free (though the comic appears to address this issue, making it seem that Bail Organa and the others are on the run or in hiding, rather than undercover operatives of the Alliance). The novelization reads like an unfinished screenplay, with multiple references to “The Apprentice” (where a more logical approach might have been to use a first person point-of-view for a character whose name is not known). The Executor is at least under construction, and in use to some degree, and R2-D2 is with Princess Leia (which is consistent with the films, but again begs the question of whether the Droids cartoons and comics were supposed to be apocryphal at this point in the publishing program). Then there is the issue of this super-powerful Force user, who somehow does not manage to overthrow his master, etc. Several other issues (including the presence of Jedi Shaak Ti) arise, and will not be easily reconciled with the stories that have come before.
Timeline: 3-2 B.B.Y. (3650-3651 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


BLOOD TIES
JANGO AND BOBA FETT

Graphic Novel: Tom Taylor
Publication:
·         #1-4
·         Trade Paperback
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Timeline: 2 B.B.Y. (3651 A.T.C.)
Placement: Beginning with a flashback dated at 22 B.B.Y. (just prior to Attack of the Clones), the bulk of the story is about an adult Boba Fett, and set twenty years later.
Canon Level: Legends


MARA JADE
BY THE EMPEROR’S HAND
[Prologue]

Graphic Novel: Timothy Zahn
Publication:
·         #0
·         Omnibus: Shadows of the Empire
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends


X-WING
THE FARLANDER PAPERS

Novella: Lawrence Holland and Edward Kilham
Publication: X-Wing Strategy Guide
Publisher: Prima
Placement: Stars’ End mission prior to the fate of that institution in The Han Solo Adventures.
Canon Level: Legends


“IMPERIAL CENTER: CORUSCANT”

Article: Kevin J. Anderson
Publication: The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
Publisher: Bantam Spectra Books
Placement: There is a reference to the violent actions of the Rebel Alliance in this article, and two Death Stars are shown under construction (though they are naturally referred to as being something else entirely), so this must have been written in the 2-0 B.B.Y. period.
Canon Level: Legends


“ENDOR”

Article: Kevin J. Anderson
Publication: The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
Publisher: Bantam Spectra Books
Placement: A reference is made in this story to “ice suits decommissioned after the raid on Hoth.” This line would appear to place the article well after the events at the beginning of The Empire Strikes Back. However, since it is clear that the narrator is scouting for a location for the Death Star II, this makes little sense, as it would place the two live action Ewok films extremely close to Episode VI, not really allowing time to establish an Imperial presence, let alone construct a battle station that size (considering that we now know that it took at least 19 years to construct the first Death Star). Moreover, the same author has the Death Star II already under construction over Endor at the time of Episode V (“Therefore I Am”) and, according to Zahn, even before that (“Hammertong,” Choices of One), so it would make no sense to have someone scouting for locations afterward. Even given the possibility that Episode V takes months (a logical conclusion, considering the fact that the Millennium Falcon is stuck on sublight, and Luke is in training for an unspecified period of time), this seems like an error in timing. The author, in a personal correspondence, said that he did not recall intending a second “raid on Hoth,” and that it is probably a contradiction. Given this, it seems obvious that one must virtually ignore the reference if one wishes the overall scope of the Death Star II project to make any sense in the context of the Ewoks cartoons and films. The in-universe author of this article shows up circa 1 A.B.Y. in the game Galaxies, so this seems to flow well with the notion that the scouting expedition was well prior to Return of the Jedi.
Canon Level: Legends


 “PASSAGES”
FROM THE ADVENTURES OF ALEX WINGER

Short Story: Charlene Simser (as Charlene Newcomb)
Publication:
·         The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #7
Publisher: West End Games
Timeline: 2 B.B.Y. (3651 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


“REBEL BASS”

Short Story: Kathy Tyers
Publication:
·         Star Wars Gamer #6
Placement: A “new warship project” is underway—perhaps word has gotten out about the Executor?
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Rebel Dawn, chapter 7


AGENT OF THE EMPIRE
IRON ECLIPSE

Graphic Novel: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         #1-5
·         Trade paperback
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Continuity: Han and Chewie in the Corporate Sector with Javan Cross. Han mentions Salla, and says that he is “not the marrying kind.” This most likely places the story just prior to Han Solo at Stars’ End.
Canon Level: Legends


AGENT OF THE EMPIRE
HARD TARGETS

Graphic Novel: John Ostrander
Publication:
·         #1-5
·         Trade paperback
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends


HAN SOLO AT STARS’ END
FROM THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER

Novel: Brian Daley
Publication: The Han Solo Adventures
Publisher: Del Rey Books

Comic Adaptation: Archie Goodwin
Publication:
·         Newspaper Strips
·         Classic Star Wars vol. 5 (Dark Horse Comics)
Placement: Immediately before Interlude 1 in Rebel Dawn
Ruminations: Yes, the series title is correct. For some reason, even though Luke and Han have not even met yet, these novels were published under “The Adventures of Luke Skywalker,” just like the original Star Wars novel. This was, of course, before Star Wars was re-released with a subtitle, so it was probably assumed that the Adventures moniker would be the overall series title.
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


 “THIS CRUMB FOR HIRE”

Graphic Novel: Ryder Windham
Publication:
·         A Decade of Dark Horse #2
·         Omnibus: Wild Space vol. 2
Placement: Han tells Jabba that he and Chewie have to “get back to the Corporate Sector.” Crispin would have us believe that Han had no interaction with Jabba during this time, but I see no reason to believe that this brief interlude could not have happened, and this seems pretty plainly to have been Windham’s intent.
Canon Level: Legends


ROOKIES
RENDEZVOUS

Comic: Pablo Hidalgo
Continuity: Bossk is in this story. Must be prior to his disarming encounter with Luke (see note on Renegade).
Canon Level: Legends


ROOKIES
NO TURNING BACK

Comic: Pablo Hidalgo
Canon Level: Legends




EMPIRE AT WAR
FORCES OF CORRUPTION

Game: LucasArts
Score: Frank Klepacki
1.    Empire at War
2.    Advance on the City
3.    Vader’s Presence
4.    Attacking the Blockade
5.    Battle in the Swamps
6.    Beginning the Approach
7.    Rebellion Advantage
8.    Space Pursuit
9.    Volcanic Assault
10.  Rebel Victory
Canon Level: Legends


“OLD CORELLIAN: A GUIDE FOR THE CURIOUS SCHOLAR”

Article: Patricia A. Jackson
Publication: The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #7
Publisher: West End Games
Canon Level: Legends


“OUT OF THE CRADLE”

Short Story: Patricia A. Jackson
Publication:
·         The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #2, West End Games
Canon Level: Legends


“WHEN THE DOMINO FALLS”

Short Story: Patricia A. Jackson
Publication: The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #3
Publisher: West End Games
Placement: Drake Paulsen is 15 in this story, which takes place shortly after “Out of the Cradle.” His narrative continues two years later in “A Bitter Winter.”
Canon Level: Legends


“LAUGHTER AFTER DARK”

Short Story: Patricia A. Jackson
Publication: The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #15
Publisher: West End Games
Placement: Flashback to seven years prior to the frame events. This story takes place before Reuther and Ross met, and thus prior to “The Final Exit.” (Thanks to Gabor Horvath to pointing out these details.) This tale helps date the rest of Patricia A. Jackson’s stories, as one of the characters is working for the Alliance.
Canon Level: Legends


“THE FINAL EXIT”

Short Story: Patricia A. Jackson
Publication:
·         The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #4, West End Games
·         Tales from the Empire, Bantam Spectra Books
Canon Level: Legends

“A SERVANT OF THE EMPIRE”

Short Story: James L. Cambias
Publication: The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #16
Publisher: West End Games
Status: Unpublished. West End Games went out of business before this issue went to press.

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Rebel Dawn, chapter 8


HAN SOLO’S REVENGE
FROM THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER

Novel: Brian Daley
Publication: The Han Solo Adventures
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Placement: Immediately before Interlude 2 in Rebel Dawn. One of Crispin’s more brilliant moves was to place the activities of the growing rebellion during the period of Han and Chewie’s “absence” from the Empire, thus explaining rather neatly why the Daley novels do not reference any of those sorts of events.
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars


“NERF HERDER”

Graphic Short Story: Phil Amara
Publication:
·         Tales #7
·         Tales vol. 2
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities




THE FORCE UNLEASHED II

Game: W. Haden Blackman, LucasArts
Score: Mark Griskey
1. Main Title and the Test Chamber
2. Escape from Kamino
3. Arrival on Kato Neimoidia
4. The Hanging City
5. Fighting the Gorog
6. Discovering Dagobah
7. Aboard the Salvation
8. Assault on Kamino
9. The Reunion of Juno and Starkiller

Graphic Novel: W. Haden Blackman
Publication:
·         #1-4
·         Trade Paperback
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

Novel: Sean Williams
Publisher: Del Rey Books

Continuity: The outcry over the continuity in the predecessor must have reached the ears of the creators, because in The Force Unleashed II, they seem to have gone to extraordinary lengths to attempt to reconcile various storylines, including the full name of Bail Prestor Organa (in the Radio Dramatizations, he was referred to as “Prestor”), the theme of accelerated cloning causing madness (hearkening back to the original Timothy Zahn trilogy), and the introduction of Ackbar.
Timeline: 1 B.B.Y. (3652 A.T.C.)
Canon Level: Legends


HAN SOLO 
AND THE LOST LEGACY
FROM THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER

Novel: Brian Daley
Publication: The Han Solo Adventures
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Placement: Immediately before Interlude 3 in Rebel Dawn.
Canon Level: Legends—Classic Star Wars




DEATH TROOPERS

Novel: Joe Schreiber
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Placement: Immediately before Interlude 3 in Rebel Dawn, sometime before Han’s return from the Corporate Sector. Chewbacca, in his brief experience being inoculated against the virus, remembers his wife and father, but does not think of his son—perhaps before he knows of Lumpy? Whatever the placement, it must be after Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, as there is a specific reference to the scar on his chin.
Ruminations: I think it’s safe to say that even before the continuity reboot, Crispin’s novel was in the process of being overwritten to some degree.
Trivia: The first full-fledged horror novel written in the Star Wars universe.
Canon Level: Legends


“MAZE RUN”

Short Story: David J. Williams and Mark S. Williams
Publication: Star Wars Insider #131
Publisher: Titan
Placement: Uncertain, but most likely immediately after Interlude 3 in Rebel Dawn.
Canon Level: Legends

FLASHBACK EVENTS

Source:
·         Rebel Dawn, chapter 9, Interlude 3, chapters 10, 11


“THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER”

Graphic Short Story: Tod C. Parkhill
Publication:
·         Tales #16
·         Tales vol. 4
Continuity: This is an apocryphal version of the same events covered in the beginning of “A Boy and His Monster: The Rancor Keeper’s Tale.”
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


“THE REBEL FOUR”

Graphic Short Story: Jay Stephens
Publication:
·         Tales #9
·         Tales vol. 2
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Trivia: A spoof of Marvel’s Fantastic Four, right down to the dot matrix color printing.
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities (parody)


THE ADVENTURES OF BUNGO & RUSTI

Comic: Jim Anderson
Publication:
·         The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #11, West End Games
Trivia: “Bungo & Rusti Get Carry-Out” is part of The Adventures of Bungo & Rusti. Though the rest of this series is not officially sanctioned by Lucasfilm, they are a direct continuation, and so are listed here. The stories join the Star Wars continuity in “101 Neks,” which takes place during the Falcon’s escape from Mos Eisley (as seen in the first film).
Canon Level: Non-canon


THE ADVENTURES OF BUNGO & RUSTI

Comic: Jim Anderson
Publication:
Canon Level: Non-canon


 “EXTINCTION”

Graphic Short Story: Ron Marz
Publication:
·         Tales #1, 2
·         Tales vol. 1
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


“THE ASSASSINATION OF DARTH VADER”

Graphic Short Story: Brian Wood
Artist: Ryan Odagawa
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb
Lettering: Michael Heisler
Cover Art: Douglas Wheatley
Publication:
·         Free Comic Book Day 2013
·         Star Wars vol.1: In the Shadow of Yavin
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Placement: Shortly before the events in Star Wars: A New Hope.
Canon Level: Legends



BETRAYAL

Graphic Novel:Scott Allie
Publication:
·         Empire #1-4
·         Empire vol. 1: Betrayal
·         Omnibus: At War with the Empire,
·         vol. 1
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Placement: Weeks before the events in Star Wars: A New Hope.
Canon Level: Legends


PRINCESS…WARRIOR

Graphic Novel:Randy Stradley
Publication:
·         Empire #5, 6
·         Empire vol. 4: The Heart of the Rebellion
·         Omnibus: At War with the Empire, vol. 1
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Placement: Three weeks before the Battle of Yavin.
Continuity: Some dialogue adapted from the Radio Drama by Brian Daley.
Canon Level: Legends


“THE GREAT HERDSHIP HEIST”

Short Story: Daniel Wallace
Publication:
·         The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #15, West End Games
Placement: About a month prior to “Fair Prey,” which mentions a “rumored victory at Yavin.”
Canon Level: Legends


“TINIAN ON TRIAL”

Short Story: Kathy Tyers
Publication:
·         The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #4, West End Games
·         Tales from the Empire
Placement: The date for “Tinian on Trial” was locked by the dates in “To Fight Another Day.” It is three weeks prior to the sequel story, which takes place just after the Battle of Yavin, ergo, the events of this story must take place within three weeks of the Battle of Yavin.
Canon Level: Legends

“RINGERS”

Short Story: Laurie Burns
Publication:
·         The Official Star Wars Adventure Journal vol. 1, #6, West End Games
Placement: The Essential Reader’s Companion places this story just prior to A New Hope, but as there are no obvious internal indicators to necessitate this, I am spacing it a bit from stories that are more directly related to the film.
Canon Level: Legends


“THE HOVEL ON TERK STREET”

Graphic Short Story: Tom Fassbender and Jim Pascoe
Publication:
·         Tales #6
·         Tales vol. 2
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


TALES FROM MOS EISLEY
“HEGG’S TALE”

Graphic Short Story: Bruce Jones
Publication:
·         The Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #2, Topps
·         Omnibus: Early Victories, Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends


TALES FROM MOS EISLEY
 “MOSTLY AUTOMATIC”

Graphic Short Story: Bruce Jones
Publication:
·         The Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #3, Topps
·         Omnibus: Early Victories, Dark Horse Comics
Continuity: Though the Dark Horse Omnibus dates these tales at 3 A.B.Y., there are no internal indicators to support this. On the contrary, a reference is made in this story to “my pal, Greedo,” and none to the fact that he is dead, so I am placing these just prior to Episode IV, at the time when Greedo is on Tatooine.
Canon Level: Legends


TALES FROM MOS EISLEY
 “LIGHT DUTY”

Graphic Short Story: Bruce Jones
Publication:
·         The Star Wars Galaxy Magazine #4, Topps
·         Omnibus: Early Victories, Dark Horse Comics
Canon Level: Legends


THE SHORT, HAPPY LIFE OF ROONS SEWELL

Graphic Novel: Paul Chadwick
Publication:
·         Empire #10, 11
·         Empire vol. 2: Darklighter
·         Omnibus: The Other Sons of Tatooine
Canon Level: Legends


“HEIST”

Short Story: Timothy Zahn
Publication:
·         Star Wars Insider #138, Titan Comics
Placement: Placement clues are minimal, but it would seem that this is within roughly a month of Tavia and Bink (not to be confused with Tag and Bink) being recruited for Solo’s Eleven (Scoundrels).
Canon Level: Legends


“WINNER LOSE ALL”

Novella: Timothy Zahn
Publication:
·         ebook
·         Scoundrels paperback, Del Rey Books, December 10, 2012
Canon Level: Legends


UNDERWORLD
THE YAVIN VASSILIKA

Graphic Novel: Mike Kennedy
Publication:
·         #1-5
·         Omnibus: Boba Fett
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Placement: Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, prior to Bria Tharen’s death, but after her betrayal of Han.
Ruminations: There was no room for this story when it was written. It was written anyway. It did not appear to be considered Infinities, and since the publication of Scoundrels and the references to the events of this story, it seems to have garnered officiality.
Canon Level: Legends



THE DARK REDEMPTION

Student Fan Film: Dwight Boniecki
Continuity:Once again, this story deals with the theft of the Death Star plans . . . a popular theme, it seems, in both official and unofficial fiction. It also deals briefly with the infamous incident of the dumping of the spice. It contains some strange continuity errors, for instance the notion that Mara Jade was a Jedi (though the ending suggests that she may have been undercover the whole time), and the fact that the film is set “two days” prior to A New Hope, when most of the literature (with the exception of “Way of the Wookiee”) suggests that Han Solo’s unfortunate incident with the spice and the Imperial Cruiser took place several weeks before. Since nowhere in the actual film does it state that it occurs only two days before, it is safe to assume that this date is somewhat flexible. There is also a cameo of the Executor, which should, at this point, still be under construction). Nevertheless, it is probably the only time you will see a good representation of Mara Jade onscreen (unless Disney and Abrams have a surprise in store for us, but I’m not holding my breath on that count). Also, in keeping with the notion of continuity being consistent within the different mediums, it should be noted that there are no discernible glitches when simply viewing this as part of the film series.
Ruminations: This fan film features an actor reprising his role from the original Star Wars, and several well-known characters (such as Mara Jade and Boba Fett). Though not officially sanctioned, it has the benefit of nearly professional production quality and good casting (particularly of Mara Jade, who is more convincing, in my opinion, than the one chosen by Lucasfilm to portray her for the Customizable Card Game).
Trivia: Pretty sure that the main baddie is from Farscape.
Canon Level: non-canon


“AND LEEBO MAKES THREE…”

Short Story: Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
Publication: Star Wars Insider #128
Publisher: Titan
Canon Level: Legends

SHADOW GAMES

Novel: Michael Reaves and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Continuity: The adventures of Han Solo seem to get ever more crowded. Chewbacca is visiting his wife and new baby, and the infamous final Kessel Run has been made. A completely unnecessary reference to Lando Calrissian reveals that he is somehow already Administrator of Cloud City, which tells me that whatever source the authors were using was an old one, as the more recent material has him acquiring the title at a year after the Battle of Yavin.
Canon Level: Legends


DARK FORCES
SOLDIER FOR THE EMPIRE

Novella: William C. Dietz
Art: Dave Dorman
Publication: Dark Horse Comics
Continuity: Dark Forces is an excellent illustration of the potential for conflict between the various media. Interlude at Darkknell also tells the story of the theft of the plans for the Death Star, with a different scenario. One way to excuse this would be to assume that the “information” about the Death Star is not actually the technical readout specifically mentioned in Dark Forces, which seems reasonable, as it never actually says that it is (Nathan Butler suggests that it is the location of the Death Star that is the subject of the information passed along in Interlude. This would seem to be borne out by the text). The Toprawa story would have to be the definitive one, in any case, as it is referenced as far back as the National Public Radio Dramatizations. Death Star, the novel by Michael Reaves and Steve Perry, provides this continuity fix (and story sequencer):
There had been some kind of break-in and theft at an out-of-the-way military base on Danuta [Dark Forces: Rebel Agent]… a set of plans had been stolen… smuggled to Darkknell [Interlude at Darkknell], and then to Toprawa [Radio Drama, Rebel Dawn]. There a band of Rebels had seized an Imperial communications tower and transmitted the plans to a blockade-runner orbiting the planet [A New Hope].
At the time Zahn wrote the novella, he naturally had no idea that Garm Bel Iblis would actually have been aboard the Death Star (The Force Unleashed).
Canon Level: Legends


 “RESURRECTION”

Graphic Short Story: Ron Marz
Publication:
·         Tales #9
·         Tales vol. 3
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Ruminations: Doppleganger, clone, resurrected body…? This tale wisely leaves this question unanswered. As Infinities, it doesn’t really matter anyway, but the vagueness actually works in the story’s favor in this instance.
Canon Level: Legends—Infinities


INTERLUDE AT DARKKNELL

Novella: Timothy Zahn (Parts 1 and 4) and Michael A. Stackpole (Parts 2 and 3, Epilogue)
Publication: Tales from the New Republic
Publisher: Bantam Spectra Books
Canon Level: Legends


THE LOST JEDI #1
JEDI DAWN

Junior Novel: Paul Cockburn
Publisher: Boxtree, Ltd., Sept. 30, 1993
Canon Level: non-canon


REBEL DAWN
THE HAN SOLO TRILOGY #3

Novel: A.C. Crispin
Publisher: Bantam Spectra Books
Timeline: 3-0 B.B.Y. (3650-3653 A.T.C.)
Continuity: Rebel Dawn opens three years prior to the Battle of Yavin, with Han winning the Millennium Falcon from Lando. The scenario was fleshed out by Crispin, but based on comments Lando made in a book by Timothy Zahn. The story explains why Han left for the Corporate Sector, and has three interludes that serve as codas for the Brian Daley novels.
Ruminations: I confess that I am not a fan of these stories covering large periods of time, and dealing with events already covered in other stories. It’s a bit like hitting rewind over and over again, and feels as though one is leap­frogging in time. I struggled a bit before deciding to place this story close to its end point (the narrative ends with Han in the Mos Eisley Cantina, being told by Chewbacca that they had a potential customer). I much prefer being able to see Han pick up the Falcon and continue from there, but so much happens in the space of this one book that is “spoiled” if you read it first that I have (somewhat reluctantly) gone with Pablo Hidalgo’s rationale of placing it where it recaps and explains, rather than spoiling, the action of the previous stories. The only major disadvantage to reading it in this order is that unless you read the comic “In the Beginning,” you have a narrative jump in which Lando is in possession of the Falcon, and then suddenly Han and Chewie are off having adventures in it, with no explanation given. However, this does not differ greatly from the situation prior to the writing of The Han Solo Trilogy, as L. Neil Smith’s Lando Calrissian adventures do not segue into Brian Daley’s Han Solo adventures in any way. Then you have the references to this story in The Yavin Vassilika and Shadow Games—the list goes on. One advantage of this order is that you get to see Han and Bria’s part in the events leading into A New Hope without a narrative gap.
Canon Level: Legends



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