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Starting with SW Expanded Universe

Post by Misko Klipol » Mon Jun 02, 2003 10:51 pm

I love reading and I've decided to start my SW book collection (a bit late though lol), so since I dont know where to start with EU, could someone help me?
I want to start from the very beggining of the Expanded Universe but I have no clue of the chronology of these series....some say I should start with Truce at Bakura, others with Admiral Thrawns any one know the exact chronology (or the closest)??

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Post by viper2843 » Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:18 pm

If your looking for a good chronology I suggest going to's Timeline. I may not read the books but this seems like a pretty good place to start.
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The entire chronological order

Post by Princess_Tranquility » Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:22 am

I have read every piece of EU that takes place before and following ROTJ, when you write stories like I do you need to know as much as possible. I'm a perfectionist so when I write I try very hard to have my novels fall right into place with the actual order. The time line generally starts at the Battle of Yavin (B.B.Y.) and is set up with anything before B.B.Y. is listed as B.B..Y and anything after B.B.Y. is listed as A.B.Y. which then place the Battle of Yavin at year 0, got it? This is according to Star Wars: the Essential Chronology.

To start:

...(5000 B.B.Y.)
Tales of the Jedi: The Golden Age of the Sith Comics #1-5
Tales of the Jedi: The Fall of the Sith Empire Comics #1-5

...(4000 yrs B.B.Y.)
Tales of the Jedi: Knight of the Old Republic Comic Collection

...(3998 yrs B.B.Y.)
Tales of the Jedi: The Freedon Nadd Uprising Comics #1-2

...(3997 yrs B.B.Y.)
Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith Comics #!-6

...(3996 yrs B.B.Y.)
Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War Comics #1-6

...(3986 yrs B.B.Y.)
Tales of the Jedi: Redemption Comics #1-5

...(32 yrs B.B.Y.)
Star Wars Episode I

...(22 yrs B.B.Y.)
Star Wars Episode II

...(18-0 yrs B.B.Y.)
Droids:The Kalarba Adventures Comic Collection

Droids: REbellion and Season of Revolt Comics #1-8

The Protocol Offensive Comic

Jabba the Hutt: The Art of the Deal Comic Collection

Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire Comics #1-4

Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire Graphic Story Album #1

...(10 yrs B.B.Y.)
The Paradise Snare Volume One of the Han Solo Trilogy

...(5-2 yrs B.B.Y.)
The Hutt Gambit Volume Two of the Han Solo Trilogy

...(4 yrs B.B.Y.)
Lando Calrissian and the Mindharp of Sharu

...(3 yrs B.B.Y.)
Lando Calrissian and the Starcave of ThonBoka

...(2-1 yrs B.B.Y.)
Han Solo at Stars' End

Han Solo's Revenge

...(1-0 yrs B.B.Y.)
Han Solo and the Lost Legacy

...(0 yrs B.B.Y.)
Rebel Dawn Volume Three of the Han Solo Trilogy

...(3-0 yrs B.B.Y.)
Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire Graphic Story Album

...(0 B.B.Y.)
Star Wars ANH

...(0-0.5 yrs A.B.Y.)
Vader's Quest Comics #1-4

Boba Fett: Salvage Comics #1-2

Classic Star Wars Comics #1-17

Shadow Stalker Comics

Marvel Star Wars Comics #1-38

...(0.5-2 yrs A.B.Y.)
Galaxy of Fear Comics #1-11
-Eaten Alive
-City of the Dead
-Planet Plague
-The Nightmare Machine
-Ghosts of the Jedi
-Army of Terror
-The Swarm
-Doomsday Ship
-The Hunger

River of Chaos Comics #1-4

Classic Star Wars: The Early Adventures Comics #1-9

...(2 yrs A.B.Y.)
Splinter of the Mind's Eye- This book takes place between ANH and ESB.

...(2-3 yrs A.B.Y.)
Classic Star Wars Comics #17-20

Rebel Mission to Ord Mantell

Star Wars ESB

Tales of the Bount Hunters Anthology

Marvel Star Wars Comics #39-80

...(3 yrs A.B.Y.)
Shadows of the Empire- This book takes place between ESB and ROTJ and really helps to bring the movies together better.

...(4 yrs A.B.Y.)
Star Wars ROTJ

Tales From Jabba's Palace Anthology

The Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy
-The Mandalorian Armor
-Slave Ship
-Hard Merchandise

The Jabba Tape Comic

The Truce at Bakura- Picks up the following morning after the Battle of Endor

Marvel Comics #81-107

Classic Star Wars: The Vandelhelm Mission Comic

...(4-4.5 yrs A.B.Y.)
X-Wing Comics #1-20

Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand Comics #1-6

Shadows of the Empire: Evoloution Comics #1-5

X-Wing Comics #21-35

Boba Fett:Twin Engines of Destruction Comic

Star Wars Series
-The Glove of Darth Vader
-The Lost City of the Jedi
-Zorba the Hutt's Revenge
-Mission From Mount Yoda
-Queen of the Empire
-Prophets of the Dark Side

...(5-5.5 yrs A.B.Y.)
Dark Forces: Rebel Agent Graphic Story Album

Dark Forces: Jedi Knight Graphic Story Album

...(6.5-8 yrs A.B.Y.)
X-Wing Series
-Rogue Squadron
-Wedge's Gamble
-The Krytos Trap
-The Bacta War
-Wraith Squadron
-Iron Fist
-Solo Command

...(8 yrs A.B.Y.)
The Courtship of Princess Leia

...(9 yrs A.B.Y.)
X-Wing: Isard's Revenge

The Thrawn Trilogy
-Heir to the Empire
-Dark Force Rising
-The Last Command

...(10 yrs A.B.Y.)
Dark Empire Comics #1-6

Boba Fett: Death, Lies and Treachery Comic Collection

Dark Empire II Comics #1-6

Empire's End Comics #1-2

Crimson Empire Comics #1-6

Crimson Empire II Comics #1-6

...(11 yrs A.B.Y)
The Jedi Academy Trilogy
-Jedi Search
-Dark Apprentice
-Champion's of the Force

I, Jedi

...(12-13 yrs A.B.Y.)
Children of the Jeid

X-Wing: Starfighters of Adumar

Planet of Twilight

The Leviathan of Corbos Comics #1-4

...(14 yrs A.B.Y.)
The Crystal Star

...(16-17 yrs A.B.Y.)
The Black Fleet Crisis Trilogy
-Before the Storm
-Shield of Lies
-Tyrant's Test

...(17 yrs A.B.Y.)
The New Rebellion

...(18 yrs A.B.Y.)
The Corellian Trilogy
-Ambush at Corellia
-Assault at Selonia
-Showdown at Centerpoint

...(19 yrs A.B.Y.)
The Hand of Thrawn Duology
-Specter of the Past
-Vision of the Future

...(22 yrs A.B.Y.)
Junior Jedi Knights Series
-The Golden Globe
-Lyric's World
-Anakin's Quest
-Vader's Fortress
-Kenobi's Blade

...(23-24 yrs A.B.Y.)
Young Jedi Knights Series
-Heirs of the Force
-Shadow Academy
-The Lost Ones
-Darkest Knight
-Jedi Under Siege
-Shards of Alderaan
-Diversity Alliance
-Delusions of Grandeur
-Jedi Bounty
-The Emperor's Plague
-Return to Ord Mantell
-Trouble on Cloud City
-Crisis at Crystal Reef

...(25-30 yrs A.B.Y.)
The New Jedi Order
-Vector Prime
-Dark Tide I: Onslaught
-Dark Tide II: Ruin
-Agents of Chaos I: Hero's Trial
-Agents of Chaos II: Jedi Eclipse
-Balance Point
-Edge of Victory I: Conquest
-Edge of Victory II: Rebirth
-Star by Star
-Dark Journey
*And this Series is still Continuing right now*

Almost all the Comics are available in Trade Paperback Versions check they sell everything there.

Hope this list helped you or anyone who needed one for that matter

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