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The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked  

Ranker Comics
432 votes 33 voters 84 items

List Rules Vote up your all-time favorite comic series from a galaxy far, far away. (Ongoing and limited series only - no one-offs.)

Every Star Wars comic series, ranked by fans everywhere. As one of the most beloved franchises of all time, the first Star Wars comic series, eponymously titled Marvel Star Wars, was released in 1977. Throughout the 40+ years since the first issue, Star Wars comics have had numerous publishers, including Dark Horse, IDW, and, more recently, back to Marvel.

While the initial Marvel Star Wars comics canon series centered on the movies, later issues took a divergent path, introducing more heroes, more villains, and adding to an already robust universe. In 1991, veteran publisher Dark Horse took up the mantle, issuing a number of Star Wars comic series that helped reignite the fanbase and helped set the scene for the prequel movies. From Star Wars: Darth Vader to the Age of the Republic, the Star Wars canon has undergone numerous transformations while always staying true its roots. Which Star Wars comic series is your favorite? 

Be sure to vote up your favorite Star Wars comic book series so newcomers can see which stories they should read first. Is your favorite series missing? Add it to the list!

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Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark L... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2017 - 2018

This book picks up one second after the ending of Revenge of the Sith. Darth Vader must adjust to his new life and his role under the Emperor. 

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Star Wars: Kanan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2015 - 2016

Kanan was the last Jedi Padawan. Now, he leads a galactic rebellion against the Empire. 

3
Star Wars: Shattered Empire is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2015

Emperor Palpatine may have been defeated, but darkness still lies in the galaxy. There is now a power vacuum, and everything is vying for control. 

4
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse, 2006 - 2012

On Taris, a Jedi Padawan seeks to capture an elusive criminal. Our hero, Carrick, is taken under the wing of a Jedi Order visiting the planet, and he may just need to dabble with the darkness within him to become a true Jedi Knight. 

5
Star Wars: Vader - Dark Vision... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2019

A comic book series that dives into what makes Darth Vader Darth Vader. The series sheds new light on a figure that inspires fear and mystery across the galaxy. 

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Marvel Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 1977-1987

The original Star Wars comic from Marvel features a retelling of the original film. Fans from all over the globe have enjoyed this iteration that brings together Luke, Leia, and Han. 

7
Star Wars: Lando is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2015

Lando is the coolest guy in Cloud City. He made his way in life on swindles and swagger. He may have the help of Lobot, but he may have undertaken one journey that's out of his league. 

8
Ewoks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 1985-1987

The brave Ewoks from the Star Wars universe received their own comic book series in 1985. Teebo and Wicket go on an epic adventure to save their village. 

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Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse, 2001

The Sith are at war with the Jedi. Three friends join the conflict, and they step closer to their destinities, which are far grander than they ever believed. 

10
Star Wars: Age of Republic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2018 - 2019

A series that spans three eras of the Star Wars universe. The anthology series tells the story of heroes like Obi-Wan Kenobi as well as stories from the villains' perspectives. 

11
Star Wars: Rogue One Adaptatio... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2017

An adaptation of Star Wars: Rogue One. A ragtag group of heroes know how to take down the Death Star. They just need to get the information into the right hands before it's too late. 

12
Star Wars: Droids is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 1986 - 1987

C-3PO and R2-D2 have a new master. They are now owned by a local merchant who has to pay heavy taxes or else a killer droid will be set loose. 

13
Star Wars: Princess Leia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2015

Star Wars: Princess Leia delves into how Leia deals with the destruction of her planet. She travels around the galaxy trying to find survivors from the attack. 

14
Star Wars: Poe Dameron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2016 - 2018

Poe Dameron is a Resistance fighter and the best pilot in the galaxy. Poe and his X-Wing Squadron go on missions on behalf of the Resistance on the orders of General Leia. 

15
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2016 - present

This series takes place between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. It focuses on the titular Doctor Aphra as she and her band of cohorts get into various misadventures. 

16
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2015 - 2019

Fresh off an amazing victory, Luke Skywalker leads the Rebels to an incredible fight against the Empire. He'll have plenty of help along the way with the likes of Han Solo and Princess Leia making appearances. 

17
Star Wars: Thrawn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2018

Thrawn is one of the most cunning minds in the Star Wars universe. This series shows how he rose through the ranks to become one of the most feared tacticians in the galaxy. 

18
Star Wars: Lando - Double or N... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2018

Lando has a mission to free numerous innocent lives. He goes up against Imperial Forces, but he can't help but play the odds when he's that charming. 

19
Solo: A Star Wars Story Adapta... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2018 - 2019

An adaptation of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Witness the rise of Han Solo to see how he became the most notorious smuggler in the galaxy. 

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Star Wars: Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2015 - 2016

This series focuses on what Darth Vader was up to between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Darth Vader explores the underworld of the galaxy and makes some murderbots along the way. 

21
Star Wars: Age of Rebellion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2019

A series that spans three eras of the Star Wars universe. It is an anthology series with each issue either focusing on a hero or villain. 

22
Return of the Jedi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 1983-85

Return of the Jedi is a comic book retelling of the events of Episode VI. It was adapted into comic book form by Archie Goodwin and various artists. 

23
Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2016

Well before the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan and Anakin went on numerous adventures around the galaxy. It's a difficult journey, but through these quests, the two grow closer together. 

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Star Wars: Han Solo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Marvel, 2016

A miniseries that focuses on Han Solo's early days in the Rebellion. He's given a top secret mission, and his goal is to rescue spies and informants captures by the Empire. 

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Star Wars: General Grievous is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Star Wars Comic Book Series, Ranked

Dark Horse, 2005

Flynn Kybo and his master T'chooka D'oon are on a rescue mission to Vandos. When they encounter General Grievous, things take a quick turn for the worse.