This timeline is organized chronologically and in six different categories. Star wars canon novels a reading order justin beeson medium. Star wars wasnt the only scifi franchise to have tiein books, comics, video games and tabletop adventures. However, following disneys purchase of lucasfilm, it was declared that, outside of the franchise films. This includes books, comic books, video games, toys, etc. If theres golden legends banner on the cover, its a legends book.
We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Disneys secret war against star wars expanded universe. The franchise has been expanded into various films and other media, including television series, video games, novels, comic books, theme park attractions, and themed areas. Jul 12, 2018 the star wars canon had grown too unwieldy, and it was simply impossible to tell creative new stories while retaining the wider canon shaped by the comics, novels, magazines, and more over the past decades. Legends minus anything during and after the yuuzhan vong, also anything prior that was trash looking at jedi prince, the holiday special and dark empire, and the clone wars 3d series. Aside from toys, clothes, and the obscenely large death star co. Many derivative star wars works have been produced in conjunction with, between, and after. As a disclosure, this blog is mostly for myself to share my fandom of the star wars universe with others. I mean, as repetitive as that may seem, after a thousand years of peace, the better part of a century or.
Understanding the star wars universe will be easier than ever now since all of it is technically canon. I talk about characters, history, ships, technology, aliens, planets, be. Simple star wars book list timeline of star wars novels. The sun crusher was a nearly indestructible craft that was no larger than a starfighter, but was capable of unleashing destruction on a magnitude that dwarfed even the death star s capabilities. Also dont use wookiepedia for canon information since they havent updated things lfl. Updated version of the legends release w 8 new tfa locations.
This page is about the dedication of the legends fanbase. Unlike the death star, which destroyed individual planets, the sun crusher could. Apr 10, 2018 better than having 30 years of nonstop wars and crisis that seem to keep knocking the nr on the brink of collapse or destruction. The sun crusher was one of the most powerful superweapons ever devised. Nov 18, 2016 this list of the top 15 non canon star wars stories includes books that examine sith mythology, jedi training, ancient worlds and the murderous rampage of darth vader. Marvel announces star wars legends epic collection. Disney has been engaged in a secret war against the star wars expanded universe in order to sell more books, comics and toys. Most material published after april 25such as the star wars rebels tv series along with all marvel star wars comic books and novels beginning with a new dawnis also considered part of the new canon, on account of the creation of the lucasfilm story group, which currently oversees continuity as a whole. Dec 15, 2015 why disney blew up more than 30 years of star wars canon. This is a timeline for books considered canon in the new continuity. False isnt exactly the right word, the it works is that there is the official canon, which represents the version of the story that best represents disneys view of the franchise and the direction that wish to take it, and then there is the legends canon, which is sort of like, the marvel cinematic universe, in that is its own set of events with the same characters, but it is not the same. Canon, tiein media like books and comics that connect the time. Young readers books are almost always an adaptation of a previously released piece of content. The old republic book 1 kindle edition by karpyshyn, drew.
For example, droids are referred to as mechanicals. By definition these legends are all unauthenticated, and thats a good thing. Collectively, this collection of nonfilm star wars media became. Legends became more like dc and marvel comics over the years, always inventing some new over powered being that has the power to annihilate planets, move star destr. Sun crusher schematics the sun crusher was a nearly indestructible craft that was no larger than a starfighter, but was capable of unleashing destruction on a magnitude that dwarfed even the death stars capabilities. Star wars legends is the only true star wars canon home. But whats interesting about star wars is how all of its tieins tried to maintain. Since disney bought lucasfilm in 2012, there has been a substantial amount of new star wars material, including comic books, novels, tv series, and games. The new canon so far has some flaws of course, but it seems the story is much more connected and just has a much clearer vision. This spinoff material is licensed and moderated by lucasfilm, though during his involvement with the franchise george lucas reserved the right to both draw from and contradict it in his own works. While i love some stories of the legends, i will always choose the canon disney. Now that were 3 films and multiple bookscomics into the new canon, id like to know everyones thoughts on whether they prefer the new canon continuity or legends. Star wars is an american epic spaceopera media franchise, centered on a film series created by george lucas that includes star wars 1977, the empire strikes back 1980, and return of the jedi 1983.
Simple list of star wars books in order of when they take place, with sidebyside timelines for legends and the new canon. Examples of eulegends elements that made it into canon. In april 2014 lucasfilm and disney publishing stated that. Solo demonstrates that the star wars expanded universe hasnt. A red saber, unsheathed in the an unexpected offer threatens the bond between quigon jinn and obiwan kenobi as the two jedi navigate a dangerous new planet and an uncertain future. Canon discuss some of the differences and similarities between the two continuities. It is derived from and includes most official star wars books, comic books, video.
Such derivative works have been produced concurrently with, between, and after the original, prequel, and. Examples of eulegends elements that made it into canon when disney took over lucasfilm and embarked on developing a new set of star wars properties, one of the first things they did was to decide that all of the expanded universe contents were no longer canon. Revan by drew karpyshyn expands on the circumstances surrounding revans departure from the jedi order and his eventual induction into the sith. Timothy zahns thrawn reintroduces the titular grand admiral, a main bad guy of many of the nolongercanon legends books. The death star designers star wars canon vs legends by star wars explained. Why disney blew up more than 30 years of star wars canon. The knights of the old republic game introduced a sith lord who has become one of the most revered in the star wars legends canon, darth revan. I go over what is considered canon and legends in the star wars. Take, for example, trinebulon news, a holonet media company who seem to have leaned towards the empire. Unlike the death star, which destroyed individual planets, the sun crusher could destroy an entire star system by causing its target star to turn into a supernova.
That being said i prefer legends material for a number of reasons. The purpose is too help sw fans feel better about there legends collection because from what has been said legends doesnt equal noncanon. Propaganda a history of persuasive art in the galaxy. There are plenty of fans for whom the movies arent nearly enough, and the people behind one of the alltime great science fantasy sagas have always been more than happy to oblige. Dec 28, 2014 the purpose is too help sw fans feel better about there legends collection because from what has been said legends doesnt equal non canon. A complete list of all fulllength star wars novels in chronological order. That being said, the new canon is excellent, and i still enjoy the highlights of the eu as star wars stories, even if they arent part of the regular timeline anymore. After the force awakens, multiple films have been released, including spinoffs rogue one 2016 and solo. Star wars legends is the name given to the nowdefunct expanded universe. Jul 30, 2014 as a result, the only canon stories that exist as fact in the star wars universe are the films, the clone wars animated series, the upcoming star wars rebels series, and future novels. Hes back, this time as an adversary to the rebels, and his background is set to be detailed in a new book by the characters original creator. Star wars is an american epic spaceopera media franchise created by george lucas, which began with the eponymous 1977 film and quickly became a worldwide popculture phenomenon. The star wars franchise has spawned over one hundred computer, video, and board games, dating back to some of the earliest home consoles.
Just because something is not canon doesnt mean its not part of the star wars continuity, part of the story. I mean, as repetitive as that may seem, after a thousand years of peace, the better part of a century or so of conflict isnt exactly that unexpected. The most significant plot element absorbed into the new canon. May 7, 2020 the star wars expanded universe eu, encompasses all of the officially licensed. Everything star wars has reintroduced from the old expanded.
Trineb was created back in 2001, in an article published in star wars gamer. In other words, in what disney now calls legends, here are the best non canon stories we wish were still part of the continuity. Jan 29, 2018 star wars legends is the name given to the nowdefunct expanded universe. Everything star wars has reintroduced from the old. New books released in direct collaboration with lucasfilm have potential to become canon, as well. Star wars disney canon vs legends spacebattles forums. Custom gundam, sith lord, star wars toys, clone trooper, gundam model. Lucasfilm later rebranded the expanded universe as star wars legends and.
According to notes in the rebel files, theyve actually become a shill for the first order by the time of the sequel trilogy. The issue of which aspects are canon was one of the most hotly debated. Episode i the phantom menace, lucasfilm has divided its titles by fictional era with symbols designating such. Dec 02, 2019 star wars inspires a love that can border on obsession. This timeline constitutes a mutimedia of films, tv episodes, novels, short stories, comics, young adult novels, and childrens books and comics. Are the marvel star wars legends comic books canon. Star wars just made old legends details canon screen rant. Many derivative star wars works have been produced in conjunction with. According to wookieepedia, this is a collection of old eu comics star wars. Updated regularly, with new releases and upcoming titles highlightesd. Star wars has been expanded to media other than the original films. The star wars novelizations of the original trilogy are considered canon where they align with the films which means they add no new canon material and actually contain content that is not canon. A star wars story delivered an origin story for one of the. Author john jackson millers next novel will be a preceding chapter to the star wars rebels tv.
They all contribute to the lore of star wars, but in the end it is one saga and that saga is called. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The series depicts the adventures of various characters a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Better than having 30 years of nonstop wars and crisis that seem to keep knocking the nr on the brink of collapse or destruction. The legends continuity just seemed like it was being pulled in a million different directions with seemingly very little communication between authors to create well flowing story. Now that were 3 films and multiple books comics into the new canon, id like to know everyones thoughts on whether they prefer the new canon continuity or legends. Some cancelled the clone wars episodes were adapted into canon books.
Some are based directly on the movie material, while others rely heavily on the noncanonical expanded universe rebranded as star wars legends and removed from the canon in 2014. More star wars legends characters will become canon cbr. If there is no banner at all, then its a canon book. Art is such an incredibly subjective thing that it is impossible to say what is objectivally better or worse. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading revan. These oversized, selfcontained color collections will bring the adventures of the rebellion, the galactic empire and more to the masses with exciting new epic collections. The star wars expanded universe is dumb and should be. I would give up every star wars book, comic, and video game ever just for these three movies. As a result, the only canon stories that exist as fact in the star wars universe are the films, the clone wars animated series, the upcoming star wars rebels series, and future novels. There are decades worth of stories and characters introduced in lucasfilmapproved novels, comic books and games, beginning in 1979 with the release of splinter of the minds eye. How disney killed the most interesting thing about star wars. Star wars legends, formerly known as the expanded universe abbreviated eu. If this post helps with vs debates so be it, it does erk me seeing things like disney canon only in this debate.
Star wars canon timeline aug 2019 kenobi series update. Below are our picks of the best star wars books from both the legends timeline and current canon. If you are at a used bookstore, its not quite as simple because if the book was printed before the disneystar wars purchase, there isnt a legends banner. This would then explain the differences between the legends and canon continuities. A selection of senior staff was on hand during comiccon 2014 to explain why fans shouldnt see the eu as dead or meaningless since they themselves still view. As the title implies, the empire is part of the legends continuity, which is confirmed as noncanon. Plus, of all the star wars eras, this is the one i would most like to see new stories in. What casual fans may not know is that all of these productions and publications are now officially part of the new canon, meaning that they are included in the. This body of work represents the original star wars expanded universe, which was rebranded as star wars legends and declared noncanon to the franchise in april 2014.
Do you prefer the old star wars canon legends or the new star wars canon. Subscribe to see new videos every weekday covering star wars canon and legends lore. Canon for lucasfilm has always been used exclusively in terms of gcanon and tcanon, the lucasendorsed stories that cannot and will not be changed and everything else has to conform to. The best place to put this would be before the darth bane books already confirmed as legends. Dec 27, 2019 star wars wasnt the only scifi franchise to have tiein books, comics, video games and tabletop adventures. Novels and novelizations are separated, as are junior novels and junior novelizations. Delve into the history of the sinister count dooku in this audio original set in a galaxy far far away. Star wars legends is the only true star wars canon. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Some cancelled the clone wars episodes were adapted into canon books and comics in the clone wars legacy multimedia project.616 1220 272 639 30 231 37 1114 792 1248 1416 1109 989 1277 1030 596 1095 864 278 291 118 1056 261 526 894 957 292 254 1271 537 1345 706 744 744 249 781 1084 1308