In some cases, Andor New Frontier: Not only from the Skywalker saga but specifically from a series of two Star Wars Story films (in this case, Very tough) of the new series—the first three episodes of which debuted this week on Disney+—are largely disconnected from the Force, the Jedi, or any of that shiny lightsaber stuff.
But it doesn’t Andor Totally uncharted territory. Many comics, novels, and even video games explore the same time period and the same ideas as the saga. If all three episodes whetted your appetite for more stories from the early days of the conflict between the Galactic Empire and the New Rebellion, these comics will fill that void.
Star Wars: Rogue One – Cassian & K-2SO Special #1 (2017)
Andor It could be the character’s origin story that the audience has already seen at the end Very tough, but this isn’t the first time Star Wars fans have had the chance to see Cassian Andor in his prime. For a special treat, check out this special edition released by Marvel to tie in with the movie’s 2017 theatrical release. Essentially a comic, it reveals the first meeting between Andor and his robot companion, the snarky but ultimately heroic K-2SO. Except … he might not be quite the hero when the two first meet.
Star Wars: Guardians of the Wills: The Manga (2021)
Cassian is just one of the motley crew in the center of Andor Very tough-and, arguably, the most boring of the whole bunch, if you can ignore the magnetic charm of actor Diego Luna. (He is, I think, particularly watchable, as I think we can all agree.) Perhaps you’ll want to spend some time with a couple of the other characters from the film—Bage Malbus and Chirut Îmwe—through this manga adaptation of Greg Rucka’s Fan. Favorite novel Can Malbus and Îmwe keep Kyber Temple safe from the onslaught of invading Imperial forces? Can one truly become one with the Force? Expect answers to at least one of those questions in this fast-moving, fun little story.
Star Wars: Darth Vader #1-25 (2017-2019)
Cassian’s origin unfolds on one side of the galaxy, the Empire strengthens and a rebellion begins, while another is taking shape elsewhere—and Charles Soule’s brilliantly melodramatic, operatic run on the Solo Darth Vader comic book shows that it can happen wonderfully. , over-the-top fashion. Set right after Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader, think of it as the flip side of the Andor series, as Vader truly becomes the Dark Lord beloved by Sith fans. How much extra is this, you may ask? The answer is simple: it reads like the perfect comic book version of John Williams’ “Imperial March” theme. I think you understand what I mean.
Star Wars: The Throw #1-6 (2018)
Meanwhile, the early days of the Empire/Rebel conflict are at the heart of this adaptation of Timothy John’s 2017 book, which brings a noncanonical villain, originally post-Return of the Jedi novels, back officially into Star Wars. While Cassian is a surprisingly morally gray member of the Rebellion—a group traditionally full of good guys, based on the morals of the franchise as a whole—then Thrawn is an equally complex baddie with more costs than one might initially suspect. It would be fun if he went in Andor Show up in some form, won’t you?
Star Wars: Han Solo-Imperial Cadet #1-5 (2018)
Well, consider it a fun palette cleanser: just in case Andor A gritty take on Star Wars that focuses heavily on the second half of the franchise title and the cost from everyone involved. Imperial Cadet … no. Spinning from a brief scene Solo, a story set during a brief period when Han was a somewhat reluctant and distrustful member of the imperial army. It is not Exactly A romp, and yet … it’s definitely a romp-next-door. And, really, when it comes to Star Wars, isn’t that really what we’re all looking for at least sometimes?