I originally wrote this for the Star Wars Reference blog post on the Han Solo Adventures but it seems that while the Legends book club lives, the posts from the club do not. Figured I may as well let this see the light of day here. If there’s interest I can publish similar posts for other Legends books (and maybe comics) as I work my way through.
This idea has been floating around in my head for a good long while, I even wrote something similar more than a year ago but it never saw the light of day. I think the Story Group is something that a lot of fans don’t fully understand, or they make assumptions about it that might not be entirely accurate. I wanted to do this post as a way to just help people understand what the purpose of the Story Group really is and what their job is meant to be.
So there’s been some minor debate about the timeline of various books and comics set after A New Hope. One that draws my attention the most is the Han Solo miniseries, where Han returns to the Rebellion after taking a break to pay off his debts. A lot of people assume that this series is set after the main Marvel line (the timeline in the Super Graphic book has it this way) but I’ve always felt like that was a bit off.
The Heir to the Jedi novel (set roughly half a year after A New Hope and before the main Marvel series) says that Han has stepped back from the Rebellion in order to pay off his debts to Jabba. I feel like if the miniseries is between Heir and and Marvel series it gives Han a nice kind of mini character arc through multiple sources, so I wanted to talk about how I see his arc in the aftermath of A New Hope.
This post is an adaptation of one that I wrote more than a year ago and posted on Reddit. Here is a link to the original post on the /r/StarWars subreddit. The post was also adapted into a fantastic video from Star Wars Explained, here’s a link to that if you’re interested. My original post included links to videos with animatics for episodes that had them but sadly that video has since been taken down, so I removed those sections.
This one is pretty packed full with references so I’m going to divide it into two sections, canon and Legends. Probably my favorite canon reference book just because of the job it does weaving Legends and a variety of canon stories together into one coherent narrative about the Rebel Alliance.
I’ve been rereading the first “Join the Resistance” book recently. While it isn’t my favorite, I don’t hate it and it’s probably relevant with the Resistance show coming up. I thought I’d go ahead and do a post on it while I was reading it anyway, since it has a surprising amount of continuity and I guess some people seem to enjoy reading what I write.
I’ve been wanting to reread Dark Disciple lately because it’s easily in my top three canon novels and I thought I would go ahead and do a post on it while I was rereading it anyway. If there’s interest I can go back and do these posts for other older novels that I haven’t done before so let me know if you’d like to see that.