For the past four decades, Star Wars has been one of the largest media franchises on the planet. The series has not only dominated at the box office but branches out into streaming shows, cartoons, video games, anime, and of course print media. While Star Wars erasing the majority of the canon after their purchase by Disney rewrote much of the Expanded Universe, several authors have taken to rebuilding the lore. One of which is American comic writer Charles Soule.
Who is Charles Soule?
Charles Soule is an American author of books, writer of comics, and even an attorney. Firstly, his original published work was the graphic novel Strongman published by SLG. It followed the story of a luchador turned crime fighter and had a sequel titled Oaxaca Tapout. Afterwards, he would continue his career as a comic and book writer elsewhere. Apart from a myriad of other works, one of his most famous works is the award-winning sci-fi epic Letter 44 from Oni Press that he wrote alongside Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque.
As a prolific comic book author, he was written for both Marvel and DC’s most iconic heroes. For DC comics, he has written for Superman, Green Lantern, Red Lantern, and even Swamp Thing. For Marvel, he wrote for Daredevil and She-Hulk as well as the Death of Wolverine arc. This brings us to his work for Star Wars.
Star Wars: Light of the Jedi
Release Date: January 5, 2021
It is a golden age. Intrepid hyperspace scouts expand the reach of the Republic to the furthest stars, worlds flourish under the benevolent leadership of the Senate, and peace reigns, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the renowned order of Force users known as the Jedi.
Star Wars: Lando #1-5
Release Date: July- October 2015
You know him…you love him…now, join him for his biggest caper as master of charm Lando Calrissian gets his very own book! Before he joined the rebellion, before he ran Cloud City, Lando made his way in the galaxy getting by on some swindles, some swagger, and a smile.
Star Wars: Obi Wan & Anakin
Release Date: January- May 2016
Before their military heroism in the Clone Wars, before their tragic battle on Mustafar, and many decades before their final confrontation on the Death Star, they were Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his young Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. Now join them a few years into the “chosen one” Anakin’s training.
Star Wars: Poe Dameron #1-31
Release Date: April- September 2018
Poe Dameron, former Republic flyer turned Resistance fighter, is the best pilot in the galaxy. Hand-picked for the resistance by General Leia Organa to lead a squadron on a top secret and vital mission…Poe sets off investigating sites of historical importance to the Force.
Star Wars: Darth Vader- Dark Lord of the Sith #1-25
Release Date: June 2017 – December 2018
From acclaimed writer Charles Soule comes a brand-new, exhilarating series exploring Darth Vader’s early history. Picking up directly where Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith ends, follow Vader as he receives his legendary red lightsaber and witness Vader’s rise to power as a Dark Lord of the Sith!
Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren
Release Date: December 2019 – March 2020
WITH BEN SOLO’S FALL… COMES KYLO REN’S RISE! Young Ben Solo is legendary Jedi Luke Skywalker’s most promising pupil. As the son of Rebel Alliance heroes Leia Organa and Han Solo, as well as Luke’s own nephew, Ben has the potential to be a great force for light in the galaxy. But the Skywalker legacy casts a long shadow, the currents of the dark side run deep, and Darth Vader’s blood runs in Ben’s veins.
Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters
Release Date: May- October 2021
The Star Wars comic event you’ve been waiting for! The notorious bounty hunter Boba Fett has finally landed his greatest prize — Han Solo, frozen in carbonite for easy transport. Fett will bring the smuggler to Tatooine to collect the massive bounty placed on Solo’s head by the fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt. There’s just one problem standing between Fett and the payday…and it’s a big one. But Fett will stop at nothing to get the job done!
Star Wars: Crimson Reign
Release Date: December 2021 – June 2022
The story that began with WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS continues! It’s the second chapter of an epic saga that will reshape the Star Wars galaxy during the Age of Rebellion! The criminal organization known as the Crimson Dawn has risen – but what is their goal, and how do they plan to achieve it?
If you want to see more of Charles Soule’s other work, you can check out his website.