With the completion of Episodes I, II, and III, the epic story that's captivated millions can now be told in its entirety, from the dramatic adventures of the Knights of the Old Republic and the deadly Clone Wars to the birth of the Empire, from the destruction of the Death Star, to the birth of the New Jedi Order.
Beautifully illustrated by Mark Chiarello, Tommy Lee Edwards, and John Van Fleet, Star Wars: The New Essential Chronology offers the comprehensive and official chronicle of that extraordinary galaxy so far, far away. Herein you'll find
• the climactic events from all epochs of Star Wars-those explosive turning points in the shaping of the galaxy
• a gripping account of the controversial Clone Wars-the treachery that fueled them and their terrifying aftermath
• profiles of key players in the history of the Star Wars galaxy, along with all the most popular heroes and infamous villains
• a full-color, carefully rendered and detailed map of the galaxy
Follow Anakin Solo's perilous journey as he wrestles with the dark side; behold the black soul of each Dark Lord of the Sith, from Darth Sidious to Darth Vader; experience the fiery space battles that decided the fate of entire planets; and witness the ferocious invasion by the seemingly invincible Yuuzhon Vong.
The training of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the invasion of Naboo, the capture of Princess Leia, the Battle of Yavin, the lightsaber death duel between Organa Solo and Beldorion the Hutt-all of the key events are captured andpreserved for all time in this drama-filled Stars Wars chronicle.
About the Author
Mark Chiarello is currently the Editorial Art Director for DC Comics. As a freelance illustrator, he has received the comic book industry’s Eisner, Harvey, and Reuben Awards. Mark has also done freelance illustration for, among others, the National Basketball Association, Topps Inc., Disney, and Universal Pictures. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.
After studying film and illustration at the Art Center College of Design in the early 1990s, Tommy Lee Edwards moved to central North Carolina. He has worked for Lucasfilm, DC Comics, DreamWorks, and Warner Bros’ on projects like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dinotopia, and Batman Begins.
John Van Fleet grew up in New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap, playing a lot of baseball. He has worked in comics, production design, and editorial illustration. Clients include Dark Horse, DC Comics, Paramount, Electronic Arts, the Walt Disney Company, Marvel, Warner Bros., Lucasfilm, and many more.