first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… Han Solo is a man who seems to have lived many different lives among the galaxy. In the Star Wars universe, there’s a couple of ways writers, artists, developers, creators and more have explored this smuggler from Corellia. Books, video games, spin-off films and, for our purposes here, comics books have played a big part in expanding the universe and bringing us new stories and characters to love. Before Solo comes out, we’ve compiled a list of Han Solo comics that you should be reading before he makes his young big screen debut.HAN SOLO(W): Marjorie Liu (P): Mark Brooks (I): Mark Brooks & Dexter Vines (C) Sonia Oback with Matt Milla (L): Joe Caramagnavia MarvelIf you’re going to pick a comic that’s solely Han Solo on a wild adventure, you need to read Han Solo for yourself. Han Solo focuses on Solo reluctantly accepting a top-secret mission from Leia that involves him picking up informants for the Rebellion. This comes at a very steep cost because to complete his task he’ll have to take place in the Dragon Void – an intergalactic space race. In the mists of all this, there’s a traitor to the Rebellion aboard the Falcon, just what Han needs. Will Han be able to complete his dream of winning the ultimate title in the Dragon Void? Will he be able to complete the mission for Leia without letting his ego get in the way?Marjorie Liu spins a narrative that’s entirely out of this atmosphere. She pits Han between whats right and wrong and his ever-growing ego and reputation. Liu knows how to weave an excellent narrative as well as nail Han’s characterization from screen to comics. Brooks’ pencils are to die for, creating a visually stunning work of art. This is only matched by his inks with Dexter Vines by his side. In that, we have stellar colors from Sonia Oback with Matt Milla and letters by Joe Caramagna. Han Solo is the perfect stand-alone that leaves you completely enthralled and entertained from start to finish.STAR WARS ADVENTURES – HAN SOLO AND THE HOLLOW MOON OF KHORYA(W): Jeremy Barlow (A): Rick Lacy (I): Matthew Loux (C): Michael Atiyeh (L): Michael Heislervia Dark HorseAfter another disastrous and dangerous mission, Han and Chewbacca race away to live another day. Chewie is understandably upset with Han, telling him that he’s way too reckless. Han suggests they take a little bit of time away from each other. This comes sooner than later. Han is recruited (captured) to carry out a mission to retrieve a droid with his old partner Billal. Han and Chewbacca quickly learn that they need each other to keep in other in line, balance each other out and for their own sanity’s.This all-ages adventure is something that everyone will enjoy and tests the friendship of the most loved besties in the universe. Jeremy Barlow writes Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya with such heart that it’s impossible not to give it such praise. It’s short but provides a space venture worth taking. Rick Lacy gives a cartoonish, wacky style with his art, especially in the many facial expression the character uses and with Matthew Loux on inks, he brings this out tenfold. The colors of Michael Atiyeh are bright and fresh yet gives you a feeling of a fun-filled adventure that you’ll be able to sink into.STAR WARS: SHATTERED EMPIRE (W): Greg Rucka (A): Marco Checchetto, Angel Unzueta, Emilio Laiso (C): Andres Mossa (L): Joe Caramagnavia MarvelPalpatine’s reign should have come to an end, but just like tyrants, you can never keep one down and out for long. In Shattered Empire, Emperor Palpatine’s reign never truly comes even after death. The planet must find a way to build itself back up in the mists after the Battle of Endor. Just like a snake, Palpatine finds his way to slither himself into playing a dominant force in another catastrophic event as he commands Operation Cinder start at once.Han doesn’t play a massive role in Shattered Empire, but he does make his presence known. We mostly see Shattered Empire through the lives of Shara Bey, Poe Dameron’s mum! Yes, you also get Poe’s handsome father Kes Dameron as well. Shattered Empire is set after Return of the Jedi. Greg Rucka does an outstanding job in weaving the original trio in with new characters. If you look closely, Shara and Kes almost mirror Han and Leia in some ways. This might be me reading way too into it, but I also find it kind of cute. If you’re interested in the inner workings of Operation: Cinder, look into playing Battlefront II (if you want to, just saying).STAR WARS: VADER DOWN (W): Jason Aaron & Kieron Gillian (A): Mike Deodato, Salvador Larroca (C): Frank Martin Jr., Edgar Delgado (L): Joe Caramagna, Chris Eliopoulosvia MarvelThe Vader series written by Kieron Gillian and the Star Wars series written by Jason Aaron are two of the well-made and definitive Star Wars books you’ll come across. Both of these writers come together in perfect harmony for a trade that’s utterly impossible to describe how insanely ingenious it is. When Darth Vader crash-lands on Vrogas Vas, he’s immediately surrounded by the Rebellion. To get out of there alive, he has to fight his way out. He doesn’t care if he has to do it through one rebel at a time.The exciting thing about Vader Down is how much they pack into one giant trade! It honestly blows your mind how action-packed it gets, and the story keeps picking up, never slowing down for you whatsoever. Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa shine in this volume as they (especially Leia) face off against Vader. You also have fantastic new characters from the Vader series laced in such as Aphra, Triple-Zero, and BT-1. We’re met with some cool fights like Chewbacca vs. Black Krrsantan, which you need to get behind. This series will be something of a classic because of the epic storytelling behind two greats and the art behind some of the best the stars have to offer.STAR WARS – HAN SOLO: AT STARS’ END(W): Archie Goodwin (A): Alfredo Alcala (C): Penny McNamee via MarvelLooking for some classic Han Solo adventures? There’s no classic comic better than Han Solo: At Stars’ End. This classic is an adaptation of Brian Daley’s novel of the same name. The Millennium Falcon is in desperate need of repairs, and Han can’t make the repairs on his own. Han and Chewie land in the Corporate Sector – a neutral playground between the corporation and the Empire. They meet up with Jessa, and she immediately makes a deal with Han. If he helps her find her father Doc, then they’ll make repairs to the ship and give him the Waiver that he needs. Han, reluctantly, takes this offer and all things go downhill from there. Chewie is taken to Stars’ End, a prison they were hoping to free others from but now Chewie’s held hostage!This is one of the best classic Star Wars stories I’ve read in such a long time. It feels timeless and very much captures the relationship that Chewbacca and Han have with each other and the lengths he’ll go through to get back his friend. Goodwin shines adapting the novel into slick comics that you can treasure. He doesn’t skip on how slick Solo can be, but also not afraid to turn up the flirty resourcefulness of our leading man as well.STAR WARS – SKYWALKER STRIKES VOL. 1(W): Jason Aaron (A): John Cassaday (C): Laura Martin (L): Chris Eliopoulos via MarvelOne of THE best Star Wars comics out now the Star Wars comics from 2015 til now. They’re incredibly detailed, exploring the world and characters of Star Wars as we’ve never seen before. In this series, Luke, Leia, Han and the rest of the gang come out of the massive triumph of blowing up the Death Star. However, things aren’t always as they seem. The Emperor and his apprentice Darth Vader are still out there making massive plans for the universe. The gang plans to attack the Empire when everything goes wrong, leading all of them to scramble and find a way out.Coming out of A New Hope and into Empire Strikes Back, this is the perfect companion piece to the movies. Again, not only does this explore worlds and characters, but it brings in new characters that we’ve never seen before. Jason Aaron and his creative team utterly slay this series with everything they have. It always weaves it’s way to other tie-in’s but always comes back to the source. We see more from insanely dope characters like Boba Fett and Obi-Wan. We also recieve characters like the beautiful, stunning, gorgeous, fine as hell Sana Solo, Han Solo’s wife! This is one comic series that you should definitely check out, especially if you’re a loyal fan of the original trilogy and want more.In addition to these Han Solo comics, here’s a list of other titles that you should be reading.LANDO – (W): Charles Soule (A): Alex Maleev (CA): Paul Mounts (L): Joe CaramagnaSTAR WARS INFINITIES: A NEW HOPE – (W): Chris Warner (A): Drew JohnsonCHEWBACCA – (W): Gerry Duggan (A): Phil NotoSTAR WARS ADVENTURES #10 – (W): Cavan Scott, Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet (A): Derek Charm, Elsa Charretier (C): Sarah Stern (L): Tom B. LongDOCTOR APHRA – (W): Kieron Gillen (A): Kev Walker (I): Kev Walker & Marc Deering (CA): Antonio FabelaSTAR WARS: THE SCREAMING CITADEL – (W): Jason Aaron & Kieron Gillen (A): Andrea Broccardo & Salvador LarrocaLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img