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Star Wars Tales, Vol. 1 (Star Wars Tales #1)

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Star Wars Tales contains thrilling stories featuring Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Emperor Palpatine, C-3PO, R2-D2, Lando Calrissian and a cast of thousands! Tales explores every corner of the Star Wars galaxy and keeps readers coming back for more! Star Wars Tales Volume I is sure to delight fans both young and old!
Paperback, 232 pages
Published January 27th 2004 by Dark Horse Books (first published 2002)
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Jedi Sunni
Extinction:

This was a great start to Star Wars Tales. I love the art work done on dark woman. She looks elegant, regal and powerful, but also aged and weathered. The dialogue stood out to me as well. I really enjoyed this story. My rating for this story is 4.9 out of 5.0. Great story!

Life, Death and the Living Force:

This story was very spiritual, which allowed me to connect with the subject matter very well. The art was was not as smooth as I would have liked but this did dig a little deeper int
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Kelly Lynn Thomas
A series that, like "Infinities", explores "what if?" It allows the authors and artists some license to be creative without having to worry about continuity. There are some truly moving stories in "Tales," such as the one about the stormtrooper who has to take point when they board the Tantive IV, and the Darth Vader vs. Darth Maul duel, and the story that shows Vader with 3PO on Cloud City during "Empire".
David Caldwell
This is a collection of short graphic novel stories. The characters range from major players like Darth Vader to very minor like the robot with the bad servo that Luke's uncle almost buys. The stories also range from serious to parodies.

For the most part, I preferred the serious stories that added to the overall story. The little bits of information just add that nice feeling of getting to see behind the curtain of the main stage show. The exception for me was the Jar Jar Binks story. It wasn't
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Jeff Lanter
An anthology of short stories set in the Star Wars Universe is an excellent idea. Does the execution pay off? The short answer is in some places. There is a mix of good, average, and bad stories in this collection. The size of the graphic novel (200+ pages) for the cost do help offset this however. Some of the stories that I enjoyed the most were:

Extinction - Darth Vader hunts down a Jedi at the height of the Empire's power. This idea has undoubtedly been explored in more detail since the time o
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Fizzgig76
Reprints Star Wars Tales #1-4 (September 1999-June 2000). A long time ago and in a galaxy far, far away, the Force was strong and danger lurked behind every corner. Stories of the battle between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance still rise up and stories of Jedis run deep.

Written by a large collection of some of comics best writers, Star Wars Tales: Volume 1 was a collection of the quarterly Dark Horse Comic Star Wars Tales. Each issue of the series was oversized and contained a number of storie
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Khairul H.
The Star Wars Tales trade series (six volumes in total) is probably my personal favourite of all the Star Wars comic trades. The reason being that the writers clearly had fun writing the stories and they never bothered with continuity. Star Wars fans who insist on that should stop reading now. This series is clearly not for you.

With continuity relegated to Sith hell, we get stories where Vader duels with Maul, Han Solo gets sued by Greedo's mom and a history professor/adventurer named Prof. Jon
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Jason
If there is a more loving homage to the Star Wars universe than this series, I have not yet come across it. Stories that range from silly to serious and art that can be cartoonish or sumptuous, this anthology really runs the gamut. I read this around ten years ago and it's as good or better than the first time around!
Ratforce
If you like Star Wars, check out this graphic novel collection! It contains short stories based on both the original trilogy and the prequels. They range from serious to silly, and all are illustrated by a different artist. There are six volumes in the series; read them in any order you like!
Kelly K
No set time period. The stories were scattered throughout the timeline.

A few of these stories were greatly amusing. My favorites were "Skippy the Jedi Droid" and "The Making of a Death Star". Some were just okay and others were about a few characters I don't know too much about.
Laura
Funny and quirky little stories. I especially liked "Deal with a Demon," "Three Against the Galaxy," "A Death Star is Born," and "Skippy the Jedi Droid."
Kurt Zisa
Great collection of shorts that range from thrilling to the bizarre set in the Star Wars Universe.
Jason Stalides
Fun and in some cases well done stories. Makes me wish the new EU wasn't so cannon obsessed. It was fun to see authors just run with an idea that was part of the Star Wars mythos but not constrained by cannon.
Wesley
A very mixed bag of good stories and really horrible ones. The stories all had different writers and artists so the tone varied wildly from one to the other. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it was a bit jarring because they didn't really have any clear delineation between stories. Turn the page and it's something wildly different....

It does have an early appearance of the infamous Mara Jade written by her creator, Timothy Zahn. She was much taller than I expected.
Vanya
Loved the snippets of stories outside the Star Wars movie franchise. My favorite story was Skippy the Jedi Droid and A Death Star was Born. I enjoyed reading droid Jedis and the funny antics of the Empire!
Phillip
star wars tales is my favorite comic series. sadly no more are being made but nothing good lasts forever. this series will forever change the way you look at star wars. there is so much more then on lucky blond who saves the galaxy. basically a bunch of different comics in one collection. some are serious a lot are funny. overall entertainment. not slapstick but actual entertainment.
Martina
Любимата ми история е A Death Star is born. Още рева от смях на нея! Заслужава си да ги имаш на хартия. Арта е невероятен, жалко че Артлайн май спряха да ги внасят или не знам какво стана, но им изгубих следите, като затвориха магазина на Солунска :(
Michael
This book was okay. For the most part I did not find them very well written though in some cases the base story was mildly interesting. The art was always interesting. I really would not recommend this book.
Laura
Simply amazing, made me want to read the whole series of Tales comics, which I am currently trying to do!
Stephanie
Star Wars Tales is the BEST SW COMIC SERIES. It is made of win and genius.
nethaley ⚔
meh... Star Wars isn't really my thing.
Matt
Peter David's always fun.
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