Marvel Star Wars: Age of …Comics Rankings

Credit Worthy (#1–8)

These single issues are strong enough to stand on their own.

1. Age of Resistance: Rose Tico

2. Age of Rebellion Special

The most unique reading experience in the series | credit Marvel Comics

3. Age of Republic: Qui-Gon Jinn

A story about a Jedi doing what Jedi are supposed to…serve. (caption)

4. Age of Republic: Jango Fett

We learn what Jango feels is his true legacy | credit Marvel Comics

5. Age of Rebellion: Grand Moff Tarkin

Star Wars canon is trying hard to make Grand Moff Tarkin interesting by placing him in almost every story set during the Reign of the Empire: Rebels, The Bad Batch, Rogue One. He even made an appearance in The Clone Wars. In 2015, Lucasfilm Press and Del Rey released Tarkin by James Luceno, which chronicles Tarkin’s rise within the Empire, working with Vader, and his eventual promotion to Grand Moff. It is a struggle to get through.

6. Age of Republic: Anakin Skywalker

What could have been? That is the question if Anakin Skywalker did not “die” and become Darth Vader. The answer is probably a great leader who could have been an ally to ending slavery across the galaxy. As it turns out, he became complicit, using the same tactics as the Separatists under the Empire.

7. Age of Republic: Obi-Wan Kenobi

For a quick summary before diving into Obi-Wan Kenobi or even Prequel Trilogy, this is a good one-shot that encapsulates Kenobi’s fears of failing his Master and, ultimately, his Padawan.

8. Age of Resistance: Poe Dameron

I don’t know why I like this story so much, but Poe Dameron’s life before joining the Resistance was a good choice to center his one-shot on. The complacency of the New Republic between Episode VI and Episode VII is just starting to be explored in shows like The Mandalorian, and there is plenty of room for more stories. In Age of Resistance: Poe Dameron, the New Republic’s inaction is close to a breaking point, and Poe Dameron is caught in the middle, sensing that something is not quite right.

Two Credits Are More Than One (#9–16)

Best to pair these stories together to get a meaningful canon experience.

9. Age of Rebellion: Luke Skywalker | 10. Age of Resistance: Supreme Leader Snoke

Palpatine tried to manipulate Luke early on into his awareness of the young Skywalker. Just like we see Palpatine grooming Anakin in content like Obi-Wan and Anakin, he tries to do the same with Luke.

11. Age of Republic: Padmé Amidala | 12. Age of Rebellion: Princess Leia

Both mother and daughter take matters into their own hands and are not beneath trickery in disguise to get results. For Padmé, it is a mission to find allies during the Clone Wars. For Leia, it is a mission to rescue the man she loves from Jabba the Hutt. Both put themselves in danger on the front lines and take advantage of others underestimating them.

13. Age of Resistance: General Hux | 14. Age of Resistance: Captain Phasma

Is there a better way to show why the First Order barely lasted than showcasing these two psychopaths?

15. Age of Republic: Darth Maul | 16. Age of Republic: Count Dooku

Dooku is right about one thing but so wrong about the other | credit Marvel Comics

17. Age of Republic: General Grievous

The first two-thirds of this comic are Grievous being Grievous from The Clone Wars (a fairly one-note villain). There is only a hint of new character development in the last third where you see what he looked like before he got addicted to cybernetic enhancements.

18. Age of Rebellion: Boba Fett

Once upon a time, this story of Boba Fett would have been a welcome addition to the Star Wars canon. In 2019 when this issue came out, Fett had not yet made his return in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. However, we have much more character development, so this one-shot feels dated. Still, it does pair well with who Boba Fett used to be before he underwent his sarlaac pit transformation and emerged as more of an anti-hero than antagonist.

19. Age of Rebellion: Jabba the Hutt

Hutt politics is something Star Wars should consider devoting more time to, perhaps in a novel. Live-action seems too expensive as the Hutt Twins were only in The Book of Boba Fett for two scenes in the entire six-episode series.

20. Age of Rebellion: Lando

I am not the biggest fan of Lando, but the most interesting element of his character is his role in Cloud City. It is not defined well in the films, so other canon materials have had to do the work of explaining what a Baron Administrator does. Apparently, it is a glorified Chief Operating Officer/Operations Director. But, Lando Calrissian is also about high stakes, so not so by the book when it comes to keeping the lights on in Cloud City.

21. Age of Resistance: Rey

Operating at a Loss (#22–27)

Don’t waste your money and just go to Wookiepedia.

22. Age of Republic Special

This special includes Asajj Ventress, Mace Windu, and a Captain Rex/Jar Jar story. The Asajj story comes out on top, exploring her soft spot for sisters during her second career as a bounty hunter.

23. Age of Rebellion: Darth Vader

Vader serves the will of Palpatine (like the apprentices before him), and Palpatine will sacrifice anyone in his Empire to make that point. That is something we have been shown many times in canon.

24. Age of Rebellion: Han Solo

Let’s set aside that Chewbacca does not even get a story in the Age of Rebellion: Special let alone his own one-shot.

25. Age of Resistance: Finn

If only Tom Taylor could do in this one-shot for Finn what Tom Taylor did for Rose in Age of Resistance: Rose Tico. Rose’s one-shot improved upon the character because it informed her motivations in The Last Jedi.

26. Age of Resistance: Kylo Ren

I will be blunt: This is a pointless plot that conveys the same thing which the Sequel Trilogy films showed: Kylo Ren is chasing Darth Vader. Has he learned nothing from staring at his charred grandfather’s helmet?

27. Age of Resistance Special

Asajj is a hero to two girls in the Republic Special issue | credit Marvel Comics

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