The Crushing Comics Guide to Star Wars – your guide to watching, reading, and collecting Star Wars Expanded Universe canon films, TV shows, novels, and comic books. Last updated April 2017 with titles scheduled for release through December 2016.
The film The Phantom Menace (1999) begins in 32 BBY with the blockade of Naboo. Though the film occurs in a matter of days, this page covers all canon media that occurs prior to the film and which continues through 22 BBY – just prior to the assassination attempt on Senator Amidala that begins Attack of the Clones.
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and its adaptations
Comic: Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
Collects Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) #1-4. This adaption predates the New Expanded Universe, but as a film adaptation the material is still adjacent to canon if not official.
Photo Comic: Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Photo Comic (2007)
A comic adaptation of the film using film stills rather than illustrations.
Graphic Novel: Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy – A Graphic Novel (2017)
A graphic novel adaptation of the canon story of all three of the prequel films in the style of Disney animation.
- Junior Novelization by Patricia C. Wrede
- Young Readers Little Golden Book by Courtney Carbone
- The Phantom Menace Read-Along Storybook and CD by by Elizabeth Schaefer and Brian Rood
- Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace – A 2015 video game
- The Prequel Trilogy Stories – A Young Readers adaptation of all three of the prequel films
- 5-Minute Star Wars Stories & 5-Minute Stories Strike Back – A Young Readers adaptation of stories from throughout the series
Episode I – The Phantom Menace era canon story order
Short Story: “A Recipe For Death” from Tales From a Galaxy Far, Far Away Volume I: Aliens (hardcover)
This story currently has the distinction of being the earliest confirmed tale in the new EU, occurring over 100 years prior to Force Awakens in Maz Kanata’s castle.
Comic: Star Wars (2015) #26-29 in Star Wars (2015), Vol. 5: Yoda’s Secret War
This flashback arc tells pre-movie story with Yoda. The collection also includes #30-31, which are not part of this flashback story.
Comic: Star Wars: Darth Maul #1-5 (2017) in Star Wars: Darth Maul
This series also includes a back-up that occurs during Phantom Menace
The Phantom Menace and its adaptations occur here.
Video Game: Star Wars Battlefront II (contains battles from throughout the film series)
Comic: “Probe Droid Problem” in Darth Maul (2017) #1
Comic: Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin #1-5 in Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin