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 Return of the Jedi occurs in 4 ABY, beginning with Luke’s arrival at Jaba The Hutt’s palace on Tatooine in 4 ABY and ending with the rebel’s victory at The Battle of Endor. This period of canon stories also includes the immediate aftermath of that victory through ~6 ABY, which saw the dissolution of the Empire and Republic’s rise through.
Note that some short stories, comic strips, young readers adaptations and activity books, and web browser games have been omitted from this order.
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi and its adaptations
Young Readers: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Beware the Power of the Dark Side! by Tom Angleberger
Comic: Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (hardcover / paperback TBA)
A recolored modernization of the original comic adaptation from Marvel.
Photo Comic: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Photo Comic (2008)
A comic adaptation of the film using film stills rather than illustrations.
Graphic Novel: Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – A Graphic Novel (2016)
A graphic novel adaptation of the canon story of all three of the original trilogy of films in the style of Disney
- Junior Novelization (2004) by Ryder Windham (2004)
- Young Readers Little Golden Book by Geof Smith, Caleb Meurer, and Micky Rose
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD
- Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories – A Young Readers adaptation of all three of the original trilogy films
- 5-Minute Star Wars Stories & 5-Minute Stories Strike Back – A Young Readers adaptation of stories from throughout the series
Episode VI – Return of the Jedi era canon story order
Return of the Jedi and its adaptations occur here.
Comic: Star Wars: Journey to Star Wars: the Force Awakens (oversized hardcover / paperback)
This comic story occurs directly after the climax of Return of the Jedi. Also collects Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1: The Phantom Limb, which fits into the next era.