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  FireHawk
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Hi, I'm new to the EU and I've been looking at getting one of the Dark Horse Omnibuses. I'm interested in either the Clone Wars The Republic goes to War Volume 1 or A War with the Empire Volume 1. Would I be confused jumping into anyone of these without having read some of the other Star Wars novels or comics? If so could anybody suggest a good one to start with?


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Sorry, I can't help, as I've not read any Clone Wars era comics, but welcome!
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Welcome FireHawk.

I've checked out on Wookieepedia what The Republic goes to war contains and I can say that it shouldn't be too confusing if you start with that. You miss a lot of Quinlan Vos stuff though, but you can read that later. Overall it's not the best colection imo, but you know what they say about oppinions. Wink

I don't know what A War with the Empire contains and can't check right now 'cause I'm in a hurry, so I'll get back to you (maybe/probably not Razz ).


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Welcome FireHawk, I was in the same boat not to long ago, when I decided to turn my attention towards the Clone Wars era comics i started with Vol. 1 republic goes to war. The Dark Horse "Star wars" comics ran for 83 issues spanning the timeline of just before episode one up untill alittle after episode three. At issue number 46 it was renamed "Star Wars Republic" on issue number 49 it became the official Clone Wars comic (and this is where Clone wars vol.1 republic goes to war starts). After episode three on the time line the comic changed again to "Star Wars Dark Times" hope this helps!
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As long as you like Star Wars, you should be good. The omnibuses pack in a lot of info, so you really don't need to read anything else before you dive in.
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Welcome to the forums, FireHawk! Very Happy
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Are there any specific types of stories of which you are particularly interested in? The Clone Wars? The Galactic Civil War? Or are you just looking for a good starting point?


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Crash Override wrote:
Are there any specific types of stories of which you are particularly interested in? The Clone Wars? The Galactic Civil War? Or are you just looking for a good starting point?



I'm just looking for a good starting point.


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If you want to start chronologically with the prequels, the first Omnibus would be Rise of the Sith, which precedes Episode I.

Chronologically the omnibuses go:

Rise of the Sith > Emissaries and Assassins > Menace Revealed > Quinlan Vos: Jedi in Darkness > The Republic Goes to War > The Enemy On All Sides > The Republic Falls

That order is largely the order that the comics were released with regard to the monthly series Star Wars Republic, although they also contain comics from other sources which are typically self-contained and thus self-explanatory as one-shots.

The prequel era also has the luxury of being published almost exclusively in chronological order since the comics were published alongside the films and slowly filled in the gaps until the next film was released. The same cannot be said for the original trilogy era Dark Horse comics, with the exception of the Marvel Star Wars comics, of which there are five omnibuses "A Long Time Ago..." volumes 1-5. Those were published in the same way as SW Republic, filling in the gaps between the films and being published alongside them. They are late 70s/early 80s comics, so the writing and the art style are vastly different than to what most people are accustomed.

If you're someone that is interested in the prequel era or if you do not have a preference toward the original trilogy or post-Return of the Jedi era, I would definitely recommend the omnibuses I listed at the top because they introduced brand new characters to go along with Episode I and were published in the same order that the stories take place in, so reading them in chronological order is the same as the publication order.


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Crash Override wrote:
If you want to start chronologically with the prequels, the first Omnibus would be Rise of the Sith, which precedes Episode I.

Chronologically the omnibuses go:

Rise of the Sith > Emissaries and Assassins > Menace Revealed > Quinlan Vos: Jedi in Darkness > The Republic Goes to War > The Enemy On All Sides > The Republic Falls

That order is largely the order that the comics were released with regard to the monthly series Star Wars Republic, although they also contain comics from other sources which are typically self-contained and thus self-explanatory as one-shots.

The prequel era also has the luxury of being published almost exclusively in chronological order since the comics were published alongside the films and slowly filled in the gaps until the next film was released. The same cannot be said for the original trilogy era Dark Horse comics, with the exception of the Marvel Star Wars comics, of which there are five omnibuses "A Long Time Ago..." volumes 1-5. Those were published in the same way as SW Republic, filling in the gaps between the films and being published alongside them. They are late 70s/early 80s comics, so the writing and the art style are vastly different than to what most people are accustomed.

If you're someone that is interested in the prequel era or if you do not have a preference toward the original trilogy or post-Return of the Jedi era, I would definitely recommend the omnibuses I listed at the top because they introduced brand new characters to go along with Episode I and were published in the same order that the stories take place in, so reading them in chronological order is the same as the publication order.


Well thanks for the info I appreciate it, ill be taking your advice

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