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Marvel ⋅ 1977
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Issues #1 - #6 are an adaptation of 'Star Wars: A New Hope'
1st appearance of Darth Vader
1st appearance of Luke Skywalker
1st appearance of Princess Leia
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1st appearance of C-3PO and R2-D2
1st appearance of Grand Moff Tarkin
1st appearance of Beru and Owen Lars
Introduction of Stormtroopers
1st cover appearance of Obi Wan Kenobi and Han Solo (not in story)
πŸ“– Reading Order: read Star Wars (1977) #1 - #6, then Princess Leia #1
Marvel ⋅ 1980
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Standard-sized comic book appearances:
1st appearance of Boba Fett, a bounty hunter
1st cameo appearance of Dengar, Bossk, IG-88 and Zuckuss - bounty hunters
1st cameo appearance of Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious
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Reprinted from Marvel Comics Super Special Magazine, adaptation of The Empire Strikes Back
Debut of Slave I, a pursuit craft
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1st full appearance of Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious in a standard U.S. comic book
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Rebirth of Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Sidious

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Exar Kun becomes The Dark Lord of the Sith
Ulic Qel-Droma is made into an apprentice of The Dark Lord of the Sith
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1st appearance of Darth Maul in an original story, specifically, the events that occured in Episode I, from the perspective of Obi-Wan, related to Yoda
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1st appearance of Darth Bane, a Sith Lord who resurrected the ancient Sith practices that had nearly been disgraced and forgotten
1st appearance of Rain, later becomes Darth Zannah
Copies ordered by retailers: 28,680
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Origin of Jango Fett
1st appearance of Fett, the father of Jango
1st appearance of Darth Tyranus aka Count Dooku, an apprentice of Yoda who turned to the Dark Side and trained under Palpatine (first appearance in an original story)
1st appearance of Jaster Meerel, led the True Mandalorians and clashed with Death Watch
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1st appearance of Montross, a Mandalorian turned bounty hunter
1st appearance of Arla Fett, the sister of Jango
1st appearance of Tor Vizsla, a Mandalorian warrior
Dark Horse ⋅ 2003
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Cover appearance of Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress, Palpatine, Queen Zalem
Dark Horse ⋅ 2004
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1st appearance of Darth Andeddu, the Immortal God-King of Prakith
Dark Horse ⋅ 2005
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1st cameo appearance of Darth Malak, a former Jedi who turned to the Dark Side during the Mandalorian Wars
1st cameo appearance of Darth Revan, an ancient and powerful Jedi Master turned Sith Lord
1st cameo appearance of Bastila Shan, a Jedi Padawan and wife of Revan
[November 2020 - Revan is the front runner from Star Wars speculators to have a role in the Mandalorian although probably not season 2]
Dark Horse ⋅ 2005
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1st appearance of Darth Nihilus, a Sith Lord whose consumption of power was so fierce, he became a wound in the force that consumed life simply by being in his presence
1st appearance of Darth Traya, a female Sith Lord who became a Dark Lord of the Sith Triumvirate
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1st cameo appearance of Darth Plagueis, an ancient and powerful Sith Lord who pursued the discovery of eternal life (one panel, mostly obscured)
Prequel story and origin of Tag & Bink
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1st appearance of Squint, later becomes Darth Malak
1st cover appearance of Jarael
According to writer John Jackson Miller (also the owner of comichron.com): Malak does not fall to the Dark Side in my comics series. He first appears under the name Squint in KOTOR #0. He first uses the alias Malak in #31. He takes the name Malak permanently in #42, which also has Revan’s origin story
Dark Horse ⋅ 2006
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1st full appearance of Darth Krayt, formerly A'Sharad Hett as revealed in Star Wars Legacy #15
1st appearance of Darth Nihl, a Nagai Warlord before being recruited to become Darth Krayt's enforcer
1st appearance of Darth Maladi, the head of Darth Krayt's strategic agency
1st appearance of the third Darth Wyyrlock, the closest ally of Krayt
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1st full appearance of Cade Skywalker and Shado Vao
1st appearance of Wolf Sazen, Jedi Master to Cade and Shado
1st appearance of Moff Morlish Veed
2nd cover appearance of Darth Talon
Copies ordered by retailers: 38,007
Dark Horse ⋅ 2006
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1st in-story appearance of Darth Talon, appeared on cover of #0
1st appearance of Marasiah Fel, a princess of the Fel Dynasty
1st appearance of Deliah Blue, a companion of Cade Skywalker
1st appearance of Jariah Syn, a bounty hunter
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1st appearance of Darth Ruyn, a Twi'lek Sith Lord
Dark Horse ⋅ 2006
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1st appearance and death of Darth Maleval, a Quarren Sith Lord known for being sadistic
1st appearance of Hondo Karr, a Mandalorian and ex-stormtrooper
Dark Horse ⋅ 2007
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1st full appearance and death of Darth Kruhl
Dark Horse ⋅ 2007
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1st appearance of Darth Stryfe, a high-ranking Sith Lord under Darth Krayt's 'One Sith' regime
Dark Horse ⋅ 2007
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1st appearance and origin of the first Darth Wyyrlok
Dark Horse ⋅ 2008
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1st appearance of Darth Azard, a Quarren Dark Lord of the Sith who wields a double-bladed lightsaber
Dark Horse ⋅ 2008
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1st appearance of Darth Reave, a Devaronian who served under Darth Krayt's One Sith
Dark Horse ⋅ 2010
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1st appearance of Darth Rauder, a high ranking commander under Darth Krayt
Dark Horse ⋅ 2010
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1st appearance of Darth Havok, a Sith Inquisitor who was once an Imperial Knight but left to serve Darth Krayt
1st appearance of Darth Yuln, a female Sith who served under Darth Krayt's Sith Order
1st appearance of Darth Bokar, a male Sith who served under Darth Krayt's Sith Order
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1st appearance of Darth Angral, a Sith Lord who had risen to prominence during the Great Galactic War
1st appearance of Darth Baras
1st appearance of Satele Shan, a Jedi Master
Characters previewed in The Old Republic: Threat of Peace ashcan with an excerpt of the first half of this issue
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1st appearance of Darth Marr, a member of the Sith Empire's Dark Council
1st appearance of Darth Vowrawn, a member of the Sith Empire's Dark Council
1st appearance of Teneb Kel, later becomes Darth Thanaton
1st appearance of the Emperor's Voice, the host body of Darth Vitiate's consciousness through which he speaks
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Copies ordered by comic shops as reported by Comichron: 16,160
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1st appearance and death of the second Darth Wyyrlock

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1st appearance of Savage Opress, brother of Darth Maul
1st appearance of Aang in standard comic book format
Flip book with The Last Airbender on the opposite side
Free Comic Book day 2011
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Prior to Dark Horse, The Last Airbender was published in Nickelodeon Magazine in comic book form and Tokyo Pop Manga editions
[August 2021 - the live-action Avatar Netflix series has been cast]
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1st appearance of Darth Mekhis, a scientist and member of the Dark Council
Dark Horse ⋅ 2013
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1st appearance of Ania Solo, a junk dealer and great-great granddaughter of Han Solo
1st appearance of Darth Wredd, a renegade Sith Lord - Wredd is identified as a Sith in Star Wars Legacy #5
1st appearance of Yalta Val, an Imperial Knight
Dark Horse ⋅ 2013
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1st appearance of Darth Luft, a Twi'lek Sith Lord
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1st mention of Darth Atrius, an ancient Sith Lord who first wielded the crossguard lightsabers as seen used by Kylo Ren
πŸ“– Reading Order: after 'The Bridge' read this issue, then Han Solo #1
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1st appearance and origin of Lord Momin, the Sith Lord who built Vader's castle and mentored Emperor Palpatine
1st appearance of Darth Shaa, the first female Sith Lord in the current Marvel canon of Star Wars stories
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1st appearance of Orla Jareni, a Jedi Knight and Wayseeker
1st appearance of Darth Krall, one of the Lost Twenty who left the Jedi Order

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