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Inside the World of "Star Wars" Comic Books

Dark Horse Comics' "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" is one of the latest Star Wars series, which is loosely based on the best-selling video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

Dark Horse Comics’ "Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic" is one of the latest Star Wars series, which is loosely based on the best-selling video game Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic.

"Star Wars: Legacy" is another new Star Wars series from Dark Horse, which takes place 130 after the original movie "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope."

"Star Wars : Legacy" is another new Star Wars series from Dark Horse, which takes place 130 after the original movie "Star Wars Episode IV : A New Hope."

Bioware's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) not only became a critically acclaimed RPG and possibly the best Star Wars game of all-time, but it also inspired the creation of the new Dark Horse comic book series.

Bioware’s Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) not only became a critically acclaimed RPG and possibly the best Star Wars game of all-time, but it also inspired the creation of the new Dark Horse comic book series.

The sequel Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, developed by Obsidian Entertainment, was released in late 2004 (Xbox) and early 2005 (PC). A third installment in the KOTOR series is rumored to be in the works.

The sequel Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic II : The Sith Lords, developed by Obsidian Entertainment, was released in late 2004 (Xbox) and early 2005 (PC). A third installment in the KOTOR series is rumored to be in the works.

Written by John Jackson Miller and penciled by Brian Ching, "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" takes place eight years before the events of the KOTOR video game.

Written by John Jackson Miller and penciled by Brian Ching, "Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic" takes place eight years before the events of the KOTOR video game.

KOTOR focuses on the character of Zayne Carrick, a Padawan who becomes hunted by the Jedi Order after being wrongfully accused of a crime.

KOTOR focuses on the character of Zayne Carrick, a Padawan who becomes hunted by the Jedi Order after being wrongfully accused of a crime.

Early art from "Star Wars: Legacy"," written by John Ostrander and penciled by Jan Duursema.

Early art from "Star Wars : Legacy"," written by John Ostrander and penciled by Jan Duursema.

"Star Wars: Legacy" follows Cade Skywalker, a descendant of Luke Skywalker, who left the Jedi Order and became a space pirate.

"Star Wars : Legacy" follows Cade Skywalker, a descendant of Luke Skywalker, who left the Jedi Order and became a space pirate.

The first issue of Marvel Comics' Star Wars series, which was published shortly after the release of the first movie in 1977.

The first issue of Marvel Comics’ Star Wars series, which was published shortly after the release of the first movie in 1977.

"Star Wars: Dark Empire" marked the return of Star Wars comic books in the early 1990s, when Dark Horse Comics purchased the Star Wars license from LucasArts.

"Star Wars : Dark Empire" marked the return of Star Wars comic books in the early 1990s, when Dark Horse Comics purchased the Star Wars license from LucasArts.

"Star Wars Tales" was a Dark Horse series that ran from 1999 to 2005 and was cancelled shortly before the creation of the two newest Star Wars titles, KOTOR and "Legacy."

"Star Wars Tales" was a Dark Horse series that ran from 1999 to 2005 and was cancelled shortly before the creation of the two newest Star Wars titles, KOTOR and "Legacy."