Star Wars: Rebellion Companion Guide

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Hello readers, and welcome to the Star Wars companion guide for the Rebellion! With the release of Andor, I thought it would be good to revisit the Rebels and their adventures to take down the Empire.

In a deleted scene from Revenge of the Sith, we saw the formation of the Rebellion. Senators Bail Organa, Padmé Amidala, and Mon Mothma meet with a few of their colleagues to discuss what is happening in the Republic and how the fear that Palpatine might not give up power. Even though Padmé wasn’t able to continue to fight Bail and Mon continued to keep her idea alive. 

Although we’ve seen the start of rebel cells before I’m excited about this new adventure! I can’t wait to see Diego Luna and Genevieve O’Reilly return to their roles as we learn more about these beloved characters.

Quick start:

  • Rebel Rising (2017) (novel)
  • Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (2016)
  • Rebels (2014)
  • Andor (2022)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  • Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)

As always, strong recommendations are in bold. Have fun watching!

“Rebellions are built on hope.”

Cassian Andor
Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in Andor now on Disney+. (Disney/Lucasfilm)

 

Rise of the Rebellion (32 – 0 BBY)

Once the Rebellion was put together, Bail Organa began secretly leading rebel cells against the Empire. These rebel cells were called Ghost and Phoenix squadrons and later officially joined the Rebel Alliance. From 11-2 BBY we see the stories of these rebels and everything they do to take down the Empire.

The Galactic Republic (Before 19 BBY)

  • 32 BBY
  • Queen’s Peril (2019) (novel)
    • Parallel to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

 

The Galactic Empire (19 – 0 BBY)

  • 21-17 BBY
  • Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel (2016)
  • 19 BBY
  • The Bad Batch (2021)
  • 13 BBY
  • Rebel Rising (2017) (novel)
  • 11 BBY
  • A New Dawn (2014) (novel)
  • 5 BBY
  • Rebels (2014)
  • Andor (2022)
  • 3 BBY
  • Leia, Princess of Alderaan (2017) (novel)
  • 2 BBY
  • Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader’s Castle (2018) #1-5
  • Star Wars Adventures: Return to Vader’s Castle (2019) #1-3
  • Vader: Dark Visions (2019) #1-5


 

A New Hope (0 BBY – 3 ABY)

Rogue One is my favorite addition to the Star Wars saga. It was so well done, I loved all of the characters, and it was an emotional story that I was immediately invested in. Seeing Rogue One in theaters is a fond memory I will have forever. 

  • 0 BBY
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
    • Star Wars: Rogue One Graphic Novel (2017) #1 (comic adaptation)
    • Rogue One Novelization ()
    • Guardians of the Whills (2017) (novel)
  • Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)
  • From A Certain Point of View (2017)
    • Anthology of 40 short stories
  • Battlefront II: Inferno Squadron (2017) (novel)
  • Princess Leia (2015) #1-5
  • Heir to the Jedi (2015) (novel)
  • The Weapon of a Jedi: Luke Skywalker (2015) (novel)
  • Star Wars (2015) #1-75
  • Darth Vader (2015) #1-3, 5-16, 25
  • Doctor Aphra (2016) #3-4, 7-9, 13-25, 27, 30-40

Rogue One POV and Dr. Aphra


 

End of the Empire (3 ABY – 34 ABY)

One of my new favorite eras of Star Wars is post-Empire Strikes Back. I love the new stories being told through comics. Doctor Aphra is one of my favorite comic additions over the last few years. She explores an aspect of Star Wars I’ve never thought about, archeology! I also love her partnership with Darth Vader. It’s a chaotic pairing but I can not get enough of them. 

I’m also enjoying diving into what happened after Return of The Jedi. Knowing that the Empire was still out there thanks to many of the books makes me view the movie in a different light. It’s chilling to know that even after everything the Rebels did Palpatine still had major plans. 

  • 3 ABY
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • The Empire Strikes Back: From a Certain Point of View (2020) (novel)
  • Doctor Aphra: An Audiobook Original (2020)
  • Star Wars (2020) #1-29
  • Darth Vader (2020) #5-6, 8, 10-14, 16-18, 20-21, 24-25
  • Doctor Aphra (2020) #1, 6-8, 12-13, 15-16, 21, 23, 25
  • Bounty Hunters (2020) #1, 3, 6-14, 16, 18, 25-26
  • Crimson Reign (2020) #2-3, 5
  • War of the Bounty Hunters (2020) #1-5
  • 4 ABY
  • Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure (2015) (novel)
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • The Princess and The Scoundrel (2022) (novel)
  • Shattered Empire (2015) #1-4
  • Alphabet Squadron (2019) (novel)
    • Alphabet Squadron: Shadow Fall (2020) (novel)
    • Alphabet Squadron: Victory’s Price (2021) (novel)
  • 5 ABY
  • Aftermath (2015) (novel)
    • Aftermath: Life Debt (2016) (novel)
    • Aftermath: Empire’s End (2017) (novel)
  • 7 ABY
  • Last Shot: A Han and Lando Novel (2018) (novel)
  • 21 ABY
  • Shadow of the Sith (2022) (novel)
  • 28 ABY
  • Bloodline (2016) (novel)
  • 34 ABY
  • Poe Dameron (2017) #7-9, 13-14, 17-18, 20

Rebels books and comics


That’s everything that will help you keep up with the Rebellion! Are you excited for Andor? Let us know on Twitter @MyCosmicCircus and follow us for more Star Wars news!

Also, check out my other Star Wars companion guides such as the one for Princess Leia linked below!

Princess Leia Companion Guide

princess leia companion guide

All images courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm

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