After Disney’s buy out of Lucasfilm, the company reset its continuity in preparation for The Force Awakens. While thousands of stories were now rendered non-canonical, they are still available in print under the “Legends” label. As the new canon stories come in to create a new continuity, many are wondering… what were or are the last few Expanded Universe stories written?
We’ve come up with a list of the last few Expanded Universe stories to be released for those who may have missed out on them. While we may not be getting any more new stories in the EU, we’ll always have the wealth of tales it generated over its 20 year run. Here are the last few for your reading pleasure.
While this technically isn’t one of the very last books, it is the last one to feature new adventures for Luke, Han, and Leia after Return of the Jedi. In fact, this is the last book to uphold all the post-Return of the Jedi storylines featuring the original film characters that started in the Bantam era and continued into such storylines as the New Jedi Order, Legacy of the Force, and Fate of the Jedi.
Publication date: July 9th, 2013
The first in a proposed trilogy of books set after A New Hope, Razor’s Edge is a Leia centric story following her attempts to secure supplies for the Rebels, only to discover a fleet of pirates from her destroyed home planet of Alderaan.
Publication date: September 24th, 2013
Darth Maul in a gladiatorial prison is a pretty bad ass premise. A follow up to the novels Darth Maul: Saboteur and Darth Plagueis, Lockdown does a lot of cool character building for Maul with the set up of an 80s action movie.
Publication date: January 28th, 2014
Essentially a Star Wars version of Shane starring Obi-Wan Kenobi set during his time in exile on Tatooine after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
Publication date: July 29th, 2014
The last Star Wars comic published by Dark Horse is also the one farthest in the future after the original films. Set 138 years after A New Hope, Legacy shows a very different galaxy than we’ve seen before. Volume 2 acts as a sequel to the original Legacy run. Fitting that the last comic should also be the one that is at the most futuristic point in a timeline spanning thousands of years.
Publication date: August 27th, 2014
The last Star Wars Expanded Universe book from the writers of The Expanse book series. A Han centric story that was supposed to act as the middle book in the Empire and Rebellion series, preceded by the Leia story Razor’s Edge. The third book, the Luke Skywalker focused Heir to the Jedi, was conscripted into the new canon as a standalone novel.
Publication date: March 4th, 2014
Originally released in December of 2011, Bioware’s MMO is still going strong. Set thousands of years before the films, the game acts as a sequel to the first two Knights of the Old Republic games from developers Bioware and Obsidian. The latest expansion pack, Shadow of Revan, was released on December 9th 2014. No further expansion packs have been announced, but that does not mean they aren’t in development. Short stories are also still regularly published on the official site, making The Old Republic the last bastion for fans of the Expanded Universe continuity.