View Full Version : How Do You Rate The Dark Horse Star Wars Comic Series?

05-27-2008, 12:21 AM
I need to kill time. So grading them A-F, here's how I feel:

B - Golden Age of the Sith
A - Tales of the Jedi
C - Knights of the Old Republic
B - Republic
A - Clone Wars
D - Dark Times
F - Empire
F - Rebellion
F - Vader's Quest
B - Shadows of the Empire
B - Rogue Squadron
C - Shadows of the Empire: Evolution
C - Dark Empire
C - Crimson Empire
D - Jedi Academy Leviathon
F- Union: The Wedding of Luke and Mara
B - Legacy

Maybe I forgot a series title in there here or there - I left out the Jabba and Boba Fett stuff deliberately - as it didn't interest me.

But looking at these grades, it's easy to see how some could say they hate the EU - there's more bad than good, even when I myself, an EU "fan," rank them. However, having those that I awarded the "A's and B's" to, has really been a joy in my Star Wars fandom, such that I want action figures and recognition for that EU being the quality that it is.

I think others mistake my appreciation for the Expanded Universe to mean that I even liked stuff I graded with an "F" above. I don't like it. I wished I had a rating even below "F" for Vader's Quest! It was the worst of the worst, with "Union" following not far behind.

IF YOU'VE READ THESE SERIES, how do you rate the ones on this list?

figrin bran
05-27-2008, 01:43 AM
I've not read them all but of the ones I have...

A+ Tales of the Jedi
B+ Republic
C- Knights of the Old Republic
C-/D+ Legacy

Never mind the storylines, the current artwork for KOTOR is horrible and is probably going to drop it into D range pretty soon.

Bel-Cam Jos
05-29-2008, 11:03 PM
Same as figrin bran, I've not read them all (NR = not read). But I'll add one or two:

C+ - Golden Age of the Sith
C+ - Tales of the Jedi
C - Knights of the Old Republic
? - Republic (NR)
? - Clone Wars (NR)
? - Dark Times (NR)
? - Empire (NR)
? - Rebellion (NR)
C- - Vader's Quest
A- - Shadows of the Empire
? - Rogue Squadron (NR)
C+ - Shadows of the Empire: Evolution
B - Dark Empire
B- - Crimson Empire
C- - Crimson Empire II
C+ - Jedi Academy Leviathon
C - Jedi vs. Sith
B- - Union: The Wedding of Luke and Mara
? - Legacy (NR)
B - Chewbacca

El Chuxter
05-29-2008, 11:59 PM
You left off the various Droids series. They'd be a solid B+, except for C-3PX, who rockets them into an even A.

05-30-2008, 12:31 AM
More importantly, I forgot Jedi Vs. Sith.

I'd rate that with a "C." The Darth Bane novels that came out recently that immediately preceede and follow the comic are a notch better. So I was careful to rate the comic by itself.