Star Wars: Tales is
a series of comics that began on September 29, 1999 and ended on
July 13, 2005 published by Dark Horse Comics. Each issue is
an anthology of stories from various Eras
of the Star Wars timeline. Star Wars: Tales was edited by
Peet Janes (issues 1-2), Dave Land (issues 3-20) and Jeremy Barlow
(issues 21-24). They were labelled Infinities, placing them
outside the canon, although specific
stories published in issues 21-24 were considered canon
at time of publication. In 2002 Dark Horse Comics'
Free Comic Book Day release, A Jedi's Weapon, was reprinted in
Many Star Wars: Talesstories and events from the first
twenty issues have been referenced in other Star Wars publications.
This elevates the referenced aspects of the story into the canon,
but does not necessarily mean that the entire story should be
considered within the official continuity.
All 24 issues of Star Wars: Taleshave been collected in six
volumes of trade paperbacks, collecting four full
issues per volume.