ByMatthew Chapman, writer at Creators.co
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Matthew Chapman

In 2015, Marvel took possession of the Star Wars license from Dark Horse, and since then, we have seen an influx of comics hitting the shelves. Alongside the general Star Wars comic, there are also multiple stand alone characters who headline their own titles, including Princess Leia, Poe Dameron, Lando, Kanan, Darth Vader and Han Solo.

With more films already in production and more being planned all in conjunction with the numerous tie-in books and comics scheduled to hit our shelves, we are going to become even more familiar with these characters from a galaxy far, far away.

'Princess Leia, Star Wars and Darth Vader.' [Credit: Marvel Comics]
'Princess Leia, Star Wars and Darth Vader.' [Credit: Marvel Comics]

Hot on the heels of the news that a second Darth Vader comic is in the works, let's take a look a six characters who should headline their own comic book series.

1) Boba Fett

Boba Fett [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
Boba Fett [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

Despite only spending a short time on screen, has become one of the franchise's most beloved characters. In the prequels, the bounty hunter's story was slightly lengthened when we saw a younger Boba Fett — but it was in the books, comics and animated shows that we learnt the most about his character...

And there's still more to learn — Including how his armor became so worn with marks, how did he survive the fall into the sarlacc pit and how did he seek revenge for his fathers death. Giving Boba Fett his own title would provide writers with the perfect opportunity to explore his back story further.

2) Maz Kanata

Maz Kanata [Credit: Walt Disney]
Maz Kanata [Credit: Walt Disney]

One of the many new characters that we were introduced to in was , who clearly shares a relationship with Han and Chewbacca that predates the film. This connection was barely touched upon and with Han's death, it's possible we won't hear anymore about it.

As if that wasn't interesting enough, the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Visual Dictionary, also revealed that Maz can use the Force to locate items connected to the Force. It would be awesome to see the true extent of what her character can do.

3) Hera Syndulla

Hera Syndulla [Credit: Disney XD]
Hera Syndulla [Credit: Disney XD]

We haven't seen very much of a backstory for Hera in , but there are multiple storylines that we could see explored in a comic book. For example, Hera's own title could touch upon the beginning of the relationship she shared with Kanan or how she became such an awesome pilot. Another alternative would be to see how each of the Rebels crew came to be on the Ghost.

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4) Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker [Credit: Walt Disney]
Luke Skywalker [Credit: Walt Disney]

It has been 30 years since the events of Return of the Jedi, and in that time, Luke set up a new Jedi training school. Even though we know how things turned out, it would still be interesting to see the Jedi master in his early days, setting up the school and recruiting his new students.

5) Chirrut and Baze

Chirrut and Baze [Credit: Walt Disney]
Chirrut and Baze [Credit: Walt Disney]

These two were one of the best parts of and while we saw how their stories ended, I would love to see how it all began too. Before the events of the film, Chirrut and Baze were Guardians of the Whills and looked after the Kyber Temple on Jedha. It would be fascinating to see how they came to meet and what life was like for them both before and after the Empire took over Jedha.

Guardians of the Whills is an upcoming novel due for release in May that will focus on Chirrut and Baze prior to the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but these two struck me as people who have even more stories to tell!

6) Dooku

Dooku [Credit: 20th Century Fox]
Dooku [Credit: 20th Century Fox]

There are plenty of stories that could be told about . Starting out as Yoda's Padawan, Dooku eventually became a Jedi Master and got a Padawan of his own — Qui-Gon Jinn. Dooku later became disillusioned with both the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic, turning to the Dark Side to serve under Darth Sidious.

Imagine reading a comic that spans Dooku's life. What was it like training with Yoda? Was Qui-Gon as mellow as a student as he was a master? What specific events caused his descent to the dark side?

With eight films, two animated shows and countless novels and comics in the Star Wars canon, there are an infinite number of characters who could have their life stories explored in comic book form. With news that things didn't turn out so well for Jar Jar Binks, we could even see a comic focused on the most hated Star Wars character of all.

Who would you like to see in comic book form? How are you liking the Star Wars comics so far? Let us know in the comments section below.

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