Randy Stradley


Writer Randy Stradley will probably always be remembered as the man who killed Chewbacca in the Star Wars New Jedi Order series.

As Vice President of Publishing for Dark Horse Comics, the third largest comics publisher in the United States known for such titles as Star Wars, Buff and Hellboy, Randy assumed the role of Star Wars Senior Editor in 2002, as Dark Horse reorganized its Star Wars line after the release of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. He has held the position since.



Stradley’s work on issue 86 of Marvel’s Star Wars series in 1984 was his very first work in the comics industry. He later went to become VP and business partner with Mike Richardson, who founded Dark Horse comics in the 1980s to focus on movie licensed comics. The company acquired the license for Star Wars comics in the early 1990s, a few years after the end of the Marvel run and in the build-up to the prequels, re-launching the Star Wars line with such titles as Classic Star Wars (reprinting the original Star Wars newspaper strips), Dark Empire, Tales of the Jedi, Dark Empire II, etc. Stradley and Richardson would team-up to write the Crimson Empire miniseries, focusing on the Emperor’s Royal Guard.

Randy has also written under pseudonyms Mick Harrison and Welles Hartley and is looking forward to making his Caribbean debut at AnimeKon Episode V: The Empire Rises.

In The News

2014-08-22 Randy Stradley – Book Source Featured Star Wars/ AVP Author for AnimeKon 2014 - The Bajan Reporter


Books by Randy Stradley


Product Compare (0)

Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 2

Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 2

Star Wars Omnibus: Dark Times Volume 2 by Randy Stradley The last few Jedi scatter across the galaxy as the power of the Emperor and Darth Vader grows. Jedi Dass Jennir, ostracized from his only..


Showing 1 to 1 of 1 (1 Pages)