BBY/ABY is used to position items along the Star Wars Timeline. BBY refers to Before the Battle of Yavin. ABY refers to After the Battle of Yavin. The Battle of Yavin in Episode IV: A New Hope occured in 0 BBY/ABY.
The Youtini Expanded Universe Ranking system is a 1-5 scale that ranks EU book quality, difficulty, and importance. Books closer to Level 1 are easier to read and understand, more important, and of higher quality.
A counterpoint to the Anakin Skywalker story released a week prior, Age of Republic – Count Dooku is at once a one-shot that is an entertaining and immersive glimpse of a character rarely given his due, and a part of a larger conversation in the back-and-forth heroes and villains format of the Age of Republic series from Marvel. In this issue, Count Dooku is on a mission to Sullust, at once accomplishing a task for his Master, Darth Sidious, and also pursuing his own hidden agenda. We glimpse into his backstory as he fought to hide his dark nature from the Jedi. Plus, the art by Luke Ross masterfully conveys the gravitas of Lee that we see onscreen!
THE FORMER JEDI BEGINS LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR HIS SITH MASTER! However, an unexpected encounter with an old student threatens his plans. Caught between his old life and his new, will DOOKU be able to protect the secrets of the SITH? And does he control the DARK SIDE, or is he merely its tool?