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.
Set in the Rebellion era in the events closely connected to the destruction of the Death Star, we see the inner workings of the darker side of the galaxy. It is a wide swath of early Dark Horse Vader comics. It features an assassination attempt on Vader and Palpatine. It also tells the story of what happens to Vader when his ship spirals out of control in the Battle of Yavin.
Collected here are stories of the early days of the Rebel Alliance and the beginnings of its war with the Empire—tales of the Star Wars galaxy set before, during, and after the events in Star Wars: A New Hope!
In this volume: Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine are targeted for assassination by rogue Imperial officers; Princess Leia gets her first taste of war and the sacrifices the coming rebellion will require; Vader, after surviving the destruction of the Death Star, must fight to become the leader of a pack of savage beasts; and many other stories!