Re: Star Wars Universe
There are tons of Star Wars comics by Dark Horse, but I've never read any of them.
The THRAWN trilogy by Timothy Zahn is about as good as it gets for Star Wars: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command. These are novels. It's set a few after Return of the Jedi, and the Empire has one last Grand Admiral left. All the familiar characters return like Luke, Leia, Han, Chewie, Lando return, and a few new characters are introduced that are just as great.