The first volume of Star Wars Comic began publication to coincide with the cinematic release of The Phantom Menace in July 1999. Volumes 2 and 3 were launched to coincide with the releases of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in 2002 and 2005 respectively. The issue numbering would begin again from issue 1 upon the launch of each volume. Following the launch of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV series in 2008, a new volume of the comic would begin when a new season of the TV show began airing, meaning there would typically be a new volume each year. The fifth volume was launched in 2009, now being published under the name Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic, running for thirteen issues. The comic underwent a redesign at this time, featuring only a single comic strip per issue, which were original stories produced by Titan Magazines as opposed to reprints from Dark Horse comics. The title also began to incorporate features such as character profiles and episode guides, as well as more child-friendly content such as puzzles. It later moved on to volume six. The comic was retitled to simply ‘Star Wars Comic’ once again in 2014 for its seventh and final volume, running for eight issues before the title ceased publication all together after fifteen years.