It’s anew day for Star Wars fans, with the dawning of the High Republic. The classic, golden age of the galaxy is set to get some big time play.
Turning back the clock
Star Wars has had prequels before, of course, but not like this. The High Republic era hasn’t been explored at all really in the main film series, or anywhere else for that matter.
And while we’ve seen the era pop up here and there as of late, iconic Star Wars publisher Dark Horse Comics has a bunch of stuff planned. It’s not going to take long to start seeing it either, as it’s all set to arrive either before the end of this year, or in early 2023.
Those new books will come in the form of two (sounds like) mini-series’, as well as a one-shot that might be the sleeper of the bunch. Unfortunately, that’s the one that we have to wait til March ’23 for, but that’s the way the thermal detonator bounces.
Here’s the rundown:
- Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, eight issue series: From New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older comes the origin story of Jedi Sav Malágan. As a teenage Padawan, Sav has been training her entire life to understand the ways of the Force and become a Jedi Knight, until a chance encounter with pirate queen Maz Kanata and her outlaw crew finds Sav longing for greater adventures beyond her world of disciplined studies.
- Star Wars: The High Republic: The Nameless Terror, four issue mini-series: A routine Jedi mission to the planet Dalna suddenly comes under deadly assault by an unseen foe. Cut off from help, a Republic Pathfinder team with three Jedis aboard, find themselves cornered in their crashed ship. Will they be able to make their stand here, or will they fall prey to the ruthless predator and Nameless Terror!By chance, the news of an alliance of dark Force users requires Sav to join her new friends to uncover the true nature of this dark alliance.
- Star Wars: The High Republic: Quest of the Jedi one-shot:On the ancient world of Angcord, the Force works in unforeseen ways. When legendary Jedi Knight Barnabus Vim and his intrepid Padawan arrive on this mysterious world, seeking an ancient artifact of the Force, they quickly find more than they were bargaining for. But just what is the mysterious Echo Stone, and what does its existence mean for the continued survival of all those who call Angcord home?
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures spins out of writer Daniel José Older and artist Toni Bruno, while Star Wars: The High Republic: The Nameless Terror comes from George Mann, Eduardo Mello, and Ornella Savarese. As for that one-shot, Star Wars: The High Republic: Quest of the Jedi is written by Claudia Gray and features art from Fico Ossio.
Look for them in stores November 30, 2022 (Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures), December 28, 2022 (Star Wars: The High Republic: The Nameless Terror), and March 1, 2023 (Star Wars: The High Republic: Quest of the Jedi).