Last year Dark Horse reacquired the Star Wars license from IDW Publishing with new titles. Today the publisher provided updated information on its all-ages expansion into the Star Wars: The High Republic publishing initiative with two previously-announced series and an all-new one-shot.
On the previously-announced title front, New York Times bestselling author Daniel José Older and artist Toni Bruno join forces for Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, an eight-issue miniseries launching later this month and focusing on 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.
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.
Also previously announced, Star Wars: The High Republic: The Nameless Terror is a four-issue miniseries dropping in December from writer George Mann and artist Eduardo Mello.
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!
Finally, there’s the newly-announced Star Wars: The High Republic: Quest of the Jedi, a one-shot due out in March 2023 from writer Claudia Gray and artist Fico Ossio.
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?
The High Republic initiative has thus far encompassed dozens of releases in multiple mediums from prose to comics to audio drama. The initiative is currently in the first wave of its second phase, “Quest of the Jedi;” a full reading guide for The High Republic can be found here.
Look for Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures , Star Wars: The Nameless Terror and Star Wars: Quest of the Jedi to arrive in comic shops November 30, 2022, December 28, 2022, and March 1, 2023 respectively.