No exaggeration to say Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim was chock full of exciting news not only about upcoming Star Wars TV and films but also publishing. After revealing the next phase of the High Republic, Marvel also announced details for a ten-issue Star Wars: Yoda limited series launching this October.
Sporting a first issue cover drawn by Phil Noto, “Star Wars: Yoda will take place during Yoda’s self-imposed exile on Dagobah as he reflects on past adventures. The centuries-spanning saga will be divided into three arcs by three separate creative teams, each set during key moments in the Jedi Master’s long and legendary life.”
The creative team for the first arc will consist of New York Times bestselling author Cavan Scott and artist Nico Leon with “a story set during the Star Wars: The High Republic era.” The creative teams of writer Jody Houser and artist Alessandro Miracolo and then writer Marc Guggenheim and artists Luke Ross will follow with stories set just before the Prequel Trilogy and near the end of the Clone Wars. The final issue will see Scott and Leon return to complete the saga.
According to the press release, “Yoda’s first-ever solo comic series will reveal unexplored aspects of the Jedi Master’s storied history and shed new light on the mystery that surrounded the iconic character since his debut.” I’m sure I’m not the only one holding out for Yoda encountering
Baby Yoda Grogu or at least a secret romance with Yaddle!
As writer Cavan Scott told StarWars.com:
“I’ve been lucky to write Yoda in various projects over the last few years, most notably in Dooku: Jedi Lost, and every time I write him my love for him deepens. It’s fair to say that my study at home is a shrine for three Star Wars icons: there are a lot of Obi-Wan figures; many, many, many, MANY pieces of Ewok merchandise (do I love those murder bears more than the Lepi? Don’t tell Jaxxon, but there’s every chance!); and then there is Yoda. The little guy is everywhere, in models, in art, and in lots of LEGO. Yoda casts a long shadow over anything he appears in, and writing him is a privilege and a responsibility I take seriously.”
Editor Mark Paniccia added:
“I’ve been wanting to do a Yoda book since I started working on the STAR WARS titles. Yoda is a very special character to me as he is to everyone working on this series. We all have our hearts and souls in this and I hope the fans enjoy it as much as we have putting it together. It’s really unique and I’m very proud of it.”
Look for Star Wars: Yoda #1 to arrive in comic stores in October.