UPDATE 2/2/2021: Star Wars High Republic Adventures #1 has been released from IDW and it appears to show Marchion Ro on the last page. I admit when I’m wrong and this is an instance. I did say he could show up earlier, and he did. Check out my write up of High Republic Adventures #1 first appearances over here! So far, issue #3 appears to be his first cover appearance.
IDW have released their solicitations for April 2021 and their licensed Star Wars comics are, of course, a part of that.
Of interest to me when reviewing these solicits was the cover art for Star Wars High Republic Adventures #3 by Harvey Tolibao. It features a masked character whose swirling face plate seems to match the description of Marchion Ro, Eye of the Nihil from Charles Soule’s High Republic, The Light of the Jedi. While not necessarily the leader of the Nihil, Marchion is the one who provides them the “Paths” through which they travel the galaxy, an alternate to hyperspace.
Of course, we have Star Wars High Republic #2 and #3 from Marvel, plus Star Wars High Republic Adventures #1 and #2 ahead of this issue where Ro may appear, but heads up for a potential first appearance or first cover appearance with Adventures #3.
UPDATE 2/2/2021: Star Wars High Republic Adventures #1 has been released from IDW and it appears to show Marchion Ro on the last page.
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #3 – SPOTLIGHT
Daniel José Older (w) • Harvey Tolibao (a & c)
In the glory days of the Republic, the Jedi stand as guardians of galactic peace—until a powerful new adversary called the Nihil arrives. Zeen accompanies the Jedi to the Starlight Beacon, a glowing symbol of the Jedi and Republic. where she learns what it means to be a Padawan. Meanwhile, Krix and the Nihil fight their way through a Republic blockade to safety, and Krix begins to wonder who this strange man who helped him really is.
Writer Daniel José Older, bestselling author of Star Wars: Last Shot, and artist Harvey Tolibao bring IDW into The High Republic, a massive publishing crossover spanning comics and prose!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Order 10 copies and get one free variant cover by Yael Nathan!
Star Wars Adventures #8—Cover A: Francesco Francavilla
Sam Maggs, Danny Lore (w) • Liana Kangas, Arianna Florean (a) • Francesco Francavilla (c)
The Empire has been defeated, but that doesn’t mean that the danger is over for Luke and Leia, who find themselves in a tricky situation that they have to work together to get out of! Plus, Count Dooku has sinister plans for a Clone troop!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Star Wars Adventures #8—Cover B: Arianna Florean
Sam Maggs, Danny Lore (w) • Liana Kangas, Arianna Florean (a) • Arianna Florean (c)
Order 10 copies and get one free black-and-white variant cover by Francesco Francavilla!