Hey, EveryWookiee! Here you’ll find my constantly-updated list of High Republic first comic book appearances and key comic book issues. All entries on this list are converted and added to the main Star Wars Comics First Appearance and Key Issue Database, WookyWiki.com!
Cover Appearances, First Appearances, and Key Issues
First Cover Appearances (9):
- Keeve Trennis (Cover A Noto, Aninditio incentive, Sway incentive, Camuncoli store variant, Kuder store variant, Vilannelli store variant, 2nd printing, 3rd printing).
- Sskeer (Cover A Noto, Aninditio incentive, Vilannelli store variant, 2nd printing, 3rd printing).
- Avar Kriss (Cover A Noto, Cover B Hans, 2nd printing)
- Terect and Ceret (Anindito incentive)
- Lourna Dee, and an unconfirmed Kassav Milliko (Kenny Blanche Concept cover)
- Stellan Gios (Second Print)
- Elzar Mann (Second Print)
First Interior Pages (confirmed) (7): Keeve Trennis, Sskeer, Estala Maru, Veter, Supreme Chancellor Lina Soh, Matari, and Voru.
Unnamed or Cameo appearances (4): Elzar Mann, Burryaga Agaburry (wookiee), Mikkel Sutnami (Ithorian), Stellan Gios.
Star Wars High Republic Adventures #1 (IDW 2/3/2021):
First Cover Appearances (4): Lula Talisola, Qort, and Farzala (left to right on Cover A).
First Interior Pages (confirmed) (8): Lula Talisola, Qort, Farzala, Bibs, Zeen Mrala, Torben “Buckets of Blood” Buck, Krix, Cham.
Unnamed or Cameo appearances (1): Marchion Ro, Eye of the Nihil.
Star Wars High Republic #2 (Marvel 2/3/2021):
First Cover Appearances: None. Although Terec and Ceret appear on the beautiful Witter incentive variant, they first appeared on the Anindito for High Republic #1. The Cover A Noto and store variants do not have any first cover appearances either.
First Interior Pages (Confirmed): Terec and Ceret.
Cameo: Vernestra Rwow (identified only as “Rwoh”, appears on one page)
Star Wars High Republic Adventures #2 (IDW 03/03/2021):
First Appearance: Marchion Ro, Eye of the Nihil.
First Cover Appearances: Torben “Buckets of Blood” Buck has a first cover appearance on the 1:10 Yael Nathan cover.
Cameo: Vernestra Rwoh, Imri Cantaros (one page, each unnamed).
Star Wars High Republic #3 Mike Mayhew Exclusive (3/3/2021)
First Cover Appearance: Marchion Ro, Eye of the Nihil (tied with Sliney Wanted Comix Exclusive (below)).
Available on Wednesday 2/10/21 for pre-order at Mikemayhewstudio.com, KRS Comics, Black Flag Comics, Mutant Beaver Comics (Canada), and Limited Edition Comix (UK). Try your luck on the Ebay secondary market if you strike out on Wednesday 2/10/21.
Star Wars High Republic #3 Wanted Comix Exclusive (3/3/2021)
First Cover Appearance: Marchion Ro, Eye of the Nihil (tied with Mayhew Exclusive (above)).
Available February 23, 2021 through Wanted Comix.
Star Wars High Republic #3 Forbidden Planet Kev Walker Exclusive (3/3/2021)
First Cover Appearance: Jedi Grand Master Veter.
Available through Forbidden Planet UK.
First appearance of Nihil beast, the Bogaranth.
First appearance of Kantam Sy, Lula Talisola’s Jedi master. He is identified by name.
First cameo of Lily Tora-Asi, the protagonist from the upcoming Manga, Edge of Balance (September 2021). Her first full appearance may be in the upcoming Free Comic Book Day issue due out August 2021.
First appearance of Marchion Ro’s flaship, the Gaze Electric.
First Internal Pages Appearances: Vernestra Rwoh, Imri Cantaros, Archivist Orbalin.
Cameo: Potential first cameo of Reath Silas and Jora Malli in Drengir flashback. Cameo of unnamed Hutt.
First Internal Pages Appearances: Myarga the Benevolent (Hutt).
Miscellaneous Mentions and References:
Star Wars Adventures #30 (IDW 1/29/2020): I’ll admit that we’re starting out on a very minor key, if it can be called a key issue at all. One of the two tales in this issue references the villains of the High Republic, the Nihil, once as the alleged marauders who destroyed a library.
The Rise of Kylo Ren #3 ( Marvel 2/12/2020): Avar Kriss first appears here in a brief hologram in two panels. She is unnamed in this issue.
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #6 (Marvel 11/25/2020): The First appearance of a “Path Engine”, Nihil technology that permits the Nihil to travel uncharted hyperspace paths and make short, burst jumps, including inside gravity wells of planets.