Starwars.com published solicitations for the next wave of High Republic stories across all media, comics, books, and more today.
Marvel, IDW, and Viz Media’s comic book offerings were included.
It looks like the High Republic overarching story will be comprised of two main components in this next wave. First, a “Republic Fair” designed by the Chancellor to celebrate the abundance unity can bring to the galaxy. The Padawans of High Republic Adventures will team up with Leox Gyasi and the crew of the Vessel (formerly seen in “Into the Dark” novel by Claudia Gray). So, we will probably get our first comic appearance of Leox ( a Han Solo type freighter/smuggler), his navigator, Geode, and his co-pilot Affie Hollow comic up in the next couple Adventures issues here, but definitely by issue #6. However, you can’t have star without the wars, so madness ensues with the Nihil. Meanwhile, Avar Kriss and Keeve Trennis investigate the Drengir and just who the Great Progenitor are in Marvel’s The High Republic.
Edge of Balance will feature Lily Tora-Asi who made her first unnamed cameo in Star Wars The High Republic Adventures #3.
Of course, the non-illustrated fiction (or “novel” or “real books”) world has some offerings fleshing these story threads out as well.
Check out the solicits below and grab a pre-order from TFAW!
Yes, before you ask, Geode is a rectangular rock. He’s destined to enter the hallowed ranks of Jar Jar Binks and Jaxxon in the Star Wars canon.
Format: 13+ Comic Book Series
Author: Cavan Scott
Artist: Pencils by Georges Jeanty
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
On-Sale Date: June 2, 2021
HEART OF THE DRENGIR!
- New story arc!
- The REPUBLIC FRONTIER in crisis! The JEDI of STARLIGHT BEACON join forces with their most feared enemy to face the terror of the unstoppable DRENGIR horde.
- AVAR KRISS and her new allies fight nightmarish creatures on a harsh lava world. Can young Jedi KEEVE TRENNIS save her former master from the darkness?
- Also who or what is the GREAT PROGENITOR?!
THE HIGH REPUBLIC ADVENTURES #6
Format: All-Ages Comic Book Series
Author: Daniel José Older
Cover Artist(s): COVERS Harvey Tolibao (A), Ilias Kyriazis (RI)
On-Sale Date: July 7, 2021
New story arc!
As the galaxy prepares for the Republic Fair, Qort and Farzala leave their Padawan friends to join Leox Gyasi and the crew of the Vessel on a secret mission for the Jedi. What could possibly go wrong? As it turns out: literally everything.
Format: 13+ Manga
Author: Justina Ireland and Shima Shinya
Artist: Mizuki Sakakibara
Cover Artist: Mizuki Sadadibara
On-Sale Date: September 7, 2021
In the aftermath of the Great Hyperspace Disaster, young Jedi Knight Lily Tora-Asi is assigned to help displaced civilians relocate to Banchii, a planet in the Inugg system far in the Outer Rim. While balancing the arrival of incoming settlers and teaching the Padawans on their Temple outpost, Lily must also confront an attack by the insidious Drengir and, after the events of the Republic Fair, deal with the growing threat of the Nihil. But the dangers to Lily and her Padawans are much closer than she thinks….
Format: 13+ Serialized Fiction
Author: Justina Ireland
Artist: Louie De Martinis
Cover Artist(s): N/A
On-Sale Date: June 8, 2021
In preparation for the Republic Fair on Valo, the Agrarian and Agricultural Alliance is having their annual seed bank conference on Starlight Beacon. This is a chance for the agricultural experts from all over the galaxy to come together to discuss experimental farming techniques and sustainability. Administrator Velko Jahen and Starlight Beacon’s Head of Security Ghal Tarpfen have been stressed nearly to the breaking point with ensuring the safety of the Starlight while also making certain that the conference goes off without a hitch. And the pair will be pushed to the limit when the Drengir slither onto the scene…
Publisher: Del Rey
Format: Adult Novel
Author: Cavan Scott
Cover Artist: Joseph Meehan
On-Sale Date: June 29, 2021
Following the dramatic events of Light of the Jedi, the heroes of the High Republic era return to face a shattered peace and a fearsome foe.
In the wake of the Great Hyperspace Disaster and the heroism of the Jedi, the Republic continues to grow, bringing more worlds together under a single unified banner. Led by Chancellor Lina Soh, the spirit of unity extends throughout the galaxy, with the Jedi and newly established Starlight Beacon station at the vanguard.
In celebration, the chancellor plans “The Republic Fair,” a showcase of the possibility and peace of the expanding Republic—a precept the Jedi hope to foster. Stellan Gios, Bell Zettifar, Elzar Mann, and others join the event as ambassadors of harmony. But as the eyes of the galaxy turn toward the Fair, so too does the fury of the Nihil. Their leader, Marchion Ro, is intent on destroying this spirit of unity. His storm descends on the pageantry and celebration, sowing chaos and exacting revenge.
As the Jedi struggle to curb the carnage of the rampaging Nihil, they come face to face with the true fear their enemy plans to unleash across the galaxy. The kind of fear that even the Force cannot shield them from.