Star Wars The High Republic Phase Three Reading Order & Comic Checklist

Star Wars The High Republic Phase Three Reading Order & Comic Checklist

Hola, hello, and “ruh ruh” everywookiee! The 3rd and final phase of The High Republic publishing initiative kicks off in October 2023! Like both Phase I and Phase II of the High Republic, you can expect dozens of comics and books chronicling the golden age of the Jedi and teasing the decline from prequel era.

Phase III will shift it’s focus to the Phase I storylines after Phase II took a detour 150 years in the past. Since Phase III takes place one year after Phase I all of the stories will be ~249-245 before the events of The Phantom Menace and the Sith revealing themselves to the Jedi.

If you want a short recap with my thoughts and comic speculation from Phase II of the High Republic you can read that here.

Also you can see the full Drunk Wooky High Republic Phase II variant checklist on this megapost.

This post is intended to catalog every book, comic, and variant that comes out over the next year or so to help you stay up to date and lay out all of your variant choices to choose from for Phase II of the High Republic. Once the content begins to roll out I will also provide a proper reading order for the High Republic and list out every first appearance under each book or comic.

This means that this post will evolve over time as we get more info and releases. So be sure to bookmark it and follow the drunkwooky Instagram page to stay up on the latest news.

Let’s dive in…

Star Wars High Republic Phase III Marvel Comics & Graphic Novels

Star Wars High Republic Phase III Marvel Comics & Graphic Novels

Star Wars: The High Republic Shadows of Starlight Mini-Series by Charles Soule

Star Wars: The High Republic Shadows of Starlight #1

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(W) Charles Soule (A) Ibraim Roberson (CA) Phil Noto

WHO LIVED? WHO DIED? ANSWERS TO THE GREATEST CATASTROPHE OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI!

Little has been revealed about the year following the fall of STARLIGHT BEACON and the ultimate triumph of THE NIHIL…until now! THE JEDI COUNCIL, reeling from its losses, has recalled its JEDI KNIGHTS from across the galaxy and instituted the emergency measures. MASTER YODA has a plan to save the Order and the galaxy, but he must touch the dark side to achieve it…and the consequences will be grave indeed.

Rated T

In Shops: Oct 04, 2023

SRP: $5.99

Variants:


Star Wars: The High Republic Shadows of Starlight #2

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(W) Charles Soule (A) Cresta, Marika (CA) Phil Noto

More SECRETS are revealed from the “MISSING YEAR” following the fall of STARLIGHT BEACON! ELZAR MANN and AVAR KRISS, star-crossed JEDI MASTERS, attempt to navigate a galaxy that seems determined to keep them apart… What is the STORMWALL, and what danger does it pose to THE REPUBLIC and THE JEDI ORDER?

Rated T

In Shops: Nov 08, 2023

SRP: $4.99

Variants:


Star Wars: The High Republic Shadows of Starlight Mini-Series by Cavan Scott

Star Wars: The High Republic #1 (2023)

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(W) Cavan Scott (A) Ario Anindito (CA) Phil Noto

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC RETURNS FOR ITS EXPLOSIVE PHASE III!

A year after the destruction of STARLIGHT BEACON, MARCHION RO and THE NIHIL stand victorious! The galaxy is in turmoil: The once mighty JEDI are outclassed, the REPUBLIC is on its knees. On the edges of the galactic frontier, JEDI MASTER KEEVE TRENNIS leads a desperate assault against an invading force! The odds are stacked against her, but a Jedi always clings to hope. THE FORCE is with her…right? Not so fast!

Rated T

In Shops: Nov 08, 2023

SRP: $5.99

Variants:


Star Wars High Republic Adventures Phase III Dark Horse Comics & Graphic Novels

coming soon!

Star Wars High Republic Phase III Books & Novels

Star Wars High Republic Phase III Novels

Star Wars: The Eye of Darkness

Format: Adult Novel

Author: George Mann

Release Date: November 14, 2023

One year after the tragic events of The Fallen Star, the Jedi fight to break the Nihil’s control over the galaxy.
 
The galaxy is divided. Following the shocking destruction of Starlight Beacon, the Nihil have established an impenetrable barrier called the Stormwall around part of the Outer Rim, where Marchion Ro rules and his followers wreak havoc at his every whim. Jedi trapped behind enemy lines, including Avar Kriss, must fight to help the worlds being pillaged by the Nihil while staying one step ahead of the marauders and their Nameless terrors.
 
Outside of the Nihil’s so-called Occlusion Zone, Elzar Mann, Bell Zettifar, and the other Jedi work alongside the Republic to reach the worlds that have been cut off from the rest of the galaxy. But every attempt to breach the Stormwall has failed, and even communication across the barrier is impossible. The failures and losses weigh heavily upon both Elzar and Bell as they search desperately for a solution.
 
But even if the Republic and Jedi forces manage to breach the Stormwall, how can the Jedi fight back against the Nameless creatures that prey on the Jedi’s connection to the Force? And what other horrors does Marchion Ro have in store? As desperation for both the Jedi and the Republic grows, any hope of reuniting the galaxy could be all but extinguished. . . .

Pre Order Here

Star Wars High Republic Eye of Darkness

Star Wars: The High Republic – Escape From Valo

Format: Middle Grade Novel

Written by Daniel José Older & Alyssa Wong

Illustrated by Petur Antonsson

Release Date: January 30, 2024

Star Wars: The High Republic, the New York Times best-selling series, continues. . . . For light and life!

Journey to the embattled Occlusion Zone in this action-packed adventure set hundreds of years before the Skywalker saga! It’s a dark and dangerous time for the galaxy in which communication has been rendered nearly impossible in Nihil-controlled space as the nefarious pirates continue to threaten the Republic’s very existence. Join Jedi Padawans—including Ram Jomaram—as they plot their escape from enemy territory.

Hopeful young Padawans will have to work together to overcome their fears in order to survive—and help save the galaxy.

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Star Wars: The High Republic - Escape From Valo

Star Wars: The High Republic – Defy the Storm

Format: Young Adult Novel

Written by Tessa Gratton & Justina Ireland

Release Date: March 05, 2023

Star Wars: The High Republic, the New York Times best-selling series, continues. . . . For light and life!

One year after the fall of Starlight Beacon, the galaxy is in chaos. An anarchistic group known as the Nihil has taken over a section of space now known as the Occlusion Zone. Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh and scientist Avon Starros team up in an attempt to find a way through the Nihil Stormwall to save those on the other side.

But what are the Nihil’s real plans? And what of the nameless creatures that can destroy the Jedi Order? The battle has just begun. . . .

Star Wars: The High Republic - Defy the Storm

Star Wars: The High Republic – Temptation of the Force

Format: Adult Novel

Written by Tessa Gratton

Release Date: Summer 2024

*No publisher’s description or cover art at this point.


Star Wars: The High Republic – Beware the Nameless

Format: Middle Grade Novel

Written by Zoraida Cordova

Release Date: Summer 2024

*No publisher’s description or cover art at this point.


Star Wars: The High Republic – Tears of the Nameless

Format: Young Adult Novel

Written by George Mann

Release Date: Fall 2024

*No publisher’s description or cover art at this point.


Star Wars: The High Republic – Trials of the Jedi

Format: Adult Novel

Written by Charles Soule

Release Date: Spring 2025

*No publisher’s description or cover art at this point.


Star Wars: The High Republic – A Valiant Vow

Format: Middle Grade Novel

Written by Justina Ireland

Release Date: Spring 2025

*No publisher’s description or cover art at this point.


Star Wars: The High Republic – Into the Light

Format: Young Adult Novel

Written by Claudia Gray

Release Date: Spring 2025

*No publisher’s description or cover art at this point.

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