It’s High Republic season! One of my favorite things. Phase III of The High Republic publishing initiative kicked off this week with Star Wars: The High Republic – Shadows of Starlight #1 and holy hell was it a great start. You can read my breakdown of that issue here.
But today, in this post, I want to share a 5 page preview of the first issue of the main Marvel Star Wars: The High Republic run by Cavan Scott and Ario Anindito.
In the preview we see Keeve lamenting the loss of her master, Sskeer. Since she won’t ever know exactly how he became one with the force she creates horrible versions of the events in her own head.
It’s also interesting that she’s called Jedi Master Trennis by the Republic Commander who calls to her on the ship. I’m unsure if that means she’s very quickly risen to the rank of Master in the year since Starlight Beacon fell or if the Commander is just referring to her as Master simply because she’s a Jedi.
Keeve is a character to watch this phase in my opinion. We know from the Dooku: Jedi Lost book (also written by Cavan Scott) that Keeve eventually leaves the order and becomes one of the Lost 20. This means to me that there is plenty of story left to tell about her.
I’m going to be paying close attention to any character close to her as they may also appear in any future Keeve Trennis stories.
Check out the full preview below.
Star Wars: The High Republic #1 (2023)
(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!
In Shops: Nov 08, 2023
- Noto Cover A
- Wu Variant
- Suayan Connecting Variant
- Baldeon 1:25 Variant
- Suayan 1:100 Virgin Connecting Variant