In the latest episode of the Star Wars: The High Republic Show, Krystina Arielle shared details on the new High Republic comic from Marvel, the making of the High Republic comics, a deep dive into the High Republic lightsabers, and more.

Variant cover by artist Ario Anindito

Variant cover by artist Ario Anindito

What’s Happening:

  • A new episode of the Star Wars: The High Republic Show premiered yesterday, giving fans a look at a new Star Wars Marvel Comic series, a deep dive into High Republic lightsabers, and more.

New Star Wars: The High Republic Marvel Series Coming this October:

  • Star Wars: The High Republic: Trail of Shadows was announced yesterday, a new Marvel Comics series coming this October.
  • The noir-style mystery will unfold after the events of the Republic Fair and introduce new characters including Sian Holt and Jedi Emerick Caphtor who are two detectives tasked with uncovering the source of the strange new threat that could bring darkness to the Jedi Order’s golden age.
  • The new limited series will be the latest story set in the High Republic era and will be written by Daniel José Older with art by David Wachter, directly tying into the events of other High Republic sagas including the upcoming novel The Rising Storm by Cavan Scott.
  • Writer Daniel José Older told StarWars.com, “There are so many weird and terrifying threads to unravel here, and David Wachter’s excellent art fits the mood, urgency, and depth of this story perfectly. I am beyond excited to be working on this thrilling, creepy, delightful story.”

High Republic Comic Creation Discussion

  • Krystina discussed the making of the comics with Lucasfilm's Rob Simpson, writer Cavan Scott, and artist Ario Anindito.
  • Scott says it’s refreshing that they get to make stories that don’t have to fit in-between storylines, giving them a sense of freedom when creating stories to tell.
  • You can hear more about what is in store for the series, the time it takes to create the art, and their favorite characters in the video above.

High Republic Era Lightsabers:

  • Star Wars: The High Republic Show went into a serious deep dive, describing the lightsabers of several characters in the series including Stellan Gios, Vernestra Rwoh, and more.
Exclusive Target Cover

Exclusive Target Cover

Exclusive Target Cover

Exclusive Target Cover

Exclusive Book Covers:

  • Target will be receiving some exclusive covers for the upcoming books The Rising Storm and Out of the Shadows.
Exclusive Walmart Cover

Exclusive Walmart Cover

  • Out of the Shadows will also be receiving an exclusive book cover at Walmart you can check out above.