Everything We Know About Star Wars: The High Republic's Books and Comics So Far

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Everything We Know About <i>Star Wars: The High Republic</i>'s Books and Comics So Far

Thanks to Star Wars: The High Republic, we’re finally getting stories from a new time period in a galaxy far, far away. Set 200 years before Episode I: The Phantom Menace, The High Republic is a “publishing-led Star Wars storytelling initiative” that features interconnected books and comics from various publishers.

A press release explains that The High Republic, which was previously titled “Project Luminous,” is “set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their height, serving and protecting the galaxy.” The promotional video below strikes Arthurian and Wild West vibes, likening the Jedi of this time to both Knights of the Round Table and Texas Rangers of the Republic’s frontiers. We’ll also get to see new villains in the form of “space vikings” called the Nihil. Their motto? “You can’t take it with you, but we can take it from you.”

In true Star Wars fashion, the main details are still under wraps. But we do know that something called the “Great Disaster” kicks off The High Republic’s drama.

Books and comics for adults, teens and children will roll out in phases over the coming years. Phase I is called “Light of the Jedi,” and its first titles will debut at Anaheim’s Star Wars Celebration in August 2020. Here’s what we know about the first five releases so far:

Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule

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Release Date: August 25th from Del Rey

Story Type: Novel for Adults

Publisher’s Description: Two hundred years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, in the era of the glorious High Republic, the noble and wise Jedi Knights must face a frightening threat to themselves, the galaxy, and the Force itself…

Here’s the pre-order link.

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Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage by Justina Ireland

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Release Date: September 8th from Disney Lucasfilm Press

Story Type: Middle Grade Novel

Publisher’s Description: When a transport ship is abruptly kicked out of hyperspace as part of a galaxy-wide disaster, newly-minted teen Jedi Vernestra Rwoh, a young Padawan, an audacious tech-kid, and the son of an ambassador are stranded on a jungle moon where they must work together to survive both the dangerous terrain and a hidden danger lurking in the shadows.

Here’s the pre-order link.

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Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark by Claudia Gray

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Release Date: October 13th from Disney Lucasfilm Press

Story Type: Young Adult Novel

Publisher’s Description: Padawan Reath Silas is being sent from the cosmopolitan galactic capital of Coruscant to the undeveloped frontier—and he couldn’t be less happy about it. He’d rather stay at the Jedi Temple, studying the archives. But when the ship he’s traveling on is knocked out of hyperspace in a galactic-wide disaster, Reath finds himself at the center of the action. The Jedi and their traveling companions find refuge on what appears to be an abandoned space station. But then strange things start happening, leading the Jedi to investigate the truth behind the mysterious station, a truth that could end in tragedy.

Here’s the pre-order link.

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Star Wars: The High Republic written by Cavan Scott, artist TBA

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Release Date: TBA from Marvel Comics

Story Type: Comic Book Series

Publisher’s Description: No description has been released yet, but we do know the characters on the cover are two of the Nihil.

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Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures written by Daniel José Older, artist TBA

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Release Date: TBA from IDW Publishing

Story Type: Comic Book Series

Publisher’s Description: No description has been released yet, but we’re already obsessed with the adventurers on the cover.

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