IDW Announces ‘Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures’ #1 Set 200 Years Before ‘The Phantom Menace’

by Olly MacNamee

Star Wars newest multi-media project,  Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures, has announced a new ongoing comic book set 200 years before the films.

Writer Daniel José Older, (Star Wars: Last Shot), artist Harvey Tolibao, colour artist Rebecca Nalty have come together to tell a tale of the Republic’s glory days in a new comic book series that hopes to “provides a unique perspective to pivotal moments in the Star Wars timeline that fans of all ages can enjoy”. But, mainly Middle-Age readers, which this series is primarily aimed at.

“In ‘Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures’, the Jedi have long maintained galactic peace… but the coming of a powerful new adversary called the Nihil threatens to end it all. Now, a group of Master Yoda’s young Padawan learners must protect the Republic while learning the lessons that will one day lead them to become powerful Jedi in their own right.”

As you can imagine, writer Daniel José Older is super-stoked to land this additional Star Wars gig:

“I’m so very excited to be able to tell this epic story of Padawans as the galaxy changes dramatically around them and danger lurks around every corner. Working on The High Republic has been a dream come true and getting to watch this world come to life through the brilliant art of Harvey Tolibao is one of the highlights of my career. I can’t wait for the fans to see what we’re cooking up.”

We even get a every early look at the first issue too which is rather impressive and could very well appeal to older readers too, id this is an indication if the high standards of art to expect:

Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures #1 will be out Wednesday 3rd February 2021 from IDW.

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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