Lady Qi’ra Stands Front And Center In ‘Star Wars: Hidden Empire’ Connecting Variant

by Tony Thornley

This November, the final part of Charle Soule’s game changing trilogy of Star Wars stories set between Episodes V and VI will begin in Star Wars: Hidden Empire. Breakout character Lady Qi’ra is front and center, as the Crimson Dawn continues their war with the Empire and its Sith leaders.

Soule and artist Steven Cummings kick off the miniseries on November 16th. Lady Qi’ra has been waging her war against the Empire for months, and now their true goal stands revealed- ridding the galaxy of the Sith! The series will also feature a series of connecting variant covers by Cummings featuring the key players in the story.

The mysterious syndicate Crimson Dawn and its leader Lady Qi’ra have become the galaxy’s most wanted criminals, as Emperor Palpatine realizes the scope of Qi’ra’s plans against him and moves to destroy her. But Qi’ra still has tricks up her sleeve, and with the help of the Knights Of Ren and her many other allies, she will not go down without a fight!

Hidden Empire is set between Episodes V and VI. So, there are things this story can do and things it can’t,” Soule explained to “That said, I think it will deliver a deeply satisfying conclusion to Qi’ra’s arc here, and readers will understand how her choices in this story impacted events all across the Star Wars galaxy at this time. As with many of the comics and novels and ancillary stories beyond the films, the idea is to deepen the experience and understanding of the characters. There are direct connections here to both The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi — and beyond — and I think the fans will be very happy.”

Be sure to pick up Star Wars: Hidden Empire when it debuts on November 16th.

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