Star Wars: The High Republic phase 2 will begin this fall, with a whole new series of comic books, novels, and children’s books. May 26 at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, Lucasfilm and Marvel Comics announced both a new ongoing series and a new limited comic book series, expanding the Star Wars lore and continuing to explore the history of the galaxy.
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Debuting in October, Star Wars: The High Republic #1 takes place 150 years before Phase 1. Writer Cavan Scott and artist Ario Anindito, the same creative team behind volume 1 of the series, will reunite for this new chapter in the High Republic saga.
This new ongoing series will focus on Jedha, a Force-connected planet, as Jedi Vildar Mac arrives at the same time as a “nameless terror,” only to discover the planet’s peace is falling apart. In addition to doing the interior art, Anindito will also illustrate the cover for issue #1.
Then in November, Charles Soule and Marco Castiello will team up for Star Wars: The High Republic – The Blade, a four-part limited series focused on Porter Englem, the Jedi-turned-cook better known as the Blade of Bardotta.
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Starting with issue #1, the series will explore Porter’s backstory, and likely draw larger connections to the overall High Republic story and the Star Wars universe as a whole. Issue #1 will feature cover art by Guiseppe Camuncoli and Frank Martin.
Star Wars: The High Republic is a multimedia project exploring the history of the galaxy two centuries before the events of The Phantom Menace. The publishing initiative officially launched in 2021, and will head into phase 2 this year.
Star Wars characters are beginning to appear in live-action after debuting in comic books, like Black Krrsantan the bounty hunter Wookiee (opens in new tab) from The Book of Boba Fett.