Cavan Scott previews Marvel’s newest Star Wars comic book series

Cover art for Star Wars: The High Republic comic. Photo: Star Wars/Marvel.
Cover art for Star Wars: The High Republic comic. Photo: Star Wars/Marvel. /

Fans are getting an exclusive look into the new Marvel Comics series Star Wars: The High Republic by Cavan Scott.

Now that the Skywalker Saga is complete, Lucasfilm is gearing up for its multi-publisher initiative The High Republic, which will begin releasing through comic books, adult and young adult novels, and children’s books in January 2021. Set to explore an earlier time in the Star Wars universe, about 200 years before The Phantom Menace, The High Republic will introduce Star Wars fans to a time in the galaxy when the Jedi Order is at its strongest. This will be a sharp contrast to the Skywalker Saga, which told the story of the Jedi Order’s tragic fall and promise of an eventual return.

A dream team of Star Wars storytellers

Several projects under The High Republic umbrella have already been announced, including stories by Charles Soule, Justina Ireland, Claudia Gray, and Daniel José Older. recently gave fans an exclusive sneak peek into the opening pages of Star Wars: The High Republic, a comic series to be penned by Cavan Scott and published by Marvel.

The comic will focus on a new character named Keeve Trennis, a “fierce young Padawan… trying to prove herself to her teacher, the Trandoshan Jedi Master Sskeer,” according to Scott. The preview gives us a glimpse into the art by Ario Anindito and Mark Morales, and Scott had this to say about their collaboration, “Keeve is exactly how I imagined. No, actually she is a lot more.”

Expanding the Jedi mythology

Scott is no stranger to the Star Wars universe, having previously expanded the mythology behind Count Dooku in the original audio drama Dooku: Jedi Lost, as well as four books in the Adventures in Wild Space junior novel series. With The High Republic, we’ll get to see a rare look into Jedi training in a galaxy where the Sith aren’t a threat, which creates unlimited potential for stories that can further develop and deepen the Jedi mythology in the Star Wars universe.

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