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Star Wars: The High Republic #1 (of 8)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.


A year after the destruction of STARLIGHT BEACON, MARCHION RO and THE NIHIL stand victorious! The galaxy is in turmoil: The once mighty JEDI are outclassed, the REPUBLIC is on its knees. On the edges of the galactic frontier, JEDI MASTER KEEVE TRENNIS leads a desperate assault against an invading force! The odds are stacked against her, but a Jedi always clings to hope. THE FORCE is with her… right? Not so fast!

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32 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Comic Crusaders

    The battle is made more complex by the presence of a Nameless which brings out doubts and fears within the Jedi before bringing Terec’s ship crashing down and turning Santar to stone. The space battle closes with the arrival of the Ataraxia ship, now in Nihil hands. Finally, Keeve learns the Hutt assassin is actually the former Nihil commander and fan favorite Lourna Dee. The return of great characters, great concepts and incredible art makes this issue a welcome return to the era of The High Republic.

  • 88

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Scott crafts a new and dark story for the Jedi following the destruction of Starlight Beacon. I like seeing the Jedi have higher stakes to deal with in this issue and how their connection to the force is compromised. It makes the story grittier and more suspenseful as you wonder if any of them can survive the threat of the Nihil. A strong return that has me excited to see where the story goes next.

    The Art: Anindito and Towe deliver fantastic art in the issue. The character moments are filled with great detail and emotion while the action is visually thrilling and exciting throughout.

  • 80

    Comic Watch

    Fans of the series will be happy to see the explosive return and pleased with the art, particularly the space travel and the battles.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    The High Republic era still hasn’t completely gelled for me and I know a lot of the reason is that I’ve mostly stuck to the comics. Cavan Scott does a solid job of working the storyline here though I’m thankful I read a few of the Shadows of Starlight issues first to fill in some of the blanks about things like the Stormwall and all. I’m glad to get back to Keeve and see how they’re handling things after some pretty bleak events have unfolded. There’s a lot going on here and it goes a bit faster into the action and scale than I think it should, but it sets the stakes out clearly and quickly while keeping some good character material in it as well.

  • 80

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    We’ve seen her trials as a Padawan to become a Jedi Knight, and now we will watch her traverse through the challenges that come with being a Jedi Master. Of course, we know one of “the Fallen” was a Jedi named Trennis. How this arc ultimately plays out will have me and other readers on the edge of our seats. Now, let’s get into this first issue.

  • 60

    The High Republic era has been downright tragic at times, and things are still tough for the Jedi as the new flagship series kicks off. The action is absolutely stellar and the issue is a total breeze to read. There’s not much to it as Scott works to set the stage for the next chapter in the saga, but there’s nothing about it to dislike, either. This is a solid start to this next wave of High Republic stories.

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