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Star Wars: The High Republic - Shadows Of Starlight #1 (of 4)

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WHO LIVED? WHO DIED? ANSWERS TO THE GREATEST CATASTROPHE OF THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE JEDI! Little has been revealed about the year following the fall of STARLIGHT BEACON and the ultimate triumph of THE NIHIL… until now! THE JEDI COUNCIL, reeling from its losses, has recalled its JEDI KNIGHTS from across the galaxy and instituted the emergency measures. MASTER YODA has a plan to save the Order and the galaxy, but he must touch the dark side to achieve it… and the consequences will be grave indeed.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    SWNN - Star Wars News Net

    This comic unofficially kicked off the final phase of the High Republic. Yes, we had Tales of Light and Life, which was MASTERFUL. But this comic gives us the most to chew on for where we are now. It propels us forward, and I am beyond excited, with a touch of terrified, to see how it all plays out.

  • 90

    Fortress of Solitude

  • 86

    The Super Powered Fancast

    The Story: Soule crafts an exciting, thrilling and entertaining story in this issue. I continue to love the risks being taken with the High Republic era of stories and this one has some fantastic moments that tease the world of Star Wars that we all come to know. I love how the story mirrors moments and lessons that the Jedi are learning the hard way. I’m also excited to see what happens with the next encounter with the Nihil and how Yoda will be changed by his experiences with Azlin Rell.

    The Art: Roberson creates some fantastic art in the issue. The visuals are stunning, filled with amazing details and capture the eye and the imagination.

  • 80

    There’s a lot of information and exposition to process in Shadows of Starlight, which essentially acts as a kick-off issue for this next story in the High Republic era. It’s dense, but the payoff is grand and the tale that it promises is plenty exciting. Soule once again finds a new nugget of intrigue within the inner workings of the Force, something that seems more improbable each time he does it.

  • 80

    The Fandom Post

    I’m very curious to see where this series is going to go in exploring what events fall out from the destruction of the Starlight Beacon. You can see familiar threads to the Clone Wars era easily enough but there are different things at work here that will impact it. Just the scale alone and the way that the enemy is so much more known. Soule’s script is solidly done with a lot of dialogue and exposition to help fill in some of the blanks but also enough space in the back half to allow it to breathe. Roberson’s artwork captures things well and it has the familiar cohesive look that most of the Star Wars books do and that makes for an engaging reading experience.

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