Between the expansive High Republic era and even more novels and comedy filling beloved parts of the timeline, Star Wars fandom has been eating well in the past year.
Since the beginning of 2021, High Republic has published three adult novels, three YA novels, three medium books, an audio drama and an accompanying screenplay, two manga volumes, and dozens of comics and short stories. And that was just the first stage.
Behind The High Republic, fans have also been treated to the many Thrawn novels, the Star Wars Visions novel inspired by the animated series, and many other books that are ubiquitous on the timeline – from the time of the prequel and the Clone Wars to stories that build on the events of the sequels. The era of the new republic.
The first two days of Star Wars Celebration 2022 in Anaheim, California, saw several panels focused entirely on Star Wars literature. The first was with Lucasfilm Publishing, who shared updates on newly published and upcoming books and teased some upcoming projects soon. The second is the much-anticipated High Republic board with original fan-favorite Project Luminous authors as well as new writers creating stories from the galaxy’s golden age.
Here are all the new books, comics, and everything else you might have missed from these boards.
News from the Lucasfilm publication board
Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories
With Star Wars and Dark Horse Comics teaming up again, it was one of the first series to come out of this relationship Hyperspace Stories An anthology series for all ages featuring stories across the Star Wars timeline.
In the Series Announcement “Fans of all ages will be treated to thrilling, exciting and emotional stories that may be more relatable than they seem,” said Michelle Sieglin, Lucasfilm’s Creative Director of Publishing. During a Star Wars Celebration panel, Sieglin and series writers Amanda Diebert and Cecil Castellucci told fans to pay attention to detail in each story, as the final series “will tell the whole story.”
Hyperspace Stories It is set for publication on August 10.
Tales from the grudge pit
Follow the same style of the beloved Tales from Vader CastleCavan Scott is back with another “scary and fun” comedy about Halloween. Tales from the grudge pit Follow the adventure of a High Republic era monster hunter Tai Yurik as she encounters a baby Wumpa, robotic ghosts, Hot dungeons, and more.
Tales from the grudge pit It is scheduled to be released on October 18.
The Supreme Republic: Stories of the Stars
The Starlight Beacon might get burned and smashed in half like the Titanic, but there are still some stories to tell. This is the place star stories Comes in. The book was originally titled fantasy set size 3 It includes short stories originally published in Star Wars from the inside Magazine or new exclusive to the group.
The cover image of the set from Titan was revealed during the session, and one of the authors, Cavan Scott, said fans had “never seen” some of the Starlight workers.
star stories Published on September 27.
The Supreme Republic: Chronicles of the Jedi
According to Siglain, Chronicles of the Jedi: An Illustrated Guide to the Galactic Golden Age It is one “to read… closely when it comes out at the end of the year.”
“It may contain some basic information about stage two and possibly stage two,” he said.
Jedi Records It is a reference book in the universe and is scheduled for release on November 29.
News from the High Republic لوحة board
Phase Two: The Search for the Jedi and the Age of Exploration
Since Phase Two is set at 150 before Phase One, it will be the furthest in the timeline we’ve seen on Star Was canon media. And just as we look back 150 years in our history, culture and technology are very different.
“This is a point in time at which this region of space is largely unknown to the Republic and not everything is closely related to each other,” author Claudia Gray said during the session.
The main points at this stage are communications infrastructure and hyperspace exploration. Innovators have compared communication in this era to “a quick pony, but with automatic machines.”
“We’ve cracked the entire galactic communication system,” author Cavan Scott said. “And these robotic devices are really important.”
New skins for Phase 2 characters
The High Republic panel at Star Wars Celebration offered the first details about Phase Two, which will launch in the fall. Just as in the first wave of Phase One, this next wave will include adult novels, YA novels, and middle grade books, along with a new and ongoing comic series and at least one audio original.
Check out some of the (not all final) covers that are impressive on the board:
convergence by Zoraida Cordova
Release date: October 4
hidden city mission by George Man
Release date: November 1
Previously disclosed: way of deception By Justina Ireland and Tessa Gratton
Release date: October 4
Caricature: unknown terror by George Mann and Star Wars: The Supreme Republic by Cavan Scott
The next wave of books and grandfather’s battle original sound
Likely to be part of the next wave of Phase Two disaster By Lydia Kang (adult novel), Searching for the tenth planet by Tessa Gratton (middle grade), and revenge road by Cavan Scott.
None of these have had cover art yet, but fans have peeked at the cover art for grandfather’s battle By George Mann, new audio drama coming January 2023. Screenwriters will be deleted after a month.
Fans will remember Jedha moon from rogue one It was destroyed in a Death Star test. Prior to its destruction, Jedha had profound historical and spiritual significance, as well as an abundance of Kyber crystals.
grandfather’s battle It is scheduled for release on January 3, 2023, with the screenwriter and e-book releasing on February 14, 2023.
Supreme Republic: The Blade by Charles Soleil
One of the most anticipated original stories of the era of the High Republic is the story of Porter Engel, better known as the Blade of Bardotta.
Porter Engle quickly became a fan favorite when he debuted in Light of the Jedi. He is the legendary Ikkrukkian Jedi who is now equally known for his cooking, especially the Nine-Egg Stew. However, his origin story “is the most epic thing I’ve ever written,” according to author Charles Sully.
blade #1 It is scheduled to be released in November 2022.
Art of the Supreme Republic
Abrams Books’ new visual reference guide, The Art of the High Republic, will explore project creation and showcase concept art for characters and locations. The book also contains an introduction written by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
During the session, writer Kristen Baffer said, “The process has been interviewing everyone at this point…and really trying to get a behind-the-scenes story about how this initiative came to be.”
Art of the Supreme Republic Releases on November 8th.
Star Wars: Yoda Sitcom
One of the most beloved and recognizable characters in all of the Star Wars movies is finally getting an origin story. Star Wars: Yoda It was just announced at Star Wars Celebration. The mini-series is set by Cavan Scott, Judy Houser and Mark Guggenheim before Luke Skywalker arrives in Dagoba in Empire strikes.
The 10-issue miniseries is said to take fans back in time to pivotal moments in the Jedi Master’s life, including memories from The High Republic and the prequel/Clone Wars era.
Read more about the new series in an interview with Scott at StarWars.com.
Star Wars: Yoda It is scheduled to be released in October.