‘Star Wars: The High Republic: Trail of Shadows’ Comic Book Announced With Daniel José Older Writing
The High Republic is going from strength to strength as a new comic book is coming from writer Daniel José Older, with art by David Wachter, and colors by Giada Marchisio.
Announced on The High Republic Show and Starwars.com the Marvel series will be titled Star Wars: The High Republic: Trail of Shadows. Older described it on Twitter as ‘a Star Wars noir detective series’.
Following the shocking events of the Republic Fair, the Jedi call upon one of their own, Emerick Caphtor, to investigate a strange mystery with ties to the Jedi Order. At the same time, Chancellor Lina Soh calls upon Sian Holt, a high-end, in-demand private detective to look into the same mystery. But will either solve this riddle before anyone else dies?
The Republic Fair is an event used to try unify planets in the galaxy, and will be one of the focal points of most of The High Republic works coming out in the next few months.
The duo of Emerick and Sian are compared to The X-Files duo Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. ‘One is more spiritual with the Jedi conduct, has his own personal and emotional approach to things, and the other is more into the detective side: sharp, practical and logical. Those personalities made interesting chemistry.’
Older has already contributed to The High Republic publishing initiative, writing IDW’s ongoing The High Republic Adventures comic book and the upcoming Race to Crashpoint Tower junior novel, due out June 29.
For the full announcement, along with Older and the teams thoughts, check out StarWars.com
Alex Newman is huge Star Wars fan and loves to keep up to date with the canon. He’s also loved movies for as long as he can remember. He’s a massive Disney and superhero fan but will watch anything. He’s worked at a cinema, a comic book store and at Disney World but is currently working in radio in London!