IDW Publishing has announced that Lucasfilm’s entire team of Star Wars: The High Republic lead story architects – Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, Cavan Scott, and Charles Soule – are coming together for the first time this December for the one-shot comic Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021.
“I’ve been asking to write a Star Wars comic for years, so I’m incredibly psyched that IDW gave me the chance,” states Claudia Gray. “Telling a High Republic story – especially about the crew of the Vessel, who are favorites of mine – has been a great way to begin. As rewarding as it is to write novels, there’s a special magic about actually seeing your creations on the page.”
“It’s super-exciting to be able to share a story featuring Vernestra and Stellan,” adds Justina Ireland. “Getting a chance to show them working together while Vernestra was a Padawan has been a ton of fun.”
“This project is exceptionally cool because it has the whole team together in one place, doing what we love – telling stories of this amazing new era in the galaxy far, far away,” says Daniel Jose Older. “For my part, I’m thrilled to introduce readers to a few characters that we’ll be learning more about in my upcoming work.”
“It’s great to be back writing my favorite Tempest Runner, Lourna Dee, who takes on a rather surprising Jedi,” Cavan Scott adds. “There’s one thing you can be sure about with Lourna: she always looks after what matters most… herself!”
“I am so happy to be part of this project,” states Charles Soule. “For one thing, I haven’t written these characters in well over a year, and for another, it is a chance to work directly with the rest of the Project Luminous crew, which is always a blast. I’m excited for people to see this one.”
Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures Annual 2021 is set to go on sale in December 2021.