Dark Horse Comics and Lucasfilm have announced that they are expanding their all-ages Star Wars comic book license to include a series of original graphic novels which will kick off in April 2024 with the release of Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories – Qui-Gon, timed to coincide with the impending 25th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
“I’m thrilled to be getting my hands on Qui-Gon at long last!” said writer George Mann, who is teaming with artists Andrea Mutti and Gigi Baldassini on the graphic novel. “He’s such an icon of the Prequel era, and it’s a real joy to be able to add to his story. Expect everything from lightsaber battles to creepy investigations, from dark side sects to familiar faces, as we check in on Qui-Gon at three pivotal moments in his life, venturing to the streets of Jedha as a Padawan, to the distant world of Cerosha as a lonesome Jedi Knight, and deep into the wreck of an ancient spaceship as a Jedi Master. Count Dooku! Young Obi-Wan! It’s all here! Plus, of course, the most gorgeous art from Andrea and Gigi.”
Following the release of the Qui-Gon graphic novel, subsequent volumes in the line will centre upon Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Rey, General Grievous, Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader, with further details to be announced. In the meantime, here’s the cover art for Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories – Qui-Gon from artist Michael Cho, along with the official plot description…
Qui-Gon Jinn is one of the most revered Jedi of all time. From his youth as a gifted Padawan under Count Dooku, to his years as a skilled Jedi Master and one of the most respected Force wielders in the history of the Jedi Order, his story is truly remarkable. This particular tale looks at a series of recurring events from across his life, slowly bringing together clues over the years to help Qui-Gon complete the puzzle of some of the Force’s many mysterious followers: The Brotherhood of the Ninth Door. Secret Force abilities could make them a great ally to the Jedi, or a powerful enemy. Master Qui-Gon and his eager young Padawan learner, Obi-Wan Kenobi, must uncover their secrets before they fall into the wrong hands!
Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories Qui-Gon will release on April 23rd 2024.