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Your Guide To Star Wars: Age of Republic

Your Guide To Star Wars: Age of Republic

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There are not many film franchises that can boast having such expansive history as Star Wars. Thanks to three film trilogies, there is so many characters and eras to explore. Throughout 2019, Marvel Comics will be doing just that with their Star Wars comics and it all kicks off with Age of Republic.

Age of Republic will consist of a group of one-shot stories which each focus on a character that originates from the prequel trilogy. Four comics will focus on our favourite heroes, another four on badass villains, as well an oversized special that features a handful of lesser know characters of the prequel era.

Age of Republic: Darth Maul cover by Paolo Rivera.
Age of Republic: Darth Maul cover by Paolo Rivera.

But the prequels are bad! Why are they revisiting that period of time?

It’s no secret that the prequel trilogy is seen as a low point of Star Wars. Although, as the fantastic Star Wars Minute podcast has pointed out countless times, there are solid ideas within these three movie that just happened to be poorly executed.

As a result, there’s more than enough to explore and expand on in comic book form regardless of what you thought of George Lucas’ vision.

Who are the creators involved?

Apart from the Age of Republic Special, all of the writing duties are taken care of by Jody Houser. Houser is no stranger to the Star Wars comic books, penning the Rogue One and Thrawn adaptations.

Art duties are split up depending on which end of the spectrum of heroism/villainy they fall on.

On the light side of the Force, there’s Cory Smith. Smith has done an array of different comic book work from Spider-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nova, among others.

One the dark side of the Force, there’s Luke Ross, who will be taking care of art of the villain-centric stories. Ross is no stranger to the dark side, previously drawing the Thrawn adaptation and a Darth Maul miniseries for Marvel.

Age of Republic: Qui-Gon Jinn cover by Paolo Rivera.
Age of Republic: Qui-Gon Jinn cover by Paolo Rivera.

So, which characters are part of Age of Republic?

Below are all of the comics that are part of Age of Republic. As mentioned previously, there is not a specific reading order to these one-shots so I have listed by release order.

Age of Republic: Qui-Gon Jinn
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Cory Smith.
Available from December 5th, 2018.

Age of Republic: Darth Maul
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Luke Ross.
Available from December 12th, 2018.

Age of Republic: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Cory Smith.
Available from January 2nd, 2019.

Age of Republic: Jango Fett
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Luke Ross.
Available from January 9th, 2019.

Age of Republic Special
Written by Ethan Sacks, Jody Houser, and Marc Guggenheim. Art by Carlos Gomez, Paolo Villanelli, and Casper Winjngaard.
Characters featured: Mace Windu, Asajj Ventress, and Captain Tex.
Available from January 16th, 2019.

Age of Republic: Anakin Skywalker
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Cory Smith.
Available from February 6th, 2019.

Age of Republic: Count Dooku
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Luke Ross.
Available from February 13th, 2019.

Age of Republic: Padme Amidala
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Cory Smith and Wilton Santos.
Available from March 6th, 2019.

Age of Republic: General Grievous
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Luke Ross.
Available from March 13th, 2019.

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Star Wars: Age of the Republic – Villains cover.

Collected Editions

Age of Republic – Heroes
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Cory Smith.
Collects: Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala.
Available from May 14th, 2019.

Age of Republic – Villains
Written by Jody Houser. Art by Luke Ross.
Collects: Darth Maul, Jango Fett, Age of Republic Special, Count Dooku, General Grievous.
Available from May 21st, 2019.

Who Is Your Favourite Star Wars Character From The Prequels?

Don’t be afraid to say that it’s Jar Jar Binks – I won’t judge you! Let me know your favourite character in the comments below or via Facebook or Twitter.

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