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Comic Book Review: Star Wars The High Republic #1

Last week was an amazing week for Star Wars fans! Not only did we get new novels for the highly anticipated Star Wars: The High Republic series, we also got the first Marvel Comics release as well! Written by Cavan Scott, this comic series takes place at the same time as the Light of the Jedi novel by Charles Soule, when the galaxy is at peace and is ruled by the Republic.

Star Wars: The High Republic #1 Review

The High Republic Plot

Star Wars: The High Republic #1 takes us to the planet of Shuraden. There we see Padawan Keeve Trennis walking through a wooded area, followed by one of the locals named Kanrii. As Kanrii keeps asking her question after question, we learn very quickly that they are not alone, and that she had another reason to be on Shuraden than the training she originally thought she was doing. Also while there, things took an unexpected turn as a group of Ridadi tore through the woods destroying everything in their path, and began to head to Kanrii’s village!

While all this is happening on the planet of Shuraden, we also get a look into the Jedi’s new space station, the Starlight Beacon. This space station will serve as a ray of hope for all to see. There we see Jedi Masters Avar Kriss, Maru, Veter, and another that I don’t want to spoil for you, getting ready for the opening ceremonies of the Starlight Beacon.

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The Creative Team

Writer Cavan Scott did an amazing job with the Star Wars: The High Republic story! Everything flowed perfectly as the different stories throughout this comic transitioned to one another. The artist team of Ario Anindito (Artist), Mark Morales (Inker), Annalisa Leoni (Colorist), and Vc’s Ariana Maher (Letterer) also did a great job in keeping the story flowing smoothly. The art was fresh and colorful and gave a new and optimistic feeling to the story. Also, the text was placed perfectly and was easy to read, as it transitioned from speech, thoughts, and sounds.

My Final Thoughts

Star Wars: The High Republic #1 is a must-read! At first, I was a little worried about a story of nothing but Jedi. But writer Cavan Scott quickly took those worries away as I read more and more. This story just gives a fresh new story and look to the Jedi that I think was needed. Now I know this is just issue #1, but I am excited to see where this story goes when issue #2 is released on February 3, 2021. On a scale of 1 to 5 Hashtags, I give The High Republic #1, a Hashtag score of 4.5!

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We Want To Hear From You

Have you picked up your copy of Star Wars: The High Republic #1? If so, then what were your thoughts on the first story of this series? Well, That Hashtag Show wants to hear from you!

You can tell us your thoughts on The High Republic #1 by leaving a comment below or hitting me up at starwarsnerd574. You can also join me at the Midwest Star Wars Fanatics fan page to chat all things Star Wars. Also, make sure to stay up to date on all the Star Wars news by following us at ThatHashtagShow.com. More importantly, be safe, I can’t wait to see you all at Celebration 2022.

By Greg Evans

Retired and disabled Army veteran that uses pop culture and writing to help deal with PTSD & depression.

Never be afraid to ask for help. #22aday

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