11, MILWAUKIE, OR—Coming off the heels of penning the breakout hit Mass Effect: Redemption and the gripping
finale of Knights of the Old Republic,
writer John Jackson Miller introduces us to Kerra Holt, a young Jedi who’s
about to realize that her role in the galaxy is far more important, and vastly
different, than she could have ever imagined.
Set one thousand years before Episode I, in a time referred to as the “Dark Age
of the Republic,” this story takes place in an era when the Sith were
legion and the Republic was strained to the breaking point, leaving
large swaths of the galaxy with no one to turn to. This pivotal time in
the history of Star Wars has been largely unexplored, until now.
Additionally, for the first time ever, the writer of this new comics series will also be authoring a novel for Del Rey Books, set in the same era and involving the same cast of characters in an all-new adventure. It’s going to be a unique event for Star Wars, and one that will give fans a whole new perspective on the galaxy.
such wonderful chaos going on in the galaxy in this period,” said
writer John Jackson Miller. “More than a generation before Darth Bane introduced the Rule
of Two, Sith Lords are colliding not just with the Republic, but with each
other. Kerra’s going to find that good intentions just may not be enough in a
galaxy gone mad! This is a wide-open area to explore, and I’m thrilled that
Dark Horse and Del Rey have given me this opportunity to do so.”
“With John writing both the comics and the
novel, Knight Errant will be a Star Wars story on a scale
we’ve never undertaken before," said comic-series editor Dave Marshall. “This
will be a first-of-its-kind opportunity to introduce the Expanded Universe of
the Dark Horse comics to the fans of the Del Rey novels and vice versa!”
more news in the coming months, look for Star
Wars: Knight Errant to arrive on shelves later this fall!
About Dark Horse
Since 1986, Dark
Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation
can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown
company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and
creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to
publishing comics from top talent like Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman,
Gerard Way, and comics legend Will Eisner, Dark Horse has developed such
successful characters as the Mask, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Additionally, its
highly successful line of comics and products based on popular properties
includes Star Wars, Indiana
Jones, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily
the Strange, Tim Burton, Trigun, and Serenity. Today,
Dark Horse Comics is the third-largest comic-book publisher in the U.S. and is
recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of licensed comics
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Posted originally: 2010-02-11 00:40:01