New Dark Horse all-ages Star Wars graphic novels kick off with Hyperspace Stories: Qui-Gon

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Dark Horse Comics and Lucasfilm Publishing announced the launch of a new Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories original graphic novel line. Each volume will stand alone as a brilliant showcase of some of Star Wars’s most iconic characters. The full line-up includes Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Qui-Gon Jinn, Rey, General Grievous, Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader. Each volume will be lovingly crafted by Star Wars all-star authors including George Mann (Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures—The Nameless Terror), New York Times bestselling writers Cecil Castellucci (Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories), Justina Ireland (Star Wars: The High Republic—A Test of Courage), and Michael Moreci (Stranger Things)–just to name a few! Art, colors, and letters are also provided by a stellar cast of Star Wars creators new and old including Andrea Mutti, Lucas Marangon, Michael Atiyeh, and Nick Brokenshire, who each bring their unique style to the Star Wars comics universe. Covers for the Hyperspace Stories OGN line will be illustrated by superstar artist Michael Cho (Shoplifter).

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which landed in theaters May 19, 1999, this unique series of books will kick off with Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories–Qui-Gon, written by George Mann with art by Andrea Mutti and Gigi Baldassini, arriving in April 2024. 

“I’m thrilled to be getting my hands on Qui-Gon at long last!” said writer George Mann,  “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.”   

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! 

“We’re so excited to bring these original graphic novels to Star Wars fans of all ages,” said Michael Siglain, creative director, Lucasfilm publishing. “These are all swashbuckling standalone stories that focus on classic characters and showcase why they’re so beloved and iconic. And in addition to highlighting these galactic heroes and villains, we’re also really embracing the medium, telling tales as only comics can.”

Featuring a cover by award-winning artist Michael Cho, Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories Qui-Gon Jinn spans 80 pages and is a standard comic size (6.625” x 10.1875”) original graphic novel, which will arrive in bookstores April 23, 2024 and comic shops on April 24, 2024. Future books will be announced with details at a later date, but you can pre-order Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories–Qui-Gon now at your local comic shopbookstoreAmazon, or Barnes and Noble now for $19.99.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away …

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