Marvel Announces Star Wars: The High Republic – Trail of Shadows

The story of the High Republic continues in a new Marvel miniseries coming this fall. has shared the first details for Star Wars: The High Republic – Trail of Shadows. It’s a cosmic mystery that also weaves elements of noir and detective fiction into the Star Wars canon.

Trail of Shadows is the House of Ideas’ second foray into the High Republic era, (the flagship series is currently five issues into its run). The new series picks up after the “shocking events” of the Republic Fair, a World’s Fair-esque exhibition held on the planet Valo. In order to uncover a bizarre conspiracy related to their Order, the Jedi send one of their own, Emerick Caphtor, to investigate. Meanwhile, the Republic sends its own agent, Sian Holt, to look into the mystery as well. The resulting story will tie into the events of other High Republic tales, including next month’s The Rising Storm, a novel by Cavan Scott that depicts the Republic Fair in full.

Writer Daniel José Older and artist David Wachter are handling Trail of Shadows for Marvel. According to Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain, we will see shades of other famous duos in Emerick and Sian.

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“There are definite Dave and Maddie and Mulder and Scully vibes,” said Siglain. “And maybe even a hint of Nick and Nora Charles, but all by way of a galaxy far, far away, and all through the lens of The High Republic.”

“There are so many weird and terrifying threads to unravel here,” added Older. “And David Wachter’s excellent art fits the mood, urgency, and depth of this story perfectly.”

Star Wars: The High Republic – Trail of Shadows #1 hits comic shops in October. You can check out a variant cover for the first issue below.

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