Knights of the Old Republic #0-6 : Commencement

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BNH=Before ‘a New Hope’     ANH=After ‘A New Hope’

Knights of the Old Republic/Rebellion Flip Book
Format:Comic
Details:24 pages – $0.25 US
Publish Date:March 1, 2006
Publisher:Dark Horse
A primer for the first new series in Dark Horse’s exciting relaunch of the Star Wars line, this flip book features two brand new stories (one on each side) and never-before-seen concept designs for both Rebellion and Knights of the Old Republic. The Knights of the Old Republic side presents a world four thousand years before the birth of Anakin Skywalker, where the Jedi Order flourishes, the Sith are at their most deadly, and the legendary Mandalorian army are on the verge of a devastating march across the galaxy. It’s here that Zayne, a young Jedi with a grand destiny, takes his first steps into a larger and more dangerous world.

Set prior to the event of The Empire Strikes Back, the Rebellion half gives a glimpse into the lives of Luke Skywalker, Rebel Jorin Sol, and Imperial Officer Janek Sunber, just before the events of the new series.

 

Knights of the Old Republic #1 : Commencement #1
Writer:John Jackson Miller
Penciller:Brian Ching
Cover Artist:Travis Charest
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US
Publish Date:January 25, 2006
Publisher:Dark Horse
On the planet Taris, a young Padawan named Zayne has been framed for a heinous and brutal crime against the Jedi order. Suddenly a wanted fugitive and on the run from his Jedi Masters, Zayne is forced to ally himself with the under-city’s criminals, con artists, and petty thieves he’d previously vowed to bring to justice. Staying alive is the first order of business and if he’s ever to clear his name, Zayne must make this new alliance work ? providing he survives the experience.

 

Knights of the Old Republic #2 : Commencement #2
Writer:John Jackson Miller
Penciller:Brian Ching
Cover Artist:Travis Charest
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US
Publish Date:February 22, 2006
Publisher:Dark Horse
Life in the Jedi Order isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s a culture of strict discipline, hard work, and self-control, and only the galaxy’s brightest and most gifted graduate to the Order’s upper echelon of Knights and Masters. This is a dilemma padawan Zayne Carrick has faced most of his life, knowing that he might not possess the smarts or abilities needed to rise above his station–it’s a problem further compounded by his being accused of murder and put on the run, his former friends and allies out to get him, and the alien con man he’s chained to doing everything he can to shake the young Jedi. But there are greater forces at work and Zayne’s about to learn that the will of the Force moves in mysterious ways.

 

Knights of the Old Republic #3 : Commencement #3
Writer:John Jackson Miller
Penciller:Brian Ching
Cover Artist:Travis Charest
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US
Publish Date:March 29, 2006
Publisher:Dark Horse
Zayne Carrick never expected to go far in the Jedi Order. A Padawan of modest skill, the most he ever hoped for was to attain the rank of Jedi knight and to serve the galaxy in his own humble way. Mysterious is the will of the Force, however, and extraordinary circumstances have made Zayne a fugitive, isolated and on the run from the very Order he once swore to uphold. Now, Zayne and his unlikely ally-a criminal entrepreneur called the “the Gryph”-have been forced into the planet Taris’ dangerous Under-city, where the only thing more deadly than the Jedi pursuing them are the desperate cutthroats waiting to greet them!

 

Knights of the Old Republic #4 : Commencement #4
Writer:John Jackson Miller
Artist:Brian Ching
Cover Artist:Travis Charest
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US
Publish Date:April 26, 2006
Publisher:Dark Horse
On the run and desperate to clear his name, fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick guides his ragtag crew of scoundrels toward a treacherous asteroid moon, returning to the site of a significant moment in his Jedi training and to what he hopes will reveal the reason the entire Republic seems out to get him. The answers only lead to more riddles, however, and before they can fully interpret the information they’ve stumbled upon, the band of outcasts are assailed by yet another threat. And perhaps most surprising of all, their party grows by one as a new character enters the fray!

 

Knights of the Old Republic #5 : Commencement #5
Writer:John Jackson Miller
Penciller:Travel Foreman
Cover Artist:Travis Charest
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US
Publish Date:May 31, 2006
Publisher:Dark Horse
Fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick, charged with the murder of his fellow Jedi-in-training, has uncovered a junked droid that may contain vital information . . . too bad his former masters have just caught up to him! Trapped on a desolate moon surface bombarded with asteroids, Zayne’s situation seems hopeless, even with a motley crew of space stragglers at his side. But when those same scoundrels bring the droid back online, the truth revealed is far darker and more menacing than any of them could have imagined. Now, Zayne must prove his innocence, not only for his own sake, but for that of the entire Jedi order!

 

Knights of the Old Republic #6 : Commencement #6
Writer:John Jackson Miller
Penciller:Brian Ching
Cover Artist:Travis Charest
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US
Publish Date:June 28, 2006
Publisher:Dark Horse
Padawan Zayne Carrick faces off against the Jedi Masters hunting him in this shocking finale to the “Commencement” storyline! Something is rotten in the Jedi Council on Taris, but the only ones closest to the truth are a vagabond, a criminal, a droid, and Zayne-now in the custody of the same Jedi falsely accusing him of murdering his fellow Padawan. It’s going to take more than foolish bravery to get Zayne out of this one. Too bad that’s all he’s got!

 


This Story Collected In …

Knights of the Old Republic Volume 1 : Commencement
Writer:John Jackson Miller
Penciller:Brian Ching
Penciller:Travel Foreman
Cover Artist:Travis Charest
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:152 pages – $18.95 US, $22.99 CAN
Publish Date:November 15, 2006
Publisher:Dark Horse
Thousands of years before Luke Skywalker would destroy the Death Star in that fateful battle above Yavin 4, one lone Padawan would become a fugitive hunted by his own Masters, charged with murdering every one of his fellow Jedi-in-training!

From criminals hiding out in the treacherous under-city of the planet Taris, to a burly, mysterious droid recovered from the desolate landscape of a cratered moon, Padawan Zayne Carrick will find unexpected allies in his desperate race to clear his name before the unmerciful authorities enact swift retribution upon him!

Collects Knights of the Old Republic #0-6.