Tales of the Jedi : Knights of the Old Republic

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Tales of the Jedi : Knights of the Old Republic- 4000 years BNH

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

Tales of the Jedi #1 – Ulic Qel-Droma and Beast Wars of Onderon #1
Writer:Tom Veitch
Penciller:Chris Gossett
Inker:Mike Barreiro
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.15 CAN
Publish Date:October 19, 1993
Publisher:Dark Horse
Before the rise of the Empire, before the legendary exploits of Luke, Han, and Leia, there was a galaxy linked together by the newly formed Republic and the roaming warriors of legend — the Jedi Knights! Journey back four thousand years before Star Wars: A New Hope and learn of the time when the Jedi Knights were the most powerful, most respected force in the galaxy. A time when many worlds and civilizations fell to the Dark Side of the Force, and the only hope of millions of innocent beings were the legion of Jedi sworn to protect them. A time of great adventure — and greater danger!
Tales of the Jedi #2 – Ulic Qel-Droma and Beast Wars of Onderon #2
Writer:Tom Veitch
Penciller:Chris Gossett
Inker:Mike Barreiro
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.15 CAN
Publish Date:November 16, 1993
Publisher:Dark Horse
The dramatic conclusion to the saga of Onderon! Sent on a deadly training mission to a planet overrun with gigantic beasts, the young Jedi Ulic Qel-Droma must settle a war that has raged for centuries without losing his cool — or his head!
Tales of the Jedi #3 – The Saga of Nomi Sunrider #1
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:Janine Johnston
Artist:John Nadeau
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.15 CAN
Publish Date:December 21, 1993
Publisher:Dark Horse
The path to becoming a Jedi can take many routes, and in the case of Nomi Sunrider, it is a path of anguish, despair, and danger. When Andur — the father of her child and a Jedi in training — is murdered in front of her eyes, Nomi has no choice but to take up her beloved’s lightsaber and defend herself! Join Nomi as she begins to walk the path of the Jedi herself, and begins her search for the mysterious Master Thon.
Tales of the Jedi #4 – The Saga of Nomi Sunrider #2
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:David Roach
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.40 CAN
Publish Date:January 18, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
Continuing in this issue is the tale of Nomi Sunrider, a reluctant apprenticing Jedi, whose true power is hidden by her unwillingness to take up a lightsaber and enter the deadly world of a Jedi Knight. Nomi’s wish to raise her daughter in a peaceful world is shattered by her true destiny — to become a great and powerful Jedi, whose latent Force power surprises even her mentor, the enigmatic Master Thon. Meanwhile, the crimelord responsible for her husband’s death — Bogga the Hutt — plots to steal Nomi’s Adegan Crystals — the precious gems used in creating lightsabers, and the final gift of her departed mate!
Tales of the Jedi #5 – The Saga of Nomi Sunrider #3
Writer:Tom Veitch
Artist:David Roach
Cover Artist:Dave Dorman
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.40 CAN
Publish Date:February 15, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
Deep within Nomi Sunrider is a great Force-power, a power unlike that of her fellow novice Jedi. Still unwilling to take the seemingly violent path of a Jedi in training, Nomi has supressed her remarkable abilities — until now! Bogga the Hutt, with the aid of intergalactic marauders, has destroyed what is left of Nomi’s former life. If she does not take up a lightsaber and strike her enemies down, both she and her only child, Vima, will die! Don’t miss the tension-filled conclusion to this hit Star Wars series!

This Story Collected In …

Tales of the Jedi : Knights of the Old Republic
Cover Artist:Hugh Fleming
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:136 pages – $14.95 US, $20.95 CAN
Publish Date:August 30, 1994
Publisher:Dark Horse
Four thousand years before Luke Skywalker stood as the final Jedi, his predecessors wandered the universe, each playing his own role in keeping the peace and holding back the forces of the dark side. This 136-page collection focuses on Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi Sunrider, two young novices training to become Jedi warriors. Their training, however, turns into a trial by fire when they prematurely have to face off against reigning crimelord Great Bogga, a Hutt who has killed one of the universe’s most powerful Jedi Knights.
Tales of the Jedi Volume 1
Format:Omnibus
Details:440 pages – $24.95 US
Publish Date:October 24, 2007
Publisher:Dark Horse
Five thousand years before Luke Skywalker’s successful assault on the Death Star, the Sith Lord Marka Ragnos ruled the galaxy. That is, until his death ignited a battle for ascension that would spell the end for his empire-and nearly the entire galaxy! It would be another thousand years before two young Jedi novices Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi Sunrider would rise for the cause of justice, first in the case of a Jedi-killing Hutt, and then against a dark Jedi spirit threatening to engulf an entire planet!

Containing the Tales of the Jedi stories “The Golden Age of the Sith,” “The Fall of the Sith Empire,” “Knights of the Old Republic,” and “The Freedon Nadd Uprising,” this humongous omnibus is the ultimate introduction to the ancient history of the Star Wars universe!


Related Publications …

Dark Horse Comics #7
Cover Artist:Joe Phillips
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.15 CAN
Publish Date:February 23, 1993
Publisher:Dark Horse
Hot on the heels of Dark Horse’s immensely popular Star Wars: Dark Empire series, Tom Veitch scripts a three-part series of stories relating exciting new tales of the Jedi Knights from the glorious era of the Old Republic, millennia before the days of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. This serialization will serve to introduce characters who will appear in a new Dark Horse miniseries in 1993. The concluding chapters to our most recent “Predator” and “Mad Dogs” stories, as well as part two of “RoboCop: Invasions,” complete this action-packed issue.

note: contains part 1 (of 3) of a story later published as Tales of the Jedi #3: The Saga of Nomi Sunrider #1.

Dark Horse Comics #8
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.15 CAN
Publish Date:March 30, 1993
Publisher:Dark Horse
Dark Horse Comics introduces comicdom’s newest hero, “X,” a violent force against crime in the dark and gritty underbelly of the city. Also included this issue is the premiere of a new James Bond adventure, “Light of My Death,” and the continuation of our “RoboCop: Invasions” and “Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi” stories. “X” marks the spot on the comic racks this month.

note: contains part 2 (of 3) of a story later published as Tales of the Jedi #3: The Saga of Nomi Sunrider #1.

Dark Horse Comics #9
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.50 US, $3.15 CAN
Publish Date:April 27, 1993
Publisher:Dark Horse
This month the action comes to a head as we wrap up our “Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi” and “RoboCop: Invasions” storylines, learn a little bit more about the mysterious “X,” and delve deeper into James Bond’s latest travails. You won’t want to miss this issue of DHC, as all four of these stories will be leading into upcoming Dark Horse miniseries. To top this issue off, we’ve found the perfect RoboCop cover artist in Ray Lago, who provides a truly stunning fully-painted cover.

note: contains part 3 (of 3) of a story later published as Tales of the Jedi #3: The Saga of Nomi Sunrider #1.