Friday, May 4, 2012
Happy Star Wars day, all — and I am pleased to be able to reveal the Secret Project I've been hinting about from time to time on Twitter. USA Today has the first interview about it — the Lost Tribe of the Sith comics series from Dark Horse!
As the interview says, the comics story picks up not long after where the new novella in Lost Tribe of the Sith: The Collected Stories leaves off. The "Pandemonium" novella is set in the lifetimes of the characters from the final e-book episode, "Secrets" — and so is the comics series. As always, all the stories are complete and you don't need to read one to enjoy the others — but Lost Tribe of the Sith - Spiral gives us a continuation of the history of the Lost Tribe.
The cover the first issue by Paul Renaud, at right, depicts Takara — a protector of law and order for the Tribe on Kesh — and Spinner, anarchist leader of a band of outlaws. If he can't rule the Tribe, he'll bring it down!
As you can see, we'll be visiting locales on Kesh we've never seen before. Andrea Mutti from Knights of the Old Republic - War will be giving us our first looks at everything in the prose stories from Keshiri to uvak. We've worked to design a complete fantasy world. It's Star Wars through a different lens — no technology, very little metal, and no Jedi!
There will be some big surprises, some building upon clues already in the prose stories. Kesh may not be quite as isolated from the rest of the galaxy as we thought...
We've timed it so both the prose book and the first issue should theoretically be available for Star Wars Celebration VI. I'll see you there!
Lots of Star Wars stuff going on. I've just received my copy of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - War #5 from the publisher; it goes on sale on Wednesday and features someone folks have been asking to see. And order now to be there for the launch of Star Wars: Knight Errant - Escape in June — it's our best KE storyline yet.
Finally — tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, marking ten years since the first one; I have my own reminiscence about it here. As with last year, I'll be signing my Star Wars, Mass Effect, and Iron Man comics at Chimera Hobby Shop, 808 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, Wis. from 11:00AM to 1:00PM, and again from 3:00PM to 6:00PM.
Lots of free comics are on offer this year: you can find the full list of titles here. Signing schedules can also be found on their website. There's also a handy FAQ page on the site. If your local comic shop is not listed, give them a call for a complete list of events and signings.
May the 4th deals: Almost forgot -- both Amazon and TFAW are running big deals on Star Wars stuff for May the Fourth. Check 'em out!