Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Star Wars: Knight Errant
This is just a quick heads-up to let you know that a new Star Wars comic book series is hitting shelves this week. Knight Errant features an all-new hero, Kerra Holt (pictured above) in an unexplored era.
The New Sith Wars means a fair bit to Star Wars fans who follow the EU, but not a lot to many others. You may be familiar with the Valley of the Jedi from the Kyle Katarn games and Darth Bane from Jedi vs Sith and the recent novel trilogy. Both these key facets of Star Wars history (Darth Bane is infamous for creating the 'rule of two' a tradition that would last a millennium until the rise of Darth Vader) have their place in the closing days of this epic war.
Kerra's story is much earlier, before Bane was even born and this is terrotiory only referred to in sourcebooks and Essential Guides and never explored in a story. If the clues mentioned earlier don't mean anything to you, don't worry, this is epic Star Wars action with all-new characters and you can jump in without worrying about missing the back-story.
I was very fortunate to have an advanced copy of issue#1 from Dark Horse from an opportunity that came up on their message boards and after reading it I can very readily recommend it to you. All you need to know is there are a lot of Sith at war with a lot of Jedi and from there you can enjoy what is going to be an exciting read as Kerra and her Jedi friends go on a mission deep into Sith territory where they not only have to face their enemy, but avoid getting caught up in the rivalry between Sith Lords.
This looks to be an exciting series for fanboys and newcomers alike.