I don’t think the Nihil Path Engine in Aphra 6 has long term legs. It indicates that something spec/key worthy may be coming down the pike later in that storyline to me, though. Of course, I could be wrong.
I think Soule has him lined up for all three of his planned novels over the next two years. At the end of Light of the Jedi, they could have easily eradicated him, but they wrote him as a strategic and cunning warlord. He has a deep-seeded hatred for the jedi and a familial grudge. He also has a secret hyperspace navigational method that wasn’t brought to a resolution at the end of Light of the Jedi. His story is wide open right now. He is the first big bad so far.
I also don’t want to give too much away, but he has something the Jedi very much want to recover. It will put the two factions on a collision course.
Awesome thank you! I have started collecting after a 20 year hiatus and I am buying books for my new son and sort of want them to have some long term longevity (if possible). Know that is impossible to gauge - but I love cracking open my old boxes to review all the books that were bought for me as a kid
@drunkwooky any thoughts on Star Wars: The High Republic - Edge of Balance ( APR212108 ) the new High Republic manga series from Viz?
It’s up for pre-order now with the new catalog and previously it was announced as being in-canon. I could see it maybe being a sneaky source of some first appearances given most people are paying attention to the Marvel and IDW series and the Star Wars manga has traditionally been ignored in the west.
I was looking into it last night because news came out that it’s delivery date got pushed to September. I’m all about it!
I’ve been slowly building up entries on Wookywiki.com and in doing so, I’ve been looking at ALL comic media. That includes newspaper comics, online only comics, and yes, Manga. I’m not a Manga fan, but if anything got me to buy a Viz Media product, it would be Star Wars. In a similar vein, I eventually want to pick up the Rebels one, Leia, and the Guardians of the Whills when that comes out.