Star Wars: Jedi—The Dark Side is a five-issue story arc that is part of the Star Wars: Jedi comic book series written by Scott Allie. Set in 53 BBY, the story arc follows Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Xanatos as they are sent by the Jedi Council to prevent civil war from erupting on Xanatos's homeworld of Telos IV. The first issue was released on May 18, 2011.
The story arc is an adaptation of the backstory described in Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival, although it follows a very different storyline.
Twenty-one years before the events in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn is dispatched to prevent the outbreak of a civil war on the homeworld of his Padawan Xanatos—whose father is king. It is a mission that will lead Qui-Gon into close contact with the dark side and start him on a quest that will have a major impact on the future of the Jedi Order!
|Collected (TPB) issue||Released issue||Future issue|
|Issue||Title||Publication date||Trade paperback||TPB pub date|
|Jedi—The Dark Side||Jedi—The Dark Side||February 22, 2012|
|1||Jedi—The Dark Side 1||May 18, 2011|
|2||Jedi—The Dark Side 2||June 22, 2011|
|3||Jedi—The Dark Side 3||July 20, 2011|
|4||Jedi—The Dark Side 4||August 24, 2011|
|5||Jedi—The Dark Side 5||September 21, 2011|
Behind the scenesEdit
Many of the characters and places in Jedi—The Dark Side are based on those that originated in Jude Watson's Jedi Apprentice series by Scholastic: Xanatos, Crion, Tahl, Thani, Landor, etc. The story is an expansion on Watson's introduction of the Telosian Civil War and Xanatos' fall to the dark side upon the "murder" of his father Crion by his Jedi Master.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Announcement on MTV.com and interview with Scott Allie
- Dark Horse Comics announcement on Facebook
- Interview with author Scott Allie on ComicBookResources.com
- Another interview with Allie on MTV Geek