Qui-Gon Jinn kicks off a new line of Star Wars graphic novels in a prequel to the prequels

Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories - Qui-Gon Jinn
(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

Dark Horse Comics is launching a new line of all-ages Star Wars original graphic novels called Hyperspace Stories, which contain standalone tales of some of the best-loved and most well known characters in the Star Wars Galaxy.

Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories will kick off in 2024 with an OGN starring Qui-Gon Jinn by writer George Mann and artists Andrea Mutti and Gigi Baldassini in honor of the 25th anniversary of the 1999 release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. 

In the story, Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi must hunt down a secret Jedi order known as the Brotherhood of the Ninth Door, whose hidden Force powers may make them allies or enemies.

(Image credit: Marvel Comics)

"I'm thrilled to be getting my hands on Qui-Gon at long last! He's such an icon of the Prequel era, and it’s a real joy to be able to add to his story," says writer George Mann in a statement. "Expect everything from lightsaber battles to creepy investigations, from dark side sects to familiar faces, as we check in on Qui-Gon at three pivotal moments in his life, venturing to the streets of Jedha as a Padawan, to the distant world of Cerosha as a lonesome Jedi Knight, and deep into the wreck of an ancient spaceship as a Jedi Master. Count Dooku! Young Obi-Wan! It’s all here! Plus, of course, the most gorgeous art from Andrea and Gigi."

Future entries in the Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories line will feature characters such as  Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Qui-Gon Jinn, Rey, General Grievous, Kylo Ren, and Darth Vader. Creators attached include writers Cecil Castellucci, Justina Ireland, and Michael Moreci, along with artists Andrea Mutti, Lucas Marangon, Michael Atiyeh, and Nick Brokenshire, though Dark Horse hasn't specified which creators will work on which future graphic novels in the series. Artist Michael Cho will provide covers across the line.

"We're so excited to bring these original graphic novels to Star Wars fans of all ages," said Michael Siglain, creative director of Lucasfilm publishing. "These are all swashbuckling standalone stories that focus on classic characters and showcase why they're so beloved and iconic. And in addition to highlighting these galactic heroes and villains, we’re also really embracing the medium, telling tales as only comics can."

Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories - Qui-Gon Jinn goes on sale April 23.

Can't wait for the new Qui-Gon Jinn OGN? Check out the best Star Wars comics of all time.

George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)