CBR can exclusively reveal two variant covers for Marvel Comics’ upcoming Star Wars: The High Republic #9, written by Cavan Scott and illustrated by Ario Anindito.
The first cover, by Leinil Francis Yu and Sunny Gho, features Sskeer charging into battle while flanked by Avar Kriss and Estala Maru. The second, by Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz and Rain Beredo, sees Orla Jareni clutching her Dark Rey-esque hinged lightsaber hilt.
As for the story itself, The High Republic #9 will see the Nihil on the run from the Jedi in the aftermath of The Rising Storm. However, a change of allegiances could quickly turn the tables in the favor of the evil space marauders.
CAVAN SCOTT (W) • ARIO ANINDITO (A) • Cover by PHIL NOTO
Variant COVER by LEINIL YU
Variant COVER by CARLO PAGULAYAN
A NEW STORY BEGINS THIS ISSUE – THE SHADOW OF THE NIHIL!
Following the terrible events of The Rising Storm, the villainous NIHIL are in retreat, hunted by THE JEDI.
WAYSEEKER KNIGHT ORLA JARENI is attacked by a lone Nihil Stormship in deep space, a Stormship commanded by one of the Jedi’s own.
Which of STARLIGHT BEACON’S number have joined the Nihil Horde? And how far will they turn from the Light?
32 PGS./Rated T …$3.99
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Star Wars: The High Republic #9, by Cavan Scott and Ario Anindito, goes on sale Sept. 1 from Marvel Comics.