For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. The Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!
Jedi of the Republic is a 2017 Star Wars Expanded Universe comic series, taking place from the perspective of numerous Jedi during their service to the Grand Army of the Republic against the Separatist threat. It is a sequel to Attack of the Clones and a prequel to Revenge of the Sith, taking place alongside The Clone Wars.
The first arc, Mace Windu, revolves around the titular character as he leads a small unit of Jedi into battle. The first issue is to be released in August. It is written by Matt Owens (Elektra (2017), Luke Cage (2016)) and illustrated by Denys Cowan.
Not to be confused with the Jedi or Republic comic book series from Legends, which also contained similar subject matter to Jedi of the Republic.
The first issue is to be released on August 30th, 2017, delayed a week after its original intended release date.
Tropes in this series include:
- Canon Immigrant: The Mace Windu arc recanonizes the Miraluka species through Jedi Knight Prosset Dibs.
- Continuity Reboot: Its title seems to be a nod to the Jedi and Republic comics from Legends, which also revolved around the Jedi during their service to the Republic prior to and in the early days of the Clone Wars.
- Not Helping Your Case: Prosset, who believes the Jedi should be peacekeepers and should stay out of others' wars, accuses the Jedi Council of being corrupt and attempts to desert. When the Council processes him for his crimes of heresy and insubordination, they initially sentence him to death. Granted, he did assault Mace, but the Council states that one of the reasons why they're putting Prosset on trial is because not only did he attack a Jedi Master, but a Republic general.
- Wham Line: It's more of being an uncomfortable line than a plot twist, but during his argument with Prosset, Mace says "[...] grand inquisitions".