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[This story occurs during The Old Republic era]
Events occurring between 5,000 and 67 years before the Battle of Yavin.

[Knights of the Old Republic: Commencement]

Graphic Novel
Published as
Knights of the Old Republic -
Volume 1: Commencement.
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[things from another world]


These stories are collected in:

[Omnibus - Knights of the Old Republic: Volume 1]

Knights of the Old Republic: Volume 1


[Epic Collection - The Old Republic: Volume 1]

The Old Republic: Volume 1

Comic Books
Published January thru June 2006 as Knights of the Old Republic #0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 by Dark Horse Comics:

[issue 0][issue 1]

Issue #0Issue #1

[issue 2][issue 3]

Issue #2Issue #3

[issue 4][issue 5]

Issue #4Issue #5

[issue 6]

Issue #6

e-Comic App
Published 2010 by THQ/Dark Horse Comics
for iPhone / iPod Touch from Apple iTunes.
App is no longer available.

[ Commencement ]

e-Comic Books
Issues #1 thru #6 published 2011
by Dark Horse Digital.

John Jackson Miller, Brian Ching, Michael Atiyeh, Travis Charest, Travel Foreman et al.
Dark Horse Comics
Stories published as:
Comic Books (2006)
Graphic Novel (2006)
Omnibus Graphic Novel (2013)
e-Comic App (2010)
e-Comic Books (2011)
Epic Collection Graphic Novel (2015)
Alternative language(s):[Also published in French language][Also published in German language][Also published in Spanish language]

If you have read this book, please rate it:
1 review [Average review score: 5 / 5]

This book collects together the following comic stories

  • Crossroads
    On the city-world of Taris, Padawan Zayne Carrick is trying to catch a con artist named The Gryph. He almost succeeds, but the attempt turns into disaster as Zayne's hoverchair goes out of control down the side of a building. Zayne is rescued by another Padawan named Squint, who is on Taris on a recruiting mission for the Mandolarian War. As Squint leaves and tells Zayne that he is destined for a great future, Master Q'anilia tells Zayne's Master Lucien that she foresees a dark event in the near future.

  • Commencement
    On the planet Taris, a young Padawan named Zayne has been framed for a heinous and brutal crime against the Jedi order. Suddenly a wanted fugitive and on the run from his Jedi Masters, Zayne is forced to ally himself with the under-city's criminals, con artists, and petty thieves he'd previously vowed to bring to justice. Staying alive is the first order of business and if he's ever to clear his name, Zayne must make this new alliance work providing he survives the experience.Life in the Jedi Order isn't supposed to be easy. It's a culture of strict discipline, hard work, and self-control, and only the galaxy's brightest and most gifted graduate to the Order's upper echelon of Knights and Masters. This is a dilemma padawan Zayne Carrick has faced most of his life, knowing that he might not possess the smarts or abilities needed to rise above his station-it's a problem further compounded by his being accused of murder and put on the run, his former friends and allies out to get him, and the alien con man he's chained to doing everything he can to shake the young Jedi. But there are greater forces at work and Zayne's about to learn that the will of the Force moves in mysterious ways.
    Zayne Carrick never expected to go far in the Jedi Order. A Padawan of modest skill, the most he ever hoped for was to attain the rank of Jedi knight and to serve the galaxy in his own humble way. Mysterious is the will of the Force, however, and extraordinary circumstances have made Zayne a fugitive, isolated and on the run from the very Order he once swore to uphold. Now, Zayne and his unlikely ally-a criminal entrepreneur called the "the Gryph"-have been forced into the planet Taris'dangerous Under-city, where the only thing more deadly than the Jedi pursuing them are the desperate cutthroats waiting to greet them!
    On the run and desperate to clear his name, fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick guides his ragtag crew of scoundrels toward a treacherous asteroid moon, returning to the site of a significant moment in his Jedi training and to what he hopes will reveal the reason the entire Republic seems out to get him. The answers only lead to more riddles, however, and before they can fully interpret the information they've stumbled upon, the band of outcasts are assailed by yet another threat. And perhaps most surprising of all, their party grows by one as a new character enters the fray!
    Fugitive Padawan Zayne Carrick, charged with the murder of his fellow Jedi-in-training, has uncovered a junked droid that may contain vital information . . . too bad his former masters have just caught up to him! Trapped on a desolate moon surface bombarded with asteroids, Zayne's situation seems hopeless, even with a motley crew of space stragglers at his side. But when those same scoundrels bring the droid back online, the truth revealed is far darker and more menacing than any of them could have imagined. Now, Zayne must prove his innocence, not only for his own sake, but for that of the entire Jedi order!
    Something is rotten in the Jedi Council on Taris, but the only ones closest to the truth are a vagabond, a criminal, a droid, and Zayne-now in the custody of the same Jedi falsely accusing him of murdering his fellow Padawan. It's going to take more than foolish bravery to get Zayne out of this one. Too bad that's all he's got!

This story occurs approximately 3964 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):


Review by Brandon Evans, UK, 2010:
"Commencement is the first Star Wars graphic novel I have ever read and I have to say that I enjoyed it immensely, within the first few pages I was lured into a fast paced, entertaining and highly interesting plot. The characters were well done (especially the mysterious Jarael) as was the artwork, which I though was well done and consistent despite my relative lack of knowledge on the subject. All in all I thought it a brilliant book and would recommend it to anyone like myself looking for a point to jump into the graphic novels."
5 / 5

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