Star Wars: Jedi—The Dark Side is a five-part 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.[1]

The story arc is an adaptation of the backstory described in Jedi Apprentice: The Dark Rival, although it follows a very different storyline.

Publisher's summaryEdit

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![1]


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Jedi—The Dark Side
Star Wars: Jedi—The Dark Side
March 6, 2012[2]
1Jedi—The Dark Side 1May 18, 2011
2Jedi—The Dark Side 2June 22, 2011
3Jedi—The Dark Side 3July 20, 2011
4Jedi—The Dark Side 4August 24, 2011
5Jedi—The Dark Side 5September 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.[3]

The final issue of Jedi—The Dark Side promises further comics chronicling Qui-Gon Jinn's life before the Jedi Apprentice series, but they never materialized.[4]

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