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Tales Of The Jedi | 1993-1998 comic book series | a general discussion thread
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19-Nov-2023, 11:43 AM


About Tales Of The Jedi:

(most of this has been copied from the TOTJ wookieepedia page, as background for anyone unfamiliar with this comic book series)

Tales of the Jedi is a comic book series covering eight story arcs, all published by Dark Horse Comics from 1993 to 1998.

Set during the Old Republic era, six of the eight Tales of the Jedi story arcs take place during the time surrounding the events known collectively as the Great Sith War (circa 4000 BBY), a conflict instigated by Sith forces aimed at galactic domination:

Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon
The Saga of Nomi Sunrider
The Freedon Nadd Uprising
Dark Lords of the Sith
The Sith War

The remaining two story arcs occur circa 5000 BBY (around 1000 years before the 6 story arcs above), and revolve around Sith Lord Naga Sadow and his schemes to invade Republic space:

The Golden Age of the Sith
The Fall of the Sith Empire


TOTJ introductory crawl:


The background:

The first story arc, entitled Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon, was written by veteran Star Wars author Tom Veitch and was part of the first series of comics, which eventually became known as Knights of the Old Republic. Veitch went on to write the next two story arcs, The Saga of Nomi Sunrider and The Freedon Nadd Uprising, and co-authored the fourth story arc, Dark Lords of the Sith, with fellow author Kevin J. Anderson.

With the successful completion of Dark Lords of the Sith, Anderson continued the Tales of the Jedi series as the sole storyline writer, with Veitch opting not to continue writing for the series.

Anderson went on to write the final two story arcs, involving main protagonist Ulic Qel-Droma, completing The Sith War in the spring of 1996 and Redemption in the fall of 1998. In the years between the writing of The Sith War and Redemption, Anderson pioneered two more story arcs, both taking place 1,000 years before the other Tales of the Jedi stories and introducing readers to the events surrounding the Great Hyperspace War.

The Tales of the Jedi saga also produced several non-comic productions, such as the Tales of the Jedi Companion, a sourcebook for West End Games’ Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, and two different audio dramas based on various Tales of the Jedi comics. Tales of the Jedi was also the inspiration for the popular Knights of the Old Republic video games.

RIP Tom Veitch & https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Tom_Veitch & https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Kevin_J._Anderson


2008 interview with Kevin J. Anderson on TOTJ:



2008 interview with Tom Veitch on TOTJ:



1998 interview with Christian Gossett on TOTJ:


Comic book cover art for TOTJ (from https://youtini.com/series/tales-of-the-jedi):


About the TOTJ Audio Book release:

Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi (The Complete Unabridged Saga)’ : a 17 video YouTube Playlist from LibriDocs


The video description:

'The audio book deviates from the comic book at times. Both the audio book and comic book are unabridged: every page in the comic is shown at least once. Most of the music was added by me as well (occasionally in a leitmotif-fashion) as the original audio book had very little although I left what music it had intact. It is fast in parts so you might need to use the pause and rewind buttons sometimes.

Rest in peace to Tom Veitch who wrote this story.’

wookieepedia page for TOTJ audio drama release page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Tales_of_the_Jedi_(audio)

Dark Lords of Sith audio page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Tales_of_the_Jedi:_Dark_Lords_of_the_Sith_(audio)


About the TOTJ Companion book:

Tales of the Jedi Companion’ : an 11 minute YouTube video from RPGGamer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un-d9ks3zhU : a flip through type video with talk about the Companion project & TOTJ

The video description:

'Tales of the Jedi Companion is a sourcebook for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, published by West End Games on August 1, 1996.

The book covers information related to the first three story arcs of the Tales of the Jedi comic book series by Dark Horse Comics—Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — Ulic Qel-Droma and the Beast Wars of Onderon, Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Saga of Nomi Sunrider, and Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Freedon Nadd Uprising.’

Wookieepedia page for the TOTJ Companion: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Tales_of_the_Jedi_Companion


TOTJ Story and game inspired spinoffs; prequels, sequels, crossovers etc:

TOTJ Legacy: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Tales_of_the_Jedi_(comic_series)#Legacy

KOTOR 1 (2003): https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic
KOTOR 2 (2004): https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic_II:_The_Sith_Lords
TOR (2011): https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Old_Republic

Vector comics (2008): https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Vector

There are a number of ‘KOTOR’ & ‘TOR’ novels / comics / games threads, inspired by Tales Of The Jedi, in the EU Index thread.



About the ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ comic series (2006-2010):

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a monthly comic book series published by Dark Horse Comics that ran for four years, beginning January 25, 2006 and ending with its fiftieth issue on February 17, 2010. Written by John Jackson Miller, Knights of the Old Republic saw a variety of different artists and cover artists draw various issues of the series, and KotOR serves as a sequel to the earlier Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi comic series and a prequel to the popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game.

Wookieepeedia page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Knights_of_the_Old_Republic_(comic_series)



The 2022 “Tales Of The Jedi” animated series, that plays on the popularity of this comic series, by unjustifiably using the same name and logo, and didn’t even have the decency to include a dedication or acknowledgment that Tom Veitch had recently passed away in it, is here:

Tales of the Jedi (animated series) - General Discussion Thread

(Dave Filoni taking from the EU to alter and use in his own projects, without any credit given to the original creatives, is a familiar trait)