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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Vol. 2: Flashpoint

Fugitive padawan Zayne Carrick's run from his corrupt masters takes him right into the middle of the Mandalorian invasion of the Republic!

Reprints Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic #7-12. Click to check out the production notes for the following issues:

 


The second Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic graphic novel, this edition makes a significant change in that we restored the originally intended running order of “Flashpoint, Part III” and  “Homecoming.” The latter was never intended to have been an interlude running in the middle that story — and since the scheduling problem that caused that had no bearing on the trade, the original sequence was restored.

As with the previous edition, a number of minor typographical corrections have been made; we also threw in a joke or two. See the trivia section below for details.

Dark Horse went with the battle cover of #8 for the trade, with the Jarael cover from #10 on the back. My favorite cover in the stretch, #9, appears on the cover of the German edition.

 

  • The running-order change of #9 and #10 made it into Dark Horse’s trade, but not Panini’s. The German version, Stunde der Wahrheit, includes the stories in their order of publication. That volume also has different front and back covers — Lucien is on the front, with the last-page shot from #7 on the back.

  • Zayne's line, "Cargo: Human – to the loading ramp” became “Cargo: Camper – to the loading ramp,” since Camper is not human. Not that Elbee would know, but we figured Zayne would be more specific.

  • We actually named Captain Karath on first reference this time, preventing any confusion.

  • There were several places where we had used the incorrect Mandalorian term, “manda,” when we meant “mando’ade.” Manda is the great warrior spirit – mando’ade is plural for Mandalorians. I’m glad we caught those, but I’m even happier we changed the goofiest typo ever, where Rohlan once referred to “police auctions” rather than “police actions”!

  • When you’ve got the chance, go back in and add some jokes. Without the deadline crunch that affected the individual issue, we got to go back into #11 and add some sound effects and dialogue to the fight and chase scene. Particularly, lines were giving to the “effete bystander,” who I decided for the duration would talk like Michael Palin.

  • The biggest change we did not make involved the identification of the Moomo Brothers, where the attributes associated with Dob and Del changed between #11 and #12. While I had figured out a possible solution rewording #11 to deal with it, it was a bit convoluted. For future reference, then, the way we see them in #12 — where Dob has no scar — is the way it is. Don't even worry with the scarf color!

 

This book is available from Amazon.

It has been reprinted as part of Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 1 (Marvel, 2015), available from Amazon.

It has also been reprinted in Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic Vol. 1 (Dark Horse, 2013), available from Amazon.

The issues are also available digitally from Marvel.com.

Be sure to also check my shop for the availability of signed editions.

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