I was inspired by Tina’s post here about Avar Kriss and then did some digging to find that there are many redesigns for the principle protagonist for The High Republic books and comics.
In Tina’s post, there are several renditions of what Avar Kriss with some key elements that remain the same such as her hair colour. Not so sure about the eyes, though.
If you haven’t yet seen this featurette on The High Republic highlighting Avar Kriss, you can check it out below:
It’s interesting to see just how different Avar Kriss looks in this video compared to some of the earliest images released for her in the comics and books:
And then there are fan-made redesigns which I actually like a whole lot, particularly this one:
And finally, a couple of GIFs I made from the featurette of their rendition of Avar Kriss:
But my ultimate overall favourite image was one Tina found, and I am pretty sure it’s not a variant cover but an artist’s rendition, maybe. I did manage to decipher the artist, though, which I think is “mayhew” on the image itself:
And yes, I finally found him – his name is Mike Mayhew, and he is a comic book artist – and REALLY good at what he does. His Deviant Art page is here. And the image above was uploaded to Reddit and Facebook and says that it’s the #4 variant cover of Star Wars The High Republic Volume One. I checked that on the Star Wars Fandom website, which is usually a great source for finding books and comic books and their variant covers, but it’s not showing there. Sometimes artists make their own version of a comic book cover, so at this point, I think this isn’t official (yet). It might be, but I can’t confirm it anywhere.
If you find this information, please let me know to update my post and correct it.
My favourite is by Mike Mayhew, and I also love what they did with Avar Kriss in the animated featurette.
How are you finding The High Republic books and comics? Check out Tina’s website for more information on the books as she is (I think) working her way through and reviewing them.
Have anything to add about The High Republic? Let me know in the comments. I am always lurking somewhere. 😎😁