Suicide by Star Wars Apocrypha: A New Day, a New Enemy!

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(Suicide by Star Wars Apocrypha is a foolish attempt to examine the entirety of the now decanonized Star Wars Expanded Universe and quantify its assorted artistic merits. Read the introduction. Check out the archives.)


Author: John Jackson Miller

Artist: Bong Dazo

Medium: Comic

Publication Date: December 2008 – January 2009

  • Reprinted October 2009 in Knights of the Old Republic Volume Seven: Dueling Ambitions
  • Reprinted December 2013 in Star Wars Omnibus: Knights of the Old Republic Volume 2
  • Reprinted March 2017 in Star Wars Epic Collection: The Old Republic Vol. 2

Timeline Placement: 3,963 BBY

Series: Knights of the Old Republic #36-37

Gryph and Jarael try to swindle a criminal syndicate, but the crime boss instantly sees through this obvious subterfuge. Jarael is kidnapped (again) but uses the Force to escape. Zayne shows up to save the day at the last minute but ends up doing nothing to rescue his friends. Slyssk dresses like a pimp and defeats the genius crime lord by telling him his boss wants to talk to him on some other planet, then once he’s out the door I guess he can just never come back for some reason. His slaves take over the syndicate but that’s okay because as long as you’re not killing people there’s nothing wrong with swindling them.

Nothing else happens.

2/5 Death Stars because some of the slavery jokes are funny.


  • DarthYan

    I always thought chantique (who is introduced in dueling ambitions) was a well done villain; she’s evil but her past is genuinely heartbreaking and you can see why she became evil