Earlier this month, BioWare, LucasArts, and Dark Horse Comics announced that they would be teaming up to create an exclusively online comic series to present the universe of BioWare's upcoming MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic to the world. Dubbed Star Wars: The Old Republic, Threat of Peace, the book will introduce pivotal characters and plotlines to set the stage for the release of the game.
Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place in a time when the Sith Empire has been overwhelming the Jedi and the Republic Military, but has not been able to take their core worlds. Threat of Peace begins with the Sith Empire dubiously offering to engage in ceasefire talks with the Galactic Senate.
The first issue of Act 1: Treaty of Coruscant is now available. More issues will be released twice a month.