When Dark Horse started telling stories about the Clone Wars in their ongoing monthly title, there was simply too much story to tell! The answer was a new quarterly title spotlighting a Jedi. Each issue was created by John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, Dan Parsons, and Brad Anderson, and featured Mace Windu, SHaak Ti, Aayla Secura, and Count Dooku.
In Mace Windu, the second most powerful warrior uncovers a sinister plot within the Jedi's own ranks. Meeting a group of dissident Jedi who believe the war is a mistake and are turning against the order, Mace travels to the home of fellow Jedi Sora Bulq on the planet Ruul to discuss their differing philosophies. It is at this meeting that the Sith Apprentice Asajj Ventress strikes! But the assassin did not arrive without help, and her accomplice is one of the very Jedi at the meeting!
In Shaak Ti, the Togruta Jedi Master battles on Brentaal IV in order to free up a Hyperspace lane, and recruits a group of escaped prisoners to take the planet. One of the priosners is Sagoro Autem - a former Senate Guard last seen in the "Blood and Honor" story from Star Wars: Republic. But when the strike force is captured, it comes down to a single Clone Trooper to save the day.
In Aayla Secura, the Twi'lek Jedi Knight leads a team on Devaron to uncover a traitor within the government. But the team does not have long to investigate when the bounty hunter Aurra Sing tracks them down. It all leads to a duel between Aayla and Aurra, and the outcome is not what either expects. Aayla reflects on her past lessons as a padawan throughout this issue, as she deals with some devastating personal news.
In Count Dooku, the Sith Lord is known for his charismatic ways and how he uses his charms to recruit many worlds to the cause of the Separatists. So what happens when he uses his powers of persuasion on a Jedi Master? The answer is one of the most devastating events in the entire comic book series.
A continuing subplot in each tale revolves around fan-favorite character Quinlan Vos. His story is told through various subplots in each issue, as Vos learns the dangers of Vaapad from Mace Windu, is rescued from prison by Shaak Ti and helps lead the strike force. He gives Aayla Secura the news that he has joined the Separatists, but in reality it is all part of a plan to infiltrate Count Dooku's inner circle. Between this series and his appearances over in Star Wars: Republic, it is certain that we have not yet seen the last of Quinlan Vos.
Breaking this pattern is Yoda, where the Jedi Master travels to Thustra in order to bring the planet back into the Republic peacefully. But neither the leader (an old friend of Yoda's), the politicians, the Jedi padawans, or the Clone Army are willing to listen to Yoda's plans. Chaos ensues, and Yoda must face his own lessons in the end.
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