Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith #2
May 2001
22ppg, $2.99

Script: Darko Macan
Penciller: Ramon F. Bachs
Inker: Raul Fernandez
Colorist: Chris Blythe
Letterer: Steve Dutro
Cover Artist: Andrew Robinson
Cover Colors: Dave McCaig
Book Design: Keith Wood
Assistant Editor: Philip Simon
Editor: Dave Land
Publisher: Mike Richardson


CREATURE
"bouncers"

LOCATION
Ruusan

ORGANIZATION
Brotherhood of Darkness, Army of Light

STARSHIP
Valcyn

COMMENTS
According to the inside cover, the events in this issue takes place 1,000 years before the Battle of Yavin.

Darth Bane's name is revealed in the "Story so far..." write-up on the inside cover as well as the dying Sith lord on Ruusan.
SYNOPSIS
On the planet Ruusan, Tomcat and Bug ponder a flock of "bouncers" floating over the forest, wondering if they would be good to eat. Torr Snapit tells them that they are intelligent. An old, native species that flock towards the various battles on the planet to offer "comfort." Tomcat is eager to get to the battle, or at least find their cousin Rain. Torr reminds him that she fell from over half a kilometer and is dead.

Elsewhere on the planet Darth Bane lands his ship near the debris from a previous battle. The "bouncers" flock around a wounded Sith lord, offering telepathic words trying to calm his pain. The dying Lord lets Bane know he missed a splendid battle led by Lord Kaan. Bane laughs at the audacity of this man. He thinks perishing in a battle is bleak, and seems upset that Kaan calls himself a lord as well. The man begs for help. Bane merely grinds his foot into the mans face, killing him.

Torr, Tomcat and Bug continue their travels through the forest when they are confronted by half a dozen minions of the Sith. As they fight Tomcat wonders why Torr does not use his lightsaber. He explains that he only uses it when necessary. He's not a Jedi because of the lightsaber. he's a Jedi because that's what the galaxy needs him to be. Tomcat stabs one of the Sith and is shocked to see that it is a girl. Torr cleans and returns Tomcat's knife, telling him that not everyone serving the dark lords is a monster. not is every Jedi a hero.

At the Sith camp, Lord Kaan enters his tent, chiding Lord Kopecz for not rising. He then takes the current battle map from Githany and begins their strategy session. They are interrupted by Darth Bane, who scoffs at Kaan's tactics. He thinks he should act more like a Sith and less like a dirt general. Bane also wonders how Kaan had the guts to poison him. Rather than fighting in the forest, why not destroy the forest?

Back in the forest, Tott and the boys come to a rope bridge, followed by a horde of Sith minions. Torr finally ignites his lightsaber as the boys get safely to the other side. When they are safe, Torr cuts through the supports and the bridge and all the Sith tumble to the rocks below. Bug urges Tomcat on, but he wants to go get Torr's lightsaber first.

At the Sith camp, Darth Bane is offered some bloodsoup from Githany. He confronts her about his poisoning, which she is stunned to realize that he knew about. It is at this moment that Bane comes to the realization that the Dark Side's power is so diluted, that none of them can command enough power. He thinks that if it is contained within one lord, how powerful it would be. Githany adds, "or two." And Bane concedes that perhaps to would be acceptable as well.

Tomcat finds the lightsaber next to the still living body of Torr Snapit. When Bug asks if he has found Torr, Tomcat deactivates the saber and tells him "no one's there." As they begin to leave they are again threatened by a group of Sith minions. They are quickly saved by Lord Kiel Charny, who asks aloud where Torr Snapit is. Tomcat looks down at his new lightsaber.

Elsewhere, a flock of bouncers are drifting through the air all commenting to one named Laa. It appears that Laa has saved "her life", but she has bad, death dreams. As Laa settles, Rain can be seen sleeping in it's fur.


Related Issues
Jedi vs. Sith #1 Jedi vs. Sith #3 Jedi vs. Sith #4 Jedi vs. Sith #5 Jedi vs. Sith #6


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Jedi vs. Sith Trade Paperback 30th Anniversary Collection #2



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