Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith #5
August 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", Ruusanian bats

LOCATION
Ruusan

ORGANIZATION
Army of Light, Brotherhood of Darkness

VEHICLE
Swoop bike, Falfalla's ship

COMMENTS
According to the inside cover, the events in this issue takes place 1,000 years before the Battle of Yavin.
SYNOPSIS
In a Jedi tent on the plains of Ruusan, Petja shoots an arrow at a "bouncer" that has gone mad from the massive Sith cataclysm. A red-haired Jedi points out that Lord Hoth's plans are madness as well. Using cooks and smiths to fortify his army.

In a line of conscripts, Bug presents himself for battle. When Hoth questions the fact that his cousin was a traitor, Bug reassures the General that he wants to restore balance, and not seek revenge. Bug is welcomed into the army, and tells the General that his real name is Hardin.

At the caves where the Sith are holed up, Githany gives Tomcat, who now goes by Darovit, a change of clothes. Lord Kopecz is resigned as he tells Githany about Kaan's newest idea: the though bomb. Githany is distressed by this, obviously realizing that it means the death of the Sith.

Meanwhile, Rain has tried to kill herself by jumping off a cliff. She wanted to stop the dark dreams of her becoming a Sith, but she saved herself with the Force. She realizes that she can train to become a Jedi like Tomcat and Bug, as she dances off.

Petja is shooting down some more rogue "bouncers" when the winged envoy for Lord Falfalla arrives. The message extends an apology to Lord Hoth as well as the movements of Kaan's army. Hoth tells the envoy to return his apologies as well as his thanks.

At the Sith caves, Kopecz is explaining that a thought bomb is a device that encapsulates the force into an explosion device. When triggered it will destroy everything in its path. While Kaan believes that the Sith are strong, Githany does not and leaves with Tomcat in tow. A mad-looking Kaan then gathers his lords to begin the final defeat of the Jedi.

Farfalla receives Hoth's apology and is amused that his envoy was able to secure even that. He calls for Lirondo to assemble the men. They open a acask of wine and toast each other, before taking to battle.

Laa is carrying Rain through the smoke of the battlefield when a tired Petja shoots an arrow into Laa, killing the "bouncer." In a fit of sadness and rage, Rain kills both Petja and his red-haired aide with the Force, snapping their bones. Darth Bane observes this sight and is pleased.

Bug, Ginger and the cook enter through the back door of the Sith's cave. They run into Githany and Tomcat trying to sneak out. Both sides are surprised by the other and the Sith slaughter Ginger and the cook. Bug is able to use the Force to direct the Ruusan bats to attack Githany. It is then that Tomcat and Bug realize who the other is, and the square off for a final battle.


Related Issues
Jedi vs. Sith #1 Jedi vs. Sith #2 Jedi vs. Sith #3 Jedi vs. Sith #4 Jedi vs. Sith #6


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



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