Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures #1
July 2004
"Blind Force", 38ppg, $6.95

Script: Haden Blackman
Artist. Colorist, Cover Artist: Ben Caldwell
Letterer: Michael David Thomas
Book Design: Darin Fabrick
Associate Editor: Jeremy Barlow
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson


DROID
battle droid

LOCATION
Nivek (aka the Night Planet)

ORGANIZATION
Nivek shadowmen

COMMENTS
This series is presented in digest size comic books which are smaller than the average comic, at about 5 ¼" x 7 ½". It is based on the art and design style of Genndy Tartakovsky's animated Clone Wars series that ran on the Cartoon Network.

According to the inside cover, the events in this issue takes place 5 months after the Battle of Geonosis.

The Fillbach Bothers as listed in the credits are named Matt and Shawn Fillbach.
SYNOPSIS
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are on the night planet Nivek, investigating the potential of hidden Confederacy weapons when they are attacked by the Nightmen, an insect-like race of creatures. The Shadowmen are completely invisible and proceed to inflict harm on the Jedi.

They are backed up against a large tar lake and have to work their way around dodging the sonic blasters. Anakin becomes fed up and unleashes a rock storm with his Force powers, but only proceeds to damage some local vegetation.

Obi-Wan counsels Anakin on his anger, but is grabbed by a pack of Shadowmen. Anakin becomes very angry now, lashing out with his lightsaber, slicing an occasional Shadowman.

Feeling surrounded by the creatures, Obi-Wan comes to the realization that their eyes are deceiving them and they need to use the Force. Tying pieces of their robes around their eyes as blindfolds, they are able to use the Force to sense the creatures, and cut them down with their lightsabers.

Anakin then hears something and makes his way over part of the tar lake, Obi-Wan following. They have discovered the Confederacy headquarters. The Jedi race up the steps, slicing down battle droids, and plant an explosive inside the facility.

They make their way back out just as the building explodes. Obi-Wan congratulates them on completing their mission, but reminds Anakin that it will be dark again soon as they depart for their ships.
"Heavy Metal Jedi", 28ppg

Script: Haden Blackman
Artists: The Fillbach Brothers
Colorist: Sno Cone Studios
Letterer: Michael David Thomas
Book Design: Darin Fabrick
Associate Editor: Jeremy Barlow
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson

CHARACTER
Featured
Mace Windu, Saesee Tiin

DROID
battle droid, super battle droid, dwarf spider droid, hailfire droid, ultra battle droid

LOCATION
Iktotch

ORGANIZATION
Clone troopers, ARC troopers

VEHICLE
Republic attack gunship

COMMENTS
The planet Iktotch is the homeworld of Jedi master Saesee Tiin.
SYNOPSIS
On the planet Iktotch, during an invasion of Separatist forces, Jedi Masters Saesee Tiin and Mace Windu are having a contest of sorts. Master Windu throws a super battle droid three kilometers onto an advancing squad, and he chides Master Tiin over the fact that he is more precise with his throws.

The playfully argue back and forth about the most effective methods of the Force. Tiin prefers the broadsword, while Mace likes the subtlety of the rapier. They continue tossing droids around together until a super-deluxe battle droid penetrates their position and begins shooting the clone troopers and the Jedi.

They defend themselves against the laser blasts and even two homing missiles, which they both manage to turn against the droid in their own style. But not even these missiles are enough to bring down this new droid.

They end up working together to drop part of a hailfire droid on top of it, crushing the new weapon. Master Tiin lets Mace know that their debate is settled. Neither the broadsword nor the rapier won. It was the Jedi!
"Fierce Currents", 20ppg

Script: Haden Blackman
Artists: The Fillbach Brothers
Colorist: Sno Cone Studios
Letterer: Michael David Thomas
Book Design: Darin Fabrick
Associate Editor: Jeremy Barlow
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson


CREATURE
moappa

LOCATION
Quarren Command Center 12, Mon Calamari

ORGANIZATION
Clone SCUBA troopers

SYNOPSIS
Under the waters of the aqua planet Mon Calamari, Jedi master Kit Fisto is in discussion with Master Yoda via holocomm. Master Fisto has been attempting to disrupt the Quarren separatists, but even his destruction of their headquarters does not abate their attacks.

Kit attacks another base three days later, demanding from their Commander the name of the Quarren leader. He does not know, but tells the Jedi that he receives the instructions for the attacks via telepathy.

Searching the surrounding ocean, Kit discovers an invertebrate creature called the moappa. Together they form a sort of super-consciousness, possessing brilliant skills. It seems that they have joined league with the Separatists and have been helping the Quarren stage their attacks.

The attack the Jedi to protect themselves, but he is able to use the Force to disperse them and escape.

He returns to the Mon Calamari with news of their enemy and suggests that they try to communicate with the moappa and the Quarren, to strike peace for their planet.


Non-Comic Related Items
Cartoon Network's Star Wars: Clone Wars micro-series


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Clone Wars Adventures (Spanish Edition) #1 Clone Wars Adventures #2 Clone Wars Adventures #3 Clone Wars Adventures #4 Clone Wars Adventures #5 Clone Wars Adventures #6 Clone Wars Adventures #7 Clone Wars Adventures #8 Clone Wars Adventures #9 Clone Wars Adventures #10


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