Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures #2
November 2004
"Skywalkers", 40ppg, $6.95

Script: Haden Blackman
Additional dialogue: George Lucas
Artists, Cover Artists: The Fillbach Brothers
Colorist: Wil Glass
Letterer: Michael David Thomas
Cover Colorist: Daniel Jackson
Book Design: Joshua Elliott
Assistant Editor: Dave Marshall
Editor: Jeremy Barlow
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson

CHARACTER
Featured
Obi-Wan Kenobi (both old and young), Anakin Skywalker

Guest
Luke Skywalker

Cameo
Darth Vader

DROID
battle droid, battle droid pilot, super battle droid, C-3PO (See Threepio), R2-D2 (Artoo Detoo)

LOCATION
Tatooine, Ben Kenobi's Hut, Terra Sool

STARSHIP
Terra Sool militia fighter, droid starfighter, Jedi Starfighter [Delta-7]

TECHNOLOGY
flying gun platform

VEHICLE
landspeeder

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
On Tatooine during the reign of the Empire, old Ben Kenobi talks to Luke Skywalker about his father during the Clone Wars.

On the planet Terra Sool during the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are aiding the planetary militia in defending themselves against the Confederacy and loads of droid starfighters. Flying through a cloud cover, Obi-Wan nearly runs into a new flying gun platform.

He crash lands on top of the platform and disables the droids he finds there, with his lightsaber of course, and instructs Anakin to cover him while he shuts down the bridge.

Anakin flies off to destroy more droid starfighters, when he discovers dozens more of the gun platforms headed their way.

Obi-Wan manages to destroy the pilot droids on the bridge and is figuring out how to fly the machine, when they crash into another platform. Anakin crash lands on Obi-Wan's platform to help.

A barrage of missiles is launched and Anakin, using his superhuman Jedi abilities, leaps off the gun platform jumping off of other platforms, ships and even the missiles themselves, using the Force and his lightsaber to destroy them.

The Jedi padawan then uses the Force to topple another gun platform into a second wave of oncoming missiles. Later after they have defeated the invasion, Obi-Wan congratulates his padawan on his amazing work, stating that the learner has become the master. Anakin tells him, only in the sky.

Much later, on the Death Star battle station, Darth Vader looks down at the remains of his former master.
"Hide in Plain Sight", 26ppg

Script: Welles Hartley
Artists: The Fillbach Brothers
Colorist: Sno Cone Studios
Letterer: Michael David Thomas
Book Design: Joshua Elliott
Assistant Editor: Dave Marshall
Editor: Jeremy Barlow
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson


CREATURE
eopie (named Elrod)

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

LOCATION
Nadiem

ORGANIZATION
Clone troopers, ARC troopers, Nadiem refugees

VEHICLE
Republic attack gunship, Trade Federation AAT (Armored Assault Tank), All Terrain Tactical Enforcer (AT-TE walker), Self Propelled Heavy Artillery - Turbolaser (SPHA-T walker)

COMMENTS
This particular story reprints the Free Comic Book Day 2004 Special.
SYNOPSIS
On the planet of Nadiem, Jedi Master Luminara Unduli, her padawan Bariss Offee and their squad of ARC and Clone troopers are busily helping the natives evacuate from the coming droid army.

Master Unduli persuades the villagers that they cannot bring any possessions with them, due to a lack of space. They understand and begin to board the ship, when the Jedi gets a strange feeling, pulls out her lightsaber and slices open the clothing of a passing villager. He was smuggling a large amount of items onto the ship. She instructs him to the back of the line for his selfishness.

While the villagers continue to board, Bariss takes a gunship to help evacuate a squad of troopers and some other civilians that are in the way of the oncoming Separatists.

Meanwhile behind Separatist line, General Grievous sets up an ambush for the Jedi and troops coming through the canyon.

Bariss has managed to get the refugees on her transport, but there was no room for her or her troops, and the droid army is almost on her position. She comes up with an idea, and informs her ARC Commander.

The droids come into the canyon and exchange fire with the Republic forces. When the smoke clears, all the troops are lying on the rocks apparently dead. The droids march right on past. Bariss opens her eyes and smiles. She tells her commander to get the explosives ready.

The droid army exists the canyon, exchanging heavy fire with Luminara and her troops. Bariss and her troops come up behind the Separatists and catch the droids in a crossfire, before detonating their explosives and dropping half of the cliff side onto them.

Luminara is happy to see that Bariss is alive and asks how they survived. She explains that she hid in plain site, giving the droids just what they thought they'd see.
"Run Mace Run", 20ppg

Script, Artists: The Fillbach Brothers
Colorist: Wil Glass
Letterer: Michael David Thomas
Book Design: Joshua Elliott
Assistant Editor: Dave Marshall
Editor: Jeremy Barlow
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson

CHARACTER
Featured
Mace Windu

Supporting
planet killer salesman

Guest
Yoda (in Mace's memory)

Villain
Count Dooku

CREATURE
zooks, hornet

DROID
battle droid, super battle droid

ORGANIZATION
Clone troopers

TECHNOLOGY
planet killer

VEHICLE
Republic attack gunship

SYNOPSIS
A missile strikes down a Republic gunship carrying Jedi Master Mace Windu and some clone troops. His troops die, but Mace survives. He recalls some words of hope that Master Yoda had taught him, before burying the soldiers and continuing his mission.

He runs across rivers, hills and rope bridges, battling squads of battle droids as he goes, until he finally reached his objective: a large metallic sphere in the middle of the jungle.

He defeats a pair of super battle droids before leaping on top of the sphere, cutting a hole in it with his lightsaber and tossing a piece from it, which explodes in mid-air.

In space, Count Dooku is watching over the planet while a surprised alien salesman tries to explain why his "planet killer" has failed to work. Dooku has him taken away, saying they will just continue with plans for their own planet killer.

Back on the planet, Mace stands atop the dismantled bomb and recalls the wisdom of Yoda: that each all life is delicate and must be protected.


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


Related Issues
Clone Wars Adventures – Free Comic Book Day 2004 Special Clone Wars Adventures #1 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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