Star Wars: General Grievous #1
March 2005
22ppg, $2.99

Script: Chuck Dixon
Penciller, Cover Artist: Rick Leonardi
Inker, Cover Artist: Mark Pennington
Colorist, Cover Artist: Lucas Marangon
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Book Design: Joshua Elliott
Assistant Editor: Katie Moody
Editor: Dave Land
Publisher: Mike Richardson


DROID
super battle droid, droideka (destroyer droid), battle droid

LOCATION
Coruscant, Bryndar, Vandos

ORGANIZATION
Clone troopers

SPECIES
Mon Calamari

STARSHIP
Republic assault ship, cargo freighter, Tone's spacecraft, droid starfighter, Trade Federation Battleship, Mon Calamari Star Cruiser, Jedi Starfighter [Delta-7]

VEHICLE
Republic attack gunship

COMMENTS
According to the inside cover, the events in this issue takes place 2 years after the Battle of Geonosis.

The speculation that a Chiss is a member of the Jedi council is only one hypothesis on the race of the unnamed member of the council in this issue. He appears to have bluish-purple skin and red eyes, which based on current expanded universe lore, would lean towards the Chiss.

The planet Nadiem, where B'dard Tone received his injuries against General Grievous is most recognizable as the location of Barriss Offee and Luminara Unduli from Clone Wars Adventures #2.
SYNOPSIS
On a Jedi rescue of Ambassador Quiyyen on the planet Vandos, Jedi Master T'chooka D'oon and his padawan Flynn Kybo and their squad of clone troopers are ambushed by General Grievous and his battle droid forces. So that the mission may be completed, Master D'oon steps forward in one-to-one combat with the droid General, so that the Ambassador and his padawan may escape. He does not survive.

Later on Coruscant, Flynn is relating the story to the council and seeking permission to lead a clandestine mission to eliminate Grievous. Yoda and Mace Windu let Kybo know that what he is talking about is murder and that is not condoned by the Order. He assures them that revenge is not his motivation, but they are not convinced.

Flynn meets up with his new master Z'meer Bothu and begins right away with his first lesson - silent contemplation. Flynn is distracted by the arrival of two other Jedi, Master B'dard Tone and his padawan Codi Ty.

Tone has heard of the ideas that Kybo is pushing and agrees that the elimination of Grievous would be a good thing. The agree to pursue the General outside the Order if need be, and decide to meet up at the cantina on Husker Square the next evening. Flynn's new master comes out of her trance and lets him know that he is doing the wrong thing. If he pursues this course of action he will never be offered a place in the Jedi Order.

Elsewhere in deepest space, the General's battleship docks on a Mon Calamari ship; battle droids streaming off killing all aboard. A droid informs Grievous that a Jedi is aboard and so Grievous discovers the Abyssin Jedi. He taunts the Jedi with all the ways with which he might kill him with his lightsaber skills, but decides to have his battalion of battle droids execute him outright.

On board a goods caravan to Alderaan, Flynn Kybo makes up his mind that he will be deserting before they can reach the planet. He sneaks aboard a Jedi Starfighter and takes off into a new world.

Later on Bryndar, B'dard Tone and Codi Ty set down and meet up with Flynn in the cantina.

Back on the Mon Cal ship, Grievous opens the door with which the Abyssin fought to protect and finds a group of young Jedi padawans.


Related Issues
General Grievous #2 General Grievous #3 General Grievous #4


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Star Wars Omnibus: Clone Wars – The Enemy on All Sides #2 General Grievous Trade Paperback



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