Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures – Free Comic Book Day 2004 Special
July 2004
"Hide in Plain Sight", 26ppg

Script: Welles Hartley
Artists, Cover Artists: The Fillbach Brothers
Colorist: Sno Cone Studios
Letterer: Michael David Thomas
Cover Colorist: Daniel Jackson
Book Design: Darin Fabrick
Associate Editor: Jeremy Barlow
Editor: Randy Stradley
Publisher: Mike Richardson

This issue was a full size comic that was given out free on July 3, 2004 for Free Comic Book Day. 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.

This issue marks the first comic book appearance of General Grievous.
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.

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

Related Issues
The Clone Wars – Free Comic Book Day 2009 Special Clone Wars Adventures #2

Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Free Comic Book Day 2004 (Solicitation Cover)

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