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Review: Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

As somewhat disputed as the Clone Wars movie was, the television show is a whole different discussion. The Dave Filoni helmed epic was more than a television show, it was a love letter to the original trilogy. It comprised of some of our favorite characters while giving us what happened between the 2nd and 3rd movies. It did so much more, and even more so than any of the nine movies that comprise the primary canon.

As it uncovered who the storm troopers were, that they were not only clones. It gave each of the characters within the show, their own personalities, all very unique. They all became even more relatable which makes the end, so heartbreaking. In Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales, we get some new adventures that give a few new memories of these fan favorites.

We are taken to the Planet Hisseen, where a Republic squadron is taking fire from Battle Droids, and where Obi-Wan and Anakin swoop in to save them. Rex tells a story of when Anakin kept his troops safe from a goo monster on the planet Benglor. In another story, the Wolfpack is sent on a dangerous mission, to rescue a hostage from an impermeable fortress. In one tale, Padme learns of some Intel of a hidden base holding unsanctioned prisoners, leading to a prison break. In another tale, we get our version of “Dirty Dozen in space”, adding to the legend. In the last story, we get a story of Obi-Wan helping the inhabitants of Caliban free themselves of General Grievous.

Overall, Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales is a fun collection of stories that imbues the spirit of the series. The stories by Moreci are encapsulating. The art by the creative team is awe-inspiring. Altogether, a nice visit with some very familiar characters.

Story: Michael Moreci
Art: Derek Charm, Arianna Florean, Megan Levens, Mario Del Pennino, Luis Antonio Delgado Valentina Taddeo, Charlie Kirchoff, Thomas  Dear, Rebecca Nalty, and Valentina Pinto
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.2 Overall: 10 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

(W) Michael Moreci (A) Arianna Florean, Megan Levens, Valentina Pinto (A/CA) Derek Charm
In Shops: Jan 27, 2021
SRP: $14.99

Return to a time of great upheaval in the galaxy, the final years of the Republic, in this anthology based on the beloved animated series!

While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, two Republic squadrons must hold their position against an encroaching droid army of the Separatists. Pinned down for the duration, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clones swap war stories that feature your favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales

Preview: Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath

Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath

Kirsten Beyer (Author) Mike Johnson (Author) Tony Shasteen (Artist) Angel Hernandez (Cover Artist) J.D. Mettler (Colorist) Jose Luis Rio (Colorist) Valentina Pinto (Colorist)

Witness the Aftermath of the stunning second season of Star Trek: Discovery! An all-new graphic novel that ties directly into Season Two of the hit CBS All Access series!

After the disappearance of the U.S.S. Discovery, Captain Pike and Chancellor L’Rell seek to forge a peace treaty between the Federation and the Klingons. But when a new enemy threatens to sabotage the negotiations, Spock must reclaim his place in Starfleet to save his friends and prevent the outbreak of a new war!

Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath

Preview: Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath

Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath

Kirsten Beyer (Author) Mike Johnson (Author) Tony Shasteen (Artist) Angel Hernandez (Cover Artist) J.D. Mettler (Colorist) Jose Luis Rio (Colorist) Valentina Pinto (Colorist)

Witness the Aftermath of the stunning second season of Star Trek: Discovery! An all-new graphic novel that ties directly into Season Two of the hit CBS All Access series!

After the disappearance of the U.S.S. Discovery, Captain Pike and Chancellor L’Rell seek to forge a peace treaty between the Federation and the Klingons. But when a new enemy threatens to sabotage the negotiations, Spock must reclaim his place in Starfleet to save his friends and prevent the outbreak of a new war!

Star Trek: Discovery – Aftermath

Preview: Star Wars Adventures Vol. 8 Defend the Republic

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 8 Defend the Republic

(W) Delilah Dawson, Cavan Scott, Nick Brokenshire, George Mann (A) Mauricet, Nick Brokenshire, Valentina Pinto (A/CA) Derek Charm
In Shops: Feb 12, 2020
SRP: $9.99

Join Padmé, Yoda, Jar Jar Binks, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker in these young reader friendly tales set during Episodes 1-3!

Padmé Amidala joins Jar Jar Binks on a quest to recover a legendary Gungan artifact, but this one is going to be very messy! Then, legendary General Obi-Wan Kenobi undertakes a daring operation for the Republic Army during the Clone Wars, guest starring Captain Rex! And, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Master Yoda embark on an urgent mission, where Anakin’s rebellious nature could spell trouble for the Republic. Collects issues #18-20 of the Star Wars Adventures series.

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 8 Defend the Republic

Preview: Raven: The Pirate Princess Book 8: Afterglow and Aftermath

RAVEN: THE PIRATE PRINCESS BOOK 8: AFTERGLOW AND AFTERMATH

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Telênia Albuquerque, Xenia Pamfil, Christine Hipp, Pocket Owl, JB Fuller, Lexillo, Valentina Pinto
Cover Artist(s): Telênia Albuquerque
128 pgs./ T / FC
$14.99

Date Night is over and a new day is dawning on Raven’s crew. Everything is different. Everything is perfect. Everything is about to fall apart. Just when things couldn’t get better, the wind stops blowing and an old enemy catches up with Sunshine. When the wind, the rain, and the sea itself turn on Raven’s crew, can they survive? Who will be left to tell the story of The Pirate Princess?

RAVEN: THE PIRATE PRINCESS BOOK 8: AFTERGLOW AND AFTERMATH

Star Wars Adventures Delivers Tales of Battle in April 2020

Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales

While the galaxy may be divided, fans certainly won’t be when IDW Publishing launches a new campaign in the conflict between Republic and Separatists with the all-new Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales comic book miniseries!

While Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and other Jedi Knights fight against incredible odds, Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and other clone troopers are pinned down for the duration, swapping war stories that feature favorite characters from The Clone Wars animated series, such as Padmé Amidala, General Grievous, and many more!

Shipping weekly throughout April, the Clone Wars comic book event is written by Michael Moreci and features a framing sequence in each issue by Star Wars Adventures mainstay Derek Charm. Similar to the popular Tales from Vader’s Castle and Return to Vader’s Castle five-week events, every issue of Clone Wars will spotlight a different artist on interiors: Arianna Florean (issue #1), Megan Levens (#2), Valentina Pinto (#3), Davide Tinto (#4), and Philip Murphy (#5).

Each issue of Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales will feature covers by Derek Charm, including spot-color retailer incentive covers. An additional Retailer Incentive variant for issue #1 will be available featuring the artwork of Michael Avon Oeming.

Preview: Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess Year 3 #9

Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess Year 3 #9

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Telenia Albuquerque (pencils), Xenia Pamfil (pencils), Pocket Owl (inks), JB Fuller (inks), Lexillo (colors), Valentina Pinto (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Telenia Albuquerque
27 pgs./ T / FC
$2.99
Digital Only

Things are looking rough for our crew. With Ximena and company captured and Ananda back at the Heart of the Sea, everyone is in danger. And things will only get worse when our girls reach The Black Fort.

Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess Year 3 #9

Preview: Star Wars Adventures Vol. 7 Pomp and Circumstance

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 7 Pomp and Circumstance

(W) John Jackson Miller, John Barber, James Gilarte (A) Valentina Pinto (A/CA) Jon Sommariva
In Shops: Nov 13, 2019
SRP: $9.99

Join Chewie, Poe Dameron, BB-8, and Luke Skywalker in these adventures that span the Star Wars universe and the saga’s entire history. These young-reader friendly stories will appeal to Jedi everywhere, Master and Padawan alike! Chewie shows off his problem-solving skills, Poe gets separated from BB-8, and Luke gets thrust into a diplomatic situation. Plus, an all-new tale based on Star Wars Resistance! Collects issues #14-17 of Star Wars Adventures and the 2018 Star Wars Adventures Annual.

Star Wars Adventures Vol. 7 Pomp and Circumstance

Preview: Princeless: Raven, the Pirate Princess Year 3 #8

RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 3 #8

Writer(s): Jeremy Whitley
Artist Name(s): Telenia Albuquerque (pencils), Xenia Pamfil (pencils), Pocket Owl (inks), JB Fuller (inks), Lexillo (colors), Valentina Pinto (colors)
Cover Artist(s): Telenia Albuquerque
27 pgs./ T / FC
$2.99
Digital Only

When Ananda woke up after the wreck, she found herself on a magical island with a mystical healer who helped her get back on her feet. But The Queen of the Sea is coming to retrieve her and she’s bringing her murderous mermaids. Will Ananda end up back in the hands of the woman who tried to drown her?

And back at their temporary camp, Ximena is still doing her best to keep the comatose Raven alive, but they’ve been discovered and things are about to get much more dangerous. Can the pacifist navigator do what it takes to protect her captain and girlfriend?

RAVEN THE PIRATE PRINCESS YEAR 3 #8
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