Star Wars: Clone Wars (comics)

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Star Wars: Clone Wars is a 9 volume series of trade paperbacks published by Dark Horse Comics between 2003 and 2006 that collect various comics dealing with the Clone Wars. Dark Horse Comics also published a quarterly graphic-novella series and a monthly comic series that take place during the 2008-2014 Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series.

Style[edit]

This series is aimed towards an older audience than the Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures comic book series that were published around the same time. The stories are more complex, and feature more graphic violence.

Publications (2003 to 2006)[edit]

The parts of the series are as follows.

Clone Wars Volume 1: The Defense of Kamino[edit]

  • Sacrifice
    • written by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Jan Duursema
  • The Defense of Kamino
    • Brothers in Arms
      • written by John Ostrander
      • pencilled by Jan Duursema
      • inked by Dan Parsons
    • Jango's Legacy
      • written by Haden Blackman
      • pencilled by Stephen Thompson
      • inked by Ray Kryssing
    • No End in Sight
      • written by Scott Allie
      • pencilled by Tomás Giorello
      • inked by Ray Kryssing
  • Schism
    • written by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Jan Duursema
    • inked by Dan Parsons

The events in this story take place between two and three months after the Battle of Geonosis (as seen in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones).

This trade paperback collects Republic 49 and 50 and Jedi: Mace Windu.

Clone Wars Volume 2: Victories and Sacrifices[edit]

  • The New Face of War
    • written by Haden Blackman
    • pencilled by Tomás Giorello
    • inks by Curtis Arnold
    • colors by Joe Wayne
  • Blast Radius
    • written by Haden Blackman
    • pencilled by Brian Ching
    • inks by Joe Weems
    • colors by Joe Wayne
  • Catspaw
    • written by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Jan Duursema
    • inked by Dan Parsons
    • colors by Joe Wayne

The events in this story take place between ten weeks and five months after the Battle of Geonosis (as seen in Attack of the Clones)

This trade paperback collects Republic 51 to 53 and Jedi: Shaak Ti.

Clone Wars Volume 3: Last Stand on Jabiim[edit]

  • Blood and Rain
    • written by Haden Blackman
    • pencilled by Brian Ching
    • inks by Victor Llamas
    • colors by Joe Wayne
  • Thunder and Lightning
    • written by Haden Blackman
    • pencilled by Brian Ching
    • inks by Victor Llamas
  • The Storm After the Storm
    • written by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Jan Duursema
    • inks by Dan Parsons

The events in this story take place between six and seventeen months after the Battle of Geonosis (as seen in Attack of the Clones)

This trade paperback collects Republic 55 to 59.

Clone Wars Volume 4: Light and Dark[edit]

The events in this story take place between six and seventeen months after the Battle of Geonosis (as seen in Attack of the Clones)

  • written by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Jan Duursema
    • inked by Dan Parsons
    • colored by Brad Anderson

This trade paperback collects Republic 54, Jedi: Aayla Secura and Jedi: Dooku, and Republic 63.

Clone Wars Volume 5: The Best Blades[edit]

  • Dead Ends
    • written by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Brandon Badeaux
    • inked by Armando Durruthy
  • Bloodlines
    • written by John Ostrander
    • art by Brandon Badeaux
  • Hate and fear
    • written by Haden Blackman
    • art by Tomás Giorello
  • No man's land
    • written by Haden Blackman
    • art by Tomás Giorello
  • The best blades
    • written by Jeremy Barlow
    • art by HOON, Ramiro Montanez and Stacy Michalcewicz

The events in this story take place between fifteen and seventeen months after the Battle of Geonosis (as seen in Attack of the Clones)

This trade paperback collects Republic 61, 64, 60, 62 and Jedi: Yoda.

Clone Wars Volume 6: On The Fields of Battle[edit]

  • Show of force
    • written by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Jan Duursema
    • inked by Dan Parsons
  • Forever young
  • Armor
    • written by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Jan Duursema
    • inks by Dan Parsons
  • Dreadnaughts of Rendili
    • written by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Jan Duursema
    • inks by Dan Parsons

The events in this story take place beginning seventeen months after the Battle of Geonosis (as seen in Attack of the Clones)

This trade paperback collects Republic 65 to 71.

Clone Wars Volume 7: When They Were Brothers[edit]

  • Obsession
    • script by Haden Blackman
    • art by Brian Ching
  • '
    • script by Miles Lane
    • art by Nicola Scott

The events in this story begin five months before Revenge of the Sith.

This trade paperback collects Obsession 1 to 5 and the 2005 Free Comic Book Day special

Clone Wars Volume 8: Last Siege, The Final Truth[edit]

  • Trackdown
    • script by John Ostrander
    • pencils by Jan Duursema
    • inks by Dan Parsons
  • Siege of Saleucami
    • script by John Ostrander
    • pencils by Jan Duursema
    • inks by Dan Parsons

The events in this story begin six months before Revenge of the Sith.

This trade paperback collects Republic 72 to 77.

Clone Wars Volume 9: Endgame[edit]

  • Hidden Enemy
    • script by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Jan Duursema
    • inks by Dan Parsons
    • colors by Brad Anderson
  • Into the Unknown
    • script by Welles Hartley
    • pencilled by Douglas Wheatley
    • colors by Chris Chuckry
  • Purge
    • script by John Ostrander
    • pencilled by Douglas Wheatley
    • colors by Ronda Pattison

The events in this story begin during the events of Revenge of the Sith

This trade paperback collects Republic 81 to 83, 79 and 80 and one-shot Purge.

Publications (2008-2010)[edit]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Vol. 1 - Slaves of the Republic[edit]

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars #1-6
    • Creator: Henry Gilroy
    • Penciller: Scott Hepburn, Ramón Pérez, Lucas Marangon
    • Inker: Dan Parsons
    • Colorist: Michael E. Wiggam

Tie in to TV Series:

Clone Trooper Waxer, from the episodes "Innocents of Ryloth" and "Landing at Point Rain", makes a brief cameo in this comic.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Vol. 2 - In Service of the Republic[edit]

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars #7-9
    • Writer: Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching
    • Penciller: Scott Hepburn
    • Inker: Dan Parsons
    • Colorist: Michael E. Wiggam
    • Cover Artist: Ramón Pérez

Tie in to TV series:

This comic book brings back Plo Koon's clone commander Wolffe. It tells how Wolffe lost his eye when he is seen in "Grievous Intrigue". This is also the first time he is seen in clone armor which looks like the clone troopers' armor seen in both "Rising Malevolence" and "R2 Come Home" with a wolf emblazoned on his helmet. Also, Sinker, one of the clone troopers with Wolffe and Koon from the "Rising Malevolence" episode makes a brief cameo in the book.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Vol. 3 - Hero of the Confederacy[edit]

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars #10-12
    • Writer: Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching
    • Penciller: Brian Koschak
    • Inker: Dan Parsons
    • Colorist: Michael E. Wiggam[1]

Graphic Novellas (2008-2013)[edit]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- Shipyards of Doom[edit]

  • Writer: Henry Gilroy
    • Artist: Matt and Shawn Fillbach
    • Colorist: Ronda Pattisong

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- Crash Course[edit]

  • Writer: Henry Gilroy
    • Penciller: Matt and Shawn Fillbach
    • Colorist: Ronda Pattison
    • Cover Artist: Ramon Perez

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Wind Raiders of Taloraan[edit]

  • Writer: John Ostrander
    • Artist: Wayne Lo

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Colossus of Destiny[edit]

  • Writer: Jeremy Barlow
    • Artist: Matt and Shawn Fillbach

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- Deadly Hands of Shon-Ju[edit]

  • Writer: Jeremy Barlow
    • Artist: Brian Koschak
    • Colorist: Ronda Pattison

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Starcrusher Trap[edit]

  • Writer: Mike Barr
    • Artist: Matt and Shawn Fillbach
    • Colorist: Raymond Lee
    • Cover Artist: Matt and Shawn Fillbach

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- Strange Allies[edit]

  • Writer: Ryder Windham
    • Artist: Ben Dewey
    • Colorist: Mae Hao
    • Cover Artist: Stephane Roux

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Enemy Within[edit]

  • Writer: Jeremy Barlow
    • Artist: Brian Koschak
    • Colorist: Mae Hao
    • Cover Artist: Brain Koschek

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Sith Hunters[edit]

  • Writer: Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching
    • Artist: Vicenç Villagrasa
    • Colorist: Vicante Ibañez
    • Cover Artist: Dave Filoni

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- Defenders of the Lost Temple[edit]

  • Writer: Justin Aclin
    • Artist: Ben Bates
    • Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
    • Cover Artist: Mike Hawthorne

Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Smuggler's Code[edit]

  • Writer: Justin Aclin
    • Artist: Eduardo Ferrara
    • Colorist: Michael Atiyeh
    • Cover Artist: Bengal

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