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The Defense of Kamino and Other Tales (Star…

The Defense of Kamino and Other Tales (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Vol. 1) (edition 2003)

by John Ostrander, Haden Blackman, Jan Duursema, Tomas Giorello

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A collection of short stories that cover the events that took place between two and three months after the Battle of Geonosis as seen in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
Title:The Defense of Kamino and Other Tales (Star Wars: Clone Wars, Vol. 1)
Authors:John Ostrander
Other authors:Haden Blackman, Jan Duursema, Tomas Giorello
Info:Dark Horse (2003), Paperback, 128 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:graphic novel

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The Defense of Kamino and other tales by John Ostrander



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Writing: 4.5; pretty good writing throughout, the first issue seems a little duller than the others but the others are all pretty good.
Theme: 4.5; a collection of short stories illustrated as comic issues set during the Clone Wars; in "Sacrifice," Quinlan Vos and Aayla Secura work undercover with a thief named Khaleen to uncover secret plans concerning the Separatists' plan to attack Kamino; in the following three-parter ("Brothers in Arms", "Jango's Legacy", and "No End in Sight"), Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker lead the Jedi defense of the clone facility on Kamino, with help from the new ARC troopers; and in "Schism," Mace Windu is dispatched to uncover a traitor in the ranks of Jedi skeptic of their new role as generals.
Content: 4.5; violence is peppered throughout the volume, with characters being cut down and shot throughout; some blood is seen at times; the thief Khaleen wears a rather revealing outfit.
Language: 5.0; nothing objectionable.

The first volume of the Clone Wars graphic novel series, The Defense of Kamino characterizes the early battle of the Clone Wars set on the cloning facility of Kamino. The story follows several different stages, beginning with "Sacrifice," in which Jedi Master Quinlan Vos and his former apprentice, Aayla Secura, join forces with a thief named Khaleen to discover secrets concerning the Separatists' attack on the water world. When the battle comes back to Kamino, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi fly their Jedi starfighters in defense of the planet in "Brothers in Arms." The story continues in "Jango's Legacy," in which ARC trooper Alpha, in his debut, joins Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Shaak Ti in the defense of the clone babies still in growth. The battle concludes in "No End in Sight," in which Mon Calamari commanders in league with the Separatists plan a final stage for the assault. The story concludes with the continuation of a plot point mentioned earlier in "Schism," in which Mace Windu is dispatched to rendezvous with a group of dissident Jedi, one of which is in league with the Separatists. Windu must discover the culprit in time and convince the other Jedi to not turn sides. The book is well-written towards the end, although there are some points (especially at the start) when the story runs slow and the writing is a bit dull. One good thing is the stories do progress rather well; while "Sacrifice" is not all that great, the Kamino stories are significantly better, and "Schism" is definitely the best of the bunch. The artwork is also very good, and the characters are very reminiscent of their film counterparts, especially Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi. "Schism" is a standout, with a mystery plot that is very reminiscent of something Agatha Christie, like And Then There Were None. I highly recommend this volume to fans of Star Wars and the Clone Wars era, although I do feel some of the stories aren't as good as others, but "Schism" definitely makes up for the bunch. I look forward to reading the other volumes in the series! ***Finished July 17, 2019*** ( )
  DarthTindalus | Jul 17, 2019 |
Devo dire che l'ho comprato da leggere mentre aspettavo una pizza, per cui non ci ho certo investito molto, nè come soldi nè come speranze.
Sono anche molto prevenuto verso gli sviluppi, diciamo così "recenti" dell'universo di Star Wars. La prefazione del volume cita come se fosse un pregio il fatto che il Sommo Lucas abbia scelto di non dettagliare determinati episodi, permettendo così ai suoi epigoni di cimentarsi personalmente con interessanti esercizi quali questo, che narra le appassionanti (insomma) vicende che portano alla difesa di Kamino (che non è il piccolo comune vicino a Trino Vercellese, ma il pianeta dove si fabbricano i cloni).
Tutto magnifico, ma un lettore un po' disincantato, anche se magari ottenebrato dalla pizza (e birra) non può far a meno di notare che la tensione per le sorti dei nostri eroi sono sicuramente un po' annacquate visto che almeno Mace Windu deve campare visto che lo abbiamo visto nei film successivi... certo, in teoria questo rende "accoppabili" i personaggi minori, ma ahimè, essendo buoni, si salvano per contratto, ed essendo, appunto, minori, in fondo che ce frega?
Disegno: così così (a gusto mio).
In sintesi: Molto meglio la pizza che la lettura, almeno a questo giro. ( )
  pamar | Aug 25, 2014 |
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John Ostranderprimary authorall editionscalculated
Duursema, JanIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Allie, ScottContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blackman, HadenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Giorello, TomasIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kryssing, RayIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Parsons, DanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thompson, StephenIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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