Republic #50 : The Defense of Kamino


Republic #50 : The Defense of Kamino -22 Years BNH

BNH=Before ‘a New Hope’     ANH=After ‘A New Hope’


Republic #50 : The Defense of Kamino
Writer:John Ostrander
Writer:Haden Blackman
Writer:Scott Allie
Penciller:Tomas Giorello
Penciller:Stephen Thompson
Penciller:Jan Duursema
Inker:Dan Parsons
Inker:Ray Kryssing
Cover Artist:Patrick Blaine
Cover Artist:Batt
Details:64 pages – $2.99 US, $4.99 CAN
Publish Date:February 26, 2003
Publisher:Dark Horse
Two months after the Battle of Geonosis…w ith the forces of the Republic and the armies of the Confederacy of Independent Systems stalled in a series of indecisive battles, the Separatists risk a devastating strike at the heart of the Republic’s war machine: they attack the cloning facility on Kamino! Their hope is to permanently destroy the Republic’s ability to create new clones for its army. The Republic’s defense rests on a squadron of Jedi Starfighters and a battalion of Jedi-led clone troopers within the facility itself. It’s a battle fought on three fronts — in space, on the ground, and underwater! A massive 64-page battle epic!

Star Wars: Republic reveals events in the time period between Episode II and Episode III — the Clone Wars! If you’re wondering what happens next after Attack of the Clones, this is where you find the answers!

This Story Collected In …

Clone Wars Volume 1 : The Defense of Kamino
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:128 pages – $14.95 US, $23.50 CAN
Publish Date:July 9, 2003
Publisher:Dark Horse
The Clone Wars have begun! Ever since they were mentioned in the very first Star Wars film, fans have been dying to know more. Attack of the Clones offered a glimpse, but “The Defense of Kamino” brings the galaxy-wide conflict into full view!

Two undercover Jedi discover a Separatist plan to destroy the cloning facility on the watery world of Kamino, thus crippling the Republic’s ability to maintain their clone army. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are part of a Jedi fighter squadron sent to protect the installation, but they learn that there are heroes fighting for the Separatist cause as well as for the Republic, and that Jango Fett, though dead, still has something to say about how this war is fought! Meanwhile, Mace Windu, the leader of the Jedi Council, must deal with a rift in the Jedi ranks–a matter that reveals a Jedi traitor and a new Dark Jedi working in league with Dooku. Mace is considered one of the best swordsmen in the galaxy, but can he stand up to the swordmaster who taught him everything he knows–including the mysterious techinque known as “Vaapad”?

New characters and new worlds are revealed as the Clone Wars spreads throughout the galaxy!

This volume collects Star Wars: Republic #49-50 and Star Wars: Jedi — Mace Windu


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