Republic #55-58 : The Battle of Jabiim

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Republic #55-58 : The Battle of Jabiim -21 Years BNH

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

Republic #55 : The Battle of Jabiim #1 – The Rainmakers
Writer:Haden Blackman
Penciller:Brian Ching
Inker:Victor Llamas
Cover Artist:Kev Walker
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US, $4.99 CAN
Publish Date:July 2, 2003
Publisher:Dark Horse
The Battle of Jabiim part 1 of 4. General Kenobi and his First Lieutenant, Anakin Skywalker, find themselves transferred to a post on the rain-soaked planet Jabiim. The fighting is fierce, and the vast majority of the locals have sided with the Separatists-leaving the Republic’s outposts isolated and vulnerable. In the face of mounting casualties and shrinking resources, Obi-Wan leads what he hopes will be a crippling attack on the enemy. But the environment is against the Jedi and his clone troops-the rain won’t let up, their war machines bog down in the mud, and air support is non-existent. This might be Obi-Wan’s final mission. A pivotal battle in the Clone Wars, it sets the stage for a young Jedi to become a hero, for others to become martyrs, and for a decision that will affect the next generation of the Skywalker family.

 

Republic #56 : The Battle of Jabiim #2 – Stormchasers
Writer:Haden Blackman
Penciller:Brian Ching
Inker:Victor Llamas
Cover Artist:Tomas Giorello
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US, $4.99 CAN
Publish Date:July 30, 2003
Publisher:Dark Horse
Obi-Wan Kenobi is MIA, presumed dead.

When his master is killed in a battle with Jabiimi rebels, Anakin Skywalker finds himself assigned to a squad of similarly “orphaned” Padawans. The non-stop rain and violent storms on Jabiim suit Anakin’s mood of despair punctuated with rage. Some of the other Padawans feel the same way. Whether they’re aware of it or not, they all have chips on their shoulders and are looking for either revenge…or a way to follow their dead masters in death.

When a routine re-supply mission turns into a life or death fight, Anakin is faced with a choice: either set his feelings aside and follow his training, or give into his anger and use the power of the dark side!

 

Republic #57 : The Battle of Jabiim #3 – Lightning Rods
Writer:Haden Blackman
Penciller:Brian Ching
Inker:Victor Llamas
Cover Artist:Jan Duursema
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US, $4.99 CAN
Publish Date:September 24, 2003
Publisher:Dark Horse
Fighting along side a squad of young Jedi whose Masters have been casualties of the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker is finally feeling at peace with himself and the anger he holds inside. So, of course, he receives new orders to report to a rear echelon position-just as the “Padawan Pack” is commanded to hold an indefensible position against an overwhelming Separatist attack, This issue depicts a major battle in the Clone Wars-and a turning point in the career of the young man who will one day become Darth Vader.

 

Republic #58 : The Battle of Jabiim #4 – Floodgates
Writer:Haden Blackman
Penciller:Brian Ching
Inker:Victor Llamas
Cover Artist:Jan Duursema
Format:Comic
Details:32 pages – $2.99 US, $4.99 CAN
Publish Date:December 17, 2003
Publisher:Dark Horse
The planet Jabiim is falling to the Separatists, and the final command rests on the shoulder’s of Anakin Skywalker. Obi-Wan is missing in action, and all of Anakin’s fellow Jedi are dead. The honorable thing to do would be to fight to the last man–or clone–alongside the loyalist Jabiimi. The smart thing would be to live to fight another day, save as many of his remaining troops as possible and retreat.

Will Anakin listen to his heart, or his head? Should he die a hero, or survive to become a general? And which decision is the right one? Is there a “right” choice?

 


This Story Collected In …

Clone Wars Volume 3 : Last Stand on Jabiim
Cover Artist:Tomas Giorello
Format:Trade Paperback
Details:120 pages – $14.95 US, $19.95 CAN
Publish Date:March 3, 2004
Publisher:Dark Horse
General Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker find themselves in command of a regiment of Clone Troopers on the muddy battlefields of the rain world of Jabiim. With their supply lines stretched thin and reinforcements unable to land due to the perpetual storms, the Jedi and their army have become easy targets for the rebel Alto Stratus and his elite Nimbus warriors. But the situation goes from bad to worse when General Kenobi is listed missing in action, and Anakin is teamed with a group of other Masterless young Jedi on a doomed mission to hold the last line in the Republic’s defense!

The Clone Wars heat up in this beautifully illustrated graphic novel that chronicles one of the major battles of the conflict! After twenty-six years, the most anticipated era in Star Wars history is finally being revealed, with new characters, new locations, and unbelievable action leading toward the events in Episode III.

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