Lit Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic - Mace Windu

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  1. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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  2. bsmith7174 Jedi Knight

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    http://www.starwars.com/news/mace-windu-goes-solo-in-new-marvel-comic?cmp=smc|903224603

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    Mace Windu Goes Solo in New Marvel Comic – Exclusive!

    The Jedi Master heads into battle in Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic -- Mace Windu.

    “This party’s over,” Mace Windu said in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. But for the purple-bladed-lightsaber-wielding Jedi, it’s actually just beginning.

    StarWars.com is excited to announce Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic — Mace Windu, a new five-issue miniseries coming in August from Marvel, penned by Matt Owens and illustrated by Denys Cowan. Starring the fan-favorite Mace Windu, a Master on the Jedi Council who tangled with Jango Fett and Darth Sidious, it picks up after the start of the Clone Wars as the Jedi Order faces possibly its greatest challenge yet. You can get a first look at Jesus Saiz’s dynamic cover below, featuring Mace delivering some battle droids a Force push to remember.

    In addition to Saiz’s stunner, fans can look forward to a special Star Wars 40th anniversary variant cover by Russell Dauterman, along with variants by Rahzzah and Javier Rodriguez. While few details have been revealed about the story, Marvel’s official description offers more of a glimpse into what readers can expect:

    For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!
    Sounds like a dangerous time for the galaxy and the Jedi. For Mace Windu fans, however, it sounds like an essential read.
  3. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    That is a genius move.

    Now, the more important Qs:

    Who's writing it? Who's drawing it?

    Mini or ongoing?
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  4. Seeker Of The Whills Jedi Knight

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    I'm verry happy to see them embracing the Prequel era more and more, at least in the books and comics. From what I've seen, the Darth Maul series appears interesting enough, so I'm very hopeful about this series starring my 6th favorite Jedi.[face_party]
  5. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    News just in:

    I don't know Matt Owens, but Denys Cowan !? Wow.
  6. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    "Jedi of the Republic" makes this sound like the first in a series of miniseries!
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  7. IG_2000 Jedi Master

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    I'm assuming this means spinoffs for all the various background Jedi.
  8. PymParticles Force Ghost

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    @Darkslayer HA I was literally just about to send this to you, but of course you would be the one to post it.
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  9. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    Ugh I usually wait for the trades but I'm so tempted to go single-issue here (Mace is my favorite Star Wars character).
  10. Vialco Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh this is a good day! Not only is my boss on vacation, another awesome Prequel Comic is announced! Between this and the new Vader comic, I'm looking forward to the fall more and more!
  11. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    This year PT fans are scoring big!

    - Yoda's Secret War
    - Darth Maul
    - Darth Vader
    - Jedi of the Republic

    Wowza!
  12. Ancient Whills Jedi Grand Master

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    This definitively looks like the first of a "Jedi of the Republic" series. I'm so happy.
  13. PymParticles Force Ghost

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    I'm actually really excited for this. Save for a couple I haven't been overly fond of (looking at you, Princess Leia and Chewbacca), Marvel's Star Wars comics have been stellar since day 1.

    All I can find for Matt Owens is he's the writer of the recent Elektra series.
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  14. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh]
  15. Ancient Whills Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, the comics never disappointed me in that regard though I thought the Yoda arc was a mixed bag, mostly because I couldn't stand Larroca's art but I found the Darth Maul comic was better than the Force awakens adaptation so I'm ready to give another try with another artist.
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  16. bsmith7174 Jedi Knight

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    Not sure if I would consider Yoda's Secret War "scoring big" [face_laugh]
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  17. Seeker Of The Whills Jedi Knight

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    If they do other Council members, I definitely want one on Ki-Adi-Mundi. And if they go to eras before the Clone Wars, a comic starring Yaddle would be pretty neat.
  18. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    Thanks. Even Leia and Chewbacca would still qualify as good comics, they only lost out in comparison to the other books of the time.

    EDIT: And this is why them getting Cowan is a big deal:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denys_Cowan



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  19. IG_2000 Jedi Master

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    Chris Cornell says hi ;(
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  20. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    I haven't read it yet actually - that was in reference to the amount of PT content.
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  21. TheMoldyCrow Jedi Knight

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    Sounds like a fun series to me. I wonder what other Jedi will appear in the series.
  22. bsmith7174 Jedi Knight

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    I understand why you mentioned it. I was just taking a little light-hearted jab at that particular arc. It wasn't received too well.
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  23. Ancient Whills Jedi Grand Master

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    Could this mean we may have miniseries starring younglings?
  24. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    Fair enough. Regardless this comic announcement has put me in a great mood! :D
  25. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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