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Lit The Clone Wars #11: The Smuggler's Code

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Barriss_Coffee, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS #11 – THE SMUGGLER'S CODE
    Justin Aclin (W), Eduardo Ferrara (A), and Michael Atiyeh (I)

    On sale June 26
    FC, 80 pages
    $7.99
    TP, 5 1/4” x 7 1/2”

    When he encounters a criminal from his past, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi strikes out, determined to fulfill a promise he made to himself as a young Jedi: to bring in this fugitive on his own! While on the trail, Obi-Wan earns a favor from a local smuggler, but her devotion to working for her own benefit may be more trouble for Obi-Wan than her help is actually worth!
     
  2. Super_Battle_Droid

    Super_Battle_Droid Jedi Master star 5

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    I wonder if that's Zonder on the cover with Obi-Wan?
     
  3. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I was under the impression that the Smuggler's Code was something that Han made up on the spot to trick Jae Juun into helping him. :p

    Sigh, yet another terrible reverse grip. Even Obi-Wan is not immune.
     
  4. Lazy Storm Trooper

    Lazy Storm Trooper Jedi Master star 4

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    I love to read these Trades their the best part of the TCW multi-media project.
     
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  5. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    I must admit, the corny art notwithstanding, I've found these stories kinda fun in an extreme-end-of-mass-market-pulp kind of way.
     
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  6. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't think that's a Wookiee.
     
  7. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My impression is that it's a Shistavanen, and that Obi-wan is fighting him/her (hence the sliced blaster).
     
  8. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not so sure about that, given the background. More likely we're seeing the wacky photos from the aftermath of Obi-Wan's Tropical Island Vacation.
     
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  9. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    DON'T TEASE ME WITH A NAME LIKE "THE SMUGGLER'S CODE" AND THEN HAVE IT BE ABOUT MORE GODDAMNED JEDI.
     
  10. Rogue_Follower

    Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This is out this week. Anyone get it?
     
  11. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Tried but it is not offered as buyable digital version :/
     
  12. Darth_Arapsis

    Darth_Arapsis Jedi Youngling star 2

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    If this one works out fine does antybody else want to see more from Justin Aclin with better art?
     
  13. jaoblias

    jaoblias Jedi Knight star 1

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    I picked it up, pretty good doesn't live up to the majesty of Lost Temple but its a fun story and I really enjoyed the art.
     
  14. HEDGESMFG

    HEDGESMFG Jedi Master star 4

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    Anyone care to summarize anything? Is there any arc of TCW Season 5 that this is closely tied to?
     
  15. jaoblias

    jaoblias Jedi Knight star 1

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    No not really, the back of the book says the story takes place somewhere during season 4. Theres no major connections to any episodes in particular. Esentially the story goes, Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka are all on this tropically beach planet Weilu, Obi-Wan runs into a crimnal he failed to apprehend in his days before the Clone Wars and vows to take him in himself. Obi-Wan runs into this smuggler, Rook and Obi-wan has him tag along so he can use Rook's ship. Theres various double crosses and discussions about morality and the value of allies and then Obi-Wan, after coming to a realization about the value of allies captures criminal jim with Anakin and Ahsoka. ALL IN ALL morals are learned and beaches happen.
     
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  16. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    It was a fun read and the art style quite different from Jackson's or the beloved Fillbach Brothers, in particular the light coloring tones. Seeing Obi-Wan in what looked like clamdiggers was a plus.
     
  17. Darth_Arapsis

    Darth_Arapsis Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Any contiunity nuggets?
     
  18. jaoblias

    jaoblias Jedi Knight star 1

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    Sadly no, you'dd think with the reference to Obi-Wan chasing after criminals before the Clone Wars they'dd bring up some of the Jedi Quest stuff, but no, this stories pretty much entirely stand alone.
     
  19. vong333

    vong333 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I hope that Dark Horse has some more of these planned. Of course if they don't loose the license.
     
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  20. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    vong333 I hope there's more, too. The Clone Wars era doesn't feel done to me the way that the OT era does. *ducks thrown shoes*
     
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  21. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    No, I agree completely. And while I understand why many believe the Clone Wars has been done to death, I'm fairly certain that 95%+ of what we've seen was from the POV of the Republic. There's another entire half of the war that's been branded the so-called "villains" (despite near-vapid lip-service to the "heroes on both sides" line) who we've barely gotten to see share the limelight. At least with the Empire era we occasionally get stories about Imperials. There have been woefully few for the Seps. And for me at least, this has always made it feel as though the Clone Wars was "incomplete".
     
  22. Zeta1127

    Zeta1127 Jedi Master star 5

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    The Clone Wars era was done in the sense that we knew how it played out until TCW came along and ruined everything.
     
  23. Darth_Arapsis

    Darth_Arapsis Jedi Youngling star 2

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    You would not want see a well made Unknown Regions story set in that era or something set in the Firefist galaxy?[face_devil]
     
  24. pronker

    pronker Jedi Master star 4

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    Darth_Arapsis Does it have Jedi/lightsabers/the Force and a lack of the Big Three? I'd consider it.:D
     
  25. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I've been reading the Empire comics and besides seeing Biggs' defection from the Imperial Academy, it's been interesting to see the ANH era from the perspective of random Imperial officers and how they thought of the Rebels as "terrorists," among other things, and thought of the Imperial government as the best way to maintain peace.

    It would be nice to see something like this from the Separatist perspective.