I really enjoyed the Republic comic series and currently own all the Dark Horse CW TPBs. What I like most is that although the stories revolve around Clone Wars events, they don't consist of the same 'ol American-Revolution style warfare, which in the Star Wars universe would be a mindless forward advancing legion of droids (The Phantom Menace, TCW: Battle at Cristophsis). To be honest, the aforementioned scenario doesn't feel like it poses much of a threat to me, an audience viewer, and even to the protagonists. And in most scenarios, the protagonists aren't even included in this front-line battle and the key to the battle's success overtly depends on some offshoot mission in which some shield-generator or droid-remote must be knocked out. So IMO, in truly engaging story-telling, the focus of a story should start to shift away from the mind-numbing clash of front lines and onto the offshoot missions. (Just think of Saving Private Ryan. A very successful war movie that is composed entirely of an offshoot mission.) I liked that the comics, with a more realistic stance on war, injected sentient effort into the war raged by the Confederacy of Intergalactic Systems. Meaning the Separatists were usually allied with planetary forces. For example, the Battle of Jabiim, or Battle at Brentaal IV. The sentients added a certain sense of realistic threat, that cannot be achieved by dumb droids. Even at the Battle of Geonosis, the Geonosians allied with the droid army. What I saw at the Battle of Teth and Cristophsis were NO alien/sentient forces -- on neither the Republic or Confederacy side. Supposedly *key* battles on *key* planets, but then where did the native species go!! So my question is this -- in the upcoming TCW TV series, will we start to see sentient species more involved in the clone wars. Or will we expect to see 100 episodes of purely clone-on-droid action?