Synopsis: A new era of Star Wars comics begins here! When the members of a Republic mission led by Senator Padmé Amidala are abducted by the ruthless Separatist General Grievous, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi jump to the rescue. But the operation quickly goes awry, and the Jedi find themselves cut off and surrounded by an army of battle droids!
While on a diplomatic mission with Senator Yaru from Kashyyyk Senator Amidala and the Wookie diplomat are kidnapped by the Seperatist. However, Yaru is able to hide his young daughter before Grievous’s battle droids are able to catch her. Hearing the news. The Jedi Council dispatch Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker to launch a rescue mission. As they arrive on the planet. Obi-Wan and Anakin find Yaru’s young daughter who leads them to where the separatist took her father and Senator Amidala.
Lucas Marangon does a pretty good job on the comic’s artwork and is obviously taking her visual cues from the earlier of the two animated clone wars series. The drawing of Yaru’s young daughter was so very, very cute and really managed to appeal to my more protective nature. The drawing manages to draw out that awe kind of feeling that you get whenever you see the baby Yoda or Gizmo from Gremlins or a really cute kitten or cat. Of course, the young Wookie child’s final couple of panels really punches it home as she experiences a terrible loss.
Amanda Deibert opens up this new mini-series with a rather tragic story that really pulls on the heartstrings. Set sometime shortly after the Attack of the Clones movie when Anakin was still pretty raw and quick to act. The comic gives us an early confrontation between Obi-Wan and Grevious, which ends in tragedy. It will be interesting to see if we’ll see Yaru’s daughter in the next two issues given that she proved to be such a pivotal character in this book.