Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 6: On the Fields of Battle

Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 6: On the Fields of Battle

by John Ostrander

From the space-station headquarters of the Bounty Hunters' Guild, to untamed worlds on the edge of the galaxy, the Jedi must go where the Clone Wars take them.Mace Windu leads an elite Jedi strike force against an army of trained killers in a demonstration of Jedi power and resolveAayla Secura must confront her former Master in an effort to retrieve the plans for a weapon that has already destroyed one worldObi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker must join forces with a renegade Jedi to prevent a fleet of warships from falling into the hands of the enemyOn whatever field of battle the Jedi find themselves, their greatest challenge is to remain true to their teachings and to the ways of the Force!

What People Think about "Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 6: On the Fields of Battle"

The other stories are good, and we finally get to see General Grievous for the first time, although he doesn't actually do that much in this volume.

Forever Young - 2 stars Another Anakin story that treats his character way too shallowly to add any value. The Dreadnaughts of Rendili - 3 stars Armor apparently contained a climax of Quin's story, though not a particularly satisfying one. His role in the battle here feels more convincing and enjoyable than most of his appearances in this series, perhaps because we see some of it from Obi-wan's perspective, which has always been the most interesting angle on Anakin.

It's a good mix that, like many of the Clone Wars-era books and comics, also examines the spiritual/moral conflict between the traditional role of Jedi as scholars and guardians of peace and their role as generals in the Republic army.

Star Wars Legends Project #156 Background: On the Fields of Battle, released in July 2005, collects issues 65-71 of Republic: Show of Force (2 issues, June 2004), Armor (1 issue, August 2004), and Dreadnaughts of Rendili (3 issues, September-November 2004) were all written by John Ostrander and drawn by Jan Duursema. Show of Force and Forever Young are set 17-18 months after the Battle of Geonosis (21 years before the Battle of Yavin). Armor is set 24 months after Geonosis, and Dreadnaughts of Rendili happens 6 months after that (20 years BBY). The stories center around the Jedi: Obi-Wan, Anakin, Mace Windu, Quinlan Vos, Aayla Secura, Saesee Tiin, Plo Koon, and others. Armor is fantastic, even noting my weak spot for stories that feature Quinlan and Aayla. As with Show of Force, Ostrander and Duursema are excellent at weaving disparate threads into a cohesive whole, but there were definitely subplots of this story that I didn't care about at all.

In "Republic 67: Forever Young," we find Anakin and Obi-wan on a mission to destroy an enemy facility. Anakin thinks he can save her, rather than have her fulfill a suicide mission, and it takes a great deal of coaxing to prevent Anakin from rushing in. When negotiations with an enemy fleet lead tot he capture of Republic Jedi, Anakin charges in to save them.

With Quinlan Vos going deep undercover into Count Dookus forces and having previously undertaken some decidedly unJedilike acts, the big question hanging over this story is: Is Quinlan now a Dark Jedi? 4.Dreadnaughts of Rendili After being rescued by Obi-Wan Kenobi, the renegade Jedi Quinlan Vos rejoins the Jedi as they attempt to thwart the mutiny of a dreadnaught fleet.

-Dans la dernière partie, Obi-Wan sauve Quinlan et essaie de la ramener sur Coruscant car il croit que Vos est encore bon. Ça permet d'alterner entre les histoires de Obi-Wan et Anakin avec celles de Quinlan Vos. Cependant, ça fait plusieurs auteurs différents avec des dessinateurs différents dans un même tome.

His first published works were stories about the character "Sargon, Mistress of War", who appeared the First Comics series Warp!, based on a series of plays by that same Chicago theatre company.