Family Comic Friday: Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars Battle Tales #1
Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars Battle Tales #1
Written by Michael Moreci
Art by Derek Charm, Arianna Florean
Published by IDW Publishing
Disney+ has blown all of our minds with it’s amazing seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. But that doesn’t mean that the action has to stop. IDW Publishing is bringing fans another dose of intergalactic action in the new miniseries, Stars Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars Battle Tales.
Battle Tales is told from the perspective of the clones. In particular, Commander Cody and Captain Rex, who in this first issue explain to some new recruits that despite how brash and impulsive Anakin Skywalker can be, the Jedi will never leave a man behind.
My favorite aspect of this issue is the artwork. Derek Charm has grown to become the definitive Star Wars comic book artist. His work on the original Star Wars Adventures series (from IDW. Not to be confused with Dark Horse’s series in the 2000s) as well as the Halloween spin-offs, Tales From Vader’s Castle is light years ahead of some of the talent on Marvel’s Star Wars books. Plus, I really liked the polished artwork of Arianna Florean. The Doctor Who illustrator’s work depicts the flashback sequence that Cody and Rex narrate. Florian’s work gives that part of the tale a youthful, antiquated look and it blends very well with Derek Charm’s sections of this book.
Fans will need to realize that Battle Tales is experiencing some delays. Thanks to the COVID pandemic, the book has had to move from weekly to monthly. At the end of the first issue, it is promised that issue #2 was supposed to drop in stores this week. But it’s been moved to June 10th. So, be patient. I know it’s killing you to have to wait after 2 months with no comics. But I promise you, a series like this is all worth it.
Great fun for a the whole family. If the young reader in your life is a Star Wars fan already, then you and them will love this all-ages series!
Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars Battle Tales #1 debuted in print and digital formats on Wednesday May 20, 2020.
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