Review by C.J. Bunce
Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie and the series that followed is the subject of a new episode guide and look behind the scenes from the creators that made it happen. Star Wars: The Clone Wars–The Official Collectors Edition chronicles the original six seasons of the animated series, the final 2020 seventh season, and it features interviews about the creation of characters by George Lucas and his team that continue to get fleshed out in live-action series and movies. Take a look inside this new book below–it’s available for pre-order now here at Amazon.
Do you want to find out about the origin of Ahsoka Tano? This is the first episode guide discussing the story arcs that spanned all 133 episodes and featuring corresponding screen images focused on all the characters you remember from the show. Sidebar sections offer trivia and further tidbits.
Sourced in the three prequel movies, the series was the first introduction to Star Wars for a generation of space fantasy fans. This guide takes us through all the main characters: Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Yoda, Mace Windu, Palpatine, Padme, Dooku, Grievous, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Jar Jar. Along the way you’ll also be introduced to Cad Bane, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Satine and Bo-Katan Kryze, young Boba Fett, Aurra Sing, Asajj Ventress, Captain Tarkin, Sio Bibble, Steela Gerrera, Hondo Ohnaka, Pre Vizsla, the Black Sun, Sifo-Dyas, the Pike Syndicate, the Bad Batch, and a rebuilt Darth Maul.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars–The Official Collectors Edition has interviews with creator and writer George Lucas–who personally scripted more stories for the series than for any other part of the franchise–plus director and animation consultant Rob Coleman, director Dave Filoni, character designer Darren Marshall, CG lighting and effects supervisor Joel Aron, animation supervisor Keith Kellogg, directors Walter Murch and Duwayne Dunham–all provided with several pages to describe their involvement in words and photographs. A final breakout section discusses bounty hunter creations Sugi, Embo, Seripas, and Rumi Paramita.
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Readers will see the artwork animation transform over the course of the series from a more rudimentary style to one with greater realism and better CGI lighting. And they’ll find concept artwork and photographs of original maquettes used in the show’s development, all peppered throughout its 146 pages.
A must for fans of The Clone Wars, and great for bringing everyone else up to speed on numerous franchise characters that got their start there, Star Wars: The Clone Wars–The Official Collectors Edition is available for pre-order in hardcover now here at Amazon, or order it from Elite Comics or your favorite comic shop. It arrives the first week of April so order now. Three cover options are available, depending on the supplier.