Clone Wars Battle Tales: Stories Before Ahsoka, With Rex, Cody & Several Clones, Plo-Koon, Numerous Droids & More (IDW Publishing) – Ep 141

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11-11-2023 • 36 mins

BEFORE AHSOKA, HOW DID ANAKIN, OBI-WAN AND PLO-KOON DEAL WITH CLONES? For ep 141, Mike delves into the IDW Publishing mini-series; Clone Wars Battle Tales – stories all set before the Clone Wars movie but after Attack Of The Clones, showing 6 missions the clones have been on with Jedi generals Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo-Koon. Amidst these stories, Mike provides additional info on several clones Ovissians, Plo-Koon, flying droids and more – this serves as a brilliant prequel to The Clone Wars movie and you don’t need to have seen any of The Clone Wars to enjoy!

Clone Wars Battle Tales were all written by Michael Moreci. For the framing story, Derek Charm was the artist and Luis Antonio Delgado was the colour artist. For issue 1, Arriana Florean & Mario Del Pennino were artists with Valentina Taddeo as colour artist. For issue 2, Megan Levens was artist with Charlie Kirchoff as colour artist, issue 3 had Valentina Pinto as artist & colour artist, issue 4 had Davide Tinto as artist and Thomas Deer as colour artist while issue 5 had Philip Murphy as artist with Rebecca Nalty as colour artist.Issue 1 was released May 20th 2020, issue 5 was released September 30th 2020 and the trade paperback collection was released 26th January 2021.

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00:00 Intro

01:43 What To Expect

02:29 Personnel & Release

03:22 Timeline & Other Clone Wars Content

04:27 Issue 1 With Clone & Plo-Koon Info

09:22 Issue 1 Plot

12:12 Issue 2 Plot

16:44 Issue 3 Plot

20:48 Issue 4 Plot

24:59 Issue 5 Plot

28:00 Final Thoughts

30:18 Ethan Sacks Interview

31:40 Guest Spots

31:58 Support

34:15 Coming Up

35:26 Outro