Mace Windu Issue 1.

His presence in the prequel series not only gave us another diverse character, but also a vision of one of the Jedi’s strongest generals. And of course Samuel L. Jackson’s natural swagger.

For it’s next five issue mini-series Marvel gives us a new adventure with Mace Windu, Jedi Of The Republic.

This series is set after The Battle of Geonosis. The Jedi have returned to Coruscant, and the realization that they are now fully engaged in war begins to weigh heavy on the thoughts of Mace and other Jedi.

In a conversation with Ki-Adi-Mundi, Mace shares his opinion that the Jedi’s current involvement in the war is still in alignment with their role as protectors. They are simply now swords instead of shield and because war also involves strategy, Mace finds himself in front of the council with a new mission. Mace and his hand picked team are sent to the jungle planet Hissrich, where a large number of separatist’s ships have been landing.

The Jedi Council isn’t able to spare a clone regiment to Mace, so he puts together a team of Jedi that includes Kit Fisto, Prosset Dibs a blind Jedi Master with strong intuitive skills, and Rissa Mano a gifted pilot who has recently achieved the rank of Jedi Master.

The team lands on Hissrich without a problem, but it doesn’t take long for them to run into a patrol of battle droids. Stealth quickly leads to an all out battle and the revelation of a new threat on the planet.

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This was a really great issue. The interconnectedness of the new canon allows this story to flow very well. It’s very new reader friendly, yet has nice little cameos long time fans will enjoy.

Cowan & Poggi capture Samuel Jacksons look and presence beautifully in this story and Owens script captures the voice of the known characters and a little bit of humor with the Battle Droids. Kit Fisto’s  part in the series is also enjoyable. I’m looking forward to the next issue.

Written by Kai Charles

Kai Charles is a Medical Professional,  Jedi Hopeful, and Independent Book Reviewer at Fiction State of Mind. You can also find her on Twitter @yogikai , tweeting about all things relating to Books & Geek Culture. Blog link: fictionstateofmind.blogspot.com