Saturday, July 15, 2006

Star Wars | Comics

A mystically powerful supernatural energy that fills the entire galaxy is only known only as The Force, which guides to the path of the righteous. A group of religious individuals called The Jedi who followed and have faith in it have established the Galactic Republic. Like the Light Side, the Force also has a dark counterpart of its own called The Dark Side of the Force. Another devious cult following has practiced to master the power of The Dark Side goes by the named Sith, who operated under the regime of Galactic Empire with their own Code of the Sith.

For millennia, these two religious groups had been at war with each other over their principles and ideology and the reign of Siths were finally over. The Galactic Republic was formed with the alliance of the independent star systems of the galaxy and they were represented by a Senator from each system to the Republic Senate. The Siths learned to be tricky in order to rise again and a new Sith Lord by the name of Darth Sidious even managed to gain means to manipulate the Senate as he sees fit.

The Phantom Menace
Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his trainee Obi-Wan Kenobi goes for a negotiation with the Trade Federation ad they try to kill the Jedi as Darth Sidious advises them to. These two not only survives but managed to flee to Naboo, where they met an outcast Jar Jar Binks running from battle droids. Queen Padmé Amidala is rescued and was escorted by the Jedi to Coruscant but as their ship took damage, they are forced to land on the desert planet of Tatooine. Qui-Gon discovers little slave Anakin Skywalker and senses his strong bond with The Force. After managing to earn his freedom, Anakin tags along with Qui-Gon Jinn bidding his mother goodbye.

Just as they were about to leave Tatooine, Darth Maul attempts to kidnap the queen but Qui-Gon outsmarts him in a short fight. When Padmé safely reaches to Coruscant, Senator Palpatine tries to convince her to replace Chancellor Valorum with someone capable. Qui-Gon takes Anakin to the Jedi Council and asks permission to train him but seeing potential of the boy turning to The Dark Side, the Council refuses. Qui-Gon decides to train Anakin anyway. Taking a starfighter, Anakin incapacitates the droid army by blowing up the Federation's Droid Control Ship. Qui-Gon dies battling Darth Maul and Obi-Wan kills the latter before taking Anakin as his apprentice.

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Attack of the Clones
Former Jedi Master Count Dooku becomes the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus and started a Separatist movement that upsets the peace established by the Galactic Republic. Senator Padmé Amidala votes for an army while Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are assigned to protect her. A bounty hunter makes an attempt on her life and Obi-Wan follows the lead as Anakin takes her back to Naboo, where these two grow close. Obi-Wan reaches to the planet Kamino to learn of a clone army based on bounty hunter Jango Fett, being produced for the Republic.

In a precognitive vision, Anakin sees his mother in pain and goes to Tatooine with Padmé to save her. When his mother dies in his arms, he slaughters the Tusken Raiders who kidnapped her and their entire camp. Following Jango and his clone son Boba, Obi-Wan reaches Geonosis, where he is taken captive by Count Dooku. Tracking the transmission, Anakin and Padmé reaches to save Obi-Wan but got captured as well. These three were saved from being executed on an arena as Mace Windu and Yoda arrives with Jedi warriors and clone troopers to the rescue. In a final confrontation, Dooku hurt Obi-Wan and cut-off Anakin's arm but is forced to flee upon the arrival of Yoda. The Clone Wars begins and Anakin secretly marries Padmé in presence of C-3PO and R2-D2.

Revenge of the Sith
Supreme Chancellor Palpatine was kidnapped from Coruscant by General Grievous of the Separatist Droid Army. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker infiltrate Grievous's ship and find the captive Chancellor. There, Count Dooku challenges and engages the Jedi into an extreme lightsaber duel. He quickly knocked out Obi-Wan, leaving only Anakin to continue the fight. Despite continuous taunting from Dooku, he manages to defeat the Sith Lord using anger and decapitates his enemy as Palpatine urge him to do so. Grievous captures all three of them but then forced to flee as the battle-torn ship crash-land on Coruscant.

Anakin's wife Padmé tells him that she is pregnant and then he has a vision of her dying during childbirth, which causes him to worry a lot. He is appointed in the Jedi Council as a representative of Supreme Chancellor and not only the Jedi denies him the rank of a Jedi Master but orders him to keep an eye on Palpatine, which causes great friction in his belief. Offering the knowledge of The Dark Side of The Force to help save Padmé, Palpatine reveals himself to be Darth Sidious. Mace Windu confronts Palpatine after learning the truth from Anakin but is betrayed by him at the last moment and Palpatine takes him as his new apprentice, calling him Darth Vader.

Obi-Wan were on Utapau, where he engages General Grievous and put an end to his reign of terror. Yoda heads to Kashyyyk to accompany his Wookiee friends against the droid army. Sidious in the mean time has set "Order 66" in motion for the clone troopers to kill all Jedi at sight, forcing Obi-Wan and Yoda into hiding. Palpatine declares the former Galactic Senate to be the Galactic Empire, with him being the Emperor. Anakin is sent to the Jedi Temple to kill everyone and then to Mustafar for wiping out all the remaining Separatists. Obi-Wan were shocked to learn about Anakin's turning into The Dark Side from the security archives.

However, his wife Padmé refuses to believe this when Obi-Wan confronts her about Anakin's location. She travels to Mustafar to try and convince Anakin to leave his current path and then he is confronted by Obi-Wan. The former master and apprentice begin a lightsaber duel that leaves Anakin lose all of his limbs and his burning body was left for dead. After having a fight with Yoda, Palpatine goes to rescue a dying Anakin from Mustafar, whom he reformed with cybernetics. Padmé eventually dies while giving birth to Luke and Leia. Upon adopting Leia, Senator Bail Organa takes her to Alderaan and Luke is sent to his step-family on Tatooine.

A New Hope
The Empire has built a super-weapon called the Death Star that can destroy entire planets but spies of the Rebel Alliance have managed to steal the plans. Before getting captured by Darth Vader, Princess Leia hides the plans with a distress message into R2-D2 and sent to Tatooine with C-3PO. Bought from the Jawas, Luke Skywalker discovers the message and goes looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi. After enlightening Luke about the old days Obi-Wan presents him his father's lightsaber. As Leia requested in the message, Obi-Wan decides to head to Alderaan and invites Luke to tag along.

Luke denies the offer but then changes his mind when he finds out that Imperial stormtroopers have burned down his house looking for the droids. Smuggler Han Solo along with his Wookiee first mate Chewbacca is hired to transport them in the Millennium Falcon. By the time they reach Alderaan, it was destroyed as Grand Moff Tarkin has ordered and their ship is captured. Han, Chewbacca and Luke rescued Leia while Obi-Wan sacrifice himself in a lightsaber battle with Vader to let them escape. They all join the rebels on Yavin IV as the Empire followed them and Luke shoots through an exhaust port with an X-wing fighter to destroy the Death Star.

The Empire Strikes Back
Following the destruction of Death Star, Princess Leia led the rebels to set camp on Hoth and Luke Skywalker goes to Dagobah to receive training from Jedi Master Yoda. Upon location the new rebel base, The Empire sends AT-AT Walkers to attack the rebels. Han, Leia, C-3PO and Chewbacca leave Hoth on the Millennium Falcon. Bounty hunter Boba Fett is called in by Darth Vader to find them and Han reunites with his old friend, Lando Calrissian. On Dagobah, Luke crash lands with his X-wing and met Yoda, who agreed to train him after Obi-Wan's spirit makes request to him.

Lando eventually lures them into a trap for Vader who wants them to use as a bait to capture Luke and he freezes Han Solo into carbonite. Luke had a vision of Han and Leia in peril and he leaves his training to save them. Fett takes Han to deliver to Jabba the Hutt and Lando helps the rest of the rebels to escape. In Cloud City, Luke arrives to engage in a lightsaber with Darth Vader and loses his right hand. When his attempts to draw Luke towards The Dark Side fail, Vader reveals to the boy that he is Luke's father. Unable to bear this truth, he lets him falls through an air shaft and reunited with his friends.

Return of the Jedi
Luke Skywalker walks into Jabba's palace to rescue Han Solo with assistance from Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Princess Leia, C-3PO, and R2-D2. Jabba is strangled by Leia and Hand knocks Boba Fett into the Sarlacc before Luke goes to confront Yoda about Darth Vader being his father. He confirms that his father is Anakin Skywalker who turned as Vader and revels Leia as his sister. Meanwhile, the rebels learn that there is a second Death Star built by the Empire and a rebel forces follows Han Solo on the forest moon of Endor to destroy the shield generator which protects the space station. Luke and Leia shortly join the fight but the former surrenders to Imperial troops. While escorting him to The Emperor, Vader unsuccessfully tries to convince Luke to join The Dark Side but Luke stays adamant in his ways.

When he is taken to The Emperor Sheev Palpatine, Luke is tempted to give in to his anger and he lashed out at the former only for Vader to intervene and these two get into a lightsaber duel. Using his anger to fight, Luke eventually subdues Vader and Palpatine orders Luke to take his place killing him, which he refuses to do since he is a Jedi. The Emperor strikes him with Force lightning and in his call for help; Vader throws his master through a reactor shaft, also mortally wounding himself in the process. The Death Star was being readied to strike on Endor but is destroyed by rebel strike team. Luke takes his father's body to cremate and witness him joining Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda as the Force-spirit of Anakin Skywalker.

The Force Awakens
With the death of The Emperor, the Galactic Civil War finally ended and Galactic Empire has fallen. General Leia Organa leads The Resistance and The First Order rises to eradicate the New Republic. Imperial stormtroopers led by a new Sith Lord Kylo Ren invades Jakku to find a map to the location of a self-exiled Luke Skywalker and captures pilot Poe Dameron while his droid BB-8 runs with the map. Feeling withdrawn from his cause, stormtrooper FN-2187, whom Poe names "Finn", frees him and both escapes in a TIE fighter. BB-8 found and tagged along with a lone scavenger named Rey, whom Finn stumbles onto upon forced to crash-land on Jakku.

They are all tracked down by troops of The First Order and Rey managed to fly them out in the Millennium Falcon from a junkyard. Han Solo and Chewbacca find way into their own ship and enlighten the newer generation of youth about how Galactic Civil War went out. The ship falls under attack by rival space gangs betrayed by Han and one of them informs The First Order about their location. Supreme Leader Snoke orders General Hux to fire their Death Star-like super-weapon at Starkiller Base and they wipe out the Republic capital.

As BB-8's map deemed incomplete, Han tells his crew that Luke actually tried to rebuild Jedi Order before going into exile but one of his student gone rogue by giving in to The Dark Side and burned the Jedi Temple after killing other students. Rey starts having visions after finding the lightsaber of Anakin Skywalker and Kylo captures her. Starkiller Base prepares to fire on Resistance base at D'Qar and the trio of Han, Chewbacca and Finn flies there. In an attempt to bring Kylo from his path, Han sacrifices himself. Finn is taken out in a lightsaber duel with Kylo Ren but Rey then managed to hold her off as the Starkiller Base is destroyed by the Resistance.

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Based on the popular film franchise by director George Lucas, Star Wars is a sci-fi themed comic book series that was first ever published by Marvel Comics in 1977 based on the original Star Wars trilogy of films. However, they stopped publishing the ongoing series and in 1991, Dark Horse Comics started publishing the series throughout various limited series and monthly ongoing titles. Since the beginning of the publication, the series has spawned many limited series and other tales that took place in the same timeline of the epic saga.

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