Star Wars
Clone Wars Adventures - Volume 3

Authors: Various
Artists: Various
Titan Books
RRP 4.99
ISBN 1 84576 020 4
Available 29 April 2005

Inspired by the Cartoon Network's Clone Wars cartoons, this new series uses the television show as a jumping-off point to tell new stories of heroism and villainy in the same stripped-down visual style...

My personal favourite in this collection, and the one I thought best illustrated what can be done with series, was A Stranger in Town. This sees Master Yoda arriving in a strange town. He's carrying an extremely large and heavy looking box much to the amusement of the locals. But why has Yoda travelled there? And why is he lugging around such a huge box? This is a funny, and rather well conceived story.

The other entertaining addition was The Package. This has a Raiders of the Lost Ark feel to it (which only becomes apparent once you've read the whole story and digested it).

The other two tales are a little dull - and I really had a problem working out what was happening in Rogue's Gallery, so goodness knows what young children will make of it.

If you are a fan of the Toonami animated series, then you'll probably want to snap these up - despite the fact that only two of the tales told here are worthy of the Clone Wars Adventures stamp.

Nick Smithson

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