Events that occur
approximately 22 years before Episode IV: A New Hope.
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A galaxy divided. Striking swiftly after the
Battle of Geonosis, Count Dooku’s droid army has seized control of
the major hyperspace lines, separating the Republic from the
majority of its clone army. With few clones available, the Jedi
Generals cannot gain a foothold in the Outer Rim, as more and more
planets choose to join Dooku’s Separatists. While the Jedi are
occupied fighting a war, no-one is left to keep the peace. Chaos and
crime spread and the innocent become victims in a lawless galaxy...
each episode* of the first season The
Clone Wars TV series, StarWars.com released a short web-comic
that acted as a prelude in establishing the events of that episode.
Thus web-comic #1 Prelude occurs prior to the events seen in
Episode #1 Ambush, web-comic #2 Shakedown precedes
Episode #2 Rising Malevolence, and so on. As of April 2014
these web-comic stories are classed as
In 2010 all web-comic stories were collated
into a graphic novel, Tales from The Clone
Wars - Volume 1. It is available from its publisher Dreams
& Visions Press.
*except episode #18 which did not an accompanying web-comic story.
All 22 TV episodes are available on DVD and
high definition Blu-ray
disc released through Warner Bros. Home
Episodes are listed in original
broadcast order, a chronological story-telling order is included in
the Saga Timeline.
|Season 1 Episodes
Jedi Master Yoda and three clone
troopers, Jek, Thire, and Rys must face off against Count
Dooku's dreaded assassin Ventress and her massive droid army to
prove the Jedi are strong enough to protect a strategic planet
and forge a treaty for the Republic.
- Rising Malevolence
An attack by a devastating
new Separatist weapon, the powerful starship Malevolence,
leaves Jedi Master Plo Koon and his clone troopers struggling to
survive until Anakin and Ahsoka can find them.
- Shadow of Malevolence
With the help of his
Padawan Ahsoka and Jedi Master Plo Koon, Anakin utilizes new
long-range Y-wing bombers to lead a bold strike on General
Grievous' warship, Malevolence, and its destructive
- Destroy Malevolence
Padmé Amidala and C-3PO are
taken hostage by General Grievous, leaving Anakin and Obi-Wan to
save the Senator and complete the destruction of the
Alone on a distant outpost, clone
officers Rex and Cody must inspire their rookie unit to believe
in themselves to stave off a droid commando invasion.
- Downfall of a Droid
R2-D2 is lost during a
fierce space battle and Anakin must find him before the
Separatists discover the Jedi military secrets locked in his
- Duel of the Droids
Anakin, Ahsoka and
replacement droid R3-S6 embark on a dual rescue/sabotage mission
when they discover R2-D2 is being held at General Grievous'
secret enemy listening post, Skytop Station.
- Bombad Jedi
On a diplomatic mission to the
planet Rodia, Padmé discovers that her old friend and fellow
Republic senator Onaconda Farr has allied his planet with the
Separatists. In exchange for food and resources for his people,
Onaconda captures Padmé and promises to deliver her to the Nute
Gunray. Sensing Padmé is in trouble, Jar Jar Binks disguises
himself as a Jedi, and with the help of C-3PO, courageously
fights to rescue his friend and fellow senator.
- Cloak of Darkness
Ahsoka and Jedi Master
Luminara escort the captured notorious Separatist leader Nute
Gunray to Coruscant so he can stand trial for his crimes.
However, they are unaware that Count Dooku has sent his
assassin, Asajj Ventress, to free their captive. With the help
of Senate Commandos, the Jedi have to thwart Ventress's efforts
to free their prisoner, despite the traitorous plans of Senate
Guard Captain Argyus.
- Lair of Grievous
Jedi Master Kit Fisto and his
former Padawan, the Mon Calamari Jedi Nahdar Vebb, track escaped
prisoner Nute Gunray to a remote world. Following Nute into a
mysterious den filled with strange creatures, weapons, and
war-time artifacts, the Jedi discover it is the trap-laden lair
of General Grievous! Learning that Count Dooku has led the Jedi
there in order to punish Grievous for his recent failures, the
General is determined to prove his abilities and destroy the
Jedi. Kit and Nahdar, along with a contingent of clones, must
now fight their way past Grievous and his caretaker droid A-4D
to avoid being caught in General's evil clutches forever.
- Dooku Captured
During their own attempt to
kidnap Count Dooku, Anakin and Obi-Wan discover that the Sith
Lord has already been captured by pirates. Hondo Ohnaka and his
gang of pirates hold Dooku captive in their den on Florrum, and
hold him for ransom. It's up to Anakin and Obi-Wan to see if the
offer is too good to be true.
- The Gungan General
Anakin and Obi-Wan have been
duped and are being held for ransom along with Count Dooku by
the pirate chief Hondo Ohnaka and his second-in-command, Turk
Falso. While Anakin, Obi-Wan and Dooku unsuccessfully attempt to
escape, the Republic sends the ransom via a special envoy,
including Representative Jar Jar Binks. When Falso tries to
steal the ransom from his boss by shooting down the shuttle, the
only survivors are a squad of clones and Jar Jar, who as the
most senior officer alive, has to take charge of the mission. It
becomes a race against time as Jar Jar rushes to deliver the
ransom to take custody of Dooku and save the Jedi.
- Jedi Crash
Anakin and Ahsoka arrive at a pitched
sky battle to help besieged Jedi General Aayla Secura. Anakin is
gravely injured in the fight. Aayla and Ahsoka, along with the
now-wounded Anakin, Rex, and the surviving clones, crash land on
the uncharted grass-covered planet, Maridun. Forced to leave
Anakin behind in order to save him, Aayla teaches Ahsoka why the
Jedi have no personal attachments. They make their way to a
Lurmen village. Their ruler, Tee Watt Kaa, explains that they're
pacifists in this war and are not aligned with either side.
Hesitant to have anything to do with the Jedi, Tee Watt Kaa
agrees to help save Anakin's life.
- Defenders of Peace
The leader of the Lurmen, Tee
Watt Kaa, refuses to shelter the Jedi from arriving Separatist
forces, fearing that such an action would unnecessarily bring
his neutral people into the war. Ahsoka, Aayla, the wounded
Anakin, and the rest of the clones respect their wishes as they
don't want to jeopardize the village with their presence, so
they have to retreat into the wilds of the planet. Separatist
Neimoidian General Lok Durd arrives to test a devastating
weapon, which they plan to use on the Lurmen! Ultimately, the
villagers have to decide whether they will lay down to the
Separatists or fight with the Jedi to defend their village.
Arriving on the desolate ice world of
Orto Plutonia, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi investigate
the disappearance of a clone security force stationed on a
remote outpost. The Jedi, accompanied by Senator Riyo Chuchi and
Chairman Cho of the nearby moon of Pantora, soon discover their
clone troopers were attacked by a tribe of furry natives known
as the Talz. Fierce beast-riding warriors, the Talz are very
territorial and only want to be left alone. The Jedi manage to
negotiate peace with the Talz chieftain, Thi-Sen, when greedy
Chairman Cho breaks it by insisting the planet and the Talz are
under his power. The resulting conflict escalates into war
between the senator led clones and the Talz, with the Jedi in
- The Hidden Enemy
Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan
Kenobi lead Republic forces in an attempt to defeat the droid
armies and free the planet of Christophsis from the Separatist
siege. When the Republic is ambushed and forced to retreat, it
becomes clear that someone in their midst has set them up. The
Jedi believe this infiltration is a Sith-backed operation and go
behind enemy lines to investigate. Meanwhile, Captain Rex and
Commander Cody set out to uncover the traitor amongst them.
- Blue Shadow Virus
The Republic discovers a
Separatist bio-weapon lab hidden on the planet of Naboo. Rather
than wait for help, Padmé; explores the lab with Jar Jar.
Anakin, Ahsoka, Rex, and Obi-Wan arrive and follow after her.
They find that the Senator is being held captive by the sinister
Dr. Nuvo Vindi. The mad scientist has been developing a lethal
virus for the Separatists. Vindi threatens to set off a bomb and
release the virus!
- Mystery of a Thousand Moons
Even though the lab
has been shut down, Dr. Vindi manages to activate the dreaded
Blue Shadow Virus, infecting Ahsoka, Padmé, and many clone
troopers. The plague is fatal within 48 hours. Anakin and
Obi-Wan must travel to the mysterious planet, Iego, to secure
the only known antidote to the sickness. Anakin and Obi-Wan
arrive on the mysterious planet to find its population living in
fear of a mysterious force that has been killing anything that
tries to leave their world. With the help of Jaybo Hood, a
clever Iegoan boy, Anakin and Obi-Wan must solve the planet's
mystery before they can leave, and before everyone infected with
the Separatist virus dies!
- Storm over Ryloth
Ryloth, home world of the
Twi'lek people, has been subjected to military occupation by the
droid army of the Separatists, and surrounded by a blockade of
Trade Federation battleships. While launching a surprise attack
against the blockade, Ahsoka disobeys Anakin's orders and ends
up losing most of her squadron. Even though she's emotionally
rocked by this failure, Anakin helps her learn to persevere,
placing her in charge of another risky attack.
- Innocents of Ryloth
With the space blockade
around Ryloth destroyed, Obi-Wan Kenobi must lead a small clone
force into a droid occupied town to sabotage their anti-aircraft
guns. Obi-Wan's mission is complicated when he learns the town's
inhabitants are being used as living shields. A pair of clones
in his platoon forges an unlikely friendship with a refugee
Twi'lek girl, Numa, who's been orphaned by the war. Through
their relationship with her, the clones begin to understand the
real cost of the war...
- Liberty on Ryloth
The battle for the Twi'lek
homeworld of Ryloth rages as the Republic attempts to drive off
the occupying droid army led by Separatist Leader, Wat Tambor.
With his forces stretched thin, Mace Windu must convince Twi'lek
freedom fighter, Cham Syndulla, to help him save the capital
city from the droids' destruction. Initially, the Twi'lek hero
is hesitant to aid Mace, but ultimately realizes the Jedi can be
trusted and joins with him to liberate the city and ultimately
the planet in the climactic battle.
- Hostage Crisis
In an attempt to force the
release of the crime lord Ziro the Hutt from prison, bounty
hunters seize control of the Senate Building and hold members of
the Senate hostage. Cad Bane, the leader of the operation, with
the help of bounty hunter Aurra Sing, issues his demands to
Chancellor Palpatine who has no choice but to meet his request.
Unbeknownst to the hunters, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker is
loose in the Senate Building.
Originally published online at StarWars.com
prior to the airing of each episode, these stories are no longer
available online. As of April 2014 these web-comic stories are
Legends. A collated graphic novel is
Collating all 25 web-comics
into one graphic novel. Available from its publisher Dreams
& Visions Press.
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