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   RISE OF THE EMPIRE ERA:
1,000 - 0 years before Star Wars: A New Hope

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Republic #46

Place in timeline - 31 years before A New Hope

Published: October 2002
Written: John Ostrander
Pencilled: C.P. Smith
Art: Jasen Rodriguez
Cover: Steve Firchow

 
An important Senate vote is immanent, and a Senator from a small system is suddenly in possession of two things he never expected to have: the power of a "swing" vote, and a death threat! At the insistence of the Supreme Chancellor, Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan Anakin Skywalker are ordered to help protect the Senator -- along with the Senator's regular team of Senate Guards. Ordinarily, four stalwart protectors would be more than enough to ensure the Senator's safety, but as the Jedi and the Guards discover, this situation is far from ordinary... Star Wars: Republic, and its sister title Star Wars: Empire, are now the flagships for Star Wars continuity comics!


Republic #47

Place in timeline - 31 years before A New Hope

Published: December 2002
Written: John Ostrander
Pencilled: C.P. Smith
Art: Jasen Rodriguez
Cover: Steve Firchow

 
Obi-Wan and Anakin have their hands full protecting Senator Greyshade from attacks by droid assassins, sky-bike riding Dug assassins, and beautiful assassin princesses with diplomatic immunity. Meanwhile, Autem and Omin, the two Senate Guards who are also on the Greyshade assignment, discover a common link among the assassins -- a link that strikes a little too close to home for Autem. Action and adventure during the time that the Republic ruled the galaxy and the Jedi were the glue that held the Republic together!


Republic #48

Place in timeline - 31 years before A New Hope

Published: January 2003
Written: John Ostrander
Pencilled: C.P. Smith
Art: Jasen Rodriguez
Cover: Steve Firchow

 
Obi-Wan and Anakin's lightsabers are working overtime as they are confronted by assassins on all sides -- a beautiful princess with a penchant for deadly toys and exotic martial arts; a radio-pathic alien with specially-constructed battle droids; and a crazed Dug on a speeder bike. Meanwhile, the two Senate Guards assigned to the case are making disturbing discoveries about the person who hired the assassins. For one of the Guard's, "family ties" may be a noose that drags him to death and disgrace!


Republic #49

Place in timeline - 31 years before A New Hope

Published: January 2003
Written: John Ostrander
Pencilled: C.P. Smith
Art: Jasen Rodriguez
Cover: Steve Firchow

 
With the Battle of Geonosis, the galaxy is officially plunged into war. As the Jedi Council struggles with their new role as leaders of the Republic's clone army, other Jedi operatives have taken on the job of intelligence gathering. On a vast space station known as "The Wheel," Jedi knight Aayla Secura is searching for a notorious gun-runner who can help her intercept the Separatist's latest secret plans. But spying is a dirty business, and operatives are often more expendable than the information they possess. Is this what being a Jedi has come to? With this issue, Star Wars: Republic jumps into the as yet unrevealed events in the time period between Episode II and Episode III -- the Clone Wars! If you're wondering what happens next after Attack of the Clones, this is where you find the answers!


Republic #50

Place in timeline - 31 years before A New Hope

Published: January 2003
Written: John Ostrander
Cover: Jon Foster

 
Kamino under attack! 64-page special fiftieth issue!

Two months after the Battle of Geonosis...with the forces of the Republic and the armies of the Confederacy of Independent Systems stalled in a series of indecisive battles, the Separatists risk a devastating strike at the heart of the Republic's war machine: they attack the cloning facility on Kamino! Their hope is to permanently destroy the Republic's ability to create new clones for its army. The Republic's defense rests on a squadron of Jedi Starfighters and a battalion of Jedi-led clone troopers within the facility itself. It's a battle fought on three fronts -- in space, on the ground, and underwater! A massive 64-page battle epic!

Star Wars: Republic reveals events in the time period between Episode II and Episode III -- the Clone Wars! If you're wondering what happens next after Attack of the Clones, this is where you find the answers!


Republic #51

Place in timeline - 31 years before A New Hope

Published: February 2003
Cover: Tom Fowler

 
Two Jedi, one hundred clone troopers, and thousands of dead Gungans!

On one of the moons of Naboo, General Obi-Wan Kenobi and his troops make a horrifying discovery: the entire population of Gungan settlers has been wiped out in a genocidal chemical attack by a power-mad Separatist commander. Worse, Anakin discovers that the commander's next target is Naboo itself, the home of his beloved Padmé! Hopelessly out-numbered by Separatist forces, the soldiers of the Republic have but one hope for success -- but that hope seems shattered when General Kenobi is captured in battle! New worlds, new villains, and new heroes, as the epic saga of the Clone Wars unfolds!


Republic #52

Place in timeline - 31 years before A New Hope

Published: March 2003

 
The Clone Wars kicks into high gear in this action issue!

A Gungan settlement has been massacred, General Kenobi has been captured, and the Separatist's are planning to wipe out Naboo with a biological weapon! Only Anakin Skywalker and Alpha, a clone trooper specialist, can save the day--but that's only if they can get past Durge, Count Dooku's hired assassin who has a centuries-old grudge against the Jedi, and Commander Asajj Ventress, a mysterious Jedi with a dark past!


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