Jedi Master Mace Windu Returns in a New 'Star Wars' Comic Series

Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 9:30PM
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Thursday, 18 May 2017 - 9:30PM
Jedi Master Mace Windu Returns in a New 'Star Wars' Comic Series
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Whenever Samuel L. Jackson is involved, from The Avengers to Pulp Fiction, you know he's going to be effortlessly cool. Mace Windu is no different. The no-nonsense Jedi master appeared throughout the Star Wars prequel trilogy yielding a purple lightsaber, which he used to obliterate every battle droid that came his way, and (almost) every Sith lord.

And while Jackson himself won't be there, Master Windu is back once again. Marvel and Lucasfilm have announced that their next Star Wars comic will be Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic - Mace Windu, a five-issue miniseries hitting stands this summer. As for the creative team, the comics will be written by Matthew Owens and illustrated by Denys Cowan, with the first cover drawn by Jesus Saiz.




Owens is a staff writer on Luke Cage and story editor on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. while Cowan is the artist behind DC's The Question and has produced The Boondocks and Black Panther - he's also served as Senior Vice President of Animation at BET and Sr. VP at Motown Animation and Filmworks. Suffice to say, these two powerhouses can be trusted with the fate of Mace Windu.

Since for obvious reasons, a Mace Windu story can't be set in the original or the new trilogies like other current Star Wars comic books, Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic occurs on the brink of the Clone Wars, where Master Windu will have to embrace peace or lose his Jedi troop. Check out the official synopsis below:

Opening quote
"For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi's greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!"
Closing quote


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Marvel released a statement from Owens describing the thoughts running through the mind of a Jedi in this tense time.

Opening quote
"No matter how well trained for battle the Jedi are, having to actually put those skills to use is another thing entirely. The preferred tools of the Jedi are diplomacy, harmony, education, peace. Now they find themselves leading troops on battlefields across the galaxy. They're going to have a lot of thoughts about this. Is this really the way to peace? Is this the position I should be taking? Is this really the path the Jedi should be walking down. Doubt is understandable, but what each individual does with that doubt is very telling of who they are and where they will end up."
Closing quote


The first issue of Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic - Mace Windu will be available in comic stores this August 2017.

Via: Nerdist

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