About the Author:
Henry Gilroy worked as a writer for 'The Clone Wars' CGI animated TV series.
AVERAGE REVIEW SCORE:
2.5 out of 5
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Shipyards Of Doom
(Art by the Fillbach Brothers)
22 BBY. Obi-Wan, Anakin, Ahsoka and a squad of Clone Troopers have to infiltrate a Separatist-controlled planet in order to take its shipyards out of the war.
Like some episodes of the TV series it's based on, this is a pretty unremarkable adventure for the main characters. There's nothing wrong with it per se, but neither is there much to make it stand out from the crowd.
One point of interest is that the scene where the heroes have themselves frozen in carbonite to infiltrate the shipyards is an idea that Gilroy would later reuse in the TV show itself.
2 out of 5
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Slaves Of The Republic
(Art by Scott Hepburn, Ramon K. Perez, Lucas Marangon and Dan Parsons)
20 BBY. In order to rescue the enslaved population of the planet Kiros, Obi-Wan, Anakin, Ahsoka and Rex have to infiltrate the operations of Miraj Scintel, Queen of the Zygerrian slavers.
In case you find this book feeling a little familiar, it's worth noting that Gilroy later adapted it into a story arc for the Clone Wars TV series itself, albeit with a few changes. (One of those changes was Ahsoka's slave outfit which here, on a fifteen year old girl, is a little too close to Princess Leia's gold bikini to be comfortable)
Overall this is pretty standard fare for the stories associated with the TV series but I did enjoy seeing how each of the main characters responds to the concept of slavery.
3 out of 5