Legendary comic book writer Chuck Dixon (co-creator of Batman villain Bane) takes us out of the streets of Gotham City into a galaxy far, far away in Star Wars: General Grievous. Published by Dark Horse Comics, it is a tale from the Clone Wars that explores the dark places of the war.
Set between Episodes II and III, leader of the Separatist droid army, General Grievous viciously kills Jedi master T’chooka D’oon in front of his padawan Flynn Kybo during a rescue mission on Vandos. Kybo tells the Jedi Council and proposes a daring plan to assassinate Grievous, but is turned down with Master Yoda saying it crosses a line. Kybo departs on his own, but when Grievous kidnaps a batch of Jedi Padawans, the mission of vengeance turns into a rescue mission where compromises will be made.
With artwork by Mark Pennington and Rick Leonardi, this tale of Jedi fighting the Clone Wars perfectly captures the sadistic and vicious personality of General Grievous. Before Marvel took over, the comic books were not considered canon, so it gave the writers more freedom to explore the Expanded Universe in Star Wars. Dixon was the perfect person to write this story of Grievous. He knows villains and this tale definitely proves he can write.
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