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The Jedi are taught to use the Force for good; to avail themselves only to the light side. But the dark side can be a dangerous temptation to even the strongest Jedi, as Aayla Secura learns when she battles former Jedi in training Aurra Sing, and Quinlan Vos discovers when he crosses swords with a true master of the dark, Count Dooku. Set against the backdrop of the CloneThe Jedi are taught to use the Force for good; to avail themselves only to the light side. But the dark side can be a dangerous temptation to even the strongest Jedi, as Aayla Secura learns when she battles former Jedi in training Aurra Sing, and Quinlan Vos discovers when he crosses swords with a true master of the dark, Count Dooku. Set against the backdrop of the Clone Wars, this novel-length adventure is filled with espionage, betrayal, and amazing lightsaber battles. It all begins with a dangerous undercover assignment that leads to;well, we dare not reveal the shocking ending! A story that is sure to have Star Wars fans talking—and wondering whether the fate of the Jedi lies in the light…or the dark. • This volume collects Star Wars: Republic #54-#63, Star Wars: Jedi -Aayla Secura, and Star Wars: Jedi - Dooku....

Title : Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 4: Light and Dark
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ISBN : 9781593071950
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Number of Pages : 136 Pages
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Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 4: Light and Dark Reviews

  • Alex
    2019-05-18 22:46

    ANother excellent volume in this series. John ostrander is starting to build up a world of characters and situations distinct - but related - from Lucas' dire prequel trilogy and it's allowing for more flexible and enjoyable storytelling and a better Expanded Universe as a result. Quinlan Vos and Aayla Secura mostly feature here and both have their problems with confronting the dark in enjoyable and beautifully drawn stories. It's worth highlighting how very good Jan Duursema's artwork on this series is and how vividly it brings Star Wars to life, again in a viusal way that Lucas could not capture in his overly clinical CGI's movies.My main gripe is that it's all a little cliche. We've seen jedi turn to the dark side before. Quinlan Vos' infiltration story is pretty similar to Ulic Quel-Dromas in the Tales of the Jedi series, but it's such a classic trope I feel quite lenient. it's fun, it's well presented, it's slick and it's Star Wars just how I like it.

  • Angela
    2019-05-27 21:54

    This volume concentrates on jedi working undercover. It asks a simple question about how far you can pretend to be on the dark side without crossing over. Vos continues to be an intriguing character who goes on an understandable journey trying to find out what Dooku is up to. A good read.

  • Jared
    2019-06-06 22:06

    Star Wars Legends Project #123Background: Light and Dark, released in June 2004, collects issues 54 and 63 of Republic (Double Blind, 1 issue, June 2003, and Striking from the Shadows, 1 issue, April 2004), with Jedi: Aayla Secura (1 issue, August 2003) and Jedi: Count Dooku (1 issue, December 2003) sandwiched in-between. All 4 were written by John Ostrander and pencilled by Jan Duursema. Both of them also contributed to Star Wars: Clone Wars, Volume 3: Last Stand on Jabim (my review).The first 3 stories in Light and Dark are set 6-7 months after the Battle of Geonosis (22 years before the Battle of Yavin), while the final one leaps ahead 9 months. The primary characters are Quinlan Vos, Aayla Secura, and Count Dooku, though a dozen plus additional characters, mostly Jedi, make significant appearances throughout.Summary: Mace Windu and Yoda have authorized a desperate plan hatched by Quinlan Vos and his former Master, Tholme, to infiltrate the Separatists' highest ranks. Although they remain, as always, wary of Vos's constant flirtations with the Dark Side, they grudgingly agree to allow him to pretend to defect to Count Dooku. Outside of the four of them, no one else knows that Vos is not really a traitor, even his former Padawan Aayla Secura. Aayla cannot dwell on Vos's apparent betrayal for long, however, as she finds herself in the crosshairs of the notorious Jedi-killing bounty hunter Aurra Sing. Meanwhile, though his skills in espionage are great, Vos may have met his match in the wily Count Dooku. Dooku has already anticipated Vos's true motives, but seeks to exploit the darkness within him and turn him from the Jedi path once and for all!Review: Reading Last Stand on Jabiim back to back with Light and Dark, I don't really understand why anyone other than Ostrander and Duursema was ever allowed to mess around with this material. No one else seems to be able to get anything right, and then these two pop in and instantly spin a gripping story with awesome, recurring characters that always manages to be different from the same-old samey-ness we've seen before. They make it look easy, but the fumblings that inevitably occur when they aren't around reveal that it's really not.I was so excited to see yet another chapter in the ongoing saga of Quinlan Vos, perhaps the greatest Jedi character of this era, and an epic showdown between Aayla Secura and Aurra Sing that was every bit as epic as you would expect without taking the easy path of just giving us an all-action saber-fest and nothing more. Plus, almost every Clone Wars story, at least those that involve the Jedi, references how devious and dangerous Count Dooku is, but this one really shows us the full, formidable extent of both his powers of manipulation and of raw, dark Force skill.The only conceivable complaint that comes to mind is that ultimately everything is left unresolved by the end of this book, a giant dangling cliffhanger of a thread . . . but honestly, how could that be bad when it just means we're guaranteed another Quinlan Vos storyline before too long?A

  • Adam
    2019-06-12 01:46

    Double Blind - 2 starsAnother setup story for this Quin undercover arc; not as thick on the grimdark art as Sacrifice but still full of male gaze shots of Khaleen. You can feel the gears turning on this plot as they happen, but not in an enjoyable way--the characters don't matter enough for the betrayals to matter, they're all just steps toward a later payoff.Striking from the Shadows - 2 starsAnother political assassination and speeder chase on Coruscant--this time it definitely feels too close to aping the film for comfort. I don't know if it's the lack of interiority for Quin or what but this whole "is he fallen or not" game with him is not very dramatically compelling to me.

  • Teresa
    2019-05-25 05:00

    22-21 BBYThe pictured volume is the special 30th anniversary hardback edition of The Clone Wars Vol. 4: Light and Dark. It contains the issues "Republic 54: Double Blind," "Jedi: Aayla Secura," "Jedi: Count Dooku," and "Republic 63: Striking from the Shadows." So far, this is by far the most interesting of the Clone Wars volumes. We see lot of Aalya Secura and a lot of Quinlan Vos, two characters that grow more and more interesting as the story progresses. Aayla is worried about her master, Quinlan, who is acting as a double agent for the Republic. Only two or three Jedi know of Quinlan's plans to get close to Dooku, so many Jedi believe he really is falling to the Dark Side. When Dooku questions Quinlan's loyalty, he tells of Tinte's plot to have Quinlan's parents murdered, enticing the rage from the Dark Side that Quinlan has built up, lending him to kill, something Jedi do not do. (Tinte is a relative of Quinlan's, holding a ruling seat on his planet).As I said before, this is by far the most interesting of the Clone Wars volumes thus far. The art is fantastic and the characters are extremely interesting. It's the first volume that really gives us some insight into the other Jedi, really giving time to tell their stories so that we may be drawn to them as characters. I must say, this volume has really highlighted Quinlan in a way that makes me extremely interested in what he is going to do next; I wish they would take the time to do this for all the key Jedi in the Clone Wars!

  • Zachary Hatton
    2019-06-16 04:54

    For once a ton of Jedi don't die needlessly and pathetically in a clone wars graphic novel. I pretty much gave up on the clone wars series of graphic novels after volume 3, but I had already bought volume 4 & 5 so I'm reading them. To my pleasant surprise, volume 4 wasn't terrible, and I actually liked it, at least for a clone wars graphic novel. Vos is just a pretty cool character, as is Aayla Secura. So it was pretty enjoyable overall. John Ostrander is a pretty good Star Wars writer. He always has a way of bringing the Star Wars universe to life and make it more relatable. One thing I didn't really like was the static and sort of stereotypical relationship between Quinlan and Khaleen. Its like when she's on scene her only purpose is to be sexy for the male audience and reiterate her devotion to Quinlan. I will say in those moments we get into Quinlans emotional state a bit, but it just seems like their relationship could be more dynamic.Plot-wise it was mildly interesting, it's progressing and not just the classic "lets go to a planet to accomplish something and come back as failures and 20+ Jedi dead." Yeah overall, a breath of fresh air compared to the other clone war stories.

  • WyrmbergMalcolm
    2019-05-19 06:10

    Quinlan and Aayla are by far my favourite Jedi, so I really enjoyed rereading this. Quinlan's dance with the dark side make him a really compelling character. In order to be convincing as a dark Jedi, he must do things a Jedi should never do and the effect it has on him and those who are close to him is dramatic.Aayla's confrontation with the bounty hunter Aurra Sing is also a delight. Both having had some training from the vampire-like Anzati and carrying a lot of pain and confusion from their Jedi masters. In a genre where there are lightsaber clashes aplenty, this is one of the more memorable and satisfying ones.The final story of Qunlan Vos's assassination mission for Count Dooku is edgy and you're left wondering if Quinlan is still succeeding with his internal battle against the dark side and is playing the part, or if he's fallen to and merely deceiving himself.Throughout, the artwork is impeccable and is probably the reason why Aayla is as popular as she is.

  • Yves
    2019-06-13 00:50

    Quinlan Vos a toujours été un Jedi avec un petit côté sombre plus prononcé que la moyenne. Il a comme but de convaincre le Comte Dooku qu'il a changé d'allégeance et qu'il veut rejoindre ses rangs. Dooku étant un fin renard teste sa fidélité en lui donnant des missions qui pourraient le faire tomber du côté obscur ou lui faire révéler sa véritable nature de Jedi. Vos n'a pas le choix, il doit commettre les crimes dont lui demande de faire le Comte.Voici une autre bonne bande dessinée de John Ostrander avec son habituel héros, Quinlan Vos. L'auteur exploite beaucoup dans ce tome la noirceur de Vos et sa force de caractère. En voyant que quelques Jedi ont joint Dooku, cela amène une autre dynamique à Clone Wars car les Jedi doivent se battre entre eux en plus d'avoir à trouver les Sith.Un autre très bonne BD.

  • Andrew
    2019-06-09 03:53

    This book and I guess every series has it sooner or later - is to me part of the "mid-point". I guess its the cynic in me that feels that all big story arcs - what ever their genre or grounding - have to have start and an end - and as a result they automatically have a "mid-point" where the storyline starts to trip from build up to run down towards to that final confrontation. Now this is not a bad thing as sometimes you just don't realise it - while at others you know full well you are at that point like the crest of a hill where you know whats coming. Well this to me is how this book feels- characters are finally getting over their shorter (lesser?) story lines and start to draw in on something bigger and more profound - what it is I do not know but I think here is where things start to pick up pace (and possibly run out of control)

  • Victor Orozco
    2019-06-04 02:43

    Very good book. The Star Wars Clone Wars graphic novels remind me of a really good espionage thriller. The lead in this case is Quinlan Vos who appeared briefly in episode I as an undercover Jedi in Tatooine and was briefly mentioned by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode III. His cover is blown yet enforced again by the very possibility that he may truly have been turned to the Dark Side of the Force. Yet he perseveres despite a great deal of pressure. Wonderful story. B+

  • Bryan Glosemeyer
    2019-06-02 04:57

    so far, this is the best of the clone wars books that I've read. (although I haven't read vol 3). It's written by Ostrander, who seems to be the best person out there writing star wars comics right now. his series star wars legacy has been the most interesting and captivating and best written of all the star wars comics I've read. (albeit, my star wars comics reading isn't overly extensive).

  • M Pereira
    2019-05-31 06:04

    This is a much better story than the one's I've read so far. This has a really engaging single story, however it was heavy going and a bit dense at times. There was a good amount of action and it was really psychological too.

  • Masa ~ 雅 ~
    2019-06-01 05:04

    xD This book was pretty cool.

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    2019-06-08 05:54


  • Rachel
    2019-06-01 03:45

    This was very dark and dealt mostly with secondary characters.

  • Chad Quintero
    2019-06-09 22:41

    Finally, the return of Quinlan Vos to the series. Overall a good story arc with great artwork.

  • Jeraviz
    2019-06-02 21:57

    Entretenido sin más. Para quien le guste el tema puede estar bien saber más de ese periodo entre el Episodio II y III.