Friday, August 21, 2015

Retro Dark Horse: Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Shipyards of Doom

Released in September 2008, Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Shipyards of Doom is a digest-sized graphic novel that came out a couple of weeks before The Clone Wars animated series debuted on the Cartoon Network.  This is the second The Clone Wars offering Dark Horse released in September 2008; the ongoing Star Wars: The Clone Wars series also started that month and ran for 12 issues ending in May 2011.  This digest-sized offering was the first in a series of The Clone Wars digest-sized graphic novels that ran for 11 issues until June 2013.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Shipyards of Doom a - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (September 2008)
digest-sized
The Clone Wars animated series was preceded by The Clone Wars animated movie which was shown in theaters starting in August 2008.  When the DVD/Blu-ray for The Clone Wars movie was released in November 2008, as is common for movies of this genre, several chain retailers had exclusive offerings to accompany the DVD/Blu-ray.  Target's exclusive included the Shipyards of Doom graphic novel with a different cover.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Shipyards of Doom b - Dark Horse Comics, U.S. (November 2008)
digest-sized
Target exclusive
I prefer the Target exclusive cover.  On the regular cover, while Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are not meant to be in scale with Ahsoka Tano, the uniform coloring applied to all the characters makes Ahsoka look small.  Neither version of this digest fetches more than the other version.  Copies typically sell for $4 - 8 on eBay.

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