Star Wars – The Clone Wars – The Visual Guide
by Jason Fry
Published by DK Publishing
Adrick's Rating: 2.8 out of 4
Packed with hundreds of amazing movie stills and detailed text, this action-packed Visual Guide is the complete companion to the Clone Wars movie and TV series.
This is probably the most extensive look at The Clone Wars movie and TV show we’ve seen so far. It’s exciting to see so many scenes of starship combat, alien worlds, and automated armies and know that we will see them fully animated in a matter of weeks. This show looks amazing, and so does the book. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re not sure how a Star Wars TV show is going to work—looks aside, many of the stories mentioned in this book are intriguing. But be warned: spoilers abound for the movie and several episodes of the series!
Fry’s text is also encouraging. Although a lot of the continuity issues raised by the new Clone Wars series won’t be fully addressed for some time to come, Fry does his best to make the smaller details, such as Jabba’s infant son and an R3 unit’s atypical appearance, work with established Expanded Universe lore. We also get some background on the new characters like Ziro the Hutt and Gha Nackhkt, and a bit of detail on the new starships like the freighter Twilight and Grievous’s flagship Malevolence.
All in all, this is a very nice look at the upcoming Clone Wars adventures.
As might be expected from a Visual Guide, this book provides more images than information. I was hoping for some technical details on the new Y-Wing model, but you can’t have everything.
Gha Nachkt looks like a Trandoshan someone put in a blender. Ugh.