For a bit part character, few seem to have gained as many fans as Mace Windu. So it's no surprise to see the Jedi Order's supreme ass-kicker getting his own comic series. Marvel has just announced a Mace Windu comic miniseries, set just after the start of the Clone Wars. It's a safe bet to say that there will be a lot of action involved.
Announced on StarWars.com this morning, the very fancily titled Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic - Mace Windu is written by Matt Owens, with art from Denys Cowan. The five-part series will be set in the earliest days of the Clone Wars, and follows Mace as he leads a small unit of Jedi Knights onto the front lines.
See why we're expecting a lot of action involved? Interestingly though, it also sounds like Mace Windu will have to deal with an important moral conflict dogging the Jedi as they go to war: how can guardians of peace be asked to reconcile generations of pacificism with being soldiers and generals?
For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!