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Title: Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Smuggler's Code
Author: Justin Aclin
Illustrator: Eduardo Ferrera
Year Published: 2013
Upcoming Release Date: July 9, 2013
Synopsis: When he encounters a criminal from his past, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi strikes out, determined to fulfill a promise he made to himself as a young Jedi: to bring in this fugitive on his own! While on the trail, Obi-Wan earns a favor from a local smuggler, but her devotion to working for her own benefit may be more trouble for Obi-Wan than her help is actually worth!
Review: This graphic novel takes place in the most recent Clone Wars tv show world. The characters, the animation, and the storytelling all match that style. The animation is really great, especially the bright colors and exotic location of the luxurious planet our protagonists are vacationing on.
This graphic novel is definitely aimed at a younger crowd. The conflict is easy. The characters are simple. The action is fun. When reading this book, don't expect to find character depth or any deep meanings. The story has a message about always asking for help when you need it.
I enjoyed this graphic novel, but it wasn't what I usually want in a Star Wars graphic novel. I give it a 3/5, but I recommend it to younger readers who love the tv show. This would make a great gift for a young Jedi padawan.