Mace Windu is making a comeback as Marvel has announced a five-issue miniseries starring everyone’s favorite Jedi Master.
I will admit that of all the Star Wars Prequel Trilogy films, I enjoyed Revenge of the Sith the most. It had the best story, George Lucas let the cast act a bit and watching Anakin Skywalker turn into Darth Vader was a geek dream come true.
However, the fate of Mace Windu sucked. Big time.
Samuel L. Jackson’s purple lightsaber wielding Jedi was easily the best part of the prequels and seeing him get his arm taken off and then thrown out a window by the pair of Sith Lords kind of sucked. Especially when you consider how much more they could have done with the character.
Now, while according to Star Wars canon Windu is indeed dead, Jackson has long campaigned to bring him back. In fact, if you ask Jackson, he’ll tell you that there is every chance his character survived and went into hiding after Palpatine enacted Order 66.
Be that as it may, with the Prequels still looked at as a sensitive topic among fans that Disney really isn’t sure what to do with, seeing Jedi Master Mace Windu at all would be pretty great.
Which is why the announcement that he is getting his very own Marvel miniseries makes me and many Star Wars fans pretty happy.
Announced Thursday on Star Wars.com, Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu will be a five-issue miniseries that will pick up shortly after the events of Attack of the Clones during the earliest days of the Clone Wars.
Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu will be written by Matt Owens with artwork by Star Wars newcomer Denys Cowan. The series will feature the Jedi adapting to leading during wartime and how it could change and challenge all they hold dear.
The official Marvel description:
"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!"
Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu will go on sale this August just as the hype machine really kicks into high gear for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It will feature the usual assortment of variant covers, including, if we are all very lucky, a John Tyler Christopher action figure variant.
We can only hope.