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Prelude to Rebellion

(Star Wars Legends Graphic Novels)

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Ki-Adi-Mundi is a Jedi Knight of formidable strength and influence. On his homeworld of Cerea, most of the planet`s citizens are happy to continue their low-tech lives of simplicity, isolated from the Republic, but a growing voice calls for the advanced technologies brought by offworlders. When Ki becomes a strong voice of opposition for such development, he is falsely ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 3rd 2000 by Dark Horse Comics
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Lauren Kell
Who's ready for a rant about Cerean gender politics??

So Cereans have a really lopsided gender breakdown: 20 women for every man. Yet despite the fact that there are so many more women than men, it's still a painfully heterosexual world. It seems to practice polygamy, but not polyamory. The women married to a single man seem to have a sort of combative relationship; there's a primary bond-wife and the rest of the women are honor-wives. This would have been a prime opportunity for some good queer
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Jared
Apr 24, 2016 rated it did not like it
Star Wars Legends Project #63

Background: Prelude to Rebellion came out in 6 issues from December 1998 to May 1999. The trade paperback was released in May of 2000. Several years later it was collected in Star Wars Omnibus: Rise of the Sith (my review). The story was written by Jan Strnad with art pencilled by Anthony Winn. Strnad also wrote a couple storylines for the X-Wing comic series, and has worked on various other non-Star Wars comics and books, in addition to writing for television
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Adam
Jul 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: star-wars, comics
December 13 2019 - 2 stars: I think I've now read this volume as much or more than any other Star Wars comic. Which is weird because it's not exactly anything special. It just sits at the on-ramp to some of the most (at least by ambition) mature and thoughtful storytelling we have about the prequel-era Jedi and the Clone Wars. Still, on this read I was more able to appreciate its weirdness in abstract. The retro character designs (the choice to put all these goofy 50's perms and biker gang ...more
Alex
Jun 15, 2012 rated it did not like it
Dull, lifeless, pointless laboured storytelling. Don't start here.
Malcolm Cox
Mar 20, 2017 rated it liked it
One of the few Jedi Council members to get a speaking line in the films, plus one of the more upsetting Order 66 deaths (after Aayla Secura), we get to find out more about Ki-Adi-Mundi and Cerean culture. It was great seeing how a Jedi can do his duties while being a family man at the same time. The 20-1 female-male ratio of Cereans meant that Ki-Adi-Mundi was allowed to marry for the sake of the species.
This story takes a little while to get going leading to a bizarre aliens-type encounter in
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Cloudia
Jan 23, 2020 rated it liked it
EU Comics #1

My first EU comic review. Going to keep this one brief since I didn't think too much of it.
I've always thought Ki Adi Mundi was a cool character so it was nice seeing his backstory. I feel with the gender politics thing it was a missed opportunity to explore that deeper. Was interesting to see a Jedi who was married and had children, was allowed that by the Jedi council. Not forming a connection is obviously going to be a conflict for Ki.
The art was decent, the story was pretty by
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Josiah
Mar 13, 2018 rated it liked it
A very vanilla storyline, but this is how all series start when they’re not sure what they’re doing.
The most interesting part was that Jedi were apparently allowed to marry, a point which would have made he Jedi far more interesting than the monk version we got in the prequels.
All Jedi hubris when it comes down to it.
Rizzie
May 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
It's okay I guess. Literally no one asked for this many issues of Ki-adi-mundi, but okay. Sure.
Joshua Williams
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, star-wars
Really rough start to what became a fantastic series in its 2nd half
Christian Smith
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Story: 7/10

"This quality work gives us more insight into Ki-Adi Mundi's life and how he became part of the Jedi Council. a great comic to read before the Phantom Menace"
Jordan
PRELUDE TO REBELLION
Continuing my trek through some of the earlier Star Wars comics, we come to Dark Horse's first ongoing series set in a Galaxy Far, Far Away. Originally simply entitled Star Wars, the series was retitled Star Wars: Republic to avoid confusion when Dark Horse began publishing a second ongoing focused in the era of the Original Trilogy films. For simplicity's sake, I'm going to refer to the series as a whole using the Republic subtitle in these reviews. This story was reprinted
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Yves
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
Cette BD porte sur le Jedi Ki-Adi-Mundi. Celui-ci est le Jedi attitré à la planète Cerea. La première partie : Cette planète ne fait pas vraiment partie de la République mais il y a des pression pour qu'elle en fasse partie. Ki-Adi-Mundi s'y oppose car selon lui, les nouvelles technologies venant des autres planètes auront pour effet de détruire l'écosystème de Cerea. Ses ennemis kidnappent sa fille pour le faire revenir sur ses idées.

Deuxième partie : Cette partie est une retour en arrière sur
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Shawn Fairweather
Apr 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Another side story the flows together into the development of the Phantom Menace storyline. Artwork is solid, storyline is good yet nothing groundbreaking, but from a lore aspect, it definitely adds flavor.
Amy
Oct 25, 2013 rated it liked it
An interesting idea about the conflicts of technology and traditions, and the young vs. the old. However I can't say it was written particularly well. The art was good for the most part, although any depictions of Yoda crept into uncanny valley.
Luis
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Una historia sensacional, pero muy baja calidad gráfica.
Zuzana
Jun 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
Bizarre and what is worse extremely boring. I kinda liked Ki-Adi-Mundi in the Clone Wars cartoon series but this made me reevaluate the character.
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