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The Clone Wars: Mouse Hunt
Attribution information
Writer

Pablo Hidalgo[1]

Penciller

Thomas Hodges[1]

Letterer

Grant Gould[1]

Cover artist

Steven D. Anderson[2]

Publication information
Publisher

StarWars.com[3]

Publication date

October 23, 2008[4]

Pages

6[3]

General information
Era

Rise of the Empire era[3]

Timeline

21 BBY[5]

Part of

Star Wars: The Clone Wars webcomics[3]

Preceded by

"The Clone Wars: Agenda"[6]

Followed by

"The Clone Wars: The Fall of Falleen"[6]

"Rex & Cody root out a spy in Mouse Hunt!"
―Tagline[src]

"The Clone Wars: Mouse Hunt" is a six-page webcomic in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars webcomic series that was posted on StarWars.com on October 23, 2008. It leads directly into the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series episode "Rookies." The comic was written by Pablo Hidalgo, illustrated by Thomas Hodges, and lettered by Grant Gould, with cover art drawn by Steven D. Anderson. "Mouse Hunt" shows Clone Commander CC-2224 and Clone Captain CT-7567 inspecting a tracking station in the Pastil system, where they find and neutralize a Separatist spy in the form of a mouse droid.

Plot summaryEdit

"A clone never leaves anything half-done, sir!"
Stripe[src]

Clone Commander CC-2224 and the Clone Captain CT-7567, nicknamed "Cody" and "Rex" respectively, are inspecting a tracking station on the planet of Pastil in the Pastil system. While Cody reminds the "shinies"—the younger and inexperienced clones who are manning the station—the importance of their duty, Rex notes that the station looks unusually clean. One of the clone troopers, Stripe, explains that an MSE-series droid that had been nicknamed "Rodent" by the clones spends a significant amount of time polishing the station, which Stripe believes to be the result of a glitch in the droid's programming. The inspecting officers immediately see the droid's action as suspicious and issue an alert Code Aurek on the station. Rex orders the clone troopers to search the station and find the droid by whatever means necessary. During the search, a clone trooper nicknamed "Bouncer" asks Stripe for his opinion about the alert, wondering whether the officers conduct the same drill at every inspection. Stripe, however, realizes the danger of a potential spy within the base and abruptly tells Bouncer not to ask stupid questions.

RodentWheel

One of the wheel droids, trying to escape

When the droid is spotted by one of the clones, Rex immediately points his blaster at it, preparing to shoot. Seeing that his position as a spy is revealed, Rodent tries to escape, but Rex chases the droid and destroys it with a blaster shot. However, the droid's wheels are revealed to be individual droids of their own, and they try to escape by splitting up. One "wheel" is smashed by a clone trooper with his helmet, another one is shot down with a blaster, and a third is disabled when electrical energy from a loose wire is directed at it. When looking for the fourth wheel droid, Stripe notices that it is heading toward a grate. He realizes that if it gets through, it would be impossible to find again. Determined to stop the spy, Stripe throws a V-1 thermal detonator at the grate, which destroys both the droid and a solid portion of the station's interior. When Rex asks Stripe if such a radical solution was necessary, Stripe proudly responds that as a clone, he never leaves anything half-done. Rex then orders the troopers to clean up the mess caused by the thermal detonator's explosion before preparing to depart the station with Cody.

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Characters

Mouse Hunt art

Cover art by Steven D. Anderson.

Droid models

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


DevelopmentEdit

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"The Clone Wars: Mouse Hunt" is a six-page webcomic in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars webcomic series, which ties into the television series of the same name.[3] "Mouse Hunt" leads directly into "Rookies", the fifth episode in the first season of The Clone Wars television series. The comic shows Rex and Cody inspecting the tracking station on Pastil, which Cody mentions as being fully operational to Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi in the episode.[7]

"Mouse Hunt" was posted on StarWars.com on October 23, 2008.[4] It was written by Pablo Hidalgo, illustrated by Thomas Hodges, and lettered by Grant Gould,[1] with cover art drawn by Steven D. Anderson.[2] Originally, another artist, Jeffery Carlisle, was supposed to illustrate the comic, but due to a scheduling conflict he was unable to get the story together, and Hodges stepped in at the last minute.[8] Special thanks were also given to Leland Chee, Sue Rostoni, and Dave Filoni.[1]

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