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The Clone Wars: The Valley
Attribution information
Writer

Pablo Hidalgo[1]

Penciller

Grant Gould[1]

Inker

Grant Gould[1]

Letterer

Grant Gould[1]

Colorist

Grant Gould[1]

Publication information
Publisher

StarWars.com[2]

Publication date

February 13, 2009[2]

Pages

6[2]

General information
Era

Rise of the Empire era[1]

Timeline

21 BBY[3]

Series

Star Wars: The Clone Wars webcomics[2]

Issue number

17[2]

Preceded by

The Clone Wars: Shadowed[2]

Followed by

The Clone Wars: Covetous[4]

"Captain Typho investigates The Valley."
―Tagline[src]

The Clone Wars: The Valley is a short webcomic leading directly into the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Blue Shadow Virus." It was added to StarWars.com on February 13, 2009. It was written by Pablo Hidalgo, and illustrated and lettered by Grant Gould. The Valley shows Peppi Bow asking for help from Queen Neeyutnee because her shaak herds are acting restless and strange. Captain Typho goes to investigate, and finds three B1 battle droids and a tactical droid. The droids are destroyed, and Queen Neeyutnee summons Senator Padmé Amidala back to Naboo to help.

Plot summaryEdit

Bibble: "A droid scouting party like this can only mean one thing: INVASION!"
Neeyutnee: "Perhaps, Governor. But there still remains much we don't know. I have already taken the liberty to call back our Senate representative. If Naboo is troubled, Senator Amidala will doubtless do all in her power to see we get the aid we need."
―Sio Bibble and Queen Neeyutnee[src]

In an audience with Queen Neeyutnee, Peppi Bow, a shaak herder, is complaining that her herds are behaving very strangely; the last time this happened was over ten years ago, during the Invasion of Naboo. Chrin, a security officer, interrupts—much to the dismay of Captain Typho—and says that battle droids are unlikely, as sensors would have detected them first. Boss Nass argues that their sensors may not be adequate. Typho volunteers to take a patrol squad down to the valley and report back; and the Queen agrees.

In the valley, Chrin still thinks there is nothing there, because sensors didn't detect anything, but Typho argues that the distance from the palace and the unreliability of the sensors in the valleys may have masked anything that was there. Suddenly, a security officer spots three B1 battle droids on STAPs and a tactical droid on a Flitknot speeder bike. Chrin shoots the speeder bike with a missile launcher, destroying it. One of the droids dismounts from its STAP and fires its blaster pistol. Captain Typho instantly reacts and shoots the droid through its head, disabling it.

Captain Typho contacts Queen Neeyutnee and Sio Bibble, Naboo's governor, via a hologram. Typho says there is not much left of the droids that attacked, though he will analyze the scraps anyway. Bibble jumps to the conclusion of a droid invasion, but Neeyutnee still says there's much they don't know. Neeyutnee has called back Senator Padmé Amidala to see that Naboo gets the help it needs if it is in trouble.

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The Clone Wars: The Valley is a six-page webcomic in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars webcomic series that ties into the television series of the same name. The Valley leads directly into "Blue Shadow Virus," an episode in the first season of The Clone Wars television series. The comic explains why Senator Amidala was on Naboo during the events of the The Clone Wars episode "Blue Shadow Virus."[2]

DevelopmentEdit

The comic was posted on StarWars.com on February 13, 2009, and was written by Pablo Hidalgo and drawn, colored, pencilled, and lettered by Grant Gould. Special thanks were also given to Leland Chee, Sue Rostoni, and Dave Filoni.[2]

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