Count Dooku
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Count Dooku
Dooku is without a doubt the most underrated Sith Lord.

     Christopher Lee brought tremendous gravitas to the Star Wars universe in 2002. His speech to an imprisoned Obi-Wan gave us a hauntingly serious villain who walked the line between earnestness and manipulation. Not to mention that he unleashes Sith lightning, handicaps Anakin, and wields a remarkably unique fighting style with his curved-handled crimson lightsaber. Dooku has always been surrounded in a shroud of mystery.

     If you’re in search of stories to unravel some of the web of Dooku’s mysterious past, there’s good news! The Expanded Universe is a fantastic place to dive deeper into the identity of the most underrated Sith Lord. In fact, there’s never been a better time to become a fan of Darth Tyranus, as several new stories have been published within the last year.

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Books in this Collection

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Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Legacy of the Jedi

Written by
Jude Watson
Artwork by
Part of the expansive young reader material by Jude Watson in the early days of the Prequel EU, Legacy of the Jedi is a hybrid story with three parts, featuring Dooku across four eras: a young Padawan, a Jedi Master to Qui-Gon Jinn, a disconnected and disheartened Jedi exile, and a Sith Lord entangled with his past and with Obi-Wan and Anakin. We see him first being exposed to the Dark Side, pursuing revenge on a former friend, and finally the merciless and powerful monster facing memories of the past he would rather leave behind. This Legends novel is one of the most unique Star Wars books you’ll find and one that stands out as a great look at Dooku across the timeline.
Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

Written by
Sean Stewart
Artwork by

Yoda, Grand Master of the Jedi Order, carries the weight of the Clone Wars on his shoulders. When his former Padawan and leader of the Separatist movement, Count Dooku, reaches out and asks to meet for a truce, that burden becomes heavier still. Knowing that Dooku is likely laying a trap, Yoda places the needs of the galaxy before his own and ventures forth to the mysterious world of Vjun to face his old apprentice for perhaps the final time.

Author Sean Stewart clearly loves Christopher Lee’s background in monster movies and writes Dooku as a sympathetic villain reminiscent of the golden age of Hammer Films. He both heightens Dooku as a villain and humanizes him as a sympathetic character through his exploration of the novel's central question: is Count Dooku redeemable?

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Dark Disciple

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by
Masterpiece
8.7
8.7
8.7

Asajj Ventress did not deserve the pain she endured as a child, but she endured it all the same. While most know her as the relentless, hardened Sith apprentice who will stop at nothing to please her master, there’s a much less sinister side to her -- one that may even be capable of falling in love.

There were many stories originally meant to complete The Clone Wars that never got their chance to be told. But Ventress’s journey deserved a proper ending, and it got exactly that. In this story of love, loss, and triumph, watch as the villain you thought you knew transforms into a celebrated hero of the Republic.

Masterpiece
8.7
8.7
8.7
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #2

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Derek Charm, Kelly Jones, Letterers: Tom B. Long, Robbie Robbins, Derek Charm, Michelle Madsen, Francesco Francavilla
Christopher Lee’s history in horror is showcased in this perfectly spooky tale. Cavan Scott wanted to do a classic vampire story mashup with a Star Wars comic, and he succeeds wonderfully with this Goosebumps-esque entry in Tales from Vader’s Castle. If you’re looking for a story to sink your teeth into in order to learn how Dooku ticks, you’ll need to look elsewhere. But if you want a unique and quick adventure of little consequence, this is a go-to. It’s nice to see Lee’s legacy honored in the right format within current Star Wars storytelling.
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Republic: Count Dooku

Written by
Jody Houser
Artwork by
Luke Ross
A counterpoint to the Anakin Skywalker story released a week prior, Age of Republic – Count Dooku is at once a one-shot that is an entertaining and immersive glimpse of a character rarely given his due, and a part of a larger conversation in the back-and-forth heroes and villains format of the Age of Republic series from Marvel. In this issue, Count Dooku is on a mission to Sullust, at once accomplishing a task for his Master, Darth Sidious, and also pursuing his own hidden agenda. We glimpse into his backstory as he fought to hide his dark nature from the Jedi. Plus, the art by Luke Ross masterfully conveys the gravitas of Lee that we see onscreen!
Canon
Canon
Audio Drama

Dooku: Jedi Lost

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Part of the
Incredible
8.4
8.4
8.4

Few know much about Count Dooku or his past that led him from the highest ranks of the Jedi Order to the knee of Darth Sidious. But when he charges his new assassin, Asajj Ventress, with her first mission, he also opens a window into his past. That past, riddled with dark prophecies and broken relationships is the key to Ventress understanding her new master…and his weaknesses.

Cavan Scott, bolstered by a whole host of voice actors, delivers one of the most engaging, immersive stories in all of the Expanded Universe with Dooku: Jedi Lost. This origin story enriches Dooku’s character so much that it even manages to elevate his on-screen appearances in the films.

Incredible
8.4
8.4
8.4
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

The Clone Wars Anthology: Stories of Light and Dark

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark is a fresh take on the animated series that has become a often-binged staple of Star Wars fans young and old. A talented stable of authors has adapted iconic episodes and story-arcs for inclusion in this anthology. Some are from a different character’s perspective from what we see in the tv show: the Senate hostage crisis is told from Anakin’s point of view rather than Padmé’s, for example. Other stories are told in a first-person-POV so as to lend a heavily-stylized slant to the familiar story. This is at the same time interesting, entertaining, and surprising—especially when we get inside the mind of a character such as Count Dooku! Plus, it includes one original story written exclusively for inclusion in this collection. Great for Clone Wars fans or for young readers looking to get started with Star Wars books.
Canon
Canon
Audio Drama

Dooku: Jedi Lost

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Part of the
Incredible
8.4
8.4
8.4

Few know much about Count Dooku or his past that led him from the highest ranks of the Jedi Order to the knee of Darth Sidious. But when he charges his new assassin, Asajj Ventress, with her first mission, he also opens a window into his past. That past, riddled with dark prophecies and broken relationships is the key to Ventress understanding her new master…and his weaknesses.

Cavan Scott, bolstered by a whole host of voice actors, delivers one of the most engaging, immersive stories in all of the Expanded Universe with Dooku: Jedi Lost. This origin story enriches Dooku’s character so much that it even manages to elevate his on-screen appearances in the films.

Delve into the history of the sinister Count Dooku in this audio original set in a galaxy far far away....

Darth Tyranus. Count of Serenno. Leader of the Separatists. A red saber, unsheathed in the dark. But who was he, before he became the right hand of the Sith? As Dooku courts a new apprentice, the hidden truth of the Sith Lord's past begins to come to light.

Dooku's life began as one privilege-born within the stony walls of his family's estate, orbited by the Funeral Moon where the bones of his ancestors lie interred. But soon his Jedi abilities are recognized and he is taken from home to be trained in the ways of the Force by the legendary Master Yoda. As he hones his power, Dooku rises through the ranks, befriending fellow Jedi Sifo-Dyas and taking a Padawan of his own, the promising Qui-Gon Jinn—and tries to forget the life that he once led. But he finds himself drawn by a strange fascination with the Jedi Master Lene Kostana, and the mission she undertakes for the Order: finding and studying ancient relics of the Sith, in preparation for the eventual return of the deadliest enemies the Jedi have ever faced.

Caught between the world of the Jedi, the ancient responsibilities of his lost home, and the alluring power of the relics, Dooku struggles to stay in the light-even as the darkness begins to fall.

Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Age Of Republic: Count Dooku

Written by
Jody Houser
Artwork by
Luke Ross
A counterpoint to the Anakin Skywalker story released a week prior, Age of Republic – Count Dooku is at once a one-shot that is an entertaining and immersive glimpse of a character rarely given his due, and a part of a larger conversation in the back-and-forth heroes and villains format of the Age of Republic series from Marvel. In this issue, Count Dooku is on a mission to Sullust, at once accomplishing a task for his Master, Darth Sidious, and also pursuing his own hidden agenda. We glimpse into his backstory as he fought to hide his dark nature from the Jedi. Plus, the art by Luke Ross masterfully conveys the gravitas of Lee that we see onscreen!
THE FORMER JEDI BEGINS LAYING THE GROUNDWORK FOR HIS SITH MASTER! However, an unexpected encounter with an old student threatens his plans. Caught between his old life and his new, will DOOKU be able to protect the secrets of the SITH? And does he control the DARK SIDE, or is he merely its tool?
Canon
Canon
YA Novel

The Clone Wars Anthology: Stories of Light and Dark

Written by
Various Authors
Artwork by
Clone Wars: Stories of Light and Dark is a fresh take on the animated series that has become a often-binged staple of Star Wars fans young and old. A talented stable of authors has adapted iconic episodes and story-arcs for inclusion in this anthology. Some are from a different character’s perspective from what we see in the tv show: the Senate hostage crisis is told from Anakin’s point of view rather than Padmé’s, for example. Other stories are told in a first-person-POV so as to lend a heavily-stylized slant to the familiar story. This is at the same time interesting, entertaining, and surprising—especially when we get inside the mind of a character such as Count Dooku! Plus, it includes one original story written exclusively for inclusion in this collection. Great for Clone Wars fans or for young readers looking to get started with Star Wars books.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Anthology is a canon short story collection. Written by Lou Anders, Tom Angleberger, Preeti Chhibber, Zoraida Córdova, Jason Fry, Yoon Ha Lee, Rebecca Roanhorse, Anne Ursu and Greg Van Eekhout.each story adapts episodes or story arcs from Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series from the point of view of one main character.
Canon
Canon
Single Issue Comic

Star Wars Adventures: Tales From Vader's Castle #2

Written by
Cavan Scott
Artwork by
Derek Charm, Kelly Jones, Letterers: Tom B. Long, Robbie Robbins, Derek Charm, Michelle Madsen, Francesco Francavilla
Christopher Lee’s history in horror is showcased in this perfectly spooky tale. Cavan Scott wanted to do a classic vampire story mashup with a Star Wars comic, and he succeeds wonderfully with this Goosebumps-esque entry in Tales from Vader’s Castle. If you’re looking for a story to sink your teeth into in order to learn how Dooku ticks, you’ll need to look elsewhere. But if you want a unique and quick adventure of little consequence, this is a go-to. It’s nice to see Lee’s legacy honored in the right format within current Star Wars storytelling.

Tales from Vader’s Castle puts a spooky spin on your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away…

This exciting weekly series explores the hidden corners of the Star Wars universe and features Rebels stars Hera, Kanan, and Chopper; Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku; Han Solo and Chewbacca; the Ewoks; and of course, Darth Vader—all under the shadow of Vader’s Castle!

Fans will be excited to discover these creepy stories by fan-favorite writer Cavan Scott with art by the greatest talent from across the galaxy, including Derek Charm, Kelley Jones, Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell, Robert Hack, and Charles Paul Wilson III!

Canon
Canon
Adult Novel

Dark Disciple

Written by
Christie Golden
Artwork by
Masterpiece
8.7
8.7
8.7

Asajj Ventress did not deserve the pain she endured as a child, but she endured it all the same. While most know her as the relentless, hardened Sith apprentice who will stop at nothing to please her master, there’s a much less sinister side to her -- one that may even be capable of falling in love.

There were many stories originally meant to complete The Clone Wars that never got their chance to be told. But Ventress’s journey deserved a proper ending, and it got exactly that. In this story of love, loss, and triumph, watch as the villain you thought you knew transforms into a celebrated hero of the Republic.

The only way to bring down the Sith’s most dangerous warrior may be to join forces with the dark side.

In the war for control of the galaxy between the armies of the dark side and the Republic, former Jedi Master turned ruthless Sith Lord Count Dooku has grown ever more brutal in his tactics. Despite the powers of the Jedi and the military prowess of their clone army, the sheer number of fatalities is taking a terrible toll. And when Dooku orders the massacre of a flotilla of helpless refugees, the Jedi Council feels it has no choice but to take drastic action: targeting the man responsible for so many war atrocities, Count Dooku himself.

But the ever-elusive Dooku is dangerous prey for even the most skilled hunter. So the Council makes the bold decision to bring both sides of the Force’s power to bear—pairing brash Jedi Knight Quinlan Vos with infamous one-time Sith acolyte Asajj Ventress. Though Jedi distrust for the cunning killer who once served at Dooku’s side still runs deep, Ventress’s hatred for her former master runs deeper. She’s more than willing to lend her copious talents as a bounty hunter—and assassin—to Vos’s quest.

Together, Ventress and Vos are the best hope for eliminating Dooku—as long as the emerging feelings between them don’t compromise their mission. But Ventress is determined to have her retribution and at last let go of her dark Sith past. Balancing the complicated emotions she feels for Vos with the fury of her warrior’s spirit, she resolves to claim victory on all fronts—a vow that will be mercilessly tested by her deadly enemy . . . and her own doubt.

Legends
Legends
Adult Novel

Yoda: Dark Rendezvous

Written by
Sean Stewart
Artwork by

Yoda, Grand Master of the Jedi Order, carries the weight of the Clone Wars on his shoulders. When his former Padawan and leader of the Separatist movement, Count Dooku, reaches out and asks to meet for a truce, that burden becomes heavier still. Knowing that Dooku is likely laying a trap, Yoda places the needs of the galaxy before his own and ventures forth to the mysterious world of Vjun to face his old apprentice for perhaps the final time.

Author Sean Stewart clearly loves Christopher Lee’s background in monster movies and writes Dooku as a sympathetic villain reminiscent of the golden age of Hammer Films. He both heightens Dooku as a villain and humanizes him as a sympathetic character through his exploration of the novel's central question: is Count Dooku redeemable?

As the Clone Wars rage, Jedi Master Yoda must once again face one of his greatest adversaries: Count Dooku. . . .

The savage Clone Wars have forced the Republic to the edge of collapse. During the height of the battle, one Jedi Knight escapes the carnage to deliver a message to Yoda on Coruscant. It appears that Dooku wants peace and demands a rendezvous. Chances are slim that the treacherous Count is sincere but, with a million lives at stake, Yoda has no choice.

The meeting will take place on Djun, a planet steeped in evil. The challenge could not be more difficult. Can Yoda win back his once promising pupil from the dark side or will Count Dooku unleash his sinister forces against his former mentor? Either way, Yoda is sure of one thing: this battle will be one of the fiercest he’ll ever face.

Legends
Legends
Junior Reader

Legacy of the Jedi

Written by
Jude Watson
Artwork by
Part of the expansive young reader material by Jude Watson in the early days of the Prequel EU, Legacy of the Jedi is a hybrid story with three parts, featuring Dooku across four eras: a young Padawan, a Jedi Master to Qui-Gon Jinn, a disconnected and disheartened Jedi exile, and a Sith Lord entangled with his past and with Obi-Wan and Anakin. We see him first being exposed to the Dark Side, pursuing revenge on a former friend, and finally the merciless and powerful monster facing memories of the past he would rather leave behind. This Legends novel is one of the most unique Star Wars books you’ll find and one that stands out as a great look at Dooku across the timeline.
Four generations of Jedi come together in this must-have Star Wars special edition, an all new story featuring Yoda, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, and the evil Count Dooku...before he turns bad.