Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Darth Vader #8

With Darth Vader waiting in the wings the motley crew put together by Aphra of both bounty hunters (including Bossk) and killer droids (including IG-90) take down the Son-Tuul's Pride on the Outer Rim to make off with a serious supply of credits to fund his secret operations. Just as everything seems to be going his way Vader is saddled with an Imperial Adjunct who the Sith Lord quickly realizes is more than clever enough to see through his ruse and eventually trace the theft back to him.

The highlight of the comic is the elaborate heist which includes not only stealing from the Imperials but almost completely covering their tracks to make everyone (except the Imperial Command it seems) unaware that a heist even took place. Just when it appeared the Dark Lord of the Sith had put together the perfect private army to continue his own plans the comic introduces the character of Inspector Thanoth who could put everything at risk. With the heist complete, and Thanoth looking over Vader's shoulder for the forseeable future, I'll be curious to see how much of the bounty hunters will see in the coming months and how the adjunct's presence stifles Vader's plans. Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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