Monday, March 5, 2018

Darth Vader #12

Returning from a missing to kill a Jedi where the Dark Lord of the Sith was ambushed by mercenaries, another attempt is made on Darth Vader's life when someone blocks his ship's communications and causes the Coruscant defense to shoot down Vader and Ninth Sister. Someone obviously very high up in the Empire wants Vader dead.

Although we don't get names for the collaborators, they are certainly not Rebels. It seems there's a faction in the Imperial aristocracy that has taken issue with the Emperor bestowing such trust and power to a complete unknown.

After eliminating the Emperor as a suspect, Darth Vader turns his attention to the Empire itself and arranges a little demonstration both to scare off these would-be assassins and begin the legend of Darth Vader with a forceful reminder that neither betrayal or failure will be accepted. While impressive, most impressive, I doubt that will stop our assassins (as the arc is still only getting started). Worth a look.

[Marvel, $3.99]

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